Steam Joystick Bug

Upon booting up, the joysticks on your Polycade may not be recognized by Steam. This means you can't navigate the menus with the joysticks. The fix is fast and easy, here's how to do it.

Step 1: Using the trackball, click on the little gear icon shown below.

Step 2: Next, click on the "Base Configurations" option shown below.

Step 3: Click on the "Big Picture Configuration" option shown below.

Step 4: Look at the section highlighted in red in the image below. Is it blank like shown in the image?

If it's not blank: You're done! Press the middle button on the front of the control panel to back out of these menus, and you should now be able to use the joystick.

If it is blank: You need to map the directions. Click on that section to get to the mapping screen, and continue to Step 5.


Step 5: After mapping, the "Directional Pad" box should now appear as it does in the image below. 


The Joysticks should now be functional! Press the large middle button on the front of the control panel to return to the home screen in Steam.