HOW TO CONFIGURE YOUR CONTROLLER IN MAME

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If you read my earlier post, you see I had a problem getting my new Quasicon controller to work with Mame.. well, as it turns out, you can configure MAME to work any way you want!

Now, I'm sure lots of people know this, but I couldn't find it online anywhere, so here's how you do it. I figured I'd put it as a new post on the front page so if people were looking for this answer they could find it.

Go to Options and select "Default Game Options" - go to "Controllers" and click "Enable Joystick Input" to make sure your joystick is turned on. Hit apply and then OK.

THEN.. Open up a game, get it going by following the prompts, then hit TAB. A menu comes up. select "Input Options (General)" - go to Player 1 (or 2 if you want) input, and you will see a list of commands like UP, and BUTTON 1.

Select (for instance) "up", hit enter, and then the default thing that makes you go "up" in the game goes blank. Hit what you WANT to make you go up (in my case, "UP" on the digital Joystick) and it should display.. you can do this for all directions - then you can decide which buttons you want to do what. - then repeat for player 2

Once you do that, escape out back to the second menu and you can go to Other input options and select what buttons you want to be "insert coin" and "start player 1".

After that, you can configure per game by going to the game, hitting TAB and going to Input options (game) - so the button configuration is how you like.

Thanks to Chris from Quasimoto.com for teching me how to do this!!

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This stuff won't work on vista :(

Please is there any new way that the stupid vista don't have those stuff because i check & there are not anything that you said & can you tell me Please which kind of stuff to enable it on vista so i can play on mame with my Logitech Dual Action to play it Please & if any Peaples who knows those stuff on vista to enable it.

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I tried to read this but it

I tried to read this but it gave me a headache! Is it so hard to use punctuation?

2 controllers

Both of my controllers work fine with MAME, the problem is they won't work at the same time...any ideas?

thx for the info, it was a

thx for the info, it was a great help for me
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I CANT FIND THAT STUFF WHERE

I CANT FIND THAT STUFF WHERE IS IT

Thanks for the advice... I

Thanks for the advice... I see those options in my MAME32 pulldown menu that you refer to. I want to get a arcade joystick-type controller and I want to know what of controller I can use. Anything that has a USB input? Please reply to mickeyflorio@yahoo.com. Thanks.

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Controller

Although I recommend you only play games you actually own the licenses for, I have been impressed by the QUASICADE system.

Be warned, though.. they have 8-way joysticks, which work wonderfully on games that need 8-ways (most games after 1990) - BUT - and this is important, older games that need a 4 way will be hard to play, especially games like PacMan. You can install a joystick that switches from 4 way to 8 way when needed, and its not too difficult or expensive.

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Cabinet

Justin has the awesomest MAME cabinet. You should take his advice.

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Worked. Thanks.

Thanks a lot man. Almost broke my head over it.

Hey all, what was posted

Hey all, what was posted above was an immense help, I got my game going from such great advice. But a quick question - when playing a game, when I push both down + a direction on the direction pad, my character performs a action of some kind. Now, I did what you guys where talking about, and that's how I got the game to run, but does anyone have a suggestion as to how I configure my controller so that I won't be using some special move I didn't intend to use in the first place? Any help is appreciated -- Thanks!

I love it. Given people are

I love it.
Given people are still arguing about all this stuff is a tribute to the popularity of Firefly...
and correct Chinese or not it sounds cool

So Simple Yet, I overlooked it! >_<

Thank you so much!! I was playing with my buttons all scrambled up for the longest! This is a very useful article on your blog. ^_^ you GO!

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