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I've looked around the forum and found quite a few people posting information about getting a tankstick to quit the games but I can't seem to get mine to be able to start one.  I've tried all the buttons but none of them allow me to start a game from inside Launchbox or MAME.  I can quit the game just fine once I'm inside it but I have to use my mouse in order to launch a game.

I tried to go under the options to set a button but when I click the option it prompts me to "hit the button" but it won't accept any button I press on my tank stick.  It just sits at that screen.

How do I setup my tank stick to allow me to start games from Launchbox with needing my mouse?

 

Also I've noticed my tank stick seems sluggish with the games.  I've tried several different games and they play well but the controls just seem...slow.  Is this common or is there a setting that I'm missing?

Thanks.

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Aren't most tanksticks setup to use keyboard presses and not work like controllers?

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Yes, you simply set the LB keyboard mappings to use your desired x-arcade buttons as if the x-arcade is a keyboard. I use the left side button on my x-arcade to exit games/emulators because I have that button programmed as the escape key, for example. 

See if you can use your keyboard keys (same ones as you have your x-arcase set to)  to do what you want. If you can, then x-arcade should work too.

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I think I found the answer.  If I use the roller ball as my mouse controller then I can select the game I want pretty easily.  I was trying to use the joystick as my selector but it doesn't work. 

 

Thanks for the help.  :)

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if you look in your mame gui go to options->interface options there should be an option that says ... Allow game selection by a joystick (restart required) .... check this box ,restart mame and you should be good to go

hope that helps

 Nels

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ckp,

You are correct as I also have a tankstick. All you do is set up keyboard mappings (not joystick mappings) in bigbox. Arrows are already correct, just need to change the other buttons to you preference.

Yes, the trackball will work as a mouse, but unnecessary.

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