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Can anyone tell me how to map my BIGBOX for inputs?

I have the following set up: 
P1 - Joystick w/ 7 buttons, coin button, and p1 start button
P2 - Joystick w/ 7 buttons, coin button, and p2 start button
P3 - Joystick w/ 4 buttons, coin button, and p3 start button
P4 - Joystick w/ 4 buttons, coin button, and p4 start button
Trackball w/ two buttons
3 Utility buttons at the top

Thank you,

Blake

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I was able to map those controls in MAME. They work great! Thank you for the suggestion!

New issue: Upon launching LaunchBox, I cannot change my key input for my selection buttons. It asks me to input my key but upon pressing of that key, nothing happens. What do you think...

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I had no problems with that, it worked fine for me, maybe someone else could chime in. Just to note when I map my controls for other systems I try to stay consistent and also if you use retro arch, it's a pain in the ass with an I PAC, for some reason it would see some controls as extended keyboard keys. I had to go into the config file and change them manually.


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31 minutes ago, 79tcourse said:

how did you get it to work

I have an IPAC 4 and cant get it to work with launchbox

 

Can you be more specific. What exactly is not working? Controlling inside Launchbox, controlling a game launched from Launchbox?

Since iPac is basically a keyboard LB does not have key mappings for keyboard encoders. Launchbox only has mapping optons for a game controller. You mostly move around with the mouse. Game wise you need to make sure you bind your buttons directly in the emulator. 

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On 1/9/2020 at 6:43 PM, Retro808 said:

Can you be more specific. What exactly is not working? Controlling inside Launchbox, controlling a game launched from Launchbox?

Since iPac is basically a keyboard LB does not have key mappings for keyboard encoders. Launchbox only has mapping optons for a game controller. You mostly move around with the mouse. Game wise you need to make sure you bind your buttons directly in the emulator. 

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I am having the exact same problem, when you are in LB yeah mouse and keyboard is great. however when you are in big box, I would like my arcade/winipac 4 to do most the work. should I set something up like a REwasd or x controller?

 

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I think you need to set up the keyboard/controllers in BigBox separately.    [in BigBox] Options, Keyboard Mappings.   and Keyboard Automation.   Or if you have your IPac-4 set to XInput,  then you probably need to look at Options, Controllers.  and Options, Controller Mappings.

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I went through each of my emulators for mapping the different consoles. However, for MAME I went directly through BigBox. 

The only issue I have now is I'm not sure how to wire the trackball lighting so its been dark ever sense my build. 

 

Here is my build:

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