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I am looking for recommendations on steam games that work well on an arcade cabinet setup using Bigbox and a keyboard emulator(IPAC).  I have two 8 way sticks each having six buttons, plus a trackball, admin buttons, and aimtrak guns.  It just seems so many new games have issues with controls being mapped to keyboards (especially with two players) so i am looking for newer easy to setup fighters, side scrolling, shooters that might be really fun to complement the massive amount of arcade roms i already have setup and working. 

 

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I can play with many games thanks to UCR.

That said, what kind of game are you looking for?

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I am open to suggestions on games as long as they would play well on an arcade cabinet without analog joysticks. The games I am looking to play would ideally meet the following:

1.two player games on the steam platform that can be played simultaneously without splitting the screen.

2.doesnt require a mouse in game or in menus. (I do have a trackball but no left and right mouse click buttons)

3. Can launch right into the game from bigbox and navigate using my arcade controls.

4. Fun to play arcade style games like brawlers, shooters, side strollers, etc that dont require you to grind it out to unlock extras.

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Fight'n Rage is a fun multiplayer beat 'em up. Mercenary Kings is a good multiplayer run 'n' gun, as is Broforce.

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I am in the same boat, looking for Steam games that work with  2-players on the same keyboard... which is good for Arcade Cabinet control panels that emulate keyboards (ipad encoders, etc.).

So far I can confirm:

  • "Raiden III Digital Edition"
  • "Ultra Street Fighter IV"

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The new Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection might be something to consider as well even though most if not all of us have all the games in Mame.

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Some of the Steam games I have in my Arcade Cab are:

Castle Crashers

Injustice

Mortal Kombat X

Street Fighter V

Fight N Rage

99Vidas

Jamestown

Nidhogg

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

Some of those games I needed to use Virtual Joy with x360ce to get them to work with my IPAC control board.

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11 hours ago, madpossum said:

Some of those games I needed to use Virtual Joy with x360ce to get them to work with my IPAC control board.

@madpossum Can you provide a link to "Virtual Joy"?  Doing a broad search for that turns up a lot of stuff.

Also, "x360ce" is the TocaEdit Xbox 360 Controller Emulator?

Can I ask why you need both programs?  Wouldn't a program that does keyboard to gamepad emulator be enough?

Thanks for the info.  I have been struggling with my IPAC control board (keyboard input-only) to play Steam games that don't let you customize keys, or require a game pad.

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all the cave ports.

dodonpachi resurrection 1.5
deathsmiles
mushihimesama

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On 6/7/2018 at 9:09 AM, HapHzrd said:

@madpossum Can you provide a link to "Virtual Joy"?  Doing a broad search for that turns up a lot of stuff.

Also, "x360ce" is the TocaEdit Xbox 360 Controller Emulator?

Can I ask why you need both programs?  Wouldn't a program that does keyboard to gamepad emulator be enough?

Thanks for the info.  I have been struggling with my IPAC control board (keyboard input-only) to play Steam games that don't let you customize keys, or require a game pad.

You need both programs because x360ce only works with other joysticks. Here's a link to another thread about setting it up on these forums :

 

It's a royal pain for a lot of games but sweet once you get it  working to be able to play those games on a cab.

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So I got tired of using hardware emulators and keyboard remappers and since “most” emulators take xInput natively, I went the physical route and rewired a cheap usb controller for my arcade sticks. Not the easiest thing in the world to do, but it worked!

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Edited by natemac00

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Pretty cool I have gamepad encoders in my machine so they are seen as xinput but that is a pretty crazy solution.

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10 minutes ago, natemac00 said:

I had no idea IPAC made something called a PACLink that does the same thing... that’s what I would do.

Beware, it's not compatible with the IPAC UIO.

I tried vjoy alone and X360ce...too much hassle. UCR is lot of better. You can create Virtual Xbox 360 joypads.

Edited by Fablog

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