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I have an X Arcade Tankstick that I want to use without having to have a keyboard present after running LaunchBox/Bigbox (I'm a premium subscriber).

I have Rocketlauncher set as my emulator in LB/BB so that I can make use of fades and bezels. The issue is that with the Tankstick being emulated as a keyboard, I need to bind the P1 and P2 buttons to equal pressing escape.

I have an autohotkey script in my LB/BB for:

~1 & 2::
Send, {Esc}
Return

This tests out in Rocket Launcher's Autohotkey editior and in Autohotkey with notepad as pressing escape on the keyboard. However, no matter if I set this script in LB/BB or in RL or in both it does nothing when MAME is running.

I have tried so many script combos, I'm ready to say "F it" and just keep a keyboard handy.

Has anyone figured out a way to overcome this limitation of the Tankstick with LB/BB & RL?

$20 paypal to the person who can make this work!

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In Mame just bind the exit hook directly in their UI. Works perfectly with the Tankstick. Even if I add RL (I do have it set up just do not use it) it works. In the Mame UI when you set the key for UI Cancel you can hit two buttons at the same time. 

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Do you remember off hand where in the UI of MAME this is... I was in and out of BB, RL and MAME for 6 hours last night and never saw that lol! If I can get this to work I swear I will send you that $20 bucks! :)

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Which mame are you using?

If using command line mame just open mame and go to "Configure Options" "General Inputs" and set the option for UI Cancel.

No cash needed LOL.

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Setting it directly in Mame is really the easiest way. I do not really use RL so not sure what affect anything you have there will have on it. 

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