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Hello All - I have converted a 12-1 Arcade 1up control deck to USB for use with Mame -which is working great with Glen's replacement spinner and USB interface card.  I would like to control big box with them.  Is this possible?  I enabled mouse support and I can move the mouse button cursor with them, but not what I was hoping for.

 

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, tcarp said:

but not what I was hoping for

What were you hoping for ?

Trackball is supported since it is just a mouse and you need buttons mapped to "click" with. Spinner support is something that gets brought up once in a blue moon and has been on the preliminary polls but never gets enough interest to get to the main feature request polls.

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Thanks - I thought it would be cool to navigate the big box menu with the spinner/trackball.  Guess I will assign buttons for it.

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Maybe more support will get added for it at some point but it really is such a niche thing since most people have joysticks in the control panels as well, rarely does anyone just have a spinner and / or a trackball only.

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I too would like this feature added. Hyperspin allows it and it's fun to spin or roll through the list.

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Aww man, too bad this isn't supported yet.  I'm migrating from GameEx which does support spinner/trackball scrolling and it is so useful.  You can really rip past games and quickly hone in on the one you want with precision.  That will probably be the feature I miss the most.

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I have a modified 12-in-1 cabinet and can navigate Bigbox with my trackball, spinner, or joysticks. Go to options, mouse, and enable it. This should allow all mouse devices to navigate the menu. I use buttons on the control panel for selection. The GRS products are all USB mouse connections. Beyond this, you can play with the mapping to achieve your desired navigational greatness.

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