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Hi Sorry to ask

Just made Controller with 2 sticks and 6 button setup controlled via ipac 2 downloaded latest firmware

got Mame and Retroarch working fine with sticks n buttons but i cannot get games to run via buttons on controller

i can navigate Launchbox main screen and change game with sticks but when i press buttons nothing

i tried to remap buttons but it wont recognise any buttons presses

works fine with mouse or keyboard

any help would be appreciated

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What do you mean by "can't get the games to run"?  Are you meaning launch (start) a game from LaunchBox by pressing a button?  When you use the keyboard to launch/start a game, I assume it's by pressing the Enter key.

Unless you reconfigured the IPAC to be seen as an XInput device, you won't be able to map it as a "controller" in LaunchBox.  By default, the IPAC is seen as a keyboard (as opposed to an XInput or DInput device).

The joystick works because it's (usually) always seen as Up/Down/Left/Right keys.

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5 hours ago, JoeViking245 said:

What do you mean by "can't get the games to run"?  Are you meaning launch (start) a game from LaunchBox by pressing a button?  When you use the keyboard to launch/start a game, I assume it's by pressing the Enter key.

Unless you reconfigured the IPAC to be seen as an XInput device, you won't be able to map it as a "controller" in LaunchBox.  By default, the IPAC is seen as a keyboard (as opposed to an XInput or DInput device).

The joystick works because it's (usually) always seen as Up/Down/Left/Right keys.

Hi Mate

Thanks for reply

Yes they will not Launch via Button input on Controller , but will run fine via Mouse or keyboard input

Games control fine in Emulators

So would you recommend going X-Input ?

I did try setting it ti X-Input but could not get it to change , do you know button press sequence ?

Thanks

Dean

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You say you have it working in MAME just fine.  Do you then have a button for Player 1 Start and another button for Player 1 Coin?   (aside from the 6 action buttons you indicated).  If you do, by default, the IPAC in keyboard mode has the Player 1 Start button also act as a modifier.  So if you press and hold Player 1 Start, and then press Player 1 Coin, it will send "Enter".  So it works just like a button combination you might set up for your XBox 360 controller. (Again noting the IPAC is seen as a keyboard whereas the 360 is seen as an XInput device.)

You can test if your IPAC is still in keyboard mode by opening Notepad (or similar) and press buttons 5 and 6.  Those should be assigned to the letters "X" and "Z".  If nothing appears or gets typed in Notepad, try pressing all the buttons. 😊

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Hi Johnny.S.H

I have an Ipac also and when running Hyperspin back along it worked just fine

Now that I have downloaded Launchbox and just starting to work out how it goes together etc I to have a problem with my Ipac

I have a delay on 1 button on the joystick ( F key currently assigned to down)

my question is how do you change the Ipac to Xinput ??

any help would be great

 

Cheers

B.

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thanks for your reply !!

I built my arcade machine quite a few years ago 2009 approx and just checked.. i have a mini pac oops! my bad !!

it will be quicker and easier i think to swap a key over as I mapped the Launch box config controls on to player 2 and it works faultless

quick question...

is there a tutorial about migrating from one frontend over to another ? as I am trying to swapp all my "stuff" from HS over to BB

every time i look at a system it takes me to the download media section, but dont want to do that as i already have the majority.

p.s i only get a couple of hrs each evening to fiddle

cheers anyway !!

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