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So bought a pack of 4 controllers off from amazon and I'm of course running into the trouble that the computer does not register the devices in the same order everytime

So I need to set it up as a stable controller. 

Looking into it I've looked at my controllers from doing a verbose start

Input: Adding joystick #0: Generic   USB  Joystick   (device id: Generic   USB  Joystick   product_00060079-0000-0000-0000-504944564944 instance_27bd7f40-a85c-11eb-8001-444553540000)
Input: Adding joystick #1: Generic   USB  Joystick   (device id: Generic   USB  Joystick   product_00060079-0000-0000-0000-504944564944 instance_27bdcd60-a85c-11eb-8002-444553540000)
Input: Adding joystick #2: Generic   USB  Joystick   (device id: Generic   USB  Joystick   product_00060079-0000-0000-0000-504944564944 instance_27bdcd60-a85c-11eb-8003-444553540000)
Input: Adding joystick #3: Generic   USB  Joystick   (device id: Generic   USB  Joystick   product_00060079-0000-0000-0000-504944564944 instance_27c0daa0-a85c-11eb-8008-444553540000)

 

Which I gather would lead to this  CFG file...

"

<mameconfig version=”10”>
   <system name=”default”>
      <input>
         <mapdevice device=”Generic   USB  Joystick   product_00060079-0000-0000-0000-504944564944 instance_27bd7f40-a85c-11eb-8001-444553540000” controller=”JOYCODE_1” />
         <mapdevice device=”Generic   USB  Joystick   product_00060079-0000-0000-0000-504944564944 instance_27bdcd60-a85c-11eb-8002-444553540000” controller=”JOYCODE_2” />
         <mapdevice device=”Generic   USB  Joystick   product_00060079-0000-0000-0000-504944564944 instance_27bdcd60-a85c-11eb-8003-444553540000” controller=”JOYCODE_3” />
         <mapdevice device=”Generic   USB  Joystick   product_00060079-0000-0000-0000-504944564944 instance_27c0daa0-a85c-11eb-8008-444553540000” controller=”JOYCODE_4” />
      </input>
   </system>
</mameconfig>

"

Except I keep getting a fatal error whenever I try to run my new config file.

I'm totally lost here on what I should do. Any advice or idea why it is giving me a fatal error on this config file?

 

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Ok, so how does order of operations work with this?

 

That is to say, are the controllers remapped on boot or is it only when I actually start a ROM? I've been experimenting with changing the joystick numbers and it doesn't seem to have any effect but I haven't actually tried it with a rom running.

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14 minutes ago, 64ozgames said:

That is to say, are the controllers remapped on boot or is it only when I actually start a ROM? I've been experimenting with changing the joystick numbers and it doesn't seem to have any effect but I haven't actually tried it with a rom running.

It remaps on each launch of MAME only.

If you launch MAME using the -v option from a command prompt, you will see output for all devices and then any remapping it does, if any.

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I'm not seeing anything spit out by the verbose option when it runs... so for some reason it's ignoring that line of code. So is it ignoring it because somehow I have the controller names wrong or the syntax? Ugh.

At least it isn't crashing.

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You're a miracle worker! That was exactly it. It was odd because I found a person who got it working on a different forum and they had to put in the entire string, not just the interface part so I didn't think to try that.

I just reconfigured it and we're pretty much good to go I think for 90% of the games. 

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