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configuring mame room quad controller
« on: August 29, 2010, 09:41:41 am »
So I finally got the machine up and running..only issue is I can't seem to get the controller configured so it works. I tried going to mameroom's home page and tried using  the file they provided but its in an extention I dont reconize and can't seem to get to work (.IPC). any suggestions. Sorry I am a total noob and am still feeling my way  though this process. I'm using mame32 right now as my front end until I find something simple that I am happy with if that helps any. Thanks!

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Re: configuring mame room quad controller
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010, 03:22:38 pm »
The ipc file is for use with your IPAC which is the controller that they must be using inside your 4 player panel.     You probably have an ipac 4 so go the the link below and download the software and you can also find ipac instructions on other pages.

Ultimarc IPAC software

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Re: configuring mame room quad controller
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 03:23:26 pm »
.ipc is the extension for an I-Pac interface's configuration file. This file contains the keycodes and button layout for your control panel, which you will need to flash to the I-Pac encoder inside your control panel using Ultimarc's WinIpac utility. Check out their website for instructions.

edit - BobA beat me to it!

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Re: configuring mame room quad controller
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 10:08:15 am »
OK...Got the software downloaded and have been playing around with it a bit..the only issue is that it wont reconize (as in it doesnt see it there) the .IPC files provided by mame room when I go to load the quad controller file...suggestions?

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Re: configuring mame room quad controller
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 08:56:29 pm »
You may need to create your control panel layout first (using the 'panel designer' mode) if they didn't provide a .cpl file. If it's not 'seeing' the .ipc file you might still be in panel designer mode and not in 'key assignments' mode so when you click 'open' it is searching for .cpl files, not .ipc files.

Oh, and be sure before you click 'program' once you're ready, that you set the 'download timer' to 10 seconds in the options.

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Re: configuring mame room quad controller
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2010, 10:12:59 pm »
Yeah, I just received my mameroom 2 player classic.  No cpl file, no manuals for download, nothing.  I'm really starting to 2nd guess this purchase.

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Re: configuring mame room quad controller
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2010, 10:04:20 am »
Yeah, I just received my mameroom 2 player classic.  No cpl file, no manuals for download, nothing.  I'm really starting to 2nd guess this purchase.


You have to download the info from their site according to their info.

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