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Optional Controls
« on: July 12, 2017, 07:42:45 pm »
Hi everyone,

Still putting together ideas for the arcade/game system for my home.  Building a MAME style cabinet.  On the control panel, is it possible to have USB inputs for game controllers for like N64, Dreamcast, etc.  I have the controls for my PC and use them for home system game emulations.  I would use the typical buttons, joystick, etc. for the arcade games.  Could this be done? and also could I switch from the cabinet arcade controls to the game-pad controls without restarting the system?

How do gamers use multi-emulated systems? What control components do you use?

Thank you,
Craig

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Re: Optional Controls
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 07:53:26 pm »
Google arcade Front-end. That's what you want for multi emulation. Hyperspin, mala, launch box, or whatever you choose.

Usb ports are possible and easy. There are a couple of good options for usb mounts. I tried it on my first cab and never used them. Just no fun playing console games like that on a cab to me.

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Re: Optional Controls
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 09:57:27 pm »
Hi everyone,

Still putting together ideas for the arcade/game system for my home.  Building a MAME style cabinet.  On the control panel, is it possible to have USB inputs for game controllers for like N64, Dreamcast, etc.  I have the controls for my PC and use them for home system game emulations.  I would use the typical buttons, joystick, etc. for the arcade games.  Could this be done? and also could I switch from the cabinet arcade controls to the game-pad controls without restarting the system?

How do gamers use multi-emulated systems? What control components do you use?

Thank you,
Craig

If you plug/unplug the controllers during gameplay, you'll probably run into issues.
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Re: Optional Controls
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 01:15:57 am »
It can be done.

But as yot mentions you will have problems with controller usb id's messing up your button configs.

There are ways around it but prepare for a headache!

You can buy panel mounted usb sockets extensions on ebay.

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Re: Optional Controls
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 01:41:01 pm »
Thank you so much everyone.

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Re: Optional Controls
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 04:37:38 pm »
This was my answer to console gaming. Super popular with all my friends!

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Re: Optional Controls
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 10:51:34 pm »
I run numerous console emulators aside from arcade emulators. My solutions was a pair of Xbox 360 PC controllers. This covered everything from
NES to PS2


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Re: Optional Controls
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 11:11:26 pm »
Get yourself a X Arcade system.   :cheers:
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Re: Optional Controls
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 07:13:44 pm »
I would normally suggest a Kade miniConsole+ since this pretty much does exactly what you want it to do (you can use arcade controls while having the ability to flawlessly hotswap pretty much any console controller you can think of)... unfortunately you may have to wait a while to get one because they are still trying to get out all the rewards from the Kickstarter that they had and they haven't released an ETA.

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