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Martin0037

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Newb Questions
« on: February 16, 2018, 05:11:41 pm »
(Split from the driving cab info thread by BadMouth)

Hi all...  must say, this thread is great btw, thanks Badmouth and everyone else, itís cleared up quite a few things I needed to know about my build, but just need a bit of advise if possible...

Iím wanting to build a 3 player driving cab as Im a fan of super off road, but I also want to be able to play outrun, chase hq, pole position, and maybe some model 2 games like Daytona.  I need a shifter thatís an all rounder,  I know I could use a sequential shifter and use the H2Seq to be able to sequential shift in Daytona etc (like this idea the best) as also i can use the shifter to rotate the hyperspin wheel.   A normal outrun hi/low shifter isnít going to work for sequential shifting in Daytona or virtua racing. The only other option is a H gate, but no good for the hyperspin wheel. Donít want loads of buttons on the cab.

The main thing...  Iím just not sure about the steering, am I right in thinking for most games 270 wheel is best, but will this not work for super off road?  If not itís defeating the object.  Or will a 360 wheel be best for all, not ideal in some games but will it work for pretty much all racing games?    Iíve got another cab with a spinner and the 6inch steering wheel. It works ok but as itís only small itís nothimg like a full size arcade wheel.

Any advise is welcome.
Cheers guys.
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Re: Newb Questions
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 01:09:13 pm »
Offroad is playable with a 270 degree wheel.  Not optimal, but useable. 
Pole Position is unplayable with a 270 degree wheel.
Some have made cabs with only 360 degree wheels.  Hopefully they'll chime in on what 270 degree games they could and couldn't get working.
If I could only have one, it would be a 270 degree setup.

I can't comment on H2Seq.  It's been forever since I experimented with it.
Hopefully someone who is actually using it on their setup can help you out.

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Re: Newb Questions
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 09:20:19 pm »
Re the shifter: what is the actual question? I'm using a sequential just fine with H2SEQ and everything else you list. I don't see, though, why you couldn't use an h-gate to deliver inputs to HS somehow?

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Re: Newb Questions
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 05:32:11 pm »
Thanks for replying guys and sorry for the late reply...  was expecting an email but prob not set up.

Iíve gone for a sequential shifter (return to centre).   

The problem is at minute (with a 360 wheel) the floating centre problem. Iíve downloaded geecabs hacked mame that fixes this - http://www.mediafire.com/file/ytny3pbql7odn2u/mame_0148_geecab_hack_v1_0.zip

Itís really good, solves the main problem Iím having with a 360 wheel.  If you oversteer for example by 2 turns left, you have to turn right 2 turns to get the centre point back.  Think it resets the centre point on rom startup.

Works really well. It is however an older version of mame and some games like ridge racer donít seem to work (think ridge racer was 0.159?)   

Iíve seen another different way this has been done also.....  here:   https://youtu.be/z7pewUAAaX4 

Again, this method looks pretty sweet and looks like itís done the job,  i commented on the video and he was good enough to reply straight away. I just canít get my head around exactly what he means and how to do this?

Also this method, which uses ppjoy and ppmouse, Iím not familiar with either but hereís the link - http://www.jammaplus.co.uk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=65327&title=chase-hq-as-mame-driving-cab


Unless thereís a simpler way Iím missing?   Has anyone tried either of these?


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Re: Newb Questions
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 01:22:59 pm »
...  was expecting an email but prob not set up.


I don't understand why people PM me with questions instead of just creating a post in the forum.
The community as a whole is much more likely to reply sooner and a PM isn't going to help anyone else who is looking for the same information.

Also, I have little free time and have moved onto other interests so I'm not as active on here as I used to be.
(and my knowledge is becoming outdated)

  
 

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