Main Restorations Software Audio/Jukebox/MP3 Everything Else Buy/Sell/Trade
Project Announcements Monitor/Video GroovyMAME Merit/JVL Touchscreen Meet Up Retail Vendors
Driving & Racing Woodworking Software Support Forums Consoles Project Arcade Reviews
Automated Projects Artwork Frontend Support Forums Pinball Forum Discussion Old Boards
Raspberry Pi & Dev Board controls.dat Linux Miscellaneous Arcade Wiki Discussion Old Archives
Lightguns Arcade1Up --- Bug Reports --- Site News

Unread posts | New Replies | Recent posts | Rules | Chatroom | Wiki | File Repository | RSS | Submit news

  

Author Topic: Flight stick in mame  (Read 1183 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

trendy21

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 73
  • Last login:May 13, 2019, 08:34:32 pm
  • Alright, Alright, Alright
Flight stick in mame
« on: November 05, 2018, 03:23:16 pm »
Hello I canít seem to get my happ analog flight stick to work in mame for say afterburner.  I have it and the buttons wired in parallel with my player 1 controls but it does nothing. Is there a specific mapping in mame like you do for trackball and spinners or am I missing something else, thx.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

trendy21

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 73
  • Last login:May 13, 2019, 08:34:32 pm
  • Alright, Alright, Alright
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2018, 03:37:25 pm »

This is what I have installed


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

PL1

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 7214
  • Last login:Today at 05:14:45 am
  • Designated spam hunter
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2018, 03:52:46 pm »
Hello I canít seem to get my happ analog flight stick to work in mame for say afterburner.  I have it and the buttons wired in parallel with my player 1 controls but it does nothing. Is there a specific mapping in mame like you do for trackball and spinners or am I missing something else, thx.

This is what I have installed
What you're missing is that's not an analog stick.

It's an 8-way triggerstick with U/D/L/R microswitches.

An analog stick uses potentiometers and an analog encoder like A-Pac, U-HID, KADE miniArcade 2.0, etc.


Scott

trendy21

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 73
  • Last login:May 13, 2019, 08:34:32 pm
  • Alright, Alright, Alright
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 04:02:29 pm »
So which set up in mame do I use.  There lots of options and I have sticks, spinners, guns and trackball set but canít get this to move on directions.  Buttons will work though, thx


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

PL1

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 7214
  • Last login:Today at 05:14:45 am
  • Designated spam hunter
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 04:41:45 pm »
So which set up in mame do I use.  There lots of options and I have sticks, spinners, guns and trackball set but canít get this to move on directions.  Buttons will work though, thx
The directional (U/D/L/R) microswitches work exactly like any other 8-way joystick.
- Check that the wiring is on the microswitch COM and NO tabs.
- Test using either a keyboard test utility or controller properties in Control Panel.
(not sure what type of encoder you're using  :dunno)

In analog stick games like Afterburner, the four default MAME input X- and Y-axis "INC" and "DEC" settings should be Up, Down, Left, and Right.
- If a game works with your normal 8-way stick, it should work with the 8-way triggerstick.


Scott

processedmeat

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 230
  • Last login:Yesterday at 11:32:55 am
  • Ikeakade Here I come!
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 04:45:36 pm »
So when you try to assign joystick directions in mame e.g. up, down, left and right, nothing is toggled?  It should work the same as your other joysticks.  Maybe take the plugs of the working joystick and plug it into the flight stick.


Howard_Casto

  • Idiot Police
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 17398
  • Last login:Today at 02:55:44 am
  • Your Post's Soul is MINE!!! .......Again??
    • The Dragon King
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 10:14:28 pm »
Personally I'd send that back.  I know trigger sticks are getting rarish and all, but $150 for a mere 8-way stick, which is NOT the proper interface for flight games in mame is highway robbery. 

trendy21

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 73
  • Last login:May 13, 2019, 08:34:32 pm
  • Alright, Alright, Alright
Flight stick in mame
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 11:54:12 pm »
I thought the same thing on the price.  What would you recommend for a flight stick, my joysticks are ultimarc j-sticks.  I didnít get the ultrasticks because of lighted ball tops and I thought those would do everything but I wanted to use led blinky with sticks and buttons so chose otherwise. Thx.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
« Last Edit: November 05, 2018, 11:56:49 pm by trendy21 »

Howard_Casto

  • Idiot Police
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 17398
  • Last login:Today at 02:55:44 am
  • Your Post's Soul is MINE!!! .......Again??
    • The Dragon King
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2018, 03:31:24 pm »
I'd just get a cheap usb flight stick for the pc.  It's not something you really want on a cab permanently anyway.  If you insist on adding it to your control panel ultimarc and groovy game gear probably have something that'll work well. 

PL1

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 7214
  • Last login:Today at 05:14:45 am
  • Designated spam hunter
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2018, 04:20:25 pm »
If you want an analog USB flightstick, here's a great choice.   :cheers:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006B84V/




Scott

GeoMan

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 168
  • Last login:June 15, 2019, 06:47:54 am
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2018, 07:14:55 pm »
I use this:



It is fully analog and uses magnets (like Ultrastick).


Zebra

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 250
  • Last login:March 31, 2019, 03:04:06 pm
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2018, 11:37:17 pm »
I'd just get a cheap usb flight stick for the pc.  It's not something you really want on a cab permanently anyway.  If you insist on adding it to your control panel ultimarc and groovy game gear probably have something that'll work well.

Flight sticks are a little too "odd-ball" to have permanently installed on a main (and only).control panel.

I have been work on interchangeable control panels for my set up so I can play with a little compromise as possible. I wish someone would make some more multi-use controllers.  A sidewinder-type joystick with a trigger button could easily convert to a directional gun or a racing wheel by changing the outer shell like they do for Wii remote peripherals.


Mr. Peabody

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 537
  • Last login:June 17, 2019, 07:13:55 pm
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2018, 09:49:41 pm »
Not to mention those old sticks take a strong arm to move around. People think P360s are bad......  The Euro digital flight stick (Sanwa base) is a winner. But yeah you have the wrong type of stick.

trendy21

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 73
  • Last login:May 13, 2019, 08:34:32 pm
  • Alright, Alright, Alright
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2018, 01:54:46 pm »
So I finally got back to remapping mame controls and everything works except the problem I had before that when I try to map the analog stick section none of my joysticks will register only my mouse, spinners and trackball. 


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Howard_Casto

  • Idiot Police
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 17398
  • Last login:Today at 02:55:44 am
  • Your Post's Soul is MINE!!! .......Again??
    • The Dragon King
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2018, 02:18:36 pm »
Did you enable joysticks?  Joysticks aren't enabled by default in mame..... check your mame.ini

trendy21

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 73
  • Last login:May 13, 2019, 08:34:32 pm
  • Alright, Alright, Alright
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2018, 02:42:36 pm »
Yes they are.  Iím using ultimarc mini pacs so it sees them as keyboards. The joysticks register in mame just not for the analog stick

PL1

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 7214
  • Last login:Today at 05:14:45 am
  • Designated spam hunter
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2018, 04:39:09 pm »
The joysticks register in mame just not for the analog stick
Since you're using an 8-way instead of an analog stick, map the six "INC" and "DEC" inputs to your four 8-way stick directions (the defaults should work) and two throttle up/down buttons.

Set the "AD Stick X Analog" and "AD Stick Y Analog" inputs to "none" to block any trackball/mouse inputs.


Scott
« Last Edit: November 17, 2018, 04:43:54 pm by PL1 »

trendy21

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 73
  • Last login:May 13, 2019, 08:34:32 pm
  • Alright, Alright, Alright
Re: Flight stick in mame
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2018, 10:53:10 pm »
Got it working, thx guys


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk