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Author Topic: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)  (Read 34218 times)

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.2.03 now released (7/1/08)
« Reply #200 on: October 28, 2008, 07:41:03 pm »

Hmmm...I did miss that....I knew he was talking about it....but didn't see it was implemented.


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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.2.03 now released (7/1/08)
« Reply #201 on: October 28, 2008, 07:44:59 pm »
Yeah, LEDBlinky already has it. Seeing loadman's reply, I guess I should clarify - it's in the beta.
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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.2.03 now released (7/1/08)
« Reply #202 on: October 28, 2008, 08:08:20 pm »

Soo....when I run 'ultramap <somemapname> /errorgui:never' with no sticks plugged in, I still get errors?????

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.2.03 now released (7/1/08)
« Reply #203 on: October 28, 2008, 08:21:21 pm »

Hmmm...that must have been because I had 'require joystick to be present' checked?

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.2.03 now released (7/1/08)
« Reply #204 on: October 28, 2008, 08:33:05 pm »
Yeah, LEDBlinky already has it. Seeing loadman's reply, I guess I should clarify - it's in the beta.

Just to clarify:

LedBlinky has the 'config' enabled.

It would not have the Enabled/ Disabled set to work with mala yet as I have not set what the function is going to be yet  ;)

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.2.03 now released (7/1/08)
« Reply #205 on: October 28, 2008, 08:41:20 pm »

:)

OK.  My next version will also have the config in it.

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.2.03 now released (7/1/08)
« Reply #206 on: October 28, 2008, 10:03:18 pm »
Sorry, I guess I got config and enable mixed up. :-[

fatfingers, I feel bad. When I started seeing that error and I looked for a way to silently fail, my natural inclination was to look for command line parameters, which led me to find the /errorgui parameter. Turns out you are right - all I needed to do was uncheck my sticks in the ultramap gui, and my problem is solved. So I apologize for inadvertently leading you down a path that was unnecessary. Maybe the ability to specify parameters is useful for other reasons? :dunno (just hoping something positive can come from it)

Now, it appears that there is a significant delay if the sticks aren't plugged in, presumably because ultramap is trying to find them. I might have to check in with Andy to see if there's any possibility of getting ultramap to not look so hard. :) Otherwise I may ultimately implement a mechanism for detecting which swappable panel is installed, at which time it would be cool if I could programmatically disable the mapper plugin.
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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.2.03 now released (7/1/08)
« Reply #207 on: October 28, 2008, 10:07:04 pm »

No problem -- having the options able to be specified is still a good idea.

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #208 on: January 30, 2009, 09:25:37 am »


Hi All,

Version 1.3.00 of this plugin is now available.  I have updated the first post in this thread with instructions for how to get the plugin.

The major changes for this version are that maps are properly applied for vertical joy2way controls and the plugin now has a configuration window.  This configuration window can be seen by selecting the plugin in the MaLa configuration window and selecting configure.  Most people will never have to change anything in this screen, but it is there for the few that would ever have to.

As always, let me know if something seems awry.

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #209 on: January 31, 2009, 09:49:14 pm »


Hi All,

Version 1.3.00 of this plugin is now available. 

Don't you mean 1.3.01 or something?
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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #210 on: February 01, 2009, 03:42:06 pm »

No, you had/have 1.3.00 alpha.
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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #211 on: February 02, 2009, 06:54:00 pm »
But 1.3.00 came out a month or so ago. Maybe you were just re-iterating?
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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #212 on: February 03, 2009, 07:07:23 am »

Nope.  You had the alpha.  I have not released 1.3.00 until now.

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #213 on: February 04, 2009, 09:13:00 pm »
Ahhh. Since there was no difference in number, I was making sure. Groovy.
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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #214 on: April 06, 2009, 05:56:25 pm »
Hi fatfingers,

I have a question for you concerning UltraStik Mapper.  Is there a way to have it apply a map when returning to Mala?

I set my second U360 to be a mouse, but as soon as I start a game that game's map is applied and then I'd have to manually reset the second U360 back to mouse.

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #215 on: April 07, 2009, 06:59:14 am »
There is already a map for this.  It is called mala.ugc.  All you should have to do is edit it and change it to say mouse (or whatever the real name of the mouse map is) instead of the 4-Way that is already in there.  Let me know if you need more instructions.

Good luck.


Edit: OR....if you never actually use your 2nd joystick in-game, modify all of the *.ugc files so that the game map is only set for the 1st joystick.

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #216 on: April 07, 2009, 09:08:34 am »
I think I understand what you mean, but wont that mean that the second stick will be a mouse in games where it needs a 4 way stick?  I want it to be a mouse in Windows and Mala but change to what ever stick the game needs... which it does, but it doesn't turn back.

In the plugin window, it says the mapper supports a bunch of events like Mala start, Mala quit, game quit, and game start, but when you click on the configure button, all you can do is set paths.  Not to be a needy nancy, but could you make it so we could configure what happens on those different events? 

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #217 on: April 07, 2009, 10:41:24 am »
If you want it to only be a mouse inside of mala, then do the first part I suggested: edit the mala.ugc file and leave the joystick 1 entry as 4-way and set the joystick 2 entry to mouse.

[edit: typo]

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #218 on: April 07, 2009, 10:47:25 am »
Oooooooh.    :D  I'm slow.

Thanks.  =D

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #219 on: April 07, 2009, 11:20:39 am »

No problem.  Let us know if you get it to work or not.

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #220 on: April 09, 2009, 01:57:52 pm »
It kinda worked.

I setup Default, Mala and Malaexit as P1 Analog and P2 Mouse.  I saved them in both mala/Maps and mame/maps.
When I start Windows, P2 is a mouse.  When Mala launches, P2 doesn't work.  When I launch a game, P2 is whatever the game wants.  When I quit the game, P2 is the mouse.  When I quit Mala, P2 is the mouse.

So, I don't know what the deal is, but for the P2 mouse to work in mala, I have to leave a game first.

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #221 on: April 09, 2009, 04:09:07 pm »

mame/maps can be removed.  The plugin does not use that.

So, the only thing that does not work is P2 mouse when MaLa first starts?

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #222 on: April 09, 2009, 04:48:11 pm »
Correct.

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #223 on: September 24, 2010, 11:49:44 pm »
How does this plugin determine which ugc file to use?  There has to be a data file somewhere.

and where are these ugc files located because all that comes with ultramap are the um files.  There are no ugc files installed with ultramap...
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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #224 on: September 26, 2010, 05:47:58 am »
How does this plugin determine which ugc file to use?  There has to be a data file somewhere.

and where are these ugc files located because all that comes with ultramap are the um files.  There are no ugc files installed with ultramap...

Ultramap has a 'maps' folder. There should be stock maps in the UM (Ultramarc proprietary, apparently) format. The plug-in doesn't need to know these, though.

I understand the plug-in's function as follows: at plug-in installation, it simply finds/asks for the directory of UltraMapper. When a game is launched, the plug-in is told what configuration to use, and cues Ultramapper by way of the ugc files.
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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #225 on: December 23, 2010, 08:30:54 am »
Just wanted to bump this thread to thank fatfingers for this excellent plugin!  :cheers:

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #226 on: December 23, 2010, 06:06:32 pm »
Just wanted to bump this thread to thank fatfingers for this excellent plugin!  :cheers:

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #227 on: December 23, 2010, 08:25:56 pm »
ff has been missing for a while, though.
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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #228 on: December 23, 2010, 11:09:44 pm »

Can you work out who is who?





Wow, that's a tiny pic. You on the left, fatfingers on the right? I'm squinting at it trying to tell whose fingers look fatter.  ;D

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #229 on: December 23, 2010, 11:16:46 pm »
Can you work out who is who?

Wow, that's a tiny pic. You on the left, fatfingers on the right? I'm squinting at it trying to tell whose fingers look fatter.  ;D

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No I am on the right , closest to the enter key on the laptop keyboard  ;D


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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #230 on: December 28, 2010, 12:51:34 am »
Wow, that's a tiny pic. You on the left, fatfingers on the right? I'm squinting at it trying to tell whose fingers look fatter.  ;D

Well, you know how girls get about pictures. (I josh of course!)
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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #231 on: January 07, 2015, 10:03:26 am »
hi
Can anyone advise how I can find out if this plugin is working , I cant seem to find any form of log file or config within Mala?

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Re: UltraStik Mapper plugin for MaLa Version 1.3.00 now released (1/30/09)
« Reply #232 on: December 30, 2018, 01:27:33 am »
Is there somewhere I can download the latest version of this? The links are broken.