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Problems with letter keys
« on: March 10, 2007, 12:10:09 pm »
Hello!
I'd like to use WinCab in an old Wurlitzer Jukebox with 200 selections, using a computer with a dual head video card, showing the selections. The Jukebox keyboard consists of buttons 1-9 and A-V. The letters I and O are originally not included on the keyboard, not mixing them with the numbers 1 and 0. In the *.skn file I've made one StripGrid per letter, with 10 songs each. When I disable the lines KEY_I = BTN_I and KEY_O = BTN_O from the Controls.ini, the selection works fine with letters A-H, but the StripGrid containing songs supposed to be trigged by the letter J don't work at all, and the StripGrid containing songs supposed to be trigged by the letter K is trigged by letter J, and so on. It seems like the letter keys are bound to be in alphabetic order, and that if you disable one key, the StripGrid will not be trigged by the next letter in the line? Is there a work-around on this problem? I tried to make a "Dummy StripGrid" for the letter I and O, placing them outside the screen (x=-400, y=-400). This functioned, but resulted in 10 hidden songs per letter, which were not able to play.

Does anybody have a solution on this problem?

I would ble pleased!

Martin,
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Re: Problems with letter keys
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2007, 08:43:18 am »
Disabling the lines KEY_I = BTN_I and KEY_O = BTN_O from the Controls.ini
doesn't stop the songs being allocated to these keys

You need to set your buttons as follows

KEY_A = BTN_A
KEY_B = BTN_B
KEY_C = BTN_C
KEY_D = BTN_D
KEY_E = BTN_E
KEY_F = BTN_F
KEY_G = BTN_G
KEY_H = BTN_H
KEY_J = BTN_I
KEY_K = BTN_J
KEY_L = BTN_K
KEY_M = BTN_L
KEY_N = BTN_M
KEY_P = BTN_N
KEY_Q = BTN_O
KEY_R = BTN_P
KEY_S = BTN_Q
KEY_T = BTN_R
KEY_U = BTN_S
KEY_V = BTN_T

I've got Wincab running on a 200 sel Wurlitzer wallbox using the original title strip holder
I've labelled the songs as follows

1. a0Dr. Hook - Walk Right In (3:07)
2. a1Dr. Hook - A Couple More Years (3:07)
3. a2Dr. Hook - A Little Bit More (3:14)
4. a3Dr. Hook - Feels Good (2:48)
5. a4Dr. Hook - Hooked On A Feeling (2:11)
6. a5Dr. Hook - I Don't Want To Be Alone Tonight (3:20)
7. a6Dr. Hook - I Never Got To Know Her (3:16)
8. a7Dr. Hook - If Not For You (3:12)
9. a8Dr. Hook - Knowing She's There (3:25)
10. a9Dr. Hook - More Like The Movies (3:40)
11. b0Dr. Hook - Sexy Eyes (3:28)
12. b1Dr. Hook - Years From Now (3:12)
13. b2Dr. Hook - Sweetest Of All (2:39)
14. b3Dr. Hook - Sylvia's Mother (3:47)
15. b4Dr. Hook - That Plane (3:45)
16. b5Dr. Hook - The Millionaire (3:13)
..........

By setting 'Sort' to Artist and then putting the selection numbers in front
of the artists name it keeps the songs in the right order and makes changing songs easy.

You can download the configuration files I'm using below if you wish
« Last Edit: March 11, 2007, 11:46:47 am by xk »

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Re: Problems with letter keys
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007, 12:01:28 pm »
Hello!

Thank you for your reply. Still there are some problems; in the jukebox I'm going to use two LCDs, each showing 100 selections, including a field at the top of the screens, showing "Now playing", "Credits", "Selections" and "Song List". If I map the keys as you describe, the Selection display will show the wrong letter (typing J, showing I, typing K, showing J, etc).

The physical jukebox is also equipped with to extra buttons (Reset and Select). The plan was to map these keys to BTN_PREVPG and BTN_NEXTPG, giving me 200 selections per page and a incredible number of pages :-) Then I could easily add or remove a USB pen or disk drive with songs, but this is difficult if I have to edit the names, as you describe. My Jukebox is at the moment my only music machine in the appartment, and I found out 200 different songs is too little. Easily adding or removing songs and expand the song list would therefor be a great functionality.
Any other sugestions? :-)

~Martin~

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Re: Problems with letter keys
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2007, 10:16:38 am »
Martin,

I'm going to have to fix this in the code.  The issue's come up too many times now.

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Re: Problems with letter keys
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2007, 01:52:07 pm »
That would be great, Chris! Thank you!
Would that be implemented in the next release?
Do you now when it comes? :-)

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Re: Problems with letter keys
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2007, 01:56:26 pm »
I've been due for one for a while, but I've been so busy this year I haven't had a lot of time to work on it.  So I don't want to promise any dates. 
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