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Author Topic: 2x Trackballs at same time for Marble Madness ??  (Read 1961 times)

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2x Trackballs at same time for Marble Madness ??
« on: June 30, 2002, 05:51:38 pm »
I'm planning to build an Arcade-cabinet from scratch (using WinXP and MAME for Windows), so I want to know the following:

1. Is it possible to use 2 Trackballs at the same time, to play i.e. Marble Madness using the 2 player mode?

2. Can I do this with two USB-Trackballs too?

3. Which interfaces support USB? Only Happ-control?

4. Does anybody has experience with the USB-Happ-control interface?

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Re: 2x Trackballs at same time for Marble Madness
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2002, 07:36:32 pm »
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I'm planning to build an Arcade-cabinet from scratch (using WinXP and MAME for Windows), so I want to know the following:

1. Is it possible to use 2 Trackballs at the same time, to play i.e. Marble Madness using the 2 player mode?

2. Can I do this with two USB-Trackballs too?

3. Which interfaces support USB? Only Happ-control?

4. Does anybody has experience with the USB-Happ-control interface?




1)  yes, but only with USB trackballs in windows  98 using analog mame.

2) see 1)

3) happ or a hack.

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Re: 2x Trackballs at same time for Marble Madness
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2002, 01:44:23 am »
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I'm planning to build an Arcade-cabinet from scratch (using WinXP and MAME for Windows), so I want to know the following:

1. Is it possible to use 2 Trackballs at the same time, to play i.e. Marble Madness using the 2 player mode?


Not with winXP.  You either need to go pure dos & dos mame, or win98/winME with two USB trackballs & mame:Analog+ (see my sig, below, for link)

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2. Can I do this with two USB-Trackballs too?


Only with win98 or winME & mame:Analog+

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3. Which interfaces support USB? Only Happ-control?


Like SirPoonga says, it's either happs or hack a USB mouse.

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4. Does anybody has experience with the USB-Happ-control interface?


Just got one, works fine on my computer.  I have a happs 3" connected with the happs USB interface and a USB kensington trackball (2 1/4") working great on two player Marble Madness with mame:Analog+ and winME.
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Re: 2x Trackballs at same time for Marble Madness
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2002, 09:12:22 am »
hagstrom sells a USB interface that works with the happs track balls. You can also select unique USB IDs on the interfaces so that the machine isn't confused by duplicate devices.  
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