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Author Topic: Ultrastiks not Registering/Working in Xinput Mode (IPAC I/O)  (Read 817 times)

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Ultrastiks not Registering/Working in Xinput Mode (IPAC I/O)
« on: September 15, 2021, 04:08:07 am »
So I successfully finished my cab a while ago, so far everything is working great in MAME, but now I want to try to get my cabinet to play steam games with xbox controls. 

I was hoping to get my Ultimarc controllers to work with my buttons for Xinput mode to work as Xbox controllers for PC games. Right now they only work in MAME. I'm leaning towards my wiring is wrong, and I'd like to see if I can correct it. My setup:
 
4PL Windows 10, CoinOPS FE, IPAC Ultimarc I/O (x2), Ultrastik 360s

I've wired 2 of the Ultrastiks to the IPAC switches on the IO board according to this guide: https://www.ultimarc.com/arcade-controls/joysticks/ultrastik-360-oval-top-clone/

Here is a picture as I believe I have the connections correct though it's really hard to see.


It's hard to get a clear photo, but I have the pins as follows:

1= none | 2 = black/ground | 3 = empty | 4 = empty | 5 = 1Right

6 = 1Left | 7 = 1Up | 8 = 1Down | 9 = empty |10 = empty

These are wired to the IO board. I'm testing in both keyboard mode and xinput mode and I get no input from the joystick in keyboard mode.  In xinput mode my buttons DO get recognized. The USB joystick works in MAME. the Ultrastiks get found with software (360CE, Steam), but not combined with the buttons, and separately from Xinput mode.  I've tried this on 3 controllers and no joystick gets recognized by the IO board.

Am I missing something in my wiring? Is there something else I'm just not correctly checking? I have open pins on the Ultrastik, but the documentation seems to imply it's for different setups.

Any input would be appreciated!  I'd prefer to not bug Andy at Ultimarc until I've exhausted the forums :D