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U-Trak Trackball, Winipac & MAME - S.O.S.


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Hi. everyone!  I have everything up and running with my custom CP.  I am using a Mini-Pac Opti and have assigned most of my controls using Winipac v.2.  The problem is, I cannot for the life of me figure out what I need to do in order to get the U-Trak to operate.

 
Am I supposed to assign the U-Trak controls in Winipac?  It's not clear to me how the U-Trak is supposed to be "programmed."
 
Once the U-Trak is "programmed" or whatnot, what are the steps I need to take once I am in an actual MAME game?  I am used to pressing the Tab key to configure controls, but I am pretty much lost as to how to get a game like Centipede (for example) to recognize the U-Trak.
 
One thing I ** did ** do was go into my MAME.ini file and change "Mouse" from 0 to 1.
 
Besides that, I'm lost as to what to do.
 
I have read a lot of conflicting information online and it's confusing to me.  Can anyone help me out?  Thanks in advance  : )
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Hi. everyone!  I have everything up and running with my custom CP.  I am using a Mini-Pac Opti and have assigned most of my controls using Winipac v.2.  The problem is, I cannot for the life of me figure out what I need to do in order to get the U-Trak to operate.

 
Am I supposed to assign the U-Trak controls in Winipac?  It's not clear to me how the U-Trak is supposed to be "programmed."
 
Once the U-Trak is "programmed" or whatnot, what are the steps I need to take once I am in an actual MAME game?  I am used to pressing the Tab key to configure controls, but I am pretty much lost as to how to get a game like Centipede (for example) to recognize the U-Trak.
 
One thing I ** did ** do was go into my MAME.ini file and change "Mouse" from 0 to 1.
 
Besides that, I'm lost as to what to do.
 
I have read a lot of conflicting information online and it's confusing to me.  Can anyone help me out?  Thanks in advance  : )

 

does the trackball work as a mouse outside of mame?  If so then its working/configured.

 

Do you have just 1 mame ini files?  I used one of gigapigs builds off here and i had to enable mouse in all 4 ini files

 

just go to inputs, then change trackball x input to moving the trackball sideways.  Should show up as mouse x or something like that

Same goes for trackball y and moving the trackballl up and down.

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does the trackball work as a mouse outside of mame?  If so then its working/configured.

 

Do you have just 1 mame ini files?  I used one of gigapigs builds off here and i had to enable mouse in all 4 ini files

 

just go to inputs, then change trackball x input to moving the trackball sideways.  Should show up as mouse x or something like that

Same goes for trackball y and moving the trackballl up and down.

 

First, thanks for the advice : )

 

Yes, the trackball does function as a mouse in Win 7... it also functions to scroll up and down in HyperSpin menus and scrolls up and down when I am in the "Tab" game "key press" options...

 

I found two (2) MAME.ini files and changed each one from Mouse = 0 to Mouse = 1

 

Re: the two (2) ini files, one was in the "main" MAME emulator/executable folder and the other one was in a sub folder called "ini"...

 

When I go to Tab key settings in MAME and go to Track X Analog and Track Y Analog... and I try to program a trackball spin... nothing happens, nothing registers...

 

Not sure what to do at this point.  I only found two (2) MAME.ini files and I changed them, like I said, so I am at a loss...

 

Ugh

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I feel your pain but you're close.

 

Is your trackball device set to mouse or keyboard?  Should be mouse.

 

What version of MAME are you using?

 

mouse 1
joystick 1
lightgun 1
multimouse 0
trackball device mouse
lightgun device lightgun
positional device lightgun
mouse device mouse.  

 

 

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I feel your pain but you're close.

 

Is your trackball device set to mouse or keyboard?  Should be mouse.

 

What version of MAME are you using?

 

mouse 1

joystick 1

lightgun 1

multimouse 0

trackball device mouse

lightgun device lightgun

positional device lightgun

mouse device mouse.  

 

Thanks, dude.  I will check tonight which ver. of MAME.  I think it might be 0.137...

 

I never altered those other command lines, just the "Mouse = 1" change... that is the only line I was advised to change...

 

So maybe these other command lines need changed.  Hope that's all it is.

 

"And don't call me Shirley!"  LOL

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I feel your pain but you're close.

 

Is your trackball device set to mouse or keyboard?  Should be mouse.

 

What version of MAME are you using?

 

mouse 1

joystick 1

lightgun 1

multimouse 0

trackball device mouse

lightgun device lightgun

positional device lightgun

mouse device mouse.  

 

I am using MAME ver 0128.

 

Other than the lightgun options (I am not using one), I have done all of these things.  I am truly at a loss.  I have gone into every folder I know of to change any "MAME.ini" files I can find. Still no trackball ability in-game.  It is making me crazy.  If anyone has any advice I would really and truly appreciate it.  Thank you  : )

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