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    Hello,

    I am pretty sure this question has been asked before… Is there any way to get a pc game controller to work with MAME32? I recently started using mame32 and playing my butt off on my laptop but I am a little worried about the constant mashing on the laptops keyboard , so I pulled out an old Gravis exterminator Pc controller with usb port and have been trying to figure out a way to get it to work with mame. If anyone has the answer to my question or have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance

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    Hello Belleaux how to get your control pad to work, which version of Mame32 ?
    options, default game options, controllers, enable joystick input.tick,then OK.

    Enable joystick input : This setting tells Mame32 to utilize any currently connected joysticks. Mame32 will interrogate the game controllers control panel and use ID#1 and up.

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    Hello Again,

    Thank you for the help Thunderstrike! I got my old pc controller working ok but now when I open mame and press the D pad or the analog stick it just keeps scrolling upward through the game list , I am not sure what has gone wrong at this point I think I will go ahead and toss this controller and maybe try and purchase a new one and see if that fixes the problem.

    Regards,
    Last edited by Belleaux; December 29th, 2006 at 10:39.

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    Find out the name of your control pad then go to the site of that control pads to find a updated version.

    http://www.gravis.com/html/sup_1037.html

    Uninstall the old driver then restart computer, then install the new one.
    Last edited by ThunderStrike; December 30th, 2006 at 04:14.

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    Default Re: MAME32 Can I use a PC Controller?

    Thanks Thunderstrike,

    I got it working, I had to uninstall the gravis program software and then I was able to go into the control panel, game controllers, and then to properties and re calibrate the controller, for some reason when I had any gravis software on my PC it would never open the game controllers properties for me .

    Now all I need to figure out is how to get the lightgun to move in more then one direction besides up and down,
    and if there is a way that I can change the controls for players 1 through 4 without having to go in and manually do them one by one,
    and search for more compatible roms for mame32…. So much to do.

    Regards

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    I just Plugged in a USB Controller and it worked straight away!

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    Default Re: MAME32 Can I use a PC Controller?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave The Man View Post
    I just Plugged in a USB Controller and it worked straight away!
    Good to hear
    AFAIK all controllers that show up and work in the Windows control panel should also work with MAME32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belleaux View Post
    Hello Again,

    Thank you for the help Thunderstrike! I got my old pc audacity temp mail origin controller working ok but now when I open mame and press the D pad or the analog stick it just keeps scrolling upward through the game list , I am not sure what has gone wrong at this point I think I will go ahead and toss this controller and maybe try and purchase a new one and see if that fixes the problem.

    Regards,
    Is there any way to get a pc game controller to work with MAME32? I recently started using mame32 and playing my butt off on my laptop but I am a little worried about the constant mashing on the laptops keyboard
    Last edited by GASIYAT; September 21st, 2019 at 23:17.

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    Default Re: MAME32 Can I use a PC Controller?

    Yes you can, just plug the controller in and it will mostly work. If you wish to customize it though it will be a bit complex the first time.

    I highly suggest you look for a video guide if you want to do that.
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