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01317 DIP/Input Minor Have not tried Feb 19, 2008, 04:24 Feb 19, 2008, 04:24
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Summary 01317: wseries, basebal2, dblplay, strkzone: The controls for these 4 games, while admittedly hard to emulate properly, are either wrong or just confusing.
Description The controls for these 4 games, while admittedly hard to emulate properly, are either wrong or just confusing. Analog stick 1 does not seem to work when you have to fill out out your initials, or in the latter two, selecting the game mode, but analog stick 2 does, leading me to believe this is a 2 joystick game, and that one side hits and one side pitches.

Also, on the batters side, I might be mistaken, but the controls are not read properly. Granted, emulating a spring loaded bat is not going to be simple, but in MAME, the motions of right and/or left (from what I've gathered) on Analog stick 1 does the job of hitting. On a real machine, I recall that you pulled the joystick down and released it to hit, and I don't recall having to load it to the side. This might cause problems with the height adjuster, but I'm sure that, in its most emulable form, you should be hitting while pressing down (or up if required).
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Additional Information I rigged up the controls for these games to my computer in my Mame cab. With a little bit of control mapping the controls work perfectly. It will always be a bug if you are trying to use a regular joystick. The "batting" control is an analog joystick placed on it's side so if you used an ordinary PC joystick you would move "left/right" to aim "up/down" and "forward/back" to swing the bat.
The other problem is that the joysticks are spring-loaded so that the resting position is forward instead of being centered like a PC joystick.

So, I mean, you can play it with a PC joystick, but it's going to feel like the driver was written by a clown when in fact, it works like the original arcade machine. The only issue if you are using the original controls is that the directions need to be remapped. - jerryjanis
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Affected Sets / Systems wseries, basebal2, dblplay, strkzone
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