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ID Category [?] Severity [?] Reproducibility Date Submitted Last Update
07671 DIP/Input Major Always Jun 2, 2020, 16:09 Jun 3, 2020, 00:20
Tester Curseur View Status Public Platform MAME (Official Binary)
Assigned To Tafoid Resolution Fixed OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
Status [?] Resolved Driver atarisy1.cpp
Version 0.221 Fixed in Version 0.222 Build 64-bit
Summary 07671: roadblst and clones: No autocenter on steering wheel
Description When playing, the steering wheel does not auto center, as it would on a real RoadBlasters cabinet. The RoadBlasters steering wheel is very much like the Star Wars yoke, without the vertical (Y) axis.
Steps To Reproduce
Additional Information Verified on a real RoadBlasters cabinet.
Flags Verified with Original
Regression Version
Affected Sets / Systems roadblst and clones
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jpg file icon roadblasters.arcade.game_.for_.sale2_[1].jpg (141,253 bytes) Jun 2, 2020, 16:09 Uploaded by Curseur
RoadBlasters control panel
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No.17703
Tafoid
Administrator
Jun 2, 2020, 18:37
AFAIK the reason they center on the real hardware is the springs installed to the yolk that require some resistance to turn left right so it easily returns to center.
There are other games which do this, but I'm not sure is there is a software method to mimic the arcade original hardware.
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No.17704
Curseur
Tester
Jun 2, 2020, 19:13
edited on: Jun 2, 2020, 19:16
Thanks Tafoid. This is exactly the same behaviour in games such Atari Star Wars (both games almost share the almost same yoke). However, this autocenter feature is implemented in MAME Star Wars (in the MAME settings: Analog controls -> AD stick X Autocenter speed), but not in MAME RoadBlasters.
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No.17705
Tafoid
Administrator
Jun 2, 2020, 23:23
That's fair. I didn't look before and I didn't notice it was added as a DIAL which I'm not sure is correct or not.
I'll take a look.
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No.17706
Tafoid
Administrator
Jun 3, 2020, 00:20
I've changed the input type and tweaked the defaults to allow keyboard to work well while still respecting autocenter. This should show up in next MAME release.