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Posted By: hiddenkabar Question about mame input - 04/10/21 09:58 PM
Hi, I am currently using MAME 0.129, but im having issues with the input system, I've used before FBneo where I was able to hold the back button while I was pressing constantly forward button and the input worked , but if I try this with mame it cancels the back button and press forward, ¿Can someone explain why this is happening? ¿its possible to configure mame so it can support pressing buttons this way?
Sorry, my english is very bad, if you need me to explain this issue better, just ask me, thanks!!
Posted By: Golden Child Re: Question about mame input - 04/10/21 10:43 PM
I think there's a configuration option for simultaneous contradictory where you can have left/right simultaneously.

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./mame -showusage | grep contra
-contrast default game screen contrast correction
-joystick_contradictoryenable contradictory direction digital joystick input at the same time
Posted By: R. Belmont Re: Question about mame input - 04/10/21 10:50 PM
Some games will crash if you put contradictory directions like that, which is why it's normally not allowed.
Posted By: hiddenkabar Re: Question about mame input - 04/10/21 11:24 PM
Sounds interesting, but im using mameppkgui and I dont have that option, I have a mame.ini and I tried to add it with "joystick_contradictory 1" but everytime I open mameppkgui it deletes the line with that option
Posted By: R. Belmont Re: Question about mame input - 04/10/21 11:41 PM
0.129 probably doesn't have that option, it's over 12 years old. We do a monthly release, so that's a lot of bug fixes and features behind current.
Posted By: Heihachi_73 Re: Question about mame input - 04/11/21 03:12 AM
Going by the name mameppk, I'm assuming by the letter K being in there that it's some hacked up build including k******a netplay code and a bonus trojan with it.
Posted By: Stiletto Re: Question about mame input - 04/11/21 08:40 PM
If you need netplay, probably better to use MAMEHub at this point and leave K******a behind in the past.

MAMEHub Community exists mainly on Discord these days, but there's also a reddit. Latest binary I last saw was 0.216-based but I think there's even newer now if you bother to register. It's described as a "pre-alpha" though so your mileage may vary. They offer Windows and Linux builds, plus there's source on GitHub.

https://discord.gg/4PDvAX4
https://reddit.com/r/MAMEhub/
Posted By: hiddenkabar Re: Question about mame input - 05/01/21 06:00 AM
Originally Posted by Heihachi_73
Going by the name mameppk, I'm assuming by the letter K being in there that it's some hacked up build including k******a netplay code and a bonus trojan with it.
I dont want stupid answers, thanks.
Posted By: Haze Re: Question about mame input - 05/01/21 07:43 AM
Originally Posted by hiddenkabar
Originally Posted by Heihachi_73
Going by the name mameppk, I'm assuming by the letter K being in there that it's some hacked up build including k******a netplay code and a bonus trojan with it.
I dont want stupid answers, thanks.

somebody warning you that the builds your using can be used to remotely hack your PC with ease isn't a stupid answer, it's helpful and responsible.
Posted By: hiddenkabar Re: Question about mame input - 05/01/21 04:41 PM
Originally Posted by Haze
Originally Posted by hiddenkabar
Originally Posted by Heihachi_73
Going by the name mameppk, I'm assuming by the letter K being in there that it's some hacked up build including k******a netplay code and a bonus trojan with it.
I dont want stupid answers, thanks.

somebody warning you that the builds your using can be used to remotely hack your PC with ease isn't a stupid answer, it's helpful and responsible.

Yes, but that is not what im asking (He didnt even answer the question), besides I always scan .exe files before opening them, sorry if I was rude
Posted By: Stiletto Re: Question about mame input - 05/01/21 08:00 PM
Originally Posted by hiddenkabar
Originally Posted by Haze
Originally Posted by hiddenkabar
Originally Posted by Heihachi_73
Going by the name mameppk, I'm assuming by the letter K being in there that it's some hacked up build including k******a netplay code and a bonus trojan with it.
I dont want stupid answers, thanks.

somebody warning you that the builds your using can be used to remotely hack your PC with ease isn't a stupid answer, it's helpful and responsible.

Yes, but that is not what im asking (He didnt even answer the question), besides I always scan .exe files before opening them, sorry if I was rude

Scanning exe files won't help that situation, the protocol's design is/was vulnerable and originally it required that you open way too many holes in your firewall.
Posted By: R. Belmont Re: Question about mame input - 05/01/21 09:20 PM
Yeah, viruses in the exe isn't the problem with Kaillera, the problem is that script kiddies can trivially hijack your computer while you're playing online. The actual network interactions are the vulnerability, because they were designed in the early 2000s when things like Sandworm were science fiction.
Posted By: Heihachi_73 Re: Question about mame input - 05/02/21 02:55 AM
When you mentioned sandworm, I could only think of "Harkonnen vee-hickle destroyed". I can't think how many hours I wasted on Dune II back in 1994/95 on a friend's awesome 486, which even had a sound card (my lowly 286 had an amber monochrome monitor, no sound card, and didn't even have Windows, just bare old MS-DOS).

And yes, when I mentioned trojans I was pointing to the fact that back in the day a lot of hacked programs from shady websites actually did have malware included as part of the package (usually via installers, SFX archives etc. but sometimes in the main executable as well). It wasn't just emulators, it was a lot of useful things like "full" shareware programs with the crippleware/time limits patched or cracked commercial software (tell me you didn't want to rar everything 20 years ago because zip files were up to a third larger; I still had a 2GB hard drive in 2001). Of course 0.129 is well beyond the 1998-2003 era of Win9x/XP viruses but it's still something I remember quite well. I also learned something today, the K word isn't actually censored here, some emulation forums had blocked the word entirely, hence the asterisks.
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