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Xbox 360 controller not working #113286
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Doesn't work upon initially plugging in the controller & REALLY doesn't work when changing the inputs. Controller works fine witg other pc games & playstation emulators so that is not the issue.

Anything else I can do? Not sure what all info you need for trouble shooting.

Re: Xbox 360 controller not working [Re: gerbilsrcute] #113289
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Are you using any additional program to map buttons to keys, unofficial drivers or anything that didn't come with Windows?


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Re: Xbox 360 controller not working [Re: gerbilsrcute] #113290
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"Doesn't work upon initially plugging in the controller" suggests to me that he's plugging it in after starting MAME (which is a big no-no) but if it works fine elsewhere then that can't be it.

Maybe his MAME cfg files are write-protected?

Maybe it would be a good idea to download a fresh copy of MAME, extract it to its own directory, enable joystick input, copy a single ROM over and then try to remap the controls.

Re: Xbox 360 controller not working [Re: ICEknight] #113291
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No not usung any other prigram besides Mame to edit input...should I be? I just clicked tab & change input (this game)

Controller was plugged in before starting mame...by init I meant before started playing around with the player input. BUT mame is NOT in a folder by itself...could that be the cause? It is in a folder with other emulators.

As for downloading a fresh copy...I don't recall where I initially downloaded it in the first place. Is there a place here to do so?

Re: Xbox 360 controller not working [Re: gerbilsrcute] #113293
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Which version of MAME are you using?


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Re: Xbox 360 controller not working [Re: gerbilsrcute] #113296
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I hate to be the one to break it to you, but that is an incredibly old version of MAME, and nobody here is interested in helping out with something so ancient. You can download a Windows binary of the current release here.

Suggest you do that, set it up in its own folder, and try again.

Note that ROMs and other support files need to match the version of MAME you're running, otherwise many things won't work, so make sure you update them to match.

Re: Xbox 360 controller not working [Re: gerbilsrcute] #113297
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and in this case that isn't people just being difficult, the input API has changed a fair bit since those versions, things like xinput are properly supported these days etc.

Re: Xbox 360 controller not working [Re: gerbilsrcute] #113302
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Thank you I will see about getting that version & see what happens. Will let you know how it works...*fingers crossed that it was the older version not compatible with the controllers that was the issue*

Re: Xbox 360 controller not working [Re: gerbilsrcute] #113307
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UPDATE: Is that link where everyone here has got their copy of MAME? I only ask as I tried to download it several times but my anti-virus won't allow it frown
so now have ANOTHER issue as am unable to try the newer version unless anyone has another link or knows for sure it is safe to override the antivirus

Re: Xbox 360 controller not working [Re: gerbilsrcute] #113308
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http://mamedev.org/release.html is official and regardless of what your virus/web browser protection may be saying, it is 100% safe.




Re: Xbox 360 controller not working [Re: gerbilsrcute] #113311
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Than you will try to see if can over ride it then

Re: Xbox 360 controller not working [Re: gerbilsrcute] #113399
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UPDATE

Been awhile (crazy busy) but just wanted to thank you all for your help! Once I had the latest version EVERYTHING worked perfectly...didn't need to fuss around with the controls and when DID change the input in order to use a certain character everything WORKED!! So that was my issue all along and I didn't even know it.

THANKS AGAIN all!! smile

Re: Xbox 360 controller not working [Re: gerbilsrcute] #113400
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Awesome! Glad to hear you got everything sorted out smile

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