> Just to report that with Vtech Creativision console you can't configure controls via
> Tab key, it has to be done with ScrlLock to enable partial keyboard emulation, but
> this machine isn't a home computer, it's a console.
> And that Mattel Intellivision has the fire buttons inverted, MAME assigns fire
> buttons from Player 1 to the second control (but the directions are right assigned)
> and the fire buttons from Player 2, to the first control, just the directions are
> right in both cases.
Are you using the very latest binary (0.185) available from MAMEDEV? You don't mention which version you are using.
Vtech Creativision is kind of a computer/console hybrid and the input were set up as if it had a regular keyboard (literally is one that spans over the two controllers) that spans accepts alphanumeric input. So, it is expected to drop to partial mode in order to use UI. Picture attached.
If you are using a recent build, Intellivision controls should be more sane if you select in TAB menu for "Machine Configuration" and make both of them "Digital". Not sure why the Analog setting is causing shared controllers between both sides.
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