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Emulators picking up Z axis
#257012 - 06/10/11 10:36 PM


I got a Keywiz PCB from Groovygamergear.com And the way it works for the joysticks is one joystick is X and Y axis and the second one is Z and (forgot the other name) axis.

The problem is on most emulators when using setting the inputs, it doesn't detect the Z axis at all. Is there a way to get around this? Has anyone experimented with a joystick to keyboard program and just set that axis to simple keyboard buttons like WASD?



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Re: Emulators picking up Z axis new [Re: thehuntsmen5434]
#257015 - 06/10/11 11:00 PM


Off the top of my head I remember using a Wii Classic Control for MAME and other emulators. Actually a few did support the use of the Z and Z Rotation (often used for the second analogue), even MAME and others.

Can you list which emulators youu used and what joystick?

To configure a standard joystick to use WASD is probably possible but needs certain work-arounds. Using non-PC joysticks like the Wii CC as I have, you can optionally code out the analogue in PIE in favour of Digital outputs or WASD.

EDIT: Need to buy something with caffine in it..

Edited by Naoki (06/10/11 11:02 PM)



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Re: Emulators picking up Z axis new [Re: thehuntsmen5434]
#257018 - 06/10/11 11:14 PM


> I got a Keywiz PCB from Groovygamergear.com And the way it works for the joysticks is
> one joystick is X and Y axis and the second one is Z and (forgot the other name)
> axis.
>
> The problem is on most emulators when using setting the inputs, it doesn't detect the
> Z axis at all. Is there a way to get around this? Has anyone experimented with a
> joystick to keyboard program and just set that axis to simple keyboard buttons like
> WASD?

MAME does support the Z axis in most cases. What emulator were you specifically having trouble with?



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Re: Emulators picking up Z axis new [Re: thehuntsmen5434]
#257019 - 06/11/11 12:01 AM


> I got a Keywiz PCB from Groovygamergear.com And the way it works for the joysticks is
> one joystick is X and Y axis and the second one is Z and (forgot the other name)
> axis.
>
> The problem is on most emulators when using setting the inputs, it doesn't detect the
> Z axis at all. Is there a way to get around this? Has anyone experimented with a
> joystick to keyboard program and just set that axis to simple keyboard buttons like
> WASD?

You could probably use something like joy2key, it should allow you to remap every available button and axis to keys. Disable joystick input in MAME (and your other emulators) to avoid conflicts when using it.

Downside to this is you lose analog joystick control.

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Re: Emulators picking up Z axis new [Re: thehuntsmen5434]
#257042 - 06/11/11 06:53 AM


Specifically ZSNES doesn't pick up the Z axis. so I have no movement for one of the players. I haven't tried it on KGENS or whatever I got for the nes emu.

I might just try the joy2key.



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Re: Emulators picking up Z axis new [Re: thehuntsmen5434]
#257053 - 06/11/11 05:06 PM


> Specifically ZSNES doesn't pick up the Z axis. so I have no movement for one of the
> players. I haven't tried it on KGENS or whatever I got for the nes emu.
>
> I might just try the joy2key.

You might have to use external programs like Sune mentioned for ZSNES.



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Re: Emulators picking up Z axis new [Re: thehuntsmen5434]
#257228 - 06/13/11 05:18 PM


> Specifically ZSNES doesn't pick up the Z axis. so I have no movement for one of the
> players. I haven't tried it on KGENS or whatever I got for the nes emu.
>
> I might just try the joy2key.

You might try bsnes instead - it's got much better SNES emulation, and the peripheral support's also very good.


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