> > > Since JOYSTICK_DOWN is in IN1, separate from the other three in IN2, I can't
> > > animate the upright 8-way stick? (Though I could still do the cocktail version?).
> > It can be done with Lua script, but not without. Remind me to show you how to do
> > one after MAME 0.227 is released (layout scripting is going to change substantially
> > for MAME 0.227).
> I got all of my files updated with working ball joysticks, but a few still don't
> fully work because of this. Just a prayer for the MAME gods to save us again.
This should be in 0.227. Vas posted documentation here:
The only "extra" on here, is that you can't simply run a game with default settings... you need to run it with the extra parameters to get the animation. If I'm reading everything right, you can still run the game with regular artwork, but you will get a warning that if the view you choose requires the plugin, and it is not used, then that view will not work?
He uses Espial as an example on that page, so you should be able to copy/paste that to see it working (I haven't had time to play with it yet).
RELAX and just have fun. Remember, it's all about the games.