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Everything posted by jacko1

  1. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    I think that wheel is exactly the same hardware as the T80. I have a T80 and I use it with both of those games, and others. Have you ever opened the "Control Panel" application? It gets installed with the Thrustmaster drivers, the icon for it looks like a steering wheel, if you start typing it into Windows search it should appear. Check those settings. Also remember that those 2 games are some of the more difficult to drive, especially Grid which has much less arcade-y handling than other games, while Sega Rally 3 is heavily focused on drifting / sliding. I remember at first Sega Rally 3 on a G29 seemed impossible but we just had to get used to it.
  2. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    I haven't messed with those but maybe I will try them, however those settings work for all the other games. I know sometimes people will find a certain setting that conflicts with other games and then just make a new TP directory specifically for the one game, I had to do that with one game I forget why now.
  3. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    As I suspected Xinput doesn't work for a G29, it won't even let me map them. Thanks though. Anyone else have ideas to fix the Fast n Furious games always steering to the right?
  4. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    Never thought of that, I have no idea if the wheel will still work if I check the X-Input box for the Fast n Furious games. I guess I will try it next time, thanks.
  5. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    Anyone know the steering fix for the Fast n Furious games? My steering just always goes to the right, using a G29.
  6. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    Oh, since which version? I hadn't checked in awhile but I definitely remember at some point they were Windows 10 only, something to do with audio libraries I think.
  7. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    I've been wanting to try switching to Windows 10, mainly because I'm interested in some Lindbergh games. Is there a "best version" of Windows 10 for this purpose? Anyone know a good method/tutorial for completely blocking Windows updates? For a start I can keep the PC off the internet but that can really slow you down when trying to get these games working, you often have to go into a browser many times to find solutions patches etc.
  8. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    Battle Gear does work for me, I can get into a race and play it, but what I meant was the opponent (AI, computer player, CPU) does nothing, the car just sits there not racing against me. I was using a G29 last time I tried Battle Gear and I don't recall having much trouble with it in Teknoparrot. What controller are you using?
  9. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    When I try that game it's like the computer opponent does nothing, do you know why?
  10. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    Yes I have 4 PCs with thru I have 2-4 player working in other games. Each Wangan has a unique ID, actually I believe if not they throw up some kinda error. I have seen Wangan's attract screen change to show 2-4Players available but when we start I don't see any option to start a multiplayer game, we all just end up in singleplayer. I might have had this working last year but I just can't remember now, although only one of these PCs is from that time, the rest were setup recently.
  11. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    For dual booting, EasyBCD is a tool that might be useful in some situations. I had some problems with Windows 10 dual boot and it helped me. Something to note about Windows 10 dual boots, on mine anyway, I have to restart to get the boot selection, if I shutdown it boots right into the OS without giving me the selection screen. I have a steering problem in Fast n Furious games, always goes to the right (I think maybe left), but other than that they do work for me on Windows 7 through Teknoparrot. Anyone have suggestions for 2-4 player driving games that work on Windows 7? I currently have Daytona, GTI Club 3, Mario Kart, Initial D8, Sega Rally 3. Wangan5 says it's ready for 2-4 players but I cannot figure out how to actually start a multiplayer game.
  12. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    I was having a problem when I tried to add games without internet it would crash. I believe the reason is that when it tries to grab the icon for the newly added game, it does not fail gracefully.
  13. [Arcade PC] FFB Arcade Plugin

    Oh so I'm not the only one that has that kinda problem. I posted about a similar issue long time ago but it seemed like it was some crazy one-off fluke that only happened to me. For me the problem(s) are not consistent, they don't always happen but fairly often. Best way I can describe it is at various times, sometimes when the game starts, sometimes after the game exits, my G29 wheel is sent into some kind of messed up FFB state. How messed up it is also varies, sometimes it's locked hard to the right (maybe left too I forget) and completely unusable until I power cycle the entire setup, reboot PC etc. Another example from last night so it's fresh in my mind still, it went into a state where it was not too strong but still trying to go left or right, depending on whether I'd passed the midpoint. It was still playable though, my friends just wanted 1 more races before the end of the night so I played like that rather than wait to reboot. Oh I cannot be 100% sure but I think it's all or mostly with Daytona 3, and I have a G29, running Teknoparrot latest on Windows 7. I wish I had better information to troubleshoot this, I'll try to keep better track of exactly what is going on when it happens.
  14. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    Anyone know how to start a multiplayer race on Wangan? I can get the attract screen to show 4players available but I cannot remember how to actually start a 2 or 4 player game. We just always end up in singleplayer. I just happen to setup Grid earlier tonight, and my "CONTROLLER SETUP" screen definitely had a "Wheel Axis" which I configured and then I tested the game.
  15. Anyone know why Daytona exits after a bit on the attract screen and/or how to prevent it? Runs the attract stuff for maybe 10 minutes then exits, seems to be a clean exit because there are no errors. I asked in another thread but it was quickly buried so I thought might as well try here.
  16. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    Anyone know why Daytona exits after a bit on the attract screen and/or how to prevent it? Runs the attract stuff for maybe 10 minutes then exits, seems to be a clean exit because there are no errors. I'd post in the Daytona thread but I have recently for another issue and it seems kinda dead, while this thread is kept alive by fighting :).
  17. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    I've been considering doing that for other uses, does it cause any activation problems? I don't even need to run 2 different Windows versions, I'd just like to have one mostly isolated from the other.
  18. Does anyone have detailed instructions on how to enter the test/service menu(s)? EDIT: I found the instructions on emuline youtube... ...and the DK2 thing in my old files. EDIT 2: I solved it, it's HDMI audio, once I switched to analog output Shell.exe works as it should. That's what changed, last time I played with this PC I was not using HDMI audio. But Shell.exe just flashes a black screen briefly then exits. I have the following error in a log file, a search revealed a couple other people that had it but no solution: "unable to get audio mixer line information" Still not sure how to enable panoramic attract mode. I know it's possible I've seen a video of someone's 4 player setup running it.
  19. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    I'm about a year out of date so I don't have much knowledge of improvements have been made in Teknoparrot. I was running Daytona 3 (aka Championship USA) standalone using whatever patches and such, is it now better to run it through Teknoparrot?
  20. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    Would you mind sharing your specific method for doing that? I have some idea but I'd be interested to hear how you do it, how you keep it organized, etc.
  21. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    I run Battle Gear 4 in an older Teknoparrot, I'll have to check the versions and the game version too. It works, but I have a problem with brake being stuck on and I had to do some workarounds. I don't have the PC right near me now.
  22. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    Besides Hyperspin, what would be a good simple frontend for mostly games that launch via Teknoparrot but also a few others? I'd wanna control it from the d-pad on a G29 wheel and it's going to be mostly driving games.
  23. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    Ok cool, I think I will have to make a separate Teknoparrot installation for each user to solve the controller's changing GUID issue, it's different for each user so the input mappings don't work when you log in as another user. Scripting could also help with this problem but a separate installation is easier. If I run into game specific stuff I might do as you did too, or even have one Teknoparrot install for each game as it only adds about 100Mb and I'm only planning to have about a dozen games. If I branch out later then I think at the very least I will make one Teknoparrot install for each type/genre of game. Thanks And Happy Birthday Soyabean too
  24. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    I'm not using that ID Launcher, but when I searched I see the screenshot I remember coming across it before, however I always thought it was just an editor. I'm not sure what I'll do now, after all these replies I guess my idea of using Windows users to have different "users" for the arcade games isn't going to work. I'll have to check where Teknoparrot stores the Initial D card data, but even if that is part of the Windows user profile, that doesn't solve it for all games. Thanks everyone. EDIT: Ok I confirmed that the Initial D card data generated by Teknoparrot alone is stored per Windows user, in \Users\AppData\Roaming\Teknoparrot . What has me confused is what other things might be stored per user, maybe machine settings are too. For example, when you first launch Initial D 8 there's a steering wheel calibration that I've never been able to get working, but I bypass it by simply quitting and re-launching and it never asks for it again. When I made a second test user, that calibration prompt returned. Also the input mappings (Xbox 360 controller) are all there, but they don't work. I have to remap them, exactly as they were there's no change, and then they start working. Although that might be some kinda GUID issue?? EDIT 2: The machine settings, at least for ID8, are also stored per Windows user, in the same place. There's an eprom and sram file there. This gives me hope again, but the input mapping problem still ruins my idea :).
  25. Teknoparrot Loader | Arcade PC

    So the files for the machine's settings are stored in the same directory as the game? Is there a list somewhere that shows the filenames/paths of these memory files for all these games? If not I guess I'll have to change settings on each game and analyze the directory for changes. If I know the files maybe I can use some kinda scripting to do what I want. But for card emulation like Initial D, the data is saved under the Windows user profile correct? I think I read that somewhere.