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AtGames Legends Pinball OTG Direct Controller Configuration


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This guide will enable you to configure Visual Pinball, Future Pinball, and Pinup Popper using the direct control settings from a Windows PC connected to an AtGames Legends Pinball cabinet in OTG mode. It teaches: How to obtain the button values for your controls using joy.cpl How to enter the controller values

Guide contained within a downloadable PDF for convenience.

AtGames Legends Pinball OTG Direct Controller Configuration for Visual Pinball.pdf

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Do you notice a big difference in lag for the flippers using this way vs say the joytokey app?

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The amount of benefit may vary depending on your PC, your buttons, and your connections.  I previously had joy2key installed and experienced noticeable lag.  Enough that my wife and son complained about it.  They no longer complain since direct configuration.  OTG mode will always have some lag when compared with playing directly on a PC.  The AtGames monitors have a lower refresh rate too, so you will see lag there as well.  Generally speaking, you want to see frame rates above 60 to maintain playability.  People jumping between game systems and directly playing on a PC will notice it the most.  Over time, you gradually adjust your play style to accommodate the lag.

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9 hours ago, popcorndog said:

The amount of benefit may vary depending on your PC, your buttons, and your connections.  I previously had joy2key installed and experienced noticeable lag.  Enough that my wife and son complained about it.  They no longer complain since direct configuration.  OTG mode will always have some lag when compared with playing directly on a PC.  The AtGames monitors have a lower refresh rate too, so you will see lag there as well.  Generally speaking, you want to see frame rates above 60 to maintain playability.  People jumping between game systems and directly playing on a PC will notice it the most.  Over time, you gradually adjust your play style to accommodate the lag.

Ok, sounds good.  I have heard other people do it and prefer it that way too, thanks for taking the time to create the tutorial.  Some of it I knew but some I didn't.  I use joy2key and still have the stock buttons, I do notice the lag but as you say you get used to it.  It's especially noticeable when playing on the ALP vs my desktop, it's like night and day. 

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I'm glad someone made a nice tutorial .. I've typed the instructions so many times helping people that listened to Wagners that I have it so I can copy paste instead of typing it every time.. your instructional takes it to the next level.. I will send them this link from now on..

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Ok, I completed mapping all the controls to the 3 programs (Vpx, FP and Fx3),  here are things I noticed for anyone that uses Joy2key and wants to make the switch.   This is assuming you have the updated control deck for the ALP with the Joystick, arcade buttons and trackball. 

 

1.  It definitely reduces the lag so its' worth it I think. 

2.  Any table that uses a digital plunger won't be able to use the ALP analog plunger and you will have to assign a key for it, especially for the Future Pinball tables.  (I hate this the most)

3.  Future Pinball doesn't have digital nudge settings like Vpx that you can set up for these controls, only seems like they work when using desktop.

4.  You can't use the joystick anymore to move between tables in Pinup Popper (I hate this second most),  I even tried setting the MAME joystick custom global setting as described in the Popper Wiki page but it didn't work for me.  I just assigned the flipper buttons to move between tables and the nudge buttons to move between the letters. 

5.  Fx3 control settings need to be done in Steam first,  here is a video from TampaTec that I used.  https://youtu.be/8fWlduWM6Ag

6.  I noticed that pinup popper and fx3 don't use the same numbering as joy2key so be aware as you are mapping them.

 

I created a little visual mapping  of my controls in case you want to use it and set it up to your liking.  I never had some of the controls mapped so I needed this because I will forget so its good to have a printout handy.  I added my joy2key button numbers as well.  I don't know if they are the same for everyone.   Hopefully some of this info helps make things quicker for you to do this.  Thanks again to @popcorndog for this tutorial. 

 

PInball Control Settings.xlsx

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