GameEx:Input Settings (Setup Wizard)

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The Input Settings screen appears in the GameEx Setup Wizard. This screen allows you to configure various input settings for use within GameEx. Configurable means of input include keyboard, mouse, controllers, control panels, and joysticks.

Configuration Options

GameEx Input Settings

Here you can set various input settings of GameEx.

Enable Alpha Paging

Enable Alpha Paging. With this setting enabled, when paging through a games list, The list will jump to the next or previous starting alphabetic character of a game in the list.
Options
  • Yes (Default)
  • No

Enable Keyboard DirectInput

Use DX DirectInput for keyboard input, instead of normal windows input.It will be faster, and has better support for when pressing multiple keys. It is also required for a SlikStik. Default is False.
NOTE: If you are using MEDIA Center with a Remote Control set this to false, otherwise Volume and Back won't work.
Options
  • Yes
  • No (Default)

Enable SlikStik and IPAC Support

Enable SlikStik Joystick Support. If you are using a SlikStick, Set this to true. This automatically enables KeyboardDirectInput., Default is False. This may also be needed for IPAC.
Options
  • Yes
  • No (Default)

Disable Mouse

Disable the Mouse.
Options
  • Yes Disable Mouse Input
  • No I want to use the Mouse (Default)

Enable Gamepad/Joystick

Enable use of GamePad/Joystick. The last option will make GameEx check for activity of game pad for the screensaver and inactivity timer but not use the joystick in the front end.
Options
  • YES. Initialize and Use devices below (Default)
  • DONT initialise and use Joystick
  • YES, but just for checking activity

Gamepad Device to Use

Make GameEx use a specific GamePad, or use all attached devices.

Cab Control Friendly

Turning on this setting optimizes the GameEx user interface navigation for sensitive joysticks and gamepads. It solves the problem of accidental left or right presses while navigating the menus. With this enabled left or right has to be held down to navigate horizontally.
Options
  • Yes
  • No (Default)

Enable Letter Select

Enable jumping in the list by typing the first letter of an item. For some arcade controls you may want to turn this off as certain controls can be mapped to letters, which could cause inadvertently jumping in the list.
Options
  • Yes (Default)
  • No

Trackball Support

Enable trackball and spinner support. Mouse movements scroll the list.
Options
  • Yes
  • No (Default)

Loop List

When set to on GameEx will loop to the top or bottom of a list after navigating past the top or bottom.
Options
  • Yes
  • No (Default)

Keyboard Input

These are the key mappings for navigation in GameEx.

Enable Custom Keyboard Controls

Use Custom Control key and button mappings as specified in custominput.ini.
Options
  • Yes
  • No (Default)

Select

Select Key
Default:
  • 30

Back

Back Key
Default:
  • 48

Paging

Shift Paging Key
Default:
  • 46

Volume

Shift Volume Key
Default:
  • 32

Up

Up Key
Default:
  • 200

Down

Down Key
Default:
  • 208

Left

Left Key
Default:
  • 203

Right

Right Key
Default:
  • 205

Previous Track

Previous Track Key
Default:
  • 44

Next Track

Next Track Key
Default:
  • 45

Home

Home Key
Default:
  • 199

Play/Pause Music

Play/Pause Music Key
Default:
  • 29

Advanced Keyboard Input

These are the additional key mappings for control in GameEx.

Enable Custom Controls

Use Custom Control key and button mappings as specified in custominput.ini.
Options
  • Yes
  • No (Default)

Forward

Forward Key
Default:
  • 60

Rewind

Rewind Key
Default:
  • 61

Page Up

Page Up Key
Default:
  • 62

Page Down

Page Down Key
Default:
  • 63

Volume Down

Volume Down Key
Default:
  • 64

Volume Up

Volume Up Key
Default:
  • 65

Stop Up

Stop Key
Default:
  • 66

Play

Play Key
Default:
  • 67

Joystick Input

These are the joystick button mappings for navigation in GameEx.

Enable Custom Joystick Controls

Use Custom Control key and button mappings as specified in custominput.ini.
Options
  • Yes
  • No (Default)

Select

Select Key
Default:
  • 0

Back

Back Key
Default:
  • 1

Paging

Shift Paging Key
Default:
  • 3

Volume

Shift Volume Key
Default:
  • 4

Up

Up Key
Default:
  • 202

Down

Down Key
Default:
  • 203

Left

Left Key
Default:
  • 200

Right

Right Key
Default:
  • 201

Previous Track

Previous Track Key
Default:
  • 6

Next Track

Next Track Key
Default:
  • 7

Play/Pause Music

Play/Pause Music Key
Default:
  • 8

Global Exit

These are keyboard and joystick combos for exiting emulators or applications.

Global Escape Key Combo

Key Combo for global escape of any emulator or application. This is on regardless of whether custom input is enabled as long as the emulator is setup to exit on escape key (e.g map back).
Default:
  • 49|56|66|67|68

Joystick Exit

Global game pad exit combination.
Default:
  • 200|202|3|4|5

Enable Escape Key Exit

As well as the keyboard combo you can also set the escape key to act as a global exit.
Options
  • Yes (Default)
  • No

In Game Pause

In Game Pause will display the in game menu and pause the system when playing a game. So you can do things such as view the manual and control panel.

In Game Key

This is the keyboard control/s that when pressed will display the in game menu when playing a game. So you can do things such as view the manual and control panel. NOTE: It will not work with all emulators and systems.
Default:
  • 121

In Game Joystick

This is the gamepad control/s that when pressed will display the in game menu when playing a game. So you can do things such as view the manual and control panel. NOTE: It will not work with all emulators and systems.
Default:
  • 0|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8

Keyboard Shutdown

This allows a key combo to shutdown the PC.

Enabled

Whether to enable the key combo for shutdown.
Options
  • Yes
  • No (Default)

Keys

Keys to shutdown PC.
Default:
  • 87|88

Shutdown Type

Specify Shutdown type.
Options
  • Shutdown (Default)
  • Hibernate

Force

Whether to force Shutdown.
Options
  • Yes
  • No (Default)