|.: Spinner Support
MAME setup :: Installation :: x-y dual spinners
mice dual spinners
:: Linux help :: Legacy Support
(Model 1 &2)
I. You may need to enter the Analog
Controls configuration menu in MAME (by pressing the 'Tab' key while the game is running)
and select Reverse Dial "ON". This is only necessary if the control is not
moving in the correct direction.
II. For most games with the Model 3, the Analog Controls
settings should be around:
Of course you can adjust the settings to
exactly how you want, but this is a good starting point. If your speed setting is
too high, you may experience "backspin", which is when your spinner temporarily
moves in the opposite direction.
The Vortex spinner may require minor tweaking of
the MAME default Analog Controls settings, but many games will play
just fine with the defaults.
III. Arkanoid I/II settings:
||Turn off mouse acceleration
- In Windows, go through the Control Panel
- In DOS, use a mouse driver which you can
disable mouse acceleration.
||Set the Analog Speed in the MAME configuration menu to "1".
||Adjust the Analog Sensitivity in the MAME configuration menu until it
"feels" right. This turns out to be around 150 and gives very good
Installation and connection document.
:: PDF format
Click for larger sketch of USB mouse
interface board and connections.
X-Y Split Axis dual spinners
By using u_rebel's specialized MAME,
you can connect dual spinners using a split axis under
NOTE: The multiple mice feature of Analog+ does
not work under NT/2000/XP, so don't confuse axis splitting
with multiple mice!
Multiple, independent USB spinners can be used under Win98 by using
Mame:Analog+. This is currently the only known way that multiple USB spinners can be
used, and have each spinner assigned to a separate player.
If multiple USB spinners are connected to a PC not running Mame:Analog+,
all the spinners will still function, however each one will only be usable by Player 1.
For more information on Mame:Analog+
and it's requirements, please visit the website at:
This section is new and the information is fairly
limited so far. Additional information is welcome at
Email for information.
Model 3 & Vortex w/o USB
Since the Model 3 & Pro connect
to your PC via an external interface or encoder, the
interface or encoder must be supported under Linux
for it to operate.
Hagstrom ME4 - Load the Logitech 3-button
PS/2 driver, as this seemed to give better performance
than the Generic PS/2 driver. This was tested
under Mandrake 8.2.
Opti-PAC - Load the Generic serial
mouse driver for the Opti-PAC interface. This
information was provided by Ultimarc.