My Pinball Controller

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My Pinball Controller

Postby hootowls » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:04 am

I built a pinball controller to use with my Mac specifically in anticipation of the return of Timeshock!

The buttons are assignable and I don't worry about how "enthusiastic" I get as compared to my keyboard.

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More details over at the TPA forum.
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Re: My Pinball Controller

Postby nudiustertian » Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:09 am

hootowls wrote:The buttons are assignable and I don't worry about how "enthusiastic" I get as compared to my keyboard.


Hey, I've got a a clone of those original IBM clicky keyboards. Those things are indestructible and I could fully take out my frustration on it if I were so inclined... but I don't think that actually helps. :)
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Re: My Pinball Controller

Postby swinks » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:11 pm

hi hootowls

I would interested in how you did that, could you share any details..... please

is it a usb plug in?
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Re: My Pinball Controller

Postby hootowls » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:08 pm

swinks wrote:hi hootowls

I would interested in how you did that, could you share any details..... please

is it a usb plug in?

It is essentially a USB keyboard emulator using an iPAC 2 and arcade buttons. I have more pictures and details at this link.
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Re: My Pinball Controller

Postby swinks » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:32 am

thanks for that hootowls, thats awesome

I checked out the link

I found the iPac sight and they had a mac download but didn't work on lion, mountain lion and mavericks but contacted the guys and they will be releasing a new download.

Thanks again, this just made my idea realistic.
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Re: My Pinball Controller

Postby hootowls » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:00 am

That's cool about the pending software update - thanks for checking on that, swinks. Until then, the iPAC still allows you to program the key assignments using a simple text editor, which I explain at that link. Still, it'll be nice when they release the updated Mac tool.
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Re: My Pinball Controller

Postby swinks » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:49 am

I got this link for a new update on the software from the iPac guys to suit lion, mountain lion and mavericks etc which is not a text editor so I think is easier.

"Hi,

We do have a new version of this program which is not yet on our website but
can be downloaded from here:

http://evolutioninteractive.com/macipac/MacIPAC.zip

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