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Genesis head to head

#1 User is offline EnterTheHatrix 

Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:20 AM

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This saturday, my brother and I decided to play Sonic 3C head to head as a speed run (100% completion) on the big TV. We connected up 2 PS3 controllers, and launched 2 copies of gens. We quickly found that when gens loses focus, the controls stopped responding meaning we could only run one at a time, which was a bit of a blow.

We also tried Fusion, but we had the same problem with that.

Can anyone think of a way we can have head to head on the same screen? We're hoping to ramp it up to 4 simultaneous head to head with other games (Shinobi, Golden Axe, etc)

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:36 AM

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Would something like the Dual Gens mentioned in this thread be what you're looking for? This modified copy is made to keep reading keyboard input even when out of focus. I imagine that all you would have to do is set one copy to use one set of controls while the other uses the other controller.

I dunno how well that would work as I've never tried anything like this before. Good luck!

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:46 AM

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That looks like it. Perfect.

I will download this tonight.

Thank you

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:37 AM

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Gens shouldn't have problems with losing controller input when the window loses focus.

...unless you're using one of those terrible "drivers" that merely maps controllers to keyboard input because Windows doesn't natively support PS3 controllers. :v:

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 05:44 PM

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The PlayStation 3 controllers are good, but there are no official drivers for Windows.

They are notorious for having bugs in Windows, because the drivers are not guaranteed to work; even a $5 controller would run better because it has official support.

I would recommend browsing around the internet for better drivers for the PS3 controllers. Also, I believe the PS3 controllers are Bluetooth enabled, so you might not even need to have them wired up to your computer! (Provided that your computer also has Bluetooth)

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 06:19 PM

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If you are using a PS3 controller, I highly recommend avoiding MotioninJoy, because it's buggy and stupid and terrible. Use this instead.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 08:23 PM

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So whats a good option if you just wanna use a usb cord and not buy a blue tooth dongle? Cause if I wanted to do that I could just as easily buy a PS3 controller adapter.

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View PostCovarr, on 13 August 2014 - 06:19 PM, said:

If you are using a PS3 controller, I highly recommend avoiding MotioninJoy, because it's buggy and stupid and terrible. Use this instead.

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Note : The Bluetooth Driver requires that you dedicate a Bluetooth Dongle to DS3/DS4 use. It will not be usable by other Bluetooth devices after the driver has been installed.

That is absolutely terrible software design. Is writing a Windows driver for PS3 controllers really that difficult? (AFAIK, the only major issue with PS3 controllers is an init quirk; once that's done, it's standard HID. PS4 controllers shouldn't need any quirks at all.)

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