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menelaus (OP)

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"Speccy" problems on GPD XD
« on: July 11, 2016, 08:22:53 pm »
I bought the ZX Spectrum emulator "Speccy" and I'm having problems assigning custom keys to the keyboard for some keyboard only games.

I go into settings-input-assign keyboard keys, but then when I pick a certain key,  ie: "X".  it says "Key X - Press key once to assign, twice to remove" but when I press buttons/sticks on my device, nothing happens.   it's not registering my physical controls. :(

does anyone use this emulator and has fixed this issue?


maarten12100

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Re: "Speccy" problems on GPD XD
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 11:19:36 pm »
I bought the ZX Spectrum emulator "Speccy" and I'm having problems assigning custom keys to the keyboard for some keyboard only games.

I go into settings-input-assign keyboard keys, but then when I pick a certain key,  ie: "X".  it says "Key X - Press key once to assign, twice to remove" but when I press buttons/sticks on my device, nothing happens.   it's not registering my physical controls. :(

does anyone use this emulator and has fixed this issue?
I don't use it but if the emulator has the option for onscreen controls you can just turn those on then map your buttons to them by using the overlay application. (the one that opens up when you press the far right button in the center of your gpd XD.

sirp0p0

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Re: "Speccy" problems on GPD XD
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2016, 03:31:30 am »
Have you tried disabling the touch controls by pressing the Gamepad button on the XD and hitting "clean/close" and then assigning buttons?

Or you could try the Gamepad app and switch between the PS3/XBOX360 profiles to see if the other works.
Does Speccy have controller profile or autodetect? There might be profiles for PS3/XBOX360 already there.

I don't know I think I used Speccy once like 3 years ago to try something.

menelaus (OP)

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Re: "Speccy" problems on GPD XD
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2016, 11:42:06 pm »
I bought the ZX Spectrum emulator "Speccy" and I'm having problems assigning custom keys to the keyboard for some keyboard only games.

I go into settings-input-assign keyboard keys, but then when I pick a certain key,  ie: "X".  it says "Key X - Press key once to assign, twice to remove" but when I press buttons/sticks on my device, nothing happens.   it's not registering my physical controls. :(

does anyone use this emulator and has fixed this issue?
I don't use it but if the emulator has the option for onscreen controls you can just turn those on then map your buttons to them by using the overlay application. (the one that opens up when you press the far right button in the center of your gpd XD.

Yes onscreen controls work but the kb is overlaid on the game screen so you cannot see a thing.. turn the kb off and the keys no longer work and there is no opacity setting :(

azwel2

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Re: "Speccy" problems on GPD XD
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2017, 07:05:16 pm »
Im trying to Use speccy  but the mapping is all over the place. Some games  use o or p to move left and right.. and some use z and x  for exampkle.....but you cant map to multiple keys. So i have to remap for each game.    Is there any way around this.. or another emlator. Tried marvin (bad)  spectacol, (equally bad)
Some games with with the gamepad fine, lots have d pad issues
other games have up and down set as left and right.. so up is left and down is right.. its weird
« Last Edit: February 22, 2017, 07:32:45 pm by azwel2 »

thingley

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Re: "Speccy" problems on GPD XD
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2017, 10:48:18 pm »
There is no magic spectrum emulator than can figure out what keys the programmer decided to go with for their game. So yes keymapping is always a big issue for speccy emulators.

Most of the time I use Xpectroid - as it's almost identical to the emulator I used to have on the dingoo.

It's a pain to set up - it needs all your spectrum games to be stored in ROMs/Xpectroid (I have mine in alphabetical directories at that location. And when you start it up you have to hold down the menu key, choose settings and map the GPD's controls so start and select are properly mapped. Then in the configuration menu turn the sound rate to 22050 KHz to get smooth full speed ( which is a bit crap for a spectrum emu) - it does remember these settings!

But once you have it set up its much easier to work with than anything else I've found.

Controls are managed by pressing select and bringing up the virtual keyboard. You can toggle between the different joysticks or map keys by highlighting a key on the virtual keyboard, pressing start so the cursor flashes, then hitting the button you want to map the key to.

I think speccy could be persuaded to work and looks like a great emulator - but I just can't get my head around all the menus.

azwel2

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Re: "Speccy" problems on GPD XD
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2017, 11:45:36 pm »
I think the problems could be solved if you were able to map to multiple keys at once and keep them there
I kept installing new ones but ive given up.

 

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