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  • I-pac2 or I-pac ve ?

    Which one would be do you guys reckon is better ???
    I-Pac VE : http://www.ultimarc.com/ipacve.html
    And with the "storage needs refreshing after power-down" does that mean you have to re-change the settings every time ?

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    If you are planning on using the default MAME codeset, this is a great (& cheap) alternative. However, I don't think it is practical if you want to set up a custom codeset - having to reprogram it everytime the I-PAC is powered down is impractical and a pain in the arse!

    Matthew

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    • #3
      Sorry if i sound like a noob but what is a codeset ?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MVSC Builder View Post
        Sorry if i sound like a noob but what is a codeset ?
        A codeset is the set of keys on your keyboard that map to the inputs on the I-PAC. For example, P1 Coin maps to key 5, P1 Joystick Right maps to the Right Arrow etc. See here for the default pre-loaded MAME codeset on the I-PAC.

        Matthew

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        • #5
          Thanks doesnt sound like codeset's will be a problem and sounds better then a $68 normal i-pac2

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MVSC Builder View Post
            Thanks doesnt sound like codeset's will be a problem and sounds better then a $68 normal i-pac2
            For half the price of the standard I-PAC, the I-PAC VE is a bargain. Given that you don't need to re-map the keys, it sounds like the better option for your cab. You can put the other $33 towards other parts

            Matthew

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            • #7
              Thanks for the help

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MVSC Builder View Post
                Thanks for the help
                No problem, I hope I have helped!

                Don't forget that you will need to supply your own USB cable ....

                Matthew

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                • #9
                  Yeah i saw that and you dont get the cd with additional drivers but im sure ill be able to find them

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                  • #10
                    looks like a handy product
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                    • #11
                      The mini-pac also looks like a good option if you're considering a trackball or spinner? (although at the expense of making wiring a chore)
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