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Old 27 October 2006, 08:15   #1
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Winuae virtual keyboard?

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I have built my own "retro-heaven-cabinet" with gamebase 64, gamebase amiga and latest mame I'm going to builld a full "arcade-like" control board and I just noticed that there are problems with certain games especially with amiga, that need keyboard to for example enter the player's name I really dont want to spoil my arcade cabinet with a lame keyboard, so is there any possibility to use somekind of virtual keyboard with Winuae? I know in the xbox version it works like a charm
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Old 28 October 2006, 14:11   #2
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Well Windows XP has an On-Screen Keyboard (I think Win2000 also has it) in Start > All Programs > Accessories > Accessibility but you will need to run WinUAE in Windowed mode and require a mouse. If you were able to have a virtual keyboard in fullscreen it may get in the way.

Another idea would be to add a feature to WinUAE so you can use your joystick/pad to scroll though all the letters.

E.g. Press a fire button (which game doesn’t use) to bring up a letter bar across bottom of screen, scroll left or right to select letters and press up to input letter and down to backspace. Press fire again to exit.
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Old 28 October 2006, 14:53   #3
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I have to agree with emuola, the xbox on screen keyboard is superb, it really does make playing games from the armchair that much easier.

If it was included in WinUAE I'd be very happy!
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Old 28 October 2006, 17:40   #4
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I think this thread deserves to be in req.UAE Wishlist forum.

@killergorilla/emuola how does OSK work in xbox UAE? Via mouse or joy?
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Depends what you are using.
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Old 28 October 2006, 21:01   #6
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You can "awake" the keyboard by pressing thumb on the controller and then navigate the keys "normally" with the d-pad. You can exit the OSK and return to the game by pressing thumb again. That's really convenient, I can't think of any better solution. Something like this would really make Winuae even better
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Old 30 October 2006, 12:55   #7
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I don't have any plans for onscreen keyboard or any onscreen GUI system. At least not yet.
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Not compatible with whdload though...
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Old 31 October 2006, 01:09   #10
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True, but I just wanted to point out that there is such thing for Amiga
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Old 31 October 2006, 01:15   #11
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Aye, I was just picking
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Old 07 November 2006, 09:52   #12
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Who needs his name in the highscore ? Just configure one button of your controlpanel as Return. You won't be able to enter a name, but you can continue playing. That's how I solved the problem.
I have around 30 amiga games on my cabinet, each with it's own config file for optimal performance. 20 of them have indiviual keyboard settings, so I don't require a real keyboard. I suggest you do the same.
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yeah winuaex kicks ass! but why no 2 player support?
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of course you can play 2 player!
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of course you can play 2 player!
I reckon he means Kaillera style. I might be wrong though
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