This board is supposed to be able to change mode so that it can emulate a standard Dinput or Xinput game controller however connecting a couple of push buttons and pressing the buttons to switch modes as specified on the Ultimarc website under the 'Multi-Mode tab of the Ultimarc I-PAC 2 information page has no effect whatsoever. I switch it to mode 4(DInput user set) WinIpac closes, I reopen it & it says "Gamepad user mode 4" at the top & DInput game pad at the bottom. I am trying to get the I-Pac Ultimate to show up as a gamepad. Consult your game's manual if needed. petrockblock on Twitter. Problem: In USB mode, the I-PAC was not detected properly once before and now I can't get it out of this state. I have seen many discussions about how it would be easier to make everything work if you switch to that mode. @caver01 said in Guide: Setting Up a RetroPie controls using IPAC2 Controller - Extensive Tutorial + Preconfigured files:. Somewhere in these layers is where you will find the double mapping. It is recommended that, with I-PAC in USB mode, you normally connect your PS/2 or USB keyboard directly to the PC. If done correctly, when you plug the IPAC into a USB port, the computer sees a keyboard, and pressing on your wired buttons will trigger keypresses as follows: Okay, so I built my cabinet and have everything installed. If you switch the IPAC2 to act as a GAMEPAD RetroArch would recognize it as a single controller. You can remap the inputs as needed to any keypress. Some games require the input controls to be set prior to playing. Yes, the IPAC2 by default is seen by Windows as a keyboard device and supports 2 players with 8 buttons and 1 joystick each. In the beginning I had trouble getting the configuration correct until I found an article that advised on downloading WiniPAC2 software and configure the iPAC outputs to be actual buttons, nit emulated keys. This is primarily for using I-PAC and J-PAC Interactive Programming and Test Mode. Thanks. Go into Control Panel, System, Device Manager, Hardware. USB NOTES: In USB mode the keyboard pass-thru connector does still work, and the I-PAC translates the PS/2 keyboard protocol into USB. SIDE NOTE: IPAC2 can be switched to behave as a GAMEPAD controller. I-Pac Ultimate I/O gamepad mode. Assuming the an IPAC2 is setup in Keyboard Mode using factory-default keys, you can wire your controller to your pushbuttons and joystick switches following the labels on the board. As you can see, there are a lot of variables so I don't have an answer, except to show you how it strings together so you can find your issue. I set the ipac to mode 5, WinIpac closes, I reopen & get a "Board is in xinput mode. Gamepad Mode: When the gamepad is turned off, press the X and the Mode button at the same time. Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) The forum ‘Controller Configuration in RetroPie’ is closed to new topics and replies. Posts. I set things up where I want them & make another ipc file for that setup. The ipac has a big problem with gamepad mode : it can only be set for 1 player. You can not map two players on it. Open up the USB controller by clicking on the plus sign next to it. As per the heading, I have an iPAC2 for my system. * Is there a way to use the “shift” behavior when using the ipac2 in gamepad mode? The problem as I found out is this. Monitor from Novatech, It's a cheap BenQ they had on offer. ... Sanwa sticks, buttons, amp, speakers & ipac2 from ArcadeWorld also in the UK. When the lights begin flashing quickly, connect to the device using your phone or PC. Author. If the game/application requires a gamepad device instead of keyboard inputs you can change the IPAC with its Multi-mode firmware. You will need to remove it from Windows and let it re-detect. 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