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Post by JustMarioBros on Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:32 pm

I recently found out I will need two encoders for my 4 player panel due to the amount of LED's I will be using. Both encoders support 4 players.

Now, after looking back to the "setting up IPAC" images provided, it shows you need to have the controls wired a specific way to work with Xarcade. Here is my question. Would it still work if I followed those directions except instead of wiring all 4 players on the same board, can I wire players 3 and 4 onto the second board under players 1 and 2?

I was told the encoders will have two separate ID's so the Ultimarc software will pick up two separate encoders. I know we can use multiple encoders but I need to know if this particular idea works or if I need to have all 4 players on the same board, in their matching sections.

Thank you.
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Post by Marcux on Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:22 am

yes, you can wire player 1 and 2 to encoder 1, and player 2 and 3 to encoder 2. make sure there are no keys used twice between the encoders. I use a Ipac Ultimate because it has so many inputs, works with my 4 player.
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Post by JustMarioBros on Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:00 am

So ultimately it only matters what keys you map to the buttons rather than exactly where on the encoder they are wired to?
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Re: Help regarding multiple encoders and Chris' control system

Post by Marcux on Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:59 am

correct
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Post by JustMarioBros on Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:01 am

Thanks man, slowly learning all the little ins and outs.
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Re: Help regarding multiple encoders and Chris' control system

Post by Sahadd Prawser on Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:51 pm

Marcux wrote:yes, you can wire player 1 and 2 to encoder 1, and player 2 and 3 to encoder 2. make sure there are no keys used twice between the encoders.  I use a Ipac Ultimate because it has so many inputs, works with my 4 player.

Did you need 2 Ultimate I/O as well? for 4 players with all those led?

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Re: Help regarding multiple encoders and Chris' control system

Post by Control4reak on Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:47 pm

I am using 2 ultimate I/O control boards and am having trouble getting players 2-4 working in various games. Could you share what you have done?

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