Insert coins end up in exit game (P1 hold timer issue)

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Insert coins end up in exit game (P1 hold timer issue)

Post by raycade » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:02 pm

Hi,

I bump into a practical issue when inserting a lot of coins. Let's say 10 coins.

When you do this you will hold the button P1 and then press and release BUTTON1. Then it inserts one coin.
Logically you press and release BUTTON1 again and still holding P1, another coins inserts, and you repeat this. GREAT!
BUT suddenly you exit the game.

The thing is that the counter of P1 (3 second exit game) is not being reset when entering another button or joystick combination while holding P1.
Therefore your game is exited.

Is it possible to change the behavior of P1 exit so that it won't results in exiting a game when other buttons are pressed simultaneously?
Ideally the P1 hold timer should be reset if it is pressed in combination with other inputs (joy or buttons).

Is this doable to build in?

Related topic about 3 second KEY_ESC: https://arpicade.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1863

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Re: Insert coins end up in exit game (P1 hold timer issue)

Post by dee2eR » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:48 am

There's not really a way to make the long hold timer reset, if you're holding start the timer is counting... You can make it require a longer hold to exit by editing hotkeys.ini though - maybe that will help not accidentally exiting.

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Re: Insert coins end up in exit game (P1 hold timer issue)

Post by raycade » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:16 am

Which part of the system is responsible for this 3 sec hold mechanism?
Is there an application doing this?

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Re: Insert coins end up in exit game (P1 hold timer issue)

Post by dee2eR » Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:40 am

All the hotkeys are handled in software using xboxdrv as a joy to key app.

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