Amiga computer related discussion => Amiga Gaming => Topic started by: jennadk on January 06, 2017, 12:51:56 AM

Title: Gravis Gamepad
Post by: jennadk on January 06, 2017, 12:51:56 AM
I (used to) have an old 'joystick port' version of this for PC, which loved using for Commander Keen. I have heard mention that there was an Amiga version of it as well? I'd love to track one down if so, as with the joystick screw-in it's a fun compromise between game pads and joysticks I think. Has anyone run into an Amiga-compatible version of this? Otherwise, is there any way to use PC 'joystick port' controllers on a classic Amiga?
Title: Re: Gravis Gamepad
Post by: Pat the Cat on January 06, 2017, 01:42:57 AM
There was a version of the Gravis specifically for the Amiga apparently.

For an adaptor. Well... no. Most PC-Amiga adapters that I have seen just map the Analog style of joysticks, for proportional control. Few Amiga games support proportional analog controllers.

That isn't an analog controller, so in theory it's doable, what made  a lot of manufacturers steer clear is... most all Amiga controllers had up, down, left, right, fire. No other buttons.

CD32 controllers are the exception, but very few games support multi button either. Probably more than support analog control though.

Sorry to disappoint you. I could be wrong, but it was always an issue, getting other  designs of controller working on Amigas without cutting cables and soldering new connectors on the end.

I guess it's no big deal to make one, the snag is making the other buttons do useful things.