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Offline tonyvdb

joystick on some games acts strange bot not others
« on: October 23, 2019, 06:32:17 PM »
So a bit of an odd problem here. On my a4000 Some games like Morph or Tetrix do not seem to function correctly using a joystic however on other games like deluxe Galaga or Duluxe Packman everything works great. Mouse functions are also normal, why would this be? I know that capacitors on the motherboard can go bad causing issues but would that not effect everything including the mouse?
I should also add I have two joysticks Cant remember the model but they are the good ones (removable red handle with black square base) both do the same thing.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2019, 06:34:34 PM by tonyvdb »
Amiga 2000HD Indivision ECS
Amiga 4000D towerised OS 3.1 and 3.9 on CF cards
Indivision AGA, Mediator 4000
Video Toaster 4000 Flyer v4.3 Millenium.
202gig of video drive space & 5gig audio.
 

Offline tonyvdb

Re: joystick on some games acts strange bot not others
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 08:26:17 PM »
Anyone have thoughts on this?
Amiga 2000HD Indivision ECS
Amiga 4000D towerised OS 3.1 and 3.9 on CF cards
Indivision AGA, Mediator 4000
Video Toaster 4000 Flyer v4.3 Millenium.
202gig of video drive space & 5gig audio.
 

Offline paul1981

Re: joystick on some games acts strange bot not others
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2019, 09:44:54 PM »
Anyone have thoughts on this?

Are these WHDLoad versions or the original disks? I haven't ever tried those particular games, but it's not totally inconceivable that the joystick movement code in those games may not be suitable for fast processors. Having said this, they are not early Amiga games though, so this is unlikely. Also, I don't think I've ever experienced this problem before on an Amiga game. You could try slowing your machine down by disabling caches and so on and then try running the games to see if there's any difference.
 

Offline tonyvdb

Re: joystick on some games acts strange bot not others
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 03:14:28 PM »
Thank you, I will give that a try. It is the original game on floppy.
Amiga 2000HD Indivision ECS
Amiga 4000D towerised OS 3.1 and 3.9 on CF cards
Indivision AGA, Mediator 4000
Video Toaster 4000 Flyer v4.3 Millenium.
202gig of video drive space & 5gig audio.
 

Offline AndyFC

Re: joystick on some games acts strange bot not others
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 07:44:18 PM »
What is happening exactly when the games don't function correctly? Is it input lag, wrong direction, no response etc?

There are some Joystick test apps on Aminet you can try, but it sounds like this won't show you anything useful as you know other games work.
A1200 in DIY Tower. 3.0 ROMS (but 3.1 in RAM), 3.5" HD, CD Rom and IDE to SD adapter running off the internal IDE port (using the A4000 4-port IDE adapter from Amigakit), Blizzard 1230-IV, with 32MB 60ns RAM and 50MHz 68882 FPU. 3COM PCMCIA Network card running with Miami DX. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PrGdL6XjmE
 

Offline paul1981

Re: joystick on some games acts strange bot not others
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 02:45:54 PM »
Thank you, I will give that a try. It is the original game on floppy.

TUDE and Degrader spring to mind (both should be on aminet).
 

Offline tonyvdb

Re: joystick on some games acts strange bot not others
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2019, 10:01:43 PM »
What is happening exactly when the games don't function correctly? Is it input lag, wrong direction, no response etc?

Wrong direction as in down only and no matter what I do cant get to go up but only in games like Morph and Tetrix. Its very bizarre.
Amiga 2000HD Indivision ECS
Amiga 4000D towerised OS 3.1 and 3.9 on CF cards
Indivision AGA, Mediator 4000
Video Toaster 4000 Flyer v4.3 Millenium.
202gig of video drive space & 5gig audio.