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A1 & joysticks??
« on: November 12, 2002, 10:19:44 AM »
Will it still be possible to use my old-skool arcade joysticks on the A1, cause I'd rather use these than all those modern sticks...

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Re: A1 & joysticks??
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2002, 10:24:12 AM »
The XArcade supports USB, and so will "AmigaInput" for OS4.

If you want to use a 9-pin Amiga joystick, you need a Catweasle Flipper.
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Re: A1 & joysticks??
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2002, 10:28:24 AM »
No extra serial ports for digi single button or CD32
arcade mayhem  :-( cue death march :boohoo:


maybee just a serial card ???no? damn  logic :-x
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Re: A1 & joysticks??
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2002, 11:07:56 AM »
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No extra serial ports for digi single button or CD32
arcade mayhem  :-( cue death march :boohoo:


Uhh... serial ports? Amiga joystick ports are NOT the same as 9 pin serial ports! (although you can send and receive serial data over them, but thats a different matter...)
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Re: A1 & joysticks??
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2002, 12:57:33 PM »
with the A1200 bridge and a A1200 slapped onto the A1, exposing it's ports at the back, it's possible. Or so some people say. Guess we have to wait and see...

Anyway, Why are all modern joysticks so crappy? I mean, I got a Sidewinder for my PC and the only games it's good for is flightsims. Try a platform game with that one and you get sorely disappointed. My slikstik (Oh, I want that one remade!) for the Amiga is much more neat to play games with.  :-D
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Re: A1 & joysticks??
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2002, 01:38:54 PM »
@pee_001

Dunno about the joysticks but a pic of a beautiful engine you had there!

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Re: A1 & joysticks??
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2002, 01:42:41 PM »
@Desolator

don't use a analog joystick to a platform game use a digital one.
Try a gamepad perhaps.  :-P
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Re: A1 & joysticks??
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2002, 01:59:45 PM »
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Dunno about the joysticks but a pic of a beautiful engine you had there!

Alfisti forever!


For Sho'   did loads of polishing on that 24V ,
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Re: A1 & joysticks??
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2002, 05:15:48 PM »
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The XArcade supports USB, and so will "AmigaInput" for OS4.
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I just hate the arcade (coin-op) joystics... Why the hell do they have the buttons to the right?!!!! All of my joystics have them to the left so I can manage the stick with my right hand. (I have also one that has them in both sides fot the left handed)

This crap thing I think started in the `90s so that we loose much easyer lol and spend more money on these arcade macchines
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Re: A1 & joysticks??
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2002, 05:39:31 PM »
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I just hate the arcade (coin-op) joystics...


Good for you. Personally I think you can't beat the Cheetah Bug joystick.

I only posted the X-Arcade because the original poster asked for an old school arcade style sticks.
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Re: A1 & joysticks??
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2002, 06:01:08 PM »
There was one called "The Arcade" it was black with a single red botton in the middle, making it ideal for both lefties and righties.
It's the best joystick ever made, I have quite a few of them :-D.
I wasn't able to find a picture of it, though some guy posted one here once.
I don't remember who made them, though.

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Re: A1 & joysticks??
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2002, 01:32:14 PM »
@edderkop

But I don't like gamepads. :) Ah, guess I'll have to get used to them anyway.. :)

@Tickly

Now the Cheetah Bug was a seiously good joystick. Bought 4 of them while they still were on the market.
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Re: A1 & joysticks??
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2002, 01:38:40 PM »
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Blomberg wrote:
There was one called "The Arcade" it was black with a single red botton in the middle, making it ideal for both lefties and righties.
It's the best joystick ever made, I have quite a few of them :-D.
I wasn't able to find a picture of it, though some guy posted one here once.
I don't remember who made them, though.


They were made by Suzo in Rotterdam. Best thing Holland ever produced :-D. I managed to break the microswitches in them quite a few times. I had the tendency to smash joysticks into walls when I lost another live, luckily I'm much more relaxed these days.  :-D

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Re: A1 & joysticks??
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2002, 01:42:56 PM »
Mr_Tickle. i know this is off topic, but i see you have a vectrex on your video brewery site..

Do you intend to do some vectrex coding ?

a friend of mine is currently doing a bit of vectrex coding, and last night we were having a little play on it.
pretty cool. Got yourself a programmable cart ?
 

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Re: A1 & joysticks??
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2002, 01:46:21 PM »
An USB device with two (or more for multiplayer mayhem? ;) 9pin DSUB connectors in the other end for digital joysticks would be kind of nice :) Anyone with a solder iron that could make such a thing? :)

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