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Author Topic: Joysticks for the CPC - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly  (Read 2390 times)

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Re: Joysticks for the CPC - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
« Reply #50 on: 23:49, 02 May 18 »
This is the joystick I used

https://www.arcadeworlduk.com/products/Sanwa-JLF-TP-8YT-Ball-Top-Joystick.html - I desoldered the 5pin connector and attached the wires directly

There are the buttons

https://www.arcadeworlduk.com/products/Gold-Leaf-Arcade-Button.html

This is the enclosure

http://cpc.farnell.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&langId=69&urlRequestType=Base&partNumber=EN83645&storeId=10180

You should have gone for a joystick that uses standard industrial micro-switches like the one in this set: https://www.ebay.de/itm/Zero-Delay-Arcade-USB-Encoder-PC-Joystick-Push-Taster-fur-MAME-Sanwa-AC782/401528837415
You can seriously abuse them and even if a switch does break, you can swap it in minutes.

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Re: Joysticks for the CPC - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
« Reply #51 on: 01:05, 03 May 18 »

You should have gone for a joystick that uses standard industrial micro-switches like the one in this set: https://www.ebay.de/itm/Zero-Delay-Arcade-USB-Encoder-PC-Joystick-Push-Taster-fur-MAME-Sanwa-AC782/401528837415
You can seriously abuse them and even if a switch does break, you can swap it in minutes.

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Yeah I think in hindsight I would, I've actually had the joystick in a box for a couple of years having got it when I purchased the bits for my home built arcade machine a couple of years bacl but noticed the arcadeworlduk place also sells the model you mention https://www.arcadeworlduk.com/products/Sanwa-JLF-TM-8T-Ball-Top-Joystick.html


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Re: Joysticks for the CPC - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
« Reply #52 on: 09:37, 03 May 18 »
The joystick I used on my Neo Geo is one of the "real" ones (ie: the one's used by commercial arcade machine builders and almost completely made of metal), but these are getting difficult to find. It's absolutely bullet-proof, I couldn't break it if I wanted to. Can'T remember which company it's from though.

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/other-retro/neo-geo/msg55627/#msg55627

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