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Re: Analogue joystick testing
« Reply #25 on: 01:11, 15 May 15 »
I remember that it gave strange result on a PLUS in Basic... like chains of numbers/letters.
But I don't have the cartridge at the moment so I can't test for now.

Yeh, really it is easiest/most convenient to test using the diagnostic cart with C4CPC. I'm hoping more people come out of the woodwork with analogue sticks hidden away that they can test.  Having a good supply of suitable analogue sticks is essential for the GX4000/plus to reach its full potential imho  ;)

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Re: Analogue joystick testing
« Reply #26 on: 04:31, 15 May 15 »
Many non analog paddles were also using a DB15 port on PC as it was basically to Joystick port.
Anyway it would be nice to have a more complete list of compatible or easy to make compatible hardware... some adapters may be required perhaps as well as "drivers"...

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Re: Analogue joystick testing
« Reply #27 on: 20:40, 01 June 15 »
Many non analog paddles were also using a DB15 port on PC as it was basically to Joystick port.
Anyway it would be nice to have a more complete list of compatible or easy to make compatible hardware... some adapters may be required perhaps as well as "drivers"...


Give it a try in FutureOS (Plus version). It senses nearly the whole spectrum of numbers, so you see the mouse arrow moving quick or slow. Maybe that helps.

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Re: Analogue joystick testing
« Reply #28 on: 19:47, 15 November 19 »
I've just been digging through my old stuff trying to make sense of it.

Pulled out my old PC Game Port Analogue Joystick, Does this work in the Analogue port of the GX4000? Like it won't hurt it?

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Re: Analogue joystick testing
« Reply #29 on: 23:22, 15 November 19 »
I've just been digging through my old stuff trying to make sense of it.

Pulled out my old PC Game Port Analogue Joystick, Does this work in the Analogue port of the GX4000? Like it won't hurt it?



Try it using the analogue stick test on

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&onglet=dumps&num=9627


Make sure any autofires etc. are turned off. 


If you can post the joystick model and numbers the test program gives you at the extreme stick positions it is useful info  :)

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Re: Analogue joystick testing
« Reply #30 on: 23:50, 15 November 19 »
Interact PC Mission SV-200
Channel 00 00 - 31
Channel 01 3F - 18
What can I use it with?

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Re: Analogue joystick testing
« Reply #31 on: 02:44, 16 November 19 »
Interact PC Mission SV-200
Channel 00 00 - 31
Channel 01 3F - 18
What can I use it with?




Well the good news is it's usable with the GX and it looks like that model of stick has adjustment controllers for refining the ranges.


The bad news is you can't use it with much atm.  Tennis Cup 2 but that just emulates a digital controller. FutureOS that TFM (Gunhed) mentions above.  Other than that just unreleased homebrew stuff.


But keep it safe and be patient, the GX renaissance seems to be just beginning...  ;)