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Joystick support
« on: 21:10, 12 December 16 »

Hello,


I would really like to play some old Amstrad CPC using the Atari 2600 joystick I played with in the 80's.
Would anyone be able to advise me on the PC emulators that support the use of this joystick using the adapter found at: http://www.retronicdesign.com/en/


Thanks !

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Re: Joystick support
« Reply #1 on: 15:29, 13 December 16 »
Well, after the obligatory comment of why would you want to use one of the worst joysticks ever used (iconic status aside), I guess it's like all those adapters: it presents a modern, USB joystick to the PC, so the emulator won't know any difference...?

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Re: Joystick support
« Reply #2 on: 15:34, 13 December 16 »
Hey, careful. The Atari CX40 is one of my favourite sticks!

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Re: Joystick support
« Reply #3 on: 15:42, 13 December 16 »
Hey, careful. The Atari CX40 is one of my favourite sticks!

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For beating eggs?




...the only joystick worse than the CX40 that I've used was, I think, this:


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And, of course, it was a (bad) copy pf the Atari original.
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Re: Joystick support
« Reply #4 on: 15:43, 13 December 16 »
You mean playing Dizzy? :D

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Re: Joystick support
« Reply #5 on: 15:44, 13 December 16 »
You mean playing Dizzy? :D


You automatically win the argument :D

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Re: Joystick support
« Reply #6 on: 16:19, 13 December 16 »
Oh there was a lot worse than those two: I present the BBC Acorn Dual Analogue Josticks. By far the most unusable, uncomfortable Joystick that I ever had the misfortune to have in my hand. Acorn managed to take the word "Joy" out of Joystick!

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Re: Joystick support
« Reply #7 on: 16:22, 13 December 16 »
Why? They don't look that bad?!

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Re: Joystick support
« Reply #8 on: 16:25, 13 December 16 »
The indents that look like they are for your fingers is actually the side that goes into the palm of your hand. They are much bigger than they look too. Even a adult hand would have a problem getting to the fire button. After two minutes of playing, those sharp corners have already stopped the blood from getting to your thumb.

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Re: Joystick support
« Reply #9 on: 16:26, 13 December 16 »
Aha :D Ok, understood, I don't wanna touch one!

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Re: Joystick support
« Reply #10 on: 17:01, 13 December 16 »
...once again, King of the sticks.





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Re: Joystick support
« Reply #11 on: 17:03, 13 December 16 »
Yup, had to be said.


But by now we're way off-topic.

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Re: Joystick support
« Reply #12 on: 17:05, 13 December 16 »
Yup, had to be said.


But by now we're way off-topic.


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Re: Joystick support
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