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Forum: Amiga scene 01 November 2017, 00:39
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Posted By Swevicus
Please do. I'll be disappearing for a while,...

Please do. I'll be disappearing for a while, anyway.
Forum: Amiga scene 01 November 2017, 00:26
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Swevicus
2-button joystick adaptors in Europe?

Dear EAB,

I've begun designing and developing a 2-button version of my arcade-quality-Atari-controller-on-a-budget (for use with Amiga, ST and Master System machines, with the intention of...
Forum: support.Hardware 29 October 2017, 01:23
Replies: 10
Views: 3,798
Posted By Swevicus
The only joysticks I can think of that have...

The only joysticks I can think of that have 2-button support are the QuickShot Maverick 1 (both standard and microswitch versions), which supports multiple home computers (including the MSX and Sharp...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 October 2017, 18:09
Replies: 0
Views: 322
Posted By Swevicus
2-button joystick (final version)

Dear EAB,

After the mixed to positive reactions regarding my single-button Atari/Commodore controller-on-a-budget (with a Seimitsu joystick and Sanwa buttons), I decided to try working on a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 October 2017, 23:56
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By Swevicus
Something fast and memory-efficient, probably...

Something fast and memory-efficient, probably Blitz Basic with some machine code/assembly (I suck at coding - I'm a dab hand with designing and planning, though). Here are the challenges I've come up...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 15 October 2017, 00:49
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By Swevicus
The Crystal Maze

Dear EAB,

I thought about conceptualising an Amiga game based on the classic 1990s game show "The Crystal Maze", which has recently returned to TV here in the UK.

Synopsis

For those who...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 October 2017, 01:10
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Swevicus
I've redesigned the octagonal enclosure to make...

I've redesigned the octagonal enclosure to make it a little more ergonomic (the joystick would now go in the centre, with the single fire button now relocated at the very front and centre instead of...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 October 2017, 22:39
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By Swevicus
USB version sucks (I have one and I've only used...

USB version sucks (I have one and I've only used it about 8 times in as many years).
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 October 2017, 01:52
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Swevicus
Oh, for smeg's sake! A poll for options? I...

Oh, for smeg's sake!

A poll for options? I don't understand.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 October 2017, 01:05
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Swevicus
Joystick Prototype #2

Dear EAB,

As you may know, I have recently completed the first prototype for my arcade-quality-Atari-controller-on-a-budget (loosely based on the TAC 2 and Competition Pro but with a Seimitsu...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 28 July 2017, 17:19
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By Swevicus
Swapped out the LS-32-01-SC for the LS-56-01....

Swapped out the LS-32-01-SC for the LS-56-01. More compact and more manageable in my opinion.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 27 July 2017, 17:11
Replies: 5,747
Views: 902,934
Posted By Swevicus
Seimitsu LS-56-01 joystick (it'll arrive...

Seimitsu LS-56-01 joystick (it'll arrive tomorrow) and I was supposed to get a pair of flat (MS) mounting plates for my LS-32-01-SC, but there was a screw-up, so I have to get them myself tomorrow.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 26 July 2017, 00:50
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By Swevicus
I think I've cracked the design for the 2-button...

I think I've cracked the design for the 2-button version - I can simply modify the existing casing for the 1-button model (I'm not going to use the same enclosure, I'm likely going to order another...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 25 July 2017, 15:21
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By Swevicus
Thank you for the helpful advice. I'll keep it in...

Thank you for the helpful advice. I'll keep it in mind when I'm designing the 2-button version (which is what I'm working on now - the design). :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 July 2017, 20:35
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By Swevicus
The Sanwa parts have been fully replaced with...

The Sanwa parts have been fully replaced with Seimitsu parts (LS-32-01-SC joystick with PCB mounted microswitches and black shaft cover and PS-14-G snap-in buttons). I was able to get the buttons to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 21 July 2017, 00:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By Swevicus
I use crimp shoes for the buttons and a 5-pin...

I use crimp shoes for the buttons and a 5-pin wiring harness for the joystick. I'll keep that in mind for future reference.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 20 July 2017, 23:15
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By Swevicus
Good news is... I figured out the Sanwa JLF isn't...

Good news is... I figured out the Sanwa JLF isn't that good a joystick for most retro games (I find the Seimitsu LS-32 a better fit), so I successfully modified the case to fit an LS-32-01-SC (with...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 July 2017, 23:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By Swevicus
Hmm... intriguing.

Hmm... intriguing.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2017, 23:50
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By Swevicus
This controller is freaking awesome (although the...

This controller is freaking awesome (although the joystick is a little too short and soft for my tastes, which is why I bought a shaft extender and a larger ball top handle - the latter is for...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2017, 23:19
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By Swevicus
Blimey, that was quick! Two independent...

Blimey, that was quick!

Two independent buttons? I can do that with the PCB of a Sega Master System controller, no problem. :) Autofire and turbo fire? Sure, if I can find a QS-200 (or an Amiga...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 06 July 2017, 23:07
Replies: 18
Views: 1,500
Posted By Swevicus
My new joystick (custom-made) and Let's Plays

Dear EAB,

About 3, almost 4 years ago, some of you may remember that I was considering building an arcade-quality-Atari-controller-on-a-budget with the intention of mass producing it (not sure how...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 December 2016, 19:50
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
Is that joystick a Sanwa JLF? Looks like it :)...

Is that joystick a Sanwa JLF? Looks like it :) (that would justify the high price as well as the (presumably) metal enclosure).
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 13 December 2016, 15:44
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
Yes, I know that - however, it's 3D printed......

Yes, I know that - however, it's 3D printed... and I'm not sure how well a 3D printed design will hold up compared to a conventional hand-built one (3D printers are expensive as hell, too) - it's a...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 December 2016, 19:02
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
New aluminium enclosure for my Atari...

New aluminium enclosure for my Atari joystick-on-a-budget has arrived - now I just have to wait for the joystick and button (Sanwa parts) to arrive... the enclosure is too small for the autofire...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 29 November 2016, 23:34
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
OK, guys - I'm closer to getting the correct...

OK, guys - I'm closer to getting the correct parts this time (definitely going for a Sanwa JLF for the joystick, while the button will either be a Sanwa OBSF-30 or a Seimitsu PS-15 - yes, I said...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 24 November 2016, 11:56
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
Thank you. :)

Thank you. :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 November 2016, 19:42
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
555 seems simple enough... found the autofire...

555 seems simple enough... found the autofire circuit, by the way. :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 November 2016, 13:56
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
OK, I'll have a look at this legendary 555 when I...

OK, I'll have a look at this legendary 555 when I get home.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 23 November 2016, 12:59
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
...and the autofire goes right out the window (I...

...and the autofire goes right out the window (I misplaced the circuit and can't remember where I put it, so unless I locate it, it's going to be a standard controller). On the upside, it does allow...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 November 2016, 15:35
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
OK, I'll cable transplant (I already gutted a...

OK, I'll cable transplant (I already gutted a crappy Cheetah 125+ so I might as well put its cable and autofire circuit to good use with the Sanwa JLF wiring harness). As for the colour codes of the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 19 November 2016, 01:54
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
1. Easier for me to work with (in terms of...

1. Easier for me to work with (in terms of figuring out what each contact point does on the PCB).
2. I don't have a Megadrive pad.
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 November 2016, 15:40
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
I am (don't know when, but I will eventually) -...

I am (don't know when, but I will eventually) - in one of two ways.

1. Padhacking (using the PCB of a gamepad as the "skeleton" of the controller, and soldering each control to the PCB's contact...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 18 November 2016, 12:17
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
Here you go. :)...

Here you go. :) http://datapixel.pt/joystick-action-pad-am-jt-164
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 17 November 2016, 22:25
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
Found some Amiga pads on a site called...

Found some Amiga pads on a site called "Datapixel", based in Portugal... they might be what I need. :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 November 2016, 23:05
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
You know, guys... I've been thinking quite a bit...

You know, guys... I've been thinking quite a bit (steam is coming out of my ears), and I'm starting to realise why not many good quality joysticks had autofire (TAC 2, Powerplay Cruiser, Suzo Arcade,...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 November 2016, 20:42
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
A bat-top handle, common amongst American video...

A bat-top handle, common amongst American video arcade halls and made usually by Suzo-Happ and IL (Industrias Lorenzo). Sanwa Denshi also make a bat-top handle which can be used on a ball-top shaft...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 November 2016, 20:29
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
Now that I've thought about it... another nagging...

Now that I've thought about it... another nagging question has popped into my head: Who'd prefer a ball-top handle (TAC 2, Zipstik, Competition Pro) and who'd prefer a trigger/flight-stick-style...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 10 November 2016, 00:42
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
Thanks, Daedalus :) I'll need to think about it...

Thanks, Daedalus :) I'll need to think about it (I've been looking at designs and past joysticks as sources of inspiration for about 10 hours now). :)
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 09 November 2016, 17:58
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
OK, I can see how that might be accomplished....

OK, I can see how that might be accomplished. Wiring it in series looks simple enough (wire one terminal on the button to the contact point on the autofire circuit and the other terminal to the...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 November 2016, 16:51
Replies: 134
Views: 13,860
Posted By Swevicus
I'd prefer a separate fire button that uses...

I'd prefer a separate fire button that uses autofire (like the Competition Pro Star and the Emax/Euromax Arcade Professional and the Amiga Action Pad by Logic 3). If that's too complex, then I'll...
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