English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > Support > New to Emulation or Amiga scene > Member Introductions

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 24 July 2020, 12:58   #1
RichL
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Birmingham, UK
Age: 46
Posts: 37
Hello From Lockdown

Well, more like Birmingham, UK.

Working from home for 5 months made me realise how much I wanted to get back into Amiga-ring so I paid for a really nice, white A1200 a couple of weeks ago and so far invested in a 4 gig CF card and 8mb RAM expansion.

Have had a few technical hiccups so far (which is why I joined here to learn) but am slowly getting around things - I don’t know why (for example) certain games seem to crash at certain times on the actual hardware but running them in WinUAE they don’t. But its a slow learning process for me.

Looking forward to contributing more on the forum. I don’t want everything from me to be questions or requests!!

Thanks for reading.

Oh and do people still use a megadrive pad on actual hardware? Is that still the best to track down or a good old fashioned joystick?
RichL is offline  
Old 24 July 2020, 13:03   #2
chip
Amiga Demoscene Archive !
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Italy
Age: 45
Posts: 1,946
Hi !

You are not the first one that due to the lockdown has rediscovered the Amiga

Enjoy your "new" adventure ..... welcome to the forum
chip is offline  
Old 24 July 2020, 13:16   #3
Devlin
Bane of Magic

Devlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bradford, UK
Age: 34
Posts: 329
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichL View Post
Oh and do people still use a megadrive pad on actual hardware? Is that still the best to track down or a good old fashioned joystick?
These days I prefer a Master System pad or if i'm playing something that doesn't need two buttons, one of my many joysticks
Devlin is offline  
Old 24 July 2020, 13:16   #4
manossg
Registered User

 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Greece
Posts: 428
Welcome!

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichL View Post
Oh and do people still use a megadrive pad on actual hardware? Is that still the best to track down or a good old fashioned joystick?
Lots of people like joypads, but a mod to remap up to some of the buttons for jumping might be a good idea. I never understood or liked joypads, though, especially when there are some fantastic joysticks around.
manossg is online now  
Old 24 July 2020, 13:27   #5
S0ulA55a551n
Registered User
S0ulA55a551n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Rhondda, Wales
Age: 43
Posts: 619
Quote:
Originally Posted by manossg View Post
Welcome!



Lots of people like joypads, but a mod to remap up to some of the buttons for jumping might be a good idea. I never understood or liked joypads, though, especially when there are some fantastic joysticks around.
I hate joysticks. And I know its all preference, but just remember the cramps etc of playing games in the Amstrad and later Amiga.

I think we have been spoilt, An xbox one pad I would like to use that on every system ever

Sorry went O/T then.


Welcome
S0ulA55a551n is offline  
Old 24 July 2020, 14:02   #6
manossg
Registered User

 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Greece
Posts: 428
Quote:
Originally Posted by S0ulA55a551n View Post
And I know its all preference, but just remember the cramps etc of playing games in the Amstrad and later Amiga.
Sorry went O/T then.
(shamelessly continuing the OT)

Getting cramps sucks, yeah, but it depends on the joystick. Got some cramps from those competition pros but never a problem from the superbly crafted Tomahawk/Pacman joysticks.
manossg is online now  
Old 28 July 2020, 23:25   #7
RichL
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Birmingham, UK
Age: 46
Posts: 37
Can you seriously use a master system joypad okay? Just plug it straight in and it’s not going to damage anything?

Seen some competition pro’s on eBay starting at £40 and going up. Shocking.
RichL is offline  
Old 29 July 2020, 03:00   #8
xubidoo
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichL View Post
Can you seriously use a master system joypad okay? Just plug it straight in and it’s not going to damage anything?
Yes a Master system pad works fine, its the Megadrive pad thats more likely to casue damage apparently


My Joystick of choice used to be the Zipstick , but these days i use a Monster Joystick Mini - 2 button with option of mapping up to jump to the 2nd button, while expensive(£55 ish) its quality stuff, all proper arcade parts.

I just dont think pads work with an Amiga that well to be honest, the pushing up to jump/accelerate etc just feels wrong

Welcome btw
 
Old 29 July 2020, 12:20   #9
RichL
Registered User

 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Birmingham, UK
Age: 46
Posts: 37
Thanks I will see if I can get one of those cheap.

I've really missed the retro shows this year
RichL is offline  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:45.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Page generated in 0.07958 seconds with 12 queries