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Old 26 August 2007, 13:38   #1
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Homemade controller/joystick?

The simply things seem to confuse me beyond belief, my goal is make a proper arcade style controller for my Amiga.

I got some info for this from here :

http://www.hardwarebook.info/Amiga_Mouse/Joy

http://www.gamesx.com/misctech/controltech.htm


According to the pin outs theres a ground and a +5 but I can't work out where they would go.

In my head I am thinking that Up,Down,Left,Right would go to there appropiate places and then do I just put the ground (GND) on the other side of the switch, so when a button/movement is pressed it would it would cross Up with Ground and work???

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Old 26 August 2007, 15:11   #2
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A basic digital controller can be implemented with pushbutton switches connected between the appropriate input lines (/LEFT, /RIGHT, etc.) and the GND line, just as you thought.

The +5V line can be used as power supply voltage for fancier things, like autofire (a small electronic circuit that pulls the /BUTTON1 line to GND periodically as far as the 'Fire' pushbutton is pressed), or connecting extra buttons (search 'cd32joy.lha' on www.aminet.net - it shows the schematics of the CD32 controller, minus the four directional buttons).
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Old 26 August 2007, 16:24   #3
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Thank you for your help, I was confused as that seemed a little too simple to me. I just wanted to be sure because I was going to buy a Sanwa stick and push buttons, its just something I always wanted. I guess :

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DrF, are you using all seven CD32 buttons so you can use the stick for Amiga fighting games and other newer games, or just a one-button setup?
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Old 27 August 2007, 11:48   #6
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DrF, are you using all seven CD32 buttons so you can use the stick for Amiga fighting games and other newer games, or just a one-button setup?
I do not actually have a joystick at present, so I thought why not build my own, I have always wanted a proper feeling arcade stick and I finally have some money to treat myself. I may still get a CD32 pad though.

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Yeah I want something like that, I am going to try to use a Sanwa ball top stick and 3 nice big push buttons, I intend to have a button for jump.
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