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Old 25 October 2001, 21:38   #21
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I allready have those docs BUT I WANT ONE OF THOSE
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Old 26 October 2001, 06:00   #22
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Competition Pros for PCs were the SAME as the Amiga ones, but included a special interface )a digital to analogue converter, I presume).
That's something I would LOVE! I haven't seen one single Digital joystick for PC, and I prefer Joysticks to Joypads, but most games are unplayable in analogue joysticks...

To have a digital and analogue joystick in the same one would be great
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Old 30 October 2001, 22:49   #23
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That is bizarre, that there are not normal (digital) joysticks on the IBM-PC.

Analogue joysticks are useless for precise control, they are very 'iffy' and tend to slide around without providing much feedback. Plus the damn things need calibrating and so forth. I bought one, tried using it, found it to be horrible, and ditched it.
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Yep, the only "digital-style" controlers on IBM compatibles are the Joypads, and most of them are shit
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Old 31 October 2001, 04:18   #25
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I am yet to cross a good joypad with a fair price for PC. The Microsoft Sidewinders are DAMN expensive (At least here in Brazil), and they are the only half-decente joypads I ever saw for PC.


Analogue josticks are good for racing games, Flight Simulators, and.. erm.. I think that's all. I have an analogue Joystick for my PC, and I only use it to play X-Wing and GP2
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Old 31 October 2001, 16:57   #26
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I tried to build the interface for psx pad...

using Direct Pad software, but it didn't worked for me

Anyway, keyboard is really good for me, its pretty precise with all games that don't need analog controllers...

Keyboard ROX! :P
 
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Hmm, yes, admittedly the keyboard can be better for certain high-precision operations, but have you ever tried playing a shoot-em-up with the keyboard!? :-)

A good digital microswitched joystick is overall the best game control device, in my opinion.
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Old 01 November 2001, 09:51   #28
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Keyboard provides alot of accuracy

Try playing Kingpin (the Amiga bowling game) on WinUAE Keyboard, then try playing it with joystick. Totally different
 
Old 01 November 2001, 21:15   #29
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Keyboard control is good for Worm Wars also, as it provides a lot of precision. But for something like R-Type, not ideal :-)
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I don't have much trouble playing shmups games with keyboard.
That's maybe because I've been using keyboard since I started playing games

Beat'em Ups are usualy hard to play for me..
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Old 02 November 2001, 07:48   #31
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I have just bought a PSX/N64 coverter, I'm using a analogue PSX controller if you use it with the joy2key software you can do a config for all your games on all your emulators, as well as PC games. It just takes a bit of time and patience.
 
Old 02 November 2001, 10:34   #32
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I just built the DirectPad interface for around $10 AUS and it works! (only on Win95...Win98 and Win2k didn't work)

Fantastic! I love it! Now I need WIn2k drivers. Anyone know where to get some, or anyone willing to write them?
 
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