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Old 10 March 2007, 12:03   #121
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Mine would have to be the SPEED KING by Konix, Excellent feel, good
control, fits right in your hand, perfect!!Great for playing KICKoff 2, when you
need a Joystick that's just the right size and performs great aftertouch

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Old 13 March 2007, 10:20   #122
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Just wondering which stick you like to play the majority of your games on?

Pics of collections would be nice

Erm here's my favourite;



that is all
This brings back the memories...
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Old 17 March 2007, 20:34   #123
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Tac-2, usa version.
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Old 18 August 2007, 16:24   #124
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The main control pads I use for my Amigas these days are Competition Pro CD32 pads, although I still have a couple of original Commodore CD32 pads plugged into some of the A1200s and CD32s we have set up around the place. Back in the A500 days, I had plenty of joysticks, including half of the ones posted so far. I really loved the big flight stick style digital ones for games like Stunt Car Racer, because combined with my swivelling, rotating, rocking chair, I'd be moving around like I was in one of those hydrolic arcade machines.

Before the Competition Pro CD32 pads, I had a few Sega Master System and Mega Drive pads, and they were alright too, especially if the games supported the second fire button.

My next project is going to be an arcade cabinet with dual Playstation arcade joysticks wired up inside it. With this, I can hook up a PS1 or PS2, or using those Playstation-to-CD32 adapters, any Amiga. I can't wait to play some good Amiga games that support the CD32's extra buttons with an arcade stick instead of a pad for once. Running Fightin' Spirit in it would feel like a real arcade machine.

If I do get those adapters (either bought from someone on eBay if he relists them, or maybe making one myself if I learn how) I'll get a few more Nubitech Street Fighter Playstation control pads too, since these have the best D-pad and button layout of any Playstation pad I've ever used.
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Old 20 January 2008, 23:56   #125
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I bought an adapter ATARI to USB pc, so i can use megadrive pad on pc. It was the pad i used on my A1200. The most confortable pad i ever had.

Also the SMS pad was fine, example with Swos, it was very precise for the famous diagonal moves.

Memories..damned memories!
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Old 31 January 2008, 18:30   #126
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I had many joysticks... my prefeared was Speedking,





(please note the prize is not in English pounds, but in Italian Lire. A normal joystick usually had a prize of 12.000 - 15.000 lire...it was so expensive, but really good!!!), but I loved also TAC2 and Cruiser (I had a black one):



I resisted to our days... It cannot be destroyed, but ... it's so loud (clang clang clang!!!! )
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Old 31 January 2008, 18:51   #127
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Cruiser (I had a black one):



I resisted to our days... It cannot be destroyed, but ... it's so loud (clang clang clang!!!! )

I had those and another version with a lift up thingy to adjust how sensitive it was, on the hardest setting it was like punching a wall, I had quite a few fail, always the micro switches gave in on me.

Competition Pro was ok :




Or the Zipstick ,these were great as they were only 5 in our stores :



Interesting page with a few pics here :

http://www.ko-gathering.com/wiki/ind...itle=Joysticks

Even has that stick thats posted around here, that wooden thingy with 6 buttons.
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Arrived this morning



It's BIG (almost 50cm across), got an arcade feeling to it and the knob in the right place (on the left!). Loved my Mavericks back in the day but this is so much better. Originally created for Sega's Megadrive but works great with both my miggies
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Old 31 January 2008, 20:03   #129
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Nice stick ppill, but sadly the Amiga fighting games doesn't support six buttons.
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Oh well... two of the six work, never needed more
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Old 31 January 2008, 20:10   #131
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You never played Arcade/Neo Geo fighters?
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Not on the Amiga... and yes, would love to have one of those HotRod thingies
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Old 31 January 2008, 21:03   #133
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That's a nice arcade stick for the Mega Drive (and consequently Amiga) you have there ppill

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Old 01 February 2008, 08:51   #134
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Interesting page with a few pics here :

http://www.ko-gathering.com/wiki/ind...itle=Joysticks

Even has that stick thats posted around here, that wooden thingy with 6 buttons.

Nice website
I found here a pic of Quickshoot2... I ever hated it
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I've used one of those in the past, too... not for long though, it was rubbish.
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Errr... the Quickshot for some reason when ever I pick up a ST, Speccy or C64 from a car boot or market or skip you can just about GURANTEE one of those horrid things is with it.

Upon testing said joystick you found in bin/skip/dog kennal you can then gurantee the auto fire thingy at least thats what I presume it was at the back of the stick don't work, and the stick feels very unresponsive. I also dislike those sticks for what I would say is crap build quaility.

All in all it just feels poor

I have some other QuickShot sticks for the SNES & MD, although the extra buttons just add to the crapness, I do have a stick I think from QuickShot for the SNES and it has little analogue style wheel adjusters.




I loved these sticks I used to sell them for the Saturn, the cost was SUPER only 0.50p per stick shame they weighed a ton :/



I must have crap loads of pics of sticks and pads, so I won't spam up the thread

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I had Quick Shot 2 sticks for the C64 in the 80s. One of the best and cheapest Summer Games & Co. sticks ever, useless for all non-joggling games.
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I had Quick Shot 2 sticks for the C64 in the 80s. One of the best and cheapest Summer Games & Co. sticks ever, useless for all non-joggling games.
Here in Italy were released some joysticks with Quick Shot 2 look and a switch for a "Decathlon" function. Instead of move stick left-right you had only to push fire.
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I don't remember their names, but I loved some Greek made metal joysticks using real arcade stick and buttons (which after all were VERY common as spares back then, unlike today). They looked almost hand-made (maybe they were). Even if I could still use them (I need to buy some adapter to make them compatible with PC) they would probably outlive me.

They were not "almost unbreakable" they were UNBREAKABLE.

I hated most quickshots (it was the "made in China" quality of the 80ies).

I also hate my 2600 joysticks and in fact they were notorious for NOT lasting long (both mine are dead for many years now) and for the mushy feeling that gave no real feeling of control and precision.

But undeniably they are of the Big Names of Nostalgia.
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Old 03 February 2008, 00:29   #140
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