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Old 23 March 2009, 22:54   #1
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joypad Boomerang for CD32, avoid this crap

Joypad Boomerang by MATT for CD32, avoid this crap: http://www.efunzine.com/fotosy/dc03c...7ebca257da.jpg
- very unresponsive
- very loud, even without microswitches
- lags
- cheap plastic
- very cheaply made plug
Please tell everyone to avoid this pure shit. Thank you.
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Old 23 March 2009, 23:42   #2
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Yep I heard they were rubbish as well, better off with a standard CD32 pad.
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Old 23 March 2009, 23:51   #3
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Or the Honeybee/Competiton Pro pad.
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Old 24 March 2009, 01:36   #4
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very unresponsive
its damn hard to press buttons, fingers hurt after few minutes. I bought it and used only once.
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Old 25 March 2009, 00:19   #5
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its damn hard to press buttons, fingers hurt after few minutes. I bought it and used only once.
I agree,the worse joypad ever!
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Old 25 March 2009, 01:13   #6
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I wonder when AmigaKit will start making/selling Playstation to CD32 adapters. These things have been floating around from time to time on eBay for years. I'd buy a few of them if AmigaKit or AmigaManiac or some other Amiga shop who knows how to make cables made them. Competition Pro control pads went out of stock on Earth YEARS ago, no one likes the Commodore CD32 pad, and I have to agree that the Boomerang is a bit of a nightmare to use, although sticking the thumb stick in there makes it a bit better.

Wouldn't it be good if we could just buy any regular PS1/PS2 pad and stick it in our Amigas to have full 7-button+ support with mouse-stick and button-for-jump capabilities? Or just plug in a massive PS2 arcade joystick! Imagine playing Fightin' Spirit with that instead of a pad, cool!

Just like this - http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...p/Cimg0914.jpg
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Is this a simple cable to cable connection or is some kind of chip involved?
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Old 25 March 2009, 01:41   #8
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I'm pretty sure it has a PIC chip inside it somewhere to convert the signals around... where it actually fits is anyone's guess. It must be tiny if it fits inside that DB9 plug!
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Old 25 March 2009, 01:50   #9
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IIRC, indeed, back in 2003 when I was thinking to do such a connector I couldn't get the signals due to the chip on the PSX pads "mobo".
So I left the PSX2Amy pad as an idea only, and "hacked" some Sega pad by connecting the Amy cable directly to the pad's "mobo".

Now I have a spare broken console, so maybe I'll try that with the double-pad-connector-thingy from that one...

Thanks for reviving the idea, Cammy

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Nah, impossible, there must be a chip there somewhere, here's what signals appear on the pad's port...
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Old 25 March 2009, 01:54   #10
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Is this a simple cable to cable connection or is some kind of chip involved?
there is a pic inside the amiga plug my friend shoon! That pic is mine, there is a thread for these adaptors... once I hear back from the guy making those I will inform you all
It is AWESOME to play games like turrican with the analog stick
those pads work like normal 2-button joysticks OR cd32 pads OR mouse using analog. New version supports button remapping too! (no more UP for jumps!)
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Old 25 March 2009, 02:02   #11
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Blast, there's always some pic shit in those pads and there's no way I could get them here or program or... whatever they need to be done to work...

Perhaps I'll try the old "hacking the pad's mobo"...
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Very expensive, but has anybody tested these adapters?

http://www.wolfsoft.de/shop/product_...megadrive.html

edit: Looks like a Tototek PSX to Mega Drive adapter. Fair enough for 15$+shipping.

http://www.tototek.com/pio/main1/SUB...cconverter.htm

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D-Pad in my Boomerang is broken (up and right). Seller want 22EUR for original joypad...
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Old 25 March 2009, 11:47   #14
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Do they sell original pads for CD32?
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Old 25 March 2009, 11:54   #15
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yes http://efunzine.com/efnz.php?a=pro&i...f36d643aa3b12c but now they have only new
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Old 25 March 2009, 12:03   #16
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yes it is in offer, but check the red crosses - they dont even have used ones for about 3 years now - I tried to buy the original pad from them, but they had only shitty bumerangs - thats where I bought mine.

things on the site are decieving, they claim to have the stuff, you order it and get an e-mail "sorry sir, we forgot to update" - thats how it was in case of the pad and some other things (ordered boxed game and they sent me used one etc.)
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Old 25 March 2009, 12:08   #17
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Witam Pana,
przepraszamy za problem wynikły z naszej winy. Wysłaliśmy pad  
Boomerang, gdyż nie mamy na stanie używanych oryginalnych joypadów  
(mamy jedynie nowe dostępne za dopłatą). Możemy wysłać Panu inny  
egzemplarz (sprawdzony na 100%) lub zaproponować dopłatę do nowego  
joypada oryginalnego - ta jednak nie byłaby niska - są to ostatnie  
dostępne egzemplarze z Niemiec i zapłaciliśmy za nie bardzo drogo -  
cena dopłaty to 99 zł.

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Old 25 March 2009, 12:12   #18
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LOL, so they got some new stuff from Germany... but the cost

I pray for long life for my original pad
btw most geeky thing I did in my life was succesfully repairing it... TWICE lol

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Old 25 March 2009, 12:14   #19
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fuck them, Amiga is something more to me, I will find another source
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Old 25 March 2009, 12:37   #20
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Try getting the HoneyBee pad. It just rocks. The abundance of autofires is really not necessary, but they look good ;-) Pad works like a charm though, no problems whatsoever, and it is nice to use the PLAY button as exit for WHDLoad, works in more than 90% of games I tried. Instant gaming machine...
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