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Old 25 March 2009, 12:41   #21
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and what about the CD32 'dedicated' buttons? is there a way to 'emulate' them?
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Old 25 March 2009, 12:44   #22
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Now I need some time to think what to do. I have from friend compilation of 200 games which don't need additional buttons but I have also Fears which need them. I know that Fears is not great game but I was curious if Nero can burn CD32 image.
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Old 25 March 2009, 13:00   #23
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The PS->CD32 adapters are an opensource project posted to Aminet a LONG time ago. You can make your own for only a few bucks.

http://aminet.net/package/docs/hard/appe_v32

There is a developer in the Atari Scene making and selling commercial PIC based adapters for PS->Atari/Amiga. No support for CD32 today but a willingness to implement it in the next firmware.

http://www.atari-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=16066
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The PS->CD32 adapters are an opensource project posted to Aminet a LONG time ago. You can make your own for only a few bucks.

http://aminet.net/package/docs/hard/appe_v32
there are considerable improvements over 'appe' which have been made in the mean-time however.

I have 3 PSX/PS2 -> CD32 adaptors, made by two different people, both with certain pro's and con's, particularly with regards to analogue support and mouse emulation, neither of which are featured by appe.

I still have the contact names for the makers of the adaptors i have, should anyone want them. I feel it is unlikely they will wish to release their sources for pic-programming however.


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Yep I heard they were rubbish as well, better off with a standard CD32 pad.
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Or the Honeybee/Competiton Pro pad.

i'd go with Retro-Nerd's suggestion. THe Honeybee Comp' Pro pads are lovely to use. The C= CD32 pad is positively painful, and i wouldnt recommend it to anyone.
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Old 26 March 2009, 08:51   #25
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Tomcat666: Do you know anywhere that sells the HoneyBee CD32 joypads? I have 1, but really would like another. As said, great joypads.
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Old 26 March 2009, 10:20   #26
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I got mine on the local fleamarket (for 0.5 eur ;-) ) but I know vesalia used to sell them, but cannot find it in their price list currently... but here is the link :

http://www.vesalia.de/e_compcd32.htm

I also know that some hong kong online shops used to sell them, however cannot find a single one right now
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Old 26 March 2009, 12:59   #27
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where can i get new Amiga joypads and joystics from? apart from ebay

i know theres one on amigakit but they look weired. anyone got it?

Thanks
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I got mine on the local fleamarket (for 0.5 eur ;-) ) but I know vesalia used to sell them, but cannot find it in their price list currently... but here is the link :

http://www.vesalia.de/e_compcd32.htm

I also know that some hong kong online shops used to sell them, however cannot find a single one right now
The Competition Pro/Honeybee pad it out of sale since ages. Only the product info is left on Vesalia. I want one too, but the eBay prices are insane. Bought a Tecno Plus pad and it's decent enough for the most Amiga games with pad support.

http://www.vesalia.de/e_tp511.htm
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The Competition Pro/Honeybee pad it out of sale since ages. Only the product info is left on Vesalia. I want one too, but the eBay prices are insane. Bought a Tecno Plus pad and it's decent enough for the most Amiga games with pad support.

http://www.vesalia.de/e_tp511.htm
Is it good enough when you compare it with Boomerang and with consideration there is not a lot joypads for Amigas from which to choose? Or you are satisfied because it fits into your dexterous hands?

OT question: it works with SNES and Genesis, aint it?
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retro nerd, is that techno joypad compaiatible with CD32 games? it only has 3 buttons
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Old 30 March 2009, 16:43   #31
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The Tecno Plus isn't a CD32 (button) compatible pad , but good enough to play WHDLoad games on the console.

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Is it good enough when you compare it with Boomerang and with consideration there is not a lot joypads for Amigas from which to choose? Or you are satisfied because it fits into your dexterous hands?

OT question: it works with SNES and Genesis, aint it?
Never tried the Boomerang, but it's probably better. It works with 9-pin joyport machines like the Mega Drive, C64, Amiga, Atari computers, MSX etc., the SNES has a different connector.

The programmable PSX to 9-pin joy adapter is probably the best solution, as Keropi already mentioned.

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In Boomerang all pieces inside are described in polish. It looks like everything were done by blind blacksmith.
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Old 30 March 2009, 17:41   #33
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^ ROTFL!
Got a piccie perhaps?
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The Tecno Plus isn't a CD32 (button) compatible pad , but good enough to play WHDLoad games on the console.



Never tried the Boomerang, but it's probably better. It works with 9-pin joyport machines like the Mega Drive, C64, Amiga, Atari computers, MSX etc., the SNES has a different connector.

The programmable PSX to 9-pin joy adapter is probably the best solution, as Keropi already mentioned.

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Definitely.
I was curious about Tecno, it looks good.
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In Boomerang all pieces inside are described in polish. It looks like everything were done by blind blacksmith.
Yes, we want pictures, please.
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pictures of whats inside or I'll take hammer and find out myself!
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might as well do that humbee, it's the best use for it anyways...

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My webcam is too awesome to make photos of something that crappy.
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So it's up to you humbley
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I bought original (gray, not black) joypad and it's much better than Boomerang. Very responsive, quiet and I can play without looking at the buttons.
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have you bought it from efunzine with the additional charge? I worship the original pad
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