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Old 26 May 2009, 18:19   #41
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some of you must have the forearm strength of Arnold Schwarzenegger to make a CP Pro stick move. They are the joystick on Viagra...

I remember trying one and breaking the stick off
So, you have the forearm strength of Godzilla instead, then?
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Old 26 May 2009, 18:51   #42
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So, you have the forearm strength of Godzilla instead, then?
god only knows, I did sort of give it some abuse
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Old 27 May 2009, 00:17   #43
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This one is the daddy in my opinion:


Used it with both my Speccy and my A500, only joystick I ever owned that never broke.

Anyway, good to see a new run of joysticks for the classics.
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Old 08 June 2009, 08:00   #44
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This one is the daddy in my opinion:


Used it with both my Speccy and my A500, only joystick I ever owned that never broke.
A Quickshot II??? Must have been from a good batch...or yours never had to sustain games like decathlon
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Old 12 June 2009, 00:38   #45
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found this supplier
you buy new competition pro joysticks from here www.cdlmicro.co.uk
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Old 12 June 2009, 01:05   #46
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That is not the Amiga version- we are one of the exclusive suppliers of Competition Pro Amiga/C64 - that company is not and does not have the Amiga version.

You can also obtain the Competition Pro USB & Classic Amiga bundle from us
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Old 12 June 2009, 22:15   #47
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This is all well and good but when are we going to see reproduction CD32 controllers? It's pretty much the official standard Amiga controller.

The things also go for crazy money, so it's not like a run of them wouldn't turn a profit.
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Old 13 June 2009, 14:14   #48
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does anyone know if these will have the same feel as the original CP ones from the 80s, as the USB model looked the same like the original, but quickly you realized mechanically it is not at all the same thing, it felt a lot less precise, louder clicks and overall less solid feel.
I still got my 2 CP I bought when I had a C64 in 1985 (without extra mini buttons) and despite years of decathlon alike abuse, dropping them etc, they still both work and lock perfect. Only had to open one of them twice for a jammed microswitch which needed some greasing so it would popout again, but other than that, never had to look to other sticks (tried many, but none could compete with durability and precision of CP IMHO.
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No, the most computer games were designed for joysticks. Mainly with one button only support. That's a fact. An Amiga joypad is only an addition for the few games which support such a controller type, and no replacement. Who dares to produce a totally new Amiga joystick/pad with two or more buttons? This is always a financial risk.
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My arcade stick has 8 buttons :-) Sometimes using an emulator is an advantage. The pinball buttons on the sides are very nice with the pinball games.

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Yes, the cheap USB chip filters every too fast button hittings and stick movements.
I never had any polling problems with my adapter from Retrozone. Then I can use the real old thing.
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Old 19 June 2009, 01:05   #50
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The new production run of the Competition Pro is featured in Sven Harvey's Amiga News column in this week's Micro Mart (issue 1060). He reckons the new build should be available sometime next month.
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This one is the daddy in my opinion:


Used it with both my Speccy and my A500, only joystick I ever owned that never broke.

Anyway, good to see a new run of joysticks for the classics.
Cool, I think that was like my first joystick for the C64, or maybe SVI-328

Me, I'd sure like to see newly manufactured Tac-II's... I don't like these pistol grip ice cream cones nowadays... nor those strange little pistol handle thingies with a little stick on top... it's gotta be arcade-like or NES-like (gamepad) for me, always and until the end of time!
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...Me, I'd sure like to see newly manufactured Tac-II's...
Seconded! I've only ever played using one, (never owned one - they're just too hard to get here in New Zealand!)

Great joystick, worked brilliantly in SWOS!
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The new production run of the Competition Pro

When this is available could someone please post ,as i would love to own one of these again !

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We will have the first of the new batch on our webstore when they are re-available again:

http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/...roducts_id=610
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Cheers !
Is the new batch also USB ?
As its to use on winuae on PC
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We have the USB Competition Pros already available in stock here:

http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/...roducts_id=828

This works OK with WinUAE
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But i thought there was some problem with delay on movement,and this was reason version 2 was comming out ?
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And has the usb version got a delay ?
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It's a real shame about the lag in the USB version because the physical joystick is really great (which bodes well for this model).
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I am working on a fix for the USB version, which is likely to be successful, but like everything else I am involved in at the moment, it's taking much longer than I would like.
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Yes, the cheap USB chip filters every too fast button hittings and stick movements.
I think so.


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I've never felt this "delay" that everyone speaks of on the USB version. It requires a good wiggle when you first use it to stop one direction being activated constantly but after that it works as good as any joystick I've used bar the annoying notch on the fire button - but that's an easy fix.

It works - and it works bloody well to me.

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mmmmmmmmmm
Will have to wait and see ?
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