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Old 23 August 2010, 12:56   #201
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I was going to make my own based on the APE aminet package, but pending on how much are these units cost I may save myself some time =)

dare I ask how much your cost?
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Old 24 August 2010, 01:53   #202
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Hey Zetr0, trust me save your time and effort for other projects, this one is being taken care of already!
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Old 24 August 2010, 13:14   #203
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I was going to make my own based on the APE aminet package, but pending on how much are these units cost I may save myself some time =)

dare I ask how much your cost?

Hi,

i paid 17€ + shipping . I think that is really cheap for the ultimate Playstation Joypad Interface!!!
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Old 24 August 2010, 13:38   #204
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yep... thats a cheap enough price to save me from myself lol.

I shall put this on my birthday list =)
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Old 24 August 2010, 18:24   #205
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I don't think that is practical. I think the CD32 joypad was a terrible design and to re-make it with all the plastic toolings etc. wouldn't be sensible.
I don't want an exact replica; just a joypad that won't break after 10 minutes that is 100% CD32 compatible. A PlayStation pad adaptor that doesn't suffer from lag or other issues would be equally great.
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Old 24 August 2010, 20:04   #206
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A PlayStation pad adaptor that doesn't suffer from lag
Is that something you've got experience of?
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Old 24 August 2010, 20:33   #207
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I don't want an exact replica; just a joypad that won't break after 10 minutes that is 100% CD32 compatible. A PlayStation pad adaptor that doesn't suffer from lag or other issues would be equally great.
Am I the only one that has 0% problems with the original CD32 pad.
Mine are still in mint working 100% perfect condition. I have to say, I LOVE EM. Best controller ever made, .
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Old 24 August 2010, 22:33   #208
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Am I the only one that has 0% problems with the original CD32 pad.
Mine are still in mint working 100% perfect condition. I have to say, I LOVE EM. Best controller ever made, .
In an unrelated event, Amigakit is releasing a remake of the original CD32 controllers!!!

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Note: Above information may be a total lie... In fact it is... Totally not true...
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Old 25 August 2010, 00:05   #209
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The polish made Matt CD32 controllers? They are terrible.
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Old 25 August 2010, 02:02   #210
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Is that something you've got experience of?
i use a dual PSX pad adapter and have no problem on my PC (emu machine)
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Nope. I was looking for a CD32 pad substitute recently and found a few sites that mentioned old PS1 adaptors, but a few of them were reported to suffer from problems with lag. That's something of a showstopper for arcade games. Unfortunately I didn't find any way of buying an adaptor, laggy or otherwise.
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Old 31 August 2010, 04:21   #212
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I probably have the most doable project suggested here
I just want a flexible PCMCIA extender cable so one can more freely mount pcmcia cards inside cases. I would use it in my rack projects, and also in the A1200 and A600 and have pcmcia ethernet or wireless card mounted inside the cases instead of sticking out as they do today.
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Old 31 August 2010, 14:58   #213
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Looks like you can already buy them (albeit at a high +$100 price).

http://www.vectorelect.com/Product/Extenders/FMCE.htm




I cannot imagine AmigaKit having the capability to undercut anyone. Perhaps they could buy a bulk lot to reduce costs? Negotiate a good price. But are you pretty much alone in wanting one? Anyone else seriously looking for something like this? Around this price?
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Old 31 August 2010, 15:09   #214
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Looks like you can already buy them (albeit at a high +$100 price).

http://www.vectorelect.com/Product/Extenders/FMCE.htm




I cannot imagine AmigaKit having the capability to undercut anyone. Perhaps they could buy a bulk lot to reduce costs? Negotiate a good price. But are you pretty much alone in wanting one? Anyone else seriously looking for something like this? Around this price?
Nice idea for £20 max, maybe.

EDIT: http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=41870
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I don't think that price will ever be feasible, perhaps £70-80 given the $150 price of Vector part.
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Old 31 August 2010, 15:24   #216
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I don't think that price will ever be feasible, perhaps £70-80 given the $150 price of Vector part.
I just can't see the point in spending anything near that for the sake of "extending" the pcmcia. You could pick up a nice A1200 expansion for that price.
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Looks like you can already buy them (albeit at a high +$100 price).

http://www.vectorelect.com/Product/Extenders/FMCE.htm



I cannot imagine AmigaKit having the capability to undercut anyone. Perhaps they could buy a bulk lot to reduce costs? Negotiate a good price. But are you pretty much alone in wanting one? Anyone else seriously looking for something like this? Around this price?
How the heck did you search and find those?
Nice figures, I especially enjoy how the lengths are specified - in decimalised inches - how utterly insane

Anyways, I've been very tempted to desolder a 90 degree angle and just solder a 68 pin SCSI cable connector at each end or something - this vector electronics adapter looks fairly "overkill" compared to what I imagined.

Oh, and where are the prices?

Today I use two 90 degree angles, that would cost USD 32,- each at amigakit, only amigakit sell a version that is too long, so it would stick too high up if I was to do the same with those (I think).

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That thing would still stick out the side just as much as any other PCMCIA card anyway, so it defeats the purpose of using it to neatly keep everything inside the case without anything sticking out.

I'd still be interested in some Clockport sound card with MP3 decoding, or Clockport Ethernet/Wireless to leave the PCMCIA slot free.

Or how about a buffered IDE interface that's designed to hover over the PCMCIA slot and have a CF slot, IDE and SATA/e-SATA all in one convenient card, rather than people having to use several little parts to get the same thing. It would maximise space available to fit internal DVD drives and let people use plug-in external hard drives without needing a USB card or stack running.
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Old 31 August 2010, 21:49   #219
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The most expensive thing for A1200 expansions is the trapdoor expansion connector. If AmigaKit is planning on Clockport expansions they won't have to worry about expensive parts, just getting the drivers and software support for the expansion and making the product desirable enough to justify the inevitable high cost.
I`m surprised nobody seems to have asked for this: A clockport expander.

With so many clockport expansions already available, it is a shame I can only choose 1.

I`ve been searching for the Quaddddroport expander for years. I know someone here is making them but being a 1 man band, it takes time.

JMHO
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I didn't have a problem getting a 4-Port Clockport Expander in the last run that DJBase did, so I didn't want to suggest to AmigaKit to waste their time on something that's already available. I think it might be nice if AmigaKit bought a large part of the next batch of Clockport Expanders from DJBase to resell perhaps, but there's no need for them to design a new board when the one we have already is so good.

And it really is good! It works like it should of course, but it's also BLUE and is designed with the Indivision in mind, because it has a cut-out in the board to go around the plug from the VGA ribbon cable. Check mine out: http://www.amiga.org/gallery/images/..._A1200Guts.JPG
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