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Old 16 June 2004, 00:34   #61
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Best ever made joystick for Amiga is definitely Prof Competition 9000!!! I've had 2 of them since my A500 and they're still going strong. No sign of breaking down and perfect touch for any game. If it only had autofire-switch....but for those autofire games i have zipstick, poor man's prof competition equivalent
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Old 16 June 2004, 00:40   #62
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The Competition Pro Star Extra had autofire and slowmotion switches AND buttons. I have one of these (renamed the "Quattro" in the UK by Logic 3). The autofire button doesn't work anymore, which is a shame since it was so handy on games liek R-Type! (where you don't want constant autofire and reaching for the back of the joystick for the switch in the middle of a game is annoying)
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Old 16 June 2004, 01:03   #63
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Talking about autofire, SEGA had made a rapid fire unit to be used with master system. It's a small adapter that's connected between the joystick and the machine. There's a great chance it works with amigas if you can find one.
 
Old 16 June 2004, 01:05   #64
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Hahaha here you go!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WDVW
 
Old 02 July 2004, 01:43   #65
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WICO Bat Handle, these things lasted forever (well mine do at least!)

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Old 02 July 2004, 02:45   #66
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WICO Bat Handle, these things lasted forever (well mine do at least!)

WICO
We had one way back when we first got the C64, a Wico Command Control or something like that...
It had interchangeable handles - bat, ball, & handgrip.
Don't know what happened to it
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Old 02 July 2004, 07:44   #67
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I know everyone prolly says zipstick, bug, comp pro *I'm sure I had around 2/3 of them and they died everytime - worn out switches... But I had a brilliant joystick by quickshot, it was in exactly the same style of a snes pad, four buttons on the right, which did all the same thing, autofire in the middle, and a nice metal joystick bobby on the left where the dpad would be, that is my fav joystick, but unfortunately its in germany with my a500+
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Old 03 July 2004, 19:28   #68
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For me it's the Competition Pro and sometimes the Power Stick

I have a huge collection of Sticks on my website. Maybe someone would help me withsome pics of missing sticks?
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Old 03 July 2004, 21:29   #69
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Just give me one of those Arcade joysticks
simpel, and able to hold in the hand
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Here is a pic of the Cruiser, where you can see the lovely colors

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I notice that there are some non-Amiga joysticks mentioned in this thread. What non-Amiga joysticks can be used (without modification) on an Amiga?
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Old 05 July 2004, 17:29   #72
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Sms pads and sticks work perfectly as 2 button sticks as well as mega drive pads but I forgot if you could use a second button with mega drive ones.
 
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I notice that there are some non-Amiga joysticks mentioned in this thread. What non-Amiga joysticks can be used (without modification) on an Amiga?
Sega mega drive pads.
Those a cool to use
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Old 05 July 2004, 17:46   #74
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The Sega Megadrive uses multiplexing, 2 Buttons are on one line,
read here:
http://www.phm.lu/documentation/conn...Controller.asp
I build an adapter Box to connect my Competition Pro joysticks to my xbox,
heres my crappy webstite for it.
http://www.angelfire.com/mech/retrobox/

Does anybody knows how to build an Interface that converts the multiplext data to single lines?
I would like to integrate support for Megadrive and NES/SNES Pads without the need to solder new cables into the Pads.
Just doing this for fun and seeing that it works .
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Old 05 July 2004, 18:17   #75
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Well I use zipsticks for most things! I find that they are the best for quick responses and the microswitches are fab. Only problem is the lack of 2 buttons I have 3 sega arcade sticks as well which are great but I think they need a bit of a clean because sometimes they don't fully return to the centre.

I also have an asciiware megastick which is pretty good.

You can also rely on a megadrive pad too, I must have about 20 ordinary md pads (nearly all official) and 2 six button ones, I had to cut some membranes out of a standard md pad to get the second 6 button pad to work though.

I hated the bug it was horrible imo

Is there a way to make a zipstick into a 2 button stick? Can't be that hard surely?
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Old 05 July 2004, 18:47   #76
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The Zipstick is the best joystick I have ever used. Reliable, fits well in the hand and very very responsive. Those Cruisers however are a poor man's Zipstick.
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Is there a way to make a zipstick into a 2 button stick? Can't be that hard surely?
Should be just a matter of wiring the 2nd button to the correct pin.
(Look at www.hardwarebook.net if you need the pinout.)
Might need a new cable - most joysticks don't have the full 9 wires, just what they need.
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Old 11 July 2004, 17:40   #78
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Quickshot ALL the way !

I liked it sooooo much. Perfect for playing Sensi.

In fact ... I liked it so much that 4 years ago I tried to locate some new ones. After phoning around all over the world I found an Amiga Dealer in Germany with some ... I bought the LOT (~16) Glad I did, now like golddust !!

See attachement !

Now just need to fabricate an adaptor to use with my DEll X300 Laptop ... and PPjoy. That would be soooooo sweet.

Anybody here made one of those adapters ???
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Old 11 July 2004, 17:57   #79
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Two years ago, on my visit to a last of the remaining repair shops here, I saw racks full of maverick joysticks, modified so that they could be connected to both PC and Amiga. I couldn't count them but there were well more than 50!
 
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WICO Bat Handle, these things lasted forever (well mine do at least!)

WICO

Yay! I have a couple of those. Couldn't break them if I wanted to. Incredibly robust, there's really nothing like it. They really last forever.
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