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Old 18 December 2012, 18:26   #1
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recommend a joystick/pad for winuae? newb.

Hello, i would love to be able to play with my friends and take a trip down memory lane to the days of homework vs amiga500

I've searched a lot, but every thread i find is about configurating buttons. I just want to know what joypads i should buy.

my plan is to hook up a laptop with the tv.
use winuae?
and buy 4 cheap ps3 look-a-like joypads from ebay.

Will they work with WinUae? Can you recommend some?

i'm thinking something like these?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-USB-Ga...item43a8d10c33

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Old 25 December 2012, 11:24   #2
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nah they are terrible... feel nothing like a real ps2/ps3 controller

I would recommend a Wired Xbox 360 pad, seems to be the most supported pad... I have one and....

http://www.playrepublic.co.uk/SPEEDL...ix_SL-6603-TWT

and...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nk...4968&_from=R40

most things are covered by that combination (all work in windows 7)
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Old 25 December 2012, 12:50   #3
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I would recommend a Wired Xbox 360 pad
+1 They work perfect without any need for configuration in both WinUAE and FS-UAE.
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Old 25 December 2012, 13:34   #4
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Wireless xbox360 pad also works fine, at least in Windows.
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Old 26 December 2012, 16:20   #5
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New games i use wired XBox360 controller & old games i use PS1 or PS2 controller (Better DPAD) with SmartJoy Plus adapter which works even in Windows 8
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Old 27 December 2012, 02:55   #6
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I cannot help but issue a warning: The modern USB Competition Pro Joysticks from Speedlink have a lot of lag, which makes them basically unusable for any serious gaming. The Classic 9-pin Joysticks from Speedlink are ok, but require a 9-pin to USB adapter.

I use mostly two solutions for retrogaming:
1. USB Atari Retroport from retrousb.com with 9-pin Competition Pro joysticks. I have a few old ones from ebay and a few of the 9-pin "classic" models from Speedlink.

2. A Mayflash Super Dualbox Pro ( http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-...en-70-qc3.html ) with Playstation controllers. Both PS1 and PS2 Controllers work, but I prefer the feel of PS1 controllers, where none of the buttons are analog. I got the drivers from the Mayflash site. It contains working Windows 7 drivers and Windows XP drivers. The Super Dualbox Pro works even with a NegCon controller, which is nice for driving games in Mame.

For modern (analog stick) gaming, I use a wired Xbox360 controller. It has a very nice analog feel to it, which I like more than the analog sticks on Playstation controllers.
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Old 27 December 2012, 12:07   #7
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Using Playstation controller or Xbox controller on Amiga games is really awful.

Thats what i'm currently using until i can get my hands on some real good retro controllers or a port converter so i can use my old amiga joysticks.

Analog sticks are crap for joystick games or any games with finicky jumping.
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Old 27 December 2012, 16:17   #8
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Analog sticks are crap for joystick games or any games with finicky jumping.
So use the D-Pad?
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Old 03 April 2013, 18:40   #9
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I know it's very late to get back, i'm sorry. But thank you very much for the replyes, helps a lot!
 
Old 03 April 2013, 20:21   #10
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Using Xbox controller on Amiga games is really awful.
Really, my XBOX 360 wireless controller works great on WinUAE.
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Really, my XBOX 360 wireless controller works great on WinUAE.
Yeah same here. Oh and there's the Sega Saturn USB pads.
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Yeah same here. Oh and there's the Sega Saturn USB pads.
Yeah the sega sls usb pads rock!
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Old 04 April 2013, 21:00   #13
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But the great SLS pads are sold out since ages. Don't buy the white "Play Sega" pads. They aren't nearly as good as the SLS pads in terms of quality.
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Old 04 April 2013, 21:42   #14
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I managed to buy a couple of sls pads a few years ago... but yep they are almost impossible to get hold of now and when you do see them they go for crazy prices on fleabay.
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Old 04 April 2013, 21:54   #15
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This is what you need http://www.retronicdesign.com/en/home/

Then you connect you old TAC-2. Not you can play your amiga games the old way!
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Or get this cheap adapter. I got the Genesis version, and it works pretty good. No noticeable big lag.

http://www.amazon.com/Atari-PC-USB-C...etrolink+Atari
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Old 04 April 2013, 23:09   #17
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I got this adapter from Amigakit. I think they can make it for you if you need it http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/...oducts_id=1036
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Old 05 April 2013, 04:28   #18
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Take recommendations with a grain of salt. People will tend to suggest what they personally like, which obviously varies person to person.
For the most part they'll all work well so it just comes down to what you enjoy.
In my opinion you're better off asking for things to avoid, and then just go for what you find comfortable.
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Old 05 April 2013, 15:16   #19
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There is nothing wrong with to recommend some 9-pin Joystick to USB adapter. This is probably the best way to get the authentic feeling from the 80s/90s. Buy a stick/pad you remember fondly from that time and have fun.

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Old 05 April 2013, 17:24   #20
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This is what I use with WinUAE and others emulators:

http://www.landmarkonthenet.com/nith...51018-3642236/
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