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Old 06 March 2003, 12:22   #1
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New joypad / joystick

Hi . Browsed the net looking for some great deals and found this company that still got some old amiga joysticks (from logic3)..

I have never used these joypads or joysticks, anyone else?? They are called Action pad:



And Attack:



The Attack joystick looks abit bulky but I have never used any of them so ....

They are priced very nicely 99skr. = about £7 or something like that ...

http://www.beckman-inno.se/index2.html
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Old 08 March 2003, 02:48   #2
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That action pad does not look compfrtable.

If yo uare on the market for the best pad you cn use in your Amiga, get a Genesis 6 button joypad. The original one, be careful with pirate copies!

You'll never regret the investment
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Original ones can't be found new can they? It's pretty easy to find new pirate copies but they don't feel right.
 
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I haven't had the luck to find new ones, no All I come up with is fakes! Some are done pretty close to the originals but when you grab them and feel them, you realize they are fakes. I always ask to try the pads before buying.

Anyway, I rather have a decent condition, used Sega pad than one of those fakes. These bitches last forever so you could try eBay for original Sega 6 button joypads.

The 3 button models, and the Megafire are good too.. You could also try the Arcade sticks. Luvverly!
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The Mega-Drive 6 button joypad is quite simply the best joypad ever.

And the Mega-Drive 3 button joypad is the most durable ever. You can throw it against a wall and it won't break
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Old 08 March 2003, 04:52   #6
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I killed two of them
 
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But, Burseg, you kill anything that has the misfortune to fall prey to your hands

I threw the 6 button bitch to the floor many times (unintentionally) and it's as good as day one. It's not even squeaky yet.. most pads suffer from squeakyness, the 6 button sega joypad is not the exception. This is its only bad point, but it doesn't get squeaky as often as other pads, for example, the Sega Saturn pad
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Ones that I broke might be pirated (better than pirated ones available today anyway) I also had a trained sonic cartridge (40 lives, still have it) and there was no sega name on the box. It said Siga Miga Drive instead. I'm not joking!
 
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I also had a trained sonic cartridge (40 lives, still have it) and there was no sega name on the box. It said Siga Miga Drive instead. I'm not joking!
I'd love to score such a cartridge. If you ever come upon one, who you gonna call? (hint: NOT the IDSA ;D)
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I think Im going to pick up the joypad. They had a mouse to. And pirate N64 joypads - omfg they are rare (no kidding) planned to import a some n64 controllers from Asia but now I dont have to
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If yo uare on the market for the best pad you cn use in your Amiga, get a Genesis 6 button joypad. The original one, be careful with pirate copies!

You'll never regret the investment
I've heard it's possible to re-wire one of these to work on a CD32? ie, with all CD32 button functions. Anyone tried this?

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I'd love to hear how to do this, too. i'm sure is perfectly possible, but I have no clue of the inner workings of a CD32 oad, so I never tried it myself.

Would be worth to hack a pirate Genesis pad for work on a Cd32
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Someone had a copy of a newsgroup posting on their website, that said basically swap these two pins.

\o o o o x/
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Not sure if that is supposed to be looking at the plug, or looking at the port.
I looked up the pinouts (on The Hardware Book? site), and it doesn't look like it would work...?
Don't have a controller to try it on, & not sure I want to risk my CD32... so was wondering if anyone else already had
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I've heard it's possible to re-wire one of these to work on a CD32? ie, with all CD32 button functions. Anyone tried this?

As far as I know, it hasn't been done. I doubt it would be possible either without a lot of work or adding some custom chips.
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Old 22 May 2003, 09:10   #15
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OK... I found the old links I got my info from...

Rewiring:
http://www4.ncsu.edu/~hgm/amiga/sega2Amiga.txt
http://www4.ncsu.edu/~hgm/amiga/Sega2CD32.txt

Pin-outs:
http://www.hardwarebook.net/connecto...ontroller.html
http://www.hardwarebook.net/connecto...amousejoy.html
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Interesting. I have a 6 button Sega controller lying around somewhere. I'll try that mod, but I seriously doubt it will work for all the buttons.
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New update , the great hong-kong company Lik-Sang have gotten some Honey Bee Amiga CD32 pads .... And I think they are some of the best pads availible for the amiga ... They are only US$ 6.99 .....



http://www.lik-sang.com/info.php?cat...ducts_id=2958&

Hehe they also have some funky jaguar stuff check it out!
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I just found something I've been looking months (years?) for...
a Playstation to CD32 joypad adapter!

Aminet - hard/hack - appe_v32.lha

I've been saying for ages that this makes the most sense, as they are the closest joypad layout out of all the currently available consoles. And having used the same controller for PS1 & PS2, Sony are not likely to change it for PS3 (if/when there is one).

Now I'm off to research programming of PIC chips
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