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Old 13 October 2021, 12:05   #1
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Exclamation New joysticks with independent 3 buttons

Uni-Joy is planning release of new DB9 joystick in Atari standard for retro hardware. Amiga ports are working in such standard, so this is also for Amiga users.





I was talking with someone from team projecting these joysticks and there is option to make joysticks with independent three buttons - 1st is as trigger fire, 2nd under thumb on top, 3rd on base.


Is there someone interested in such 3-buttons version?


Edit: All informations should appear in this topic, please write all You comments there.

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Old 13 October 2021, 12:08   #2
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Old 13 October 2021, 12:09   #3
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Please add it in poll.
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Old 13 October 2021, 12:44   #4
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To be honest, i'm interested in ANY new joystick that'll work with the Amiga :-) But these look pretty cool.
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Old 13 October 2021, 12:53   #5
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There is no NO option

JOYPAD , all the day & all the way

The greates Input Device imho is the SEGA MEGA DRIVE 3 Button Controller (2nd generation, those with the amazing D-PAD)

B & C are Fire1 & Fire 2 and with a little Mod (or special adapter) the A Button is UP.

Can´t beat that. SEEEEGAAAAAAA

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Old 13 October 2021, 13:56   #6
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Because it's not poll of kind "I'm bored and I'm curious what You do when You're bored", but specific question which should give number of eventual buyers. So "no" option doesn't give any real value in this poll.
However You can always write Your opinion in comments.

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Old 13 October 2021, 14:10   #7
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I voted yes, but the joysticks in the picture would be no good to me: the buttons should all be on the base (and be more accessible than the one shown) or, at most, only one should be on the shaft.

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Old 13 October 2021, 15:01   #8
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That is interesting, any price info ?
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Old 13 October 2021, 15:55   #9
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3 buttons is pretty cool. A lot of games need 2 buttons + 1 for pause or something else. I'd buy one of those!
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Old 13 October 2021, 18:35   #10
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Costs are still calculated, so it's only approximate Price. It is dependent from quantity of order, but they are trying to not exceed 50EUR.
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Old 13 October 2021, 19:30   #11
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That seems like a fair price, hope that is the model with the 3 different buttons Love the Led also btw
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Old 13 October 2021, 20:18   #12
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You mean about buttons colours?

Edit: Ok, i get it. Could any moderator change name of thread to proper one?
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Old 13 October 2021, 20:35   #13
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Where is the NO option ?
CD32 Pad Please
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Old 13 October 2021, 20:41   #14
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If You are not interested then this poll is just not for You. Please read this explanation.
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Old 14 October 2021, 10:02   #15
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I'm interested about new joysticks (bought ArcadeR just), but I'm not interested about the design seen here, so probably wouldn't buy these.

First, joysticks with tall stick and buttons at the top aren't precise enough for accurate and fast paced gaming. The movement of a tall stick is just too big to be quick and pressing the buttons with the same hand that you control directions is clumsy in fast action where you would like to take grip as low as possible to reduce the required moving distance.

Secondly, the button at the base of the joystick is definitely at the wrong position. If you want, or have to, keep the joystick in your hands, you can't press that button with your thumb, because it's at the back side...

I would also like autofire... maybe the third button could work as autofire for the 1st button without a separate switch...
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Old 14 October 2021, 12:46   #16
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So this is no option for You. This is flightgrip joystick type with buttons on handle, not arcade stick.

If You are really interested in arcade type joystick, write to me private message.
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Old 04 January 2022, 13:25   #17
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All people interested in joystick with 3 buttons should observe this topic about UniThor joystick - more details would appear there.
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Old 04 January 2022, 16:38   #18
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Joystick 3 button great idea.
I think a button should be placed forward left, it is more convenient.
Similar to Competition Pro.
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Old 04 January 2022, 17:10   #19
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Joystick 3 button great idea.
I think a button should be placed forward left, it is more convenient.
Similar to Competition Pro.
Please talk about this in topic mentioned above. Thank You.
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Old 05 January 2022, 15:26   #20
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A lot of the joysticks made in the Amiga’s glory years were obviously not made based on observations of humans playing games, or even of human hands. Instead, many joysticks were based on previous joysticks, dating all the way back to airplane joysticks, which are a poor match for computer gaming apart from (naturally) flight simulators. They also looked good on pictures, which is always important for a commercial product.

It looks like this joystick is repeating the same mistakes as Quickshot et al, making a joystick that works fine for flight simulators but is hopeless for arcade games, where you need short throws and the ability to dedicate one hand to directions and one to fire buttons.
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