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Old 30 October 2005, 18:07   #1
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Dynablaster five player joystick adaptor

Last night I was playing Dynablaster with a couple of friends and it seemed to have a five player option. So there must be some kind of adaptor to get all five players simultaneously? Where can I get such an adaptor or could I solder it myself?
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Old 30 October 2005, 18:25   #2
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I think It was a 4p adapter + keyboard
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Old 30 October 2005, 18:43   #3
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Yes, it's 4 players on joystick and 1 on keyboard. The adaptor is quite easy to build. Have a look here or any decent search engine is your friend. 5 player Dynablaster rules...
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Old 30 October 2005, 18:44   #4
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I have one here for sale. See attached picture. Attach it to the Amiga, and you can plug in two extra joysticks. PM me if interested.
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DoctorQ, i PM'ed you.

Does someone know what other games support 4 players via this extension?
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Old 30 October 2005, 23:23   #6
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KickOff 2, Hired Guns, Super Skidmarks, Pro Tennis Tour 2 and some others.
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Old 31 October 2005, 06:19   #7
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Just a word of warning, the 5th player is a bit unplayable, as it suffers from keyboard clash a lot.

Sometimes the keys get "stuck" and the player runs straight towards a bomb without you being able to stop him.
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Old 31 October 2005, 09:03   #8
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TV Sports Basketball too I think...
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Old 31 October 2005, 09:24   #9
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Oh, I just noticed that the original question was never fully answered!

Making your own is very simple.. I remember selling these for 100% profit at school when I was twelve. :-D

http://www.hardwarebook.net/adapter/...joysticks.html
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I think that it is better to follow the instructions from this link. This adds 2nd fire support so you can use this on the PC as well with PPJoy drivers and play several Amiga games that support 2 buttons. I have made several of those interfaces for people who emulate or play Kick Off 2 with 4 players.
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So pin 9 (2nd button) doesn't work through the parallel port?
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Old 30 April 2019, 12:09   #12
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It looks like it can be made to work, there's a diagrom showing the 2nd fire buttons connected.
https://github.com/elitak/PPJoy/raw/...iga4Player.gif

This thread is from 2005 btw, that's 14 years ago!
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You could probably also just ask AmigaStore.eu if theirs supports the 2nd fire button.
https://amigastore.eu/en/41-4-player...for-amiga.html
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"Connections in BLUE are PPJoy specific additional fire buttons"
Still, I appreciate trying to find an answer for me.
I just might have to wait for Jope to confirm.
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It won't break anything, but it's quite certain that amiga games will not read that extra button.
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Old 30 April 2019, 13:05   #16
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So in theory I could write a game to read inputs from these pins 10 & 12.
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Old 30 April 2019, 14:38   #17
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You can fire up your development environment and start writing.

Pin 10 connected to _FLAG on CIA A, generates an interrupt:
http://amigadev.elowar.com/read/ADCD.../node0132.html
http://amigadev.elowar.com/read/ADCD.../node0142.html

Pin 12 connected to bit 1 on port A of CIA B:
http://amigadev.elowar.com/read/ADCD.../node012E.html
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Does someone know what other games support 4 players via this extension?
Here's a list of about 80 games supporting 4-player adapters:
http://aminet.net/search?query=fourplayergames

If Dynablaster sucks from keyboard, there are other clones too. I think we didn't have any problems with Masterblaster with 5 players once we played it at some party. Blitz Bombers allows you to play with 8 joysticks if you have two Amigas linked and both have 4-player adapters... and max 16 players in that game if you find enough space around the keyboard

For other types of games, Bratwurst is pretty fun with four players. And of course Super Skidmarks with two Amigas linked and 8 simultaneous joystick players.
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Here's a list of about 80 games supporting 4-player adapters:
http://aminet.net/search?query=fourplayergames
For cross-reference, a thread on EAB should anyone have additions to suggest:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=3062
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If Dynablaster sucks from keyboard, there are other clones too.
The WHDLoad slave doesn't seem to have the sticky keyboard problem.
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