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Old 23 August 2016, 16:24   #1
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List of 2-button joysticks

Dear EAB,

Since we have a list of 2-button games (both native and WHDLoad patched), I think it's fair to start a list of 2-button (2 separate buttons) joysticks. The rules are simple:

- They must be Amiga compatible (with the obvious Atari-style plug)
- The buttons must register as separate 1 and 2 (2 LOGICAL buttons, not multiple physical buttons registering as a single logical button)
- 3rd-party Sega Master System and Mega Drive/Genesis controllers also count (preferably microswitch joysticks)
- Images are ideal (if you can find them)
- Preferably ambidextrous (I'm left-handed and I'm sick and tired of seeing joysticks optimised for right-handed players, even if we southpaws only make up 1/10 of the overall population)

Yours sincerely,
Swevicus.

Everyone is welcome to contribute. I'll start, and update the list as time goes on (I'll try and keep it in alphabetical order):

AmigaKit Arcade Evolution


Competition Pro Star


Multi-Coin Amusements (MCA) Star Cursor


QuickJoy Superstar


QuickShot Flight Grip


QuickShot Maverick 1 (standard and microswitch versions)


QuickShot XV (15)

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Old 23 August 2016, 16:47   #2
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QuickShot QS-129F "bike" joypad


Arcade Evolution (still available at AmigaKit)


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Old 26 December 2016, 22:59   #3
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Old 11 January 2017, 16:29   #4
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Great initiative Swevicus! I'll add a link to this thread in mine (may I suggest you do the same on your side? ^_-).

One tiny concern though: your thread title seems to me VERY misleading!
I recommend you turn it into sth like:
"List of 2 _LOGICAL_ (not just physical!) buttons Joysticks"

Cheers man!

(PS. I have several relevant sticks meself -- will try to add respective entries on this thread later)

(PPS. Incidentally, I own a Quickjoy SV131 Superstar



...and I'm sorry to report that both its buttons are the same logical one)

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(PPS. Incidentally, I own a Quickjoy SV131 Superstar

...and I'm sorry to report that both its buttons are the same logical one)
Does it work at all in Amstrad 464 Mode??
(I just remember the amstrad having 2 button support. But I don't think it worked at all like that, in my Atari)
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Old 12 January 2017, 16:36   #6
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Konix Speedking / Epyx 500XJ



Microswitches, very accurate, quick, ergonomic (saves the thumb!) I bought bunch of these few years ago.
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I had that Competition Pro Star. Both large buttons where just firebutton 1 IIRC. The little triangular shaped button was rapidfire.

Only true 2 button-controller I had on the Amiga was a Mega Drive-pad (but that one lacked rapidfire).
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Old 10 March 2017, 14:56   #8
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The blue/chrome CP Star was available for Master System and Mega Drive too, with max 4 separate buttons.

http://segaretro.org/Competition_Pro_Star
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Ah, didn't know that. Was definitely my favorite joystick for the Amiga (true 2nd firebutton would've made it perfect).
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I wonder how comfortable it is to push the second big button on a Competition Pro, though.
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Wondered about that, too. The side of the hand that controls the stick should work (for smartbombs and similar secondary functions).
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I atari modified a couple of USB competition pros and I kept the big buttons as fire 1 and put fire 2 and 3 into the triangle buttons.
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I atari modified a couple of USB competition pros and I kept the big buttons as fire 1 and put fire 2 and 3 into the triangle buttons.
But I used to have one of these (the transparent blue one, Competition Pro Star) where one of the buttons could act as button 2 depending on which mode you had the rocker switch set to. If I am not wrong.
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But I used to have one of these (the transparent blue one, Competition Pro Star) where one of the buttons could act as button 2 depending on which mode you had the rocker switch set to. If I am not wrong.
Then it must have been the sega version of the stick. The atari version has autofire/slomo in the rocker and in the triangles.
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Hmmm, I don't think I had the Sega version. I could be mental/forgetful/old , haha!
It's been to long for me to recall, and I long threw the box away and the joystick I sold too. So can't check.
I always hated its clickiness, but maybe I should have kept it
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Btw., can I use a cheap USB<->DB9-adapter like this one: https://www.amazon.de/Digitus-USB-Se...rds=db9+to+usb to use Amiga joysticks on PC (WinUAE) or do I have to buy one of these special Retronic converters (http://www.retronicdesign.com/en/)?

If the cheap one does it is it ~lagfree (less than 5ms)?
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I don't think the cheap one will work.

There had once been adaptors by Retrolink for around the same price, but it's sold out for several years now. There still are alternatives for the one by retronic, like this one. I can't say if it's lagfree, though.

I actually own a retronic adaptor and it's ace.
btw: You can get in contact with the producer on Lemonamiga. http://www.lemonamiga.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11977
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Thanks for the links! Only found positive feedback for that aJoy-adapter. Guess I'll try that one.
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Btw., can I use a cheap USB<->DB9-adapter like this one: https://www.amazon.de/Digitus-USB-Se...rds=db9+to+usb to use Amiga joysticks on PC (WinUAE) or do I have to buy one of these special Retronic converters (http://www.retronicdesign.com/en/)?

If the cheap one does it is it ~lagfree (less than 5ms)?
That won't work.Get a JoyDivision http://www.onyxsoft.se/joydivision.html
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That looks just as good as the aJoy-adapter - thanks!
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