You're pegging the "Coolness" meter with the joystick action! (P.S. Thanks for using my "too damn cool" quote on your website!)
I see in your readme file that:
Joystick [if enabled]
B2: Deploy Squadron
B3: Autofire On/Off
This being an Atari forum, I'm playing your game using the USB classic Atari Joystick from Legacy Engineering (D pad joystick, 1 fire "B" button). Autofire and Deploy Squadron are still controled via keyboard.
Joystick movement works "left" and "right" well enough. Is there anyway to configure so that autofire can be activiated by pointing the joystick "up" (or just holding down the fire button) and deploy squadron by pointing "down" or some similar control? It's hard to use keyboard once the game starts and your using a joystick like this.
But I fully understand this is a multibutton arcade game, so what you're doing is rockin'!
If I'm asking too much, I'll just shut up now and keep playing.
EDIT - My son is learning to program simple video games using a program called "Scratch". But Scratch doesn't support joystick input. So he found a program called "JoyToKey" (maybe everyone has heard about this except for me) that maps joystick positions to key strokes.
Well, I just installed/configured that program to work with Astrosmash as I suggested above and it works.
So if you decide against any special Atari joystick configuring, I'll happily play this way.
Edited by radiohead, Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:48 PM.