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I just got my pair of 2600-daptor II adapters and I'm thoroughly impressed. Worked perfectly with my 2600 joystick, newly-cleaned paddles (no jitter!), steering, and keypad controllers in Stella...I even played Star Raiders with the joystick/Video Touch Pad combo.
I also tried my 7800 sticks with Atari 7800 Commando (left button "fire" and right button "grenade") in SDLMESS for Mac OS X and it works beautifully after some quick configuring (see the attached MESS .cfg file, and feel free to host it on your page dualcam...I think it's universal to all ports of MESS). Here's the SDLMESS for Mac OS X command line I use to play an Atari 7800 game:
<messExecutablePath> a7800 -video opengl -skip_gameinfo -mouse -joystick -rompath <romPath> -cart <cartridgeFile>
I'm planning on purchasing a pair of Vision-daptor ColecoVision/Intellivision adapters and I'll post the MESS configs for those too.
Edited by JL, Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:53 PM.
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Posted Sun May 6, 2012 10:41 AM
It sounds like you are running into a center window. The paddles are seen as an analog joystick. Let's say the full range of motion of moving the joystick back and forth is represented by the values 0-1000, then 500 would be center. But not all joysticks are the same, and there will even be variance between ones of the same mfg/model, so they can give a slightly different values for center, like 495 or 507. These values could be interpreted as the joystick being just slight pressed and causing the player to just slightly drift when it is actually centered. A way to combat this, is to have a range or window, say 475-525, that if the value falls with in, then it is treated as center and having the value 500.
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Was bummed at the lack of availability of Stelladaptors... so, as a geek with PIC experience, I made up one of my own.
Functionally similar to the Stelladaptor - joystick, driving and paddle supported with auto-detect of the controller plugged in. I have spent extra time on the paddles support to get the response to be the same as a real 2600. It is USB 2.0, runs at full speed (12 Mbit/s) and transmits every millisecond (1000 times/second) to minimize delay. Enumerates as a USB HID 2-analog axis, 6 button joystick so no driver needed. There is a terminal block inside for connecting extra buttons.
Figured others might like one, so am making up a batch of 100. Should be ready end of May. Price to be on par with the Stelladaptor. If those run out, I will make more batches. I'll post here when I have a site setup.
There is a corresponding Stella release in the works.
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