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Combination of Controllers?

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#1 Joshua Mashburn OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 1:31 AM

Is it possible to utilize different types of controllers simultaneously on the 2600? ie, using a joystick and either a paddle, the driving controller, or the trackball? Has this ever been done on a published stella game?

#2 SeaGtGruff OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 3:08 AM

Definitely possible, as long as they're plugged into different ports! ;) So you could have a pair of paddles in the left controller port and a joystick in the right controller port, or a joystick in the left port and a keypad in the right port, and so on. The only game that comes to mind is "Star Raiders."

#3 Rybags OFFLINE  



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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 5:06 AM

Paddle buttons are same input as joystick left/right. Keyboard controllers use the same lines as both stick/paddle so wouldn't coexist on a port.

Driving uses joystick directional inputs, so does mouse. Light pen/gun uses joystick button + one direction (?)

#4 Tjoppen OFFLINE  


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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 6:00 AM

The Byte Before Christmas will use both joystick (left) and paddles (right). In Bell Hopper you can switch between either controller by pressing either controller's button. It works great :)

#5 SpiceWare ONLINE  



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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012 11:31 AM

G.I. Joe - Cobra Strike (called Action Force outside the US) uses paddles and joysticks, supporting up to 3 concurrent players. The paddles control the shields & gun turrets while the joystick controls the cobra.

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