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#1 scalliano OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:12 PM

What's up, guys! I've hit upon a bit of a major problem.

 

I decided to boot up my Atari after quite a while after discovering the awesome Super Cobra Arcade. I set up the system and fired up my Harmony cart only to discover that I can't move the cursor in the cart's main menu. At all. If I move the stick left or right, sometimes the screen will flip to the About page, but I can't move up or down in the menu or select anything.

 

My regular games are fine, so it's definitely not my controllers.

 

I'm on PAL BIOS 1.05. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



#2 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:27 PM

The menu detects and supports multiple controllers. What kind of controller are you using?



#3 SpiceWare OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:39 PM

Super Cobra Arcade

 

 

Are you by chance taking advantage of SCA's support for multibutton gamepads?  If so, the second button is wired up in such a way as to cause the Harmony's menu to use paddle mode.  Hold down the firebutton when you power up your Atari to force the menu to joystick mode.



#4 scalliano OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:56 PM

I tried a Mega Drive controller and 7800 joystick. Had the issue with both of them, but holding the fire button down did the trick. Thank you ever so much! :D



#5 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:02 PM

Yup, Harmony thinks the Genesis controller is a paddle, that's why you have to hold down fire to prove to it you are using a dpad/stick.



#6 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:29 AM

BTW: If all controllers should fail, you can still navigate with the console keys.






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