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#126 Mathy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:51 PM

Hello Steve

 

Some voice from the back of my mind whispers that there are two types of potmeters: linear and logarithmic.  Maybe you've got the logarithmic type?

 

Sincerely

 

Mathy



#127 Stephen OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:08 PM

I'm thinking the pots should also be 500k and not 1M, but it's been over a decade since I had one apart.



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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:43 AM

It's 470K for a C64, 1M for an Atari 2600/8Bit. 

 

Either Mathy is right and I flubbed my pot purchasing (wow I haven't said "pot purchasing" for a loooong time!) or I've screwed the wiring somehow. 



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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:13 AM

Linear Taper and Audio Taper. Probably the latter...



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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:45 PM

Hi All,

 

add 3 more games : :-D

  • Dropzone
  • Star Raiders II
  • Lode Runner

this was a contribution from a friend who supports the project.

 

https://github.com/a...ee/master/games

regards


Edited by ascrnet, Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:46 PM.


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Posted Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:07 PM

You're the hero we need :D 



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Posted Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:39 PM

You're the hero we need :D

thanks, but I'm not the only one in this project.

 

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#133 Mr Robot OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:11 PM

Well it turns out I screwed up the schematic. There is a problem with the switching between paddle and buttons. Need to rework it. 

 

EDIT: V3 boards ordered from OSHPark. :/


Edited by Mr Robot, Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:37 PM.


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Posted Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:17 PM

Well it turns out I screwed up the schematic. There is a problem with the switching between paddle and buttons. Need to rework it. 

 

EDIT: V3 boards ordered from OSHPark. :/

 

no problem, I want to see that pcb working to make another joystick 2.0 :grin:

News: soon in Altirra 3.20 will have support for 3 buttons using my scheme ;-)

regards



#135 R0ger OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:44 AM

That's great news !



#136 tane OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:44 PM

Bored enough to hack your Joystick Tester:    Attached File  Joystick Tester.xex   761bytes   30 downloads

 



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Posted Mon Apr 1, 2019 8:35 AM

Rounded corners:  Attached File  Joystick Tester.xex   761bytes   47 downloads



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Posted Fri Apr 5, 2019 7:48 PM

Rounded corners

joytest.png

congratulations for the modification tane, I liked the idea of the buttons. copying !!!!! :-D

regards



#139 krupkaj OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 7, 2019 3:11 AM

This all is really nice, thanks for all pathes. 

BTW I remember there was version of Missile Command with 3 turrets. But ihey were operated from keyboard. It would be great to have version with joystick buttons, or maybe we can hack also the trackball :)



#140 Mr Robot OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:54 PM

Just a quick update. V3 worked fine, I've used the schematic to make two different versions of the board, one with everything, one with just the extra buttons (and Fire3/Up switch) which is small enough to be only $6 for three from oshpark. Waiting for the purple pcb's to arrive again.



#141 Mr Robot OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:42 PM

OK the boards are in and work great, here they are fully populated (you probably won't need to do that) 

 

a8c.jpg

 

I'm just writing some documentation and I'll be sharing, hopefully tomorrow. The Large board is $12.30 for 3 and the small board (the one most people will probably want) is $6.95 for 3. The docs will be on my website and the gerbers will be on OSHPark.

 

 



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Posted Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:12 PM

OK the boards are in and work great, here they are fully populated (you probably won't need to do that) 

 

attachicon.gifa8c.jpg

 

I'm just writing some documentation and I'll be sharing, hopefully tomorrow. The Large board is $12.30 for 3 and the small board (the one most people will probably want) is $6.95 for 3. The docs will be on my website and the gerbers will be on OSHPark.

 

 

congratulations for the design of the plates, they were very good. :D

regards



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Posted Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:37 PM

Nice



#144 Mr Robot OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:17 PM

https://atari8bit.ne...ler-interfaces/



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Posted Thu May 2, 2019 5:40 PM

What an interesting thread to stumble upon...

 

Just to give you guys some inspiration, back-in-the-day in Atari Inc's Consumer Engineering Division, Dan Kramer and others built custom Trak-Balls with 3 Fire Buttons so they could accurately play Missile Command on their A8s. The custom in-house version is referred to as 3-Base Missile Command. Here's a pic of Dan's custom 3-button Trak-Ball Controller for use with it:

 

Dan Kramer 3 Fire Button Custom Trak Ball Controller

 

Rob Zdybel suggested using the Paddle Lines for the 2 extra Fire Buttons.

 

Mr. Robot's pic of the various Atari arcade controllers reminded me that had Warner not forced Atari Inc to cancel the 5200, Dan Kramer would've finished up a Driving Controller [based upon Atari's Pole Position Steering Wheel and Shifter] and a Yoke Controller [based upon Atari's Star Wars Yoke] for that doomed console.



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Posted Fri May 3, 2019 4:05 PM

I got a gift from the Kevin Savetz and Nir Dary today at VCF East!

 

Here is David's Midnight Magic with the flipper buttons swapped around to match Pinball Construction Set so it will work correctly with the flipper buttons on my joystick boards. 

 

 

Attached File  midnight-joystickFix.xex   45.9KB   8 downloads

 

That just leaves Advanced Pinball Simulator, I think that one will be harder to do, it uses the keyboard buttons 'Z' and '/'

 

 






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