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#1 groundtrooper OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 2, 2019 8:00 PM

I recently acquired a Thrust+ Collectors Edition and/or Combat Pack. (The one with the foot pedal controller. Limited to 50 Copies)

 

I went to give it a try today and I didn't have much luck getting the driving controller to work. 

 

My DC's work fine by itself with Indy 500. (Maybe a little jittery, is there anything to do about that?)

 

But when I plug it into the foot controller and map the Left and Right to the DC and Up Down and Fire to the FP everything works except for the L & R on the DC. 

Just for kicks, I mapped the DC to Up and Down and it works, the ship will thrust and shield, useless for playing the game that way but the DC is at least being recognized.  

 

I am trying to play this on an AV Modded 7800, but I also pulled out my AV Vader with the same results. 

 

Any ideas on what the problem might be? I have tried it with the Thrust cart that came in the pack (Screen Shot attached) and I have also tried with my Harmony cart with Thomas' DC hacked rom. 

 

Thanks in advance for any help. 

 

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#2 fluxit ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 2, 2019 8:32 PM

Does ->this<- help?



#3 groundtrooper OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Feb 2, 2019 10:25 PM

Does ->this<- help?


Perfect. That did it. I assumed the DC needed to be in the pass through port on the foot pedal. The only thing I didn’t try was to put the DC in the Right port.

Thanks again.


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#4 MrBeefy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 12:35 AM

Always wondered if the pedals would make me any better.

#5 groundtrooper OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 1:43 AM

Always wondered if the pedals would make me any better.

 

I haven't put a whole lot of time in with the pedals yet, but it's definitely a different learning curve.

I haven't played it any other way than with the FP & DC so I can't really compare but I think it would be a little easier than just a joystick. You have cleaner rotation control with the DC than trying to do everything with 4 positions of the JS and the fire button. IMO. 



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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 11:58 AM

Groundtrooper is right.  There is a learning curve, but the FP & DC is the way to go.  This is a challenging game no matter what your choice of controller, but for me, the FP adds a whole new dimension of game play.

 

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#7 fluxit ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 4, 2019 5:36 PM

You have me convinced.  I love Thrust Plus, and I want to see if the driving controller is what will get me past level 6.  I just ordered a DC, and am looking into building a foot pedal.



#8 chewy OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 6, 2019 10:45 PM

bro i can hardly play this game for more than 10 seconds w/o crashing w/ joystick, i have no idea what id do w/ foot control


Edited by chewy, Wed Feb 6, 2019 10:45 PM.


#9 fluxit ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:08 PM

Thrust does have a difficulty curve to be sure.  You just need to spend some time learning how rapidly gravity affects it, and practice giving small boosts to keep it in the 'air.'



#10 fluxit ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:14 PM

Here are my pedals on the cheap:

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They work well enough, though I'll probably have to mount them on something so they don't want to 'walk' away from me as I'm playing.

 

 

They plug into this:

4-way-joystick-b.JPG

 

 

The driving controller will definitely take some getting used to. 

 

For my first two games, I died before finishing the first level.  On my third go, I made it to level 3.







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