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#1 chad5200 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 15, 2019 3:56 PM

I know that Missile Command has the option of using true Trak-Ball mode.  But most other games require it to be switched over to the vastly inferior "Joystick" mode.

 

How many games for the Atari 8-bits actually use the true Trak-Ball mode?

 



#2 CharlieChaplin OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 15, 2019 4:20 PM

Well,

 

this is a Frequently Asked Question, mentioned e.g. here:

 

http://atariage.com/...ll#entry1875044

 

and of course in the list of A8 Frequently Asked Questions:

 

ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/faqs/atari-8-bit/faq

 

( 8.6) What programs are designed for a true trackball controller? )

 

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Subject: 8.6) What programs are designed for a true trackball controller?

The following programs have a trackball mode designed for use with the
the Atari CX22 or CX80 Trak-Ball controllers in true trackball mode.

- Catch 88 by Simon Trew, 1991
  - Supports Multi-Mouse Trakball Driver by Simon Trew
- Centipede 5200 by Atari with trak-ball support by Peter Meyer, 2009
  ([CTRL+T] for trackball mode)
- Final Legacy by Atari, 1984
  (optionally used in controller port 2 in the game's Sea-to-Air mode)
- Hardwaretester/Peripheral Test 2.0 by Florian Dingler, 2008
- Knight Quest by Simon Trew, 1991
  - Supports Multi-Mouse Trakball Driver by Simon Trew
- Kriss Kross by Simon Trew, 1992
  - Supports Multi-Mouse Trakball Driver by Simon Trew
- Missile Command by Rob Zdybel for Atari, 1981.  [CTRL+T] for trackball mode
  -- feature undocumented upon the program's release because Atari had not yet
  introduced a trackball controller.  
- Missile Command+ by Paul Lee, 2005 ([CTRL+T] for trackball mode)
- Multi-Mouse Trakball Driver by Simon Trew for New Atari User #42 1990
- Othello by Simon Trew, 1991
  - Supports Multi-Mouse Trakball Driver by Simon Trew
- Slime by Steve Hales for Synapse, 1982 (press [T] for trackball mode)
- Tempest Elite by Peter J. Meyer for Video 61, 2017
- Tile Smashers by Peter J. Meyer for Video 61, 2017
- Toy'Swap by Victor Parada, 2015
- See also AtariMania list of games that use CX22/CX80 trackball mode:
  http://preview.tinyurl.com/knz2zmf
- See also Fandal site search for games that use the CX22/CX80 trackball mode:
  http://a8.fandal.cz/search.php?search=trak-ball&butt_details_x=x

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None of the above mentioned programs are trackball exclusive (trackball-only). The programs do also work with a joystick or can be used/played with an ST-mouse (STM-1 mouse). Whereas several mouse or lightgun/lightpen programs will only work with these controllers...


Edited by CharlieChaplin, Wed May 15, 2019 4:28 PM.


#3 chad5200 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 15, 2019 4:55 PM

Thanks

Any idea what one of these is worth if they are still in an unopened box?

#4 Nezgar OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 15, 2019 5:28 PM

Any idea what one of these is worth if they are still in an unopened box?

 
B&C Computervisions last published price list (before they took it off the website) listed:

ACA518    TRACKBALL ATARI CX-22 recon.    34.95
ACA520    Trackball Atari CX-80           99.95 New mint!


#5 chad5200 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 15, 2019 6:09 PM

Found a CX80 unopened still in box at Half Price Books for $45.  Woohoo!



#6 chad5200 OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 2:07 PM

Can someone point me to where I can download "Centipede 5200 by Atari with trak-ball support by Peter Meyer, 2009 ([CTRL+T] for trackball mode)"

 

Thanks!



#7 Mr Robot OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 2:11 PM

http://atariage.com/...mage/?p=4171852



#8 Sikor OFFLINE  

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Posted Yesterday, 3:50 PM

Hmmm... If I remember also:

Arcanoid

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