I am an A8 user since 1987 but using emulators as my real Atari is packed far away.
Have been playing Star Raiders under Atari 800win which does a good job of this classic.
Years ago, I attempted a project to convert a CX-80 trackball I got of ebay to convert to USB. After butchering three different mice to make the optical sensors work, I put the bits away and haven't tried since.
I still want to play Star Raiders with a better controller, as wanting to improve my game with some acurate controls.
One the CX-80 there was a switch to make it mimic a joystick if I remember correctly.
Now, I know Star Raiders doesn't support a trackball officially, is there way of using a mouse, trackpad or touch pad with any A8 emuator?
I know a thread a while back people wanted to patch or change Star Raiders, the game is perfect apart from supporting some better controls.