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#2148563 2600 better than the 800 ?

Posted by Stephen on Wed Dec 1, 2010 7:01 PM

It's always said the 800 is quite the double 2600.... but, as it seems, some things worked better in the 2600.


Double the 2600 but half the 7800 :ponder: ;) :lol:

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Well, if we allow the 7800's expansion module, then it is fair to allow the VBXE2 on the A8. Not a chance in hell the 7800 is touching that :thumbsup:


#2148284 Digital Joysticks provide better control than Analog Joysticks

Posted by Stephen on Wed Dec 1, 2010 11:48 AM

It's not name calling - you're arrogance and failure to admit you are wrong (which you have never done because in your eyes you have never been wrong) is a fact. I didn't call you an arrogant a-hole as that would have been name calling.

You will not admit that an analog controller has advantages such as allowing slower / faster movement in a racing game. You never addressed the issue of fretless guitar players. You never stated why real life airplanes have "analog" yokes for flight control. You never stated why a real car's clutch pedal is not a digital (full on, full off) type of controller.

You take the single-minded narrow sighted approach of re-stating your OPINION 1000 times to make it seem like it carries more weight. You offer no scientific data. You fail to explain why you feel a digital joystick is superior to a steering wheel controller with pedals for racing games.


#2148158 Digital Joysticks provide better control than Analog Joysticks

Posted by Stephen on Wed Dec 1, 2010 9:03 AM

That's a nicer conclusion than I came to. I put it down to pure and simple arrogance. Old multi-personality feels he is smarter than everyone else here, and has NEVER admitted to being wrong. It's almost a god complex, where we mortals had better not argue as we can never contradict the all knowing one(which is now two).

I would really love to know the cause of this arrogant attitude. With it comes the mistaken idea that opinion is fact, and differing opions are wrong.

Atariski/Divya(same person) would make great religious leaders. (S)he has all the traits.


#2146995 Digital Joysticks provide better control than Analog Joysticks

Posted by Stephen on Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:53 PM

You are wrong. But you are free to have an opinion that is wrong. So many do. Many people smoke although they know the consequences. Nobody is forcing you to do anything. Infinite levels with control over zero. Then you reduce it a few so you can approximate you are in some state. What a joke. Approximation is better than exactness? Maybe in your imaginary world.

I would rather extract music digitally from a CD than digitize it in through a sound digitizer. Oops, I forgot you prefer using tapes since they provide more levels which in some convulated way means more control for you.

Is your definition of wrong "not in agreement with you"? I forgot - let me bow down to your all knowing arrogance. My most sincere and humble apologies know-it-all.

P.S.
I don't prefer tapes, but vinyl sounds better than CD. Take that scientific fact and sit on it.


#2146955 Digital Joysticks provide better control than Analog Joysticks

Posted by Stephen on Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:17 PM

There's no way you are going to draw a conclusion that an analog joystick with its inexactness and inherent flaws is going to allow better control than something that's exact and 100% in giving you the states that you expect.

And there is no way you are going to force everyone on this forum to share your opinion that a digital stick which only has two states gives better control than one with dozens, hundreds, or nearly infinite which an analog stick will.

Feel free to keep trying, it's great for your post count.


#2142082 Digital Joysticks provide better control than Analog Joysticks

Posted by Stephen on Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:44 AM

Even the guys in the Jaguar forum are going damn!

LMAO - that puts it into perspective.


#2140645 Atari 7800 Forum Description

Posted by Stephen on Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:44 AM

Maybe we can change the forum description to "Big bad ass expansion coming soon!" :D


#2138597 Club Drive Soundtrack

Posted by Stephen on Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:59 AM

It was fun driving into the orange box - err, I mean cat. The game had potential.


#2138408 Your most recent Jaguar purchases

Posted by Stephen on Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:14 AM

Air Cars - Yeh, best to keep that wrapped. :P

Yeah - good advice. Will stop people from asking "What's that smell?" Although, I don't think one small layer of plastic can contain the smell of rancid feces that that game oozes :)


#2135020 Switching Keyboard Input Off

Posted by Stephen on Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:19 AM

Hi,
With the game that I am writing, if I hit any keyboard key, it currently crashes the program. I do however want to be able to accept input from "Start", "Select" and "Option".

Is there a way of switching off the keyboard handler? I bet that there's a little 'poke' that I can do which'll do this... or not?

The code that makes the annoying(to some) key click uses several WSYNCs. Is it possible this is causing an interrupt to take too long?


#2133344 Digital Joysticks provide better control than Analog Joysticks

Posted by Stephen on Tue Nov 9, 2010 6:03 PM

You are talking about some theoretical joysticks. Even in that case, the digital one would read more consistently at those positions SNIP

WRONG - the digital one couldn't even reach those positions. On or off, remember, with 100% certainty. Scientific fact. I guess that makes them inferior because they cannot do what another product can.


#2132968 Digital Joysticks provide better control than Analog Joysticks

Posted by Stephen on Tue Nov 9, 2010 9:33 AM

With a standard digital stick, you have 100% control-- the best the world has to offer. Now on the dark side, there's the analog joystick. Some modern ones even look like those darth vador spacecrafts. You may have gotten the worst of both worlds if the mapping is sort of like a software method of checking thresholds. Add to that the problem of having to move the stick a longer distance to switch states since they have to allow for long enough distance for range of values. As an analogy, you know the switching theory of transistors is that the smaller they are the faster the switching times.

You have 100% control of ON or OFF - nothing else. What if you want 50%? Where is the control? That is missing, therefore since something is missing, you don't have 100%.


#2131817 How to Play a Simple Note with Atari BASIC

Posted by Stephen on Sun Nov 7, 2010 4:54 PM


For first try: SOUND 0,255,12,6

for second: SOUND 0,132,12,2

and turn it off by SOUND 0,0,0,0.

Thank you!

Quick explanation - 1st # is voice (0-3 is acceptable), 2nd is frequency (0-255), 3rd is distortion/noise (0-15 is range, IIRC 8 and 12 are pure but it has been a few years), 4th is volume (0-15 range).


#2131637 Digital Joysticks provide better control than Analog Joysticks

Posted by Stephen on Sun Nov 7, 2010 11:24 AM



It's a scientific fact because I have performed the experiment BIG SNIP

There is the entire problem, coupled with the fact that you could have 10 million pieces of evidence to the contrary. You feel that your opinion is the only one in the world that matters and nothing will ever change that. Congratulations on having such a wonderfully huge ego.

Guess what - I just did an experiment myself. I prefer KitKats to all other chocolate bars. Therefore, I claim that it's a scientific FACT that KitKat is the best chocolate in the world. Have fun refuting this. You can't argue with science.


What evidence to the contrary do you have that you can't get exact states on analog joysticks whereas you can on digital joysticks? One piece of contrary evidence hasn't been given and you are posting as if it's 10 million than mixing things up with an analogy that doesn't even apply. It's not an opinion that people have better control using digital music/video to edit things exactly rather than in analog form. You can only perform the experiment for yourself not for others.

As far as bounce goes, the way I see it given the slow scanning of analog joysticks, it's more susceptible to errors there as well.

Chewbacca defense. It's an undisputable scientific fact that KitKat is the best chocolate in the world. I have the evidence to back this up. Where is your evidence to refute this?


#2131575 Digital Joysticks provide better control than Analog Joysticks

Posted by Stephen on Sun Nov 7, 2010 9:42 AM

It's a scientific fact because I have performed the experiment BIG SNIP

There is the entire problem, coupled with the fact that you could have 10 million pieces of evidence to the contrary. You feel that your opinion is the only one in the world that matters and nothing will ever change that. Congratulations on having such a wonderfully huge ego.

Guess what - I just did an experiment myself. I prefer KitKats to all other chocolate bars. Therefore, I claim that it's a scientific FACT that KitKat is the best chocolate in the world. Have fun refuting this. You can't argue with science.