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Blues76

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  1. Thank you @ivop I was just thinking about what would it take to transfer those values —> Of course, the option to have a threshold to convert to a direction is the best option for the atari. I was just thinking about this. Thanks
  2. The point is that there is a small range of values that are reported, so for example if you have a character, it will keep moving. I’m not in front of my computer. So, yes, while the gamepad may be reporting the correct position, it is noise for the game.
  3. What happens is that if you move the stick and let us back to the center position, it will keep sending positive/negative values and not 0,0. So it is called the dead zone It has been a while —. I don’t remember the range any longer— but is a range. Wow, it has been years since I coded that.
  4. Yes, the dead zone ! I found a nice article a way back to smooth the input But how do I send the value into the atari. The 9 pin gives me only 2^9 or 2^18 if I used both connections. Am I missing something?
  5. Hi, I have an idea and there are threads that cover part of it: Threads: https://atariage.com/forums/topic/313827-has-anyone-tried-this-“new”-gamepad/ https://atariage.com/forums/topic/308542-converter-to-use-modern-controllers-on-atari/ https://atariage.com/forums/topic/307459-usb-adapter-for-cx-controllers-project-ideas/?tab=comments#comment-4552047 This idea maybe crazy and useless, so I may not pursue it but I needed some sanity check. So, let's say I want an XBOX 360 controller (usb wired) be able to be used in the Atari (yes, probably useless idea, I know). SO, the XBOX 360 thumb stick contain a value of X,Y in the range of 0 to 255. So, here we have two thumb stick. The Left and Right trigger also have a value of (0 to 255 or o to 127, I don't remember right now). Then you have the other discrete buttons. Assuming that I get the input from the XBOX 360 game pad into an Arduino or raspberry pi and then send it to the Atari, I'm a bit confused how would I be able to send it. One idea is to scale down the values and use the two joystick ports. For example, just to use the complete range of the left thumb stick,I would need 8 pins and 1 pin for one button. I was just thinking about this. Of course, even if is done, I'm not sure what could it be use for. Ideas? Opinions? Correction: The range of thumb stick may be different from what I remembered when I typed thisz
  6. I found this thread (since I'm sure this is a question that gets asked a lot) @ivop Thanks... Maybe I can convinced my wife to do it... Otherwise, I have a friend already. I guess I could do it but I know very little about electronics but given what you said, maybe this is something I could do.
  7. Is anyone selling your design? Which gamepad are you using? The SNES Gamepad
  8. I think is compatible with atari 8 bit computers, 2600, and 7800 (I’m not sure if all 7800 games, but then I don’t know much about the 7800). Atari 8bit computers can use more than one button (see a thread about it) but most (all?) games used only one button. If you read the thread, it may even be possible (if I’m right) to use three buttons. Now, For this controller I posted, assuming that it works, all I care is one button and the pad.
  9. Hi @ZeroPage Homebrew Thanks for doing this. Is there a place where I can download all the homebrews for 8bit atari per the year of the release? For example 2019, 2020? Maybe in pigwa ftp? I hope I did not missed this in a previous post.
  10. I’m looking for a gamepad because my kid (5 years old) seems to do better with gamepad that the atari joystick Maybe the Sega one will work.
  11. Hi, Has anyone tried this? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Atari-XE-XEGS-7800-2600-Controller-Control-Pad-Gamepad-Joystick-with-Thumb-Stick-/264805385894?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 thanks
  12. Who really needs this? I don't understand. If they are not available or only available in small numbers, then I understand. But I'm not sure what you are trying to get with this. That I should not have two or three? Thanks
  13. That seems like one option. Thank you for giving me additional options. I still would like to get this one if I can or something like this. I at least know for sure what it was. Thanks
  14. I guess I could move the pins but I'm not sure how fragile some of them may be because they are bend it more than I would had like. I will try. I don't need one right now. However, I would like to have one. Are there alternative to the one that I have?
  15. Maybe is the brand new one that @santosp sent to me and I managed to brake it in less than two days. I will message him and maybe I can buy a new one!
  16. EDIT. I removed all the incorrect statements. Home Computers: 100 Icons that defined a digital generation is a great book. One may argue that some are missing but it is a great book. It does show 400, 600xl, and 65xe
  17. Hi, I'm not sure what this is. I have a box with all my mods and I just broke this (pinch it with my finger). I haven't had a chance to do anything with my mods but I was putting my retrobox link in it and I screwed this up! Question: 1) What is it? I think this goes in the expansion port, right? 2) Where can I buy it? See pictures Thanks,
  18. Do you know programming ? I don’t mean any disrespect but you said you were fine with assembly but lot c++ pr c# but neither are used in atari 8-bit. It is missing the JDK — downloaded and install it.
  19. here https://atariage.com/forums/topic/313157-assembly-options-atari-8-bit-assembler-and-c/
  20. Did you see the two pinned topics ? There is one on how to use windows tool to develop and other on books. There a few different assemblers. If you see one my post, I asked about the softener ones. I’m not in front of my computer but I can linked them later. But see if what’s here helps you in anyway.
  21. Thanks I’m aware there is a mister forum. I was looking at some links that recommend the pieces that one need (de-10 nano board, etc.) https://www.retrorgb.com/mister.html https://hothardware.com/reviews/mister-diy-console-fpga https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_MiSTer/wiki Im going to follow what I found but if you or anyone has recommendation, they are welcome.
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