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  1. I just tried Tempest 4000 for the Xbox One, and I think the controls are awful, but only on "round" levels. Sometimes I press left to go right when stopped. Also I thought a more appropriate control is to use the analog stick as a radial control. Just roll the left stick to indicate the position along the orbit where you are, not left to go anticlockwise, right to go clockwise. You got analog controls. Why not use them? For the modern systems, why isn’t there a 2600-> PS4 and a 2600->X1. They obviously make them for PC. You need them for Paddles, Trackballs, Spinners, Indy 500 controller, and Keypad (maybe, but a USB numeric would work too). Since Nintendo makes Labo kits, why not Atari make a plastic Labo-like Joycon attachment. First Paddle games already work with Switch Wheel. If you keep both hands on the wheel, there is a natural limit to how far clockwise and anticlockwise you can rotate it. Second for Trackball games, a Joycon could be placed in a hamster ball for trackball games, and have radio controller manaul button pressers for the up to 6 buttons on the Single Joycon. Third, a similar setup, except with a cylinder for Major Havok. Fourth, a joycon could be put in a similar device with a wheel that you spin. Finally, for the light gun games, a visible light "camera gun" could be used to literally shoot the targets, instead of using a cursor that centers automatically. Do other people agree with me, that Atari controls on modern systems are not well thought out with the default controllers? The analog stick does like to center, and I think that hurts most Atari analog games, especially paddle games.
  2. Hey Team. Earlier last week i scored a CX-22 Trakball from ebay for a fairly low price (10.50 shipped) I wasn't expecting much, however it did say tested and working..so i took a shot. Once i got it home, i could feel the ball was noisy and sticking horribly. Again, expected. I plugged it into my 7800 straight away, and of course, nothing worked but the left fire button, using Centipede7800 (official release) to test it. Zero movement. I opened it up, Gave the ball a serious soak, Cleaned all the rollers, and Bearings, cleaned the housing and board as best i could. first thing i noticed (beside the filthy gunky rollers and ball) was the wiring felt "off" like perhaps it was worked on, as there was a good amount of electrical tape just holding stuff together. At this time i should point out i know zero about electronics/circuitry/soldering etc. i noticed the center post of the right fire button was broken, so i left that be for now. I plugged it back in, while open, and fired up centipede. Both buttons worked when pressing directly on the board it'self, and there was some movement when spinning the wheels. after a good 3 hours of cleaning i put it back together, hit the 'Pede again, and now i had some movement, however seriously eradic. the "ship/player/character/w.e." automatically moved to the upper left or lower right. With some heavy pressure rolling, i was at least able to move the character around somewhat, although nowhere near playable, at least it was moving.... This is where i am kinda stuck. I know it's a shot in the dark but i assumed since there was "some" movement after cleaning, that it's just a physical thing. But it's probably electrical huh? i checked some much older threads, and a few people mentioned testing via a meter. Again, i have zero knowledge let alone the equipment. Would there be any other troubleshooting someone could walk me through? or perhaps if i posted photos of specific areas? PS i tested with it in joystick and TB mode, and it's basically the same. Any help would be appreciated, i would just love to see my little girl blasting bugs with a trakball, she fell inlove with an arcade cabinet of Centipede at her summer camp, and it would be magical to surprise her!
  3. I was just wondering if anyone around here knew what to look for to determine whether or not a CX-80 Trak-Ball had CX-22 internals? Is there any way to tell from the outside of the box if you were to buy one brand new and still sealed? If not, what should you look for when opening up the Trak-Ball housing to determine whether you have CX-80 or CX-22 internals inside it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  4. Hi, apologies for this question. I am not an expert in electronics. I have been searching for a replacement of a photo sensor used on COLECOVISION roller ball controller. Attached a partial schematic of the rollerball controller, one of the sensors has failed. I have confirmed everything else works perfectly by reposition the working sensor in place of the bad one. I get no movement, no reading from the bad one. Also I added few pictures of the sensor. I could not find anything on this part number, or the manufacturer. I then opened it, and would like to see if someone can help me confirming what kind it is. What would its internal schematics look like? Is this a photo transistor and a IR diode? There are a few sensors out there with similar dimensions, however I am not sure on the correct positioning of the pins vs. the original. The original has a #1 on the pin that connects to as shown (please consider this is a mirrored image because they are opposite when turning them around to face each other.) I tried to show it better in the other picture, where I wrote the correct pin # orientation. Hopefully someone can confirm with a diagram to be able to find a replacement. I need to know where the cathode/anode should be and the Collector/emitter should be. (if indeed this is a transistor) Thanks in advance for your input. Al
  5. These are both sides of the roller sensor. Can someone confirm what kind is it? Is it ir diode and phototransistor? What would the diagram be for this circuit/switch? thanks a lot! Al
  6. I was planning on picking up a CX80 Trak-Ball from Best Electronics earlier this week, but found that they were sadly out of stock. If anyone here happens to have a CX80 that's still new or in like new cosmetic condition that they'd be willing to sell then please do let me know. I can pay via PayPal. Edit: Trackball acquired courtesy of a very generous AtariAge member! That's all folks!
  7. Just like the title says, I'm looking for a new in box CX-80 trackball for the misses. I picked up one new in box from a fellow AtariAger about this time last year for $45 shipped and have really enjoyed it, so I'd like to get a second one for the spousal unit so we can get in on some two player Centipede TB action on the 7800. I'm looking to pay about the same as last time, $45 shipped to the zip code 55102, and I don't care about the condition of the box as long as it's still sealed. The box can be dented in, torn, or in any other sort of cruddy condition as long as the trackball inside is still new. Thanks much and feel free to shoot me PM if you have one that you'd like to sell.
  8. AusMatari

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    From the album: AusM's Atari

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