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Archer (Radio Shack) 2 button

 

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Wico "The Boss"

 

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Wico "Command Control" or Bat handle

 

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Video Command - No seperate fire button - You fire by pressing down - Controller design is from Fairchild Channel F system.

 

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Video Command - with seperate fire button

 

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Quick Shot 2 button joystick - Gosh, it looks just like the Archer above.

 

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Competition Pro

 

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Slik Stik

 

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Atari Pro? - I think this came bundled with the Atari 7800 system.

 

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I believe this came with the Atari 2600 TRON game - Manufactured by Champ?

 

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Champ Joystick - The cable unwinds to about 15 feet or so.

 

This is just a few of the joysticks I've collected over the years - I'll upload more images as I get around to taking shots of them.

 

Funny thing is - I used 2 "home grown" joysticks on both my TI systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have a slikstik I got with a "buy em all or buy none" joystick deal on craigslist last year (along with a good condition Atari heavy sixer, 2 standard Atari CX10's, 2 quick shot 2's, a WICO command control, and my absolute favourite Recoton (sortof like an CX10, but MUCH sturdier and with a giant red button inside a yellow ring)

 

Craigslist is the way to go in you live in or near a major city for generic stuff like DB9 joysticks or PC parts. Always much cheaper than eBay, and you get the purchase security of meeting up with the seller in person. I think my box of joysticks was $30 or $40 bucks (and of course the shipping was a couple of subway token to meet-up and return home). Worst case is a few bucks in gas.

 

Gotta be quick though, I missed out on a megaSTe last week for waiting too long (the bloody ad was up for a month, I thought I had time). But I did use part of the money I had been saving for it for the MBX so not a total loss.

 

Of course trade shows are even better, but not many vintage tech shows here in Toronto for some reason.

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I was wondering when that pic was going to show up.

Lord, look at those getaway sticks!

Nothing close to a photo I took in Portland!

 

 

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Funny thing is - I used 2 "home grown" joysticks on both my TI systems

 

Do you mean the two you posted on this page:

 

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/223203-do-you-use-a-homebrew-joystick-post-your-pics/page-3?hl=homebrew%20joystick

 

These have always been my favorites in that thread. Really awesome joysticks that I am jealous of. Let me know if you ever want to trade them.

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After making progress on some Pascal coding, but before getting on with other stuff, I thought it'd be fun to play TI Invaders for a while tonight. It's been a long time, so why not?

 

Why not? Because whoever it was in these forums who described those TI original joysticks as crampsticks was frighteningly accurate! Mercy, those things are ergonomic nightmares. If TI ever patented these, please please please somebody make sure they renew that patent into perpetuity so that no-one will ever commit crimes against human digits like that again.

 

I never thought I'd be looking at ebay for alternate joysticks, but I am now.

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gliptitude-

Hey, thanks man. I must admit, they serve me well. I have added a remote fire button to them which has added to their usefulness, at least for me. Probably my favorite "store bought" joystick would be the Bally Astrocade stick, and yes, I have built an adapter so I can use them on my TI's when I choose to.

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Nice eye candy!

 

Any fans of the Epyx 500XJ here? That thing changed my gaming life. I bought at least one entire lot on Ebay once just to get another working 500XJ in the arsenal, and they're still my go-to stick.

 

Still like the Slik Stik, too. Got at least one working one around here.

 

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Nice eye candy!

 

Any fans of the Epyx 500XJ here? That thing changed my gaming life. I bought at least one entire lot on Ebay once just to get another working 500XJ in the arsenal, and they're still my go-to stick.

 

Still like the Slik Stik, too. Got at least one working one around here.

 

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We had one for our C64- it was a GREAT joystick.

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My "Fortress" joystick has the guts to an Epyx 500xj. It was a bitch to build but it works great. Short throw and very positive response.

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^^^^Worst controller ever? Seen in Austin, Texas. ON/OFF light switches for each direction and bottom. It was impossible to use yet this girl had somehow learned how.

 

 

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