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RTADash
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:46 am    Post subject: Can't believe I just discovered this... Reply with quote

I just noticed fullscreen mode in VICE for the the first time, and it's very captivating - almost like a real C64 environment!

Can anyone point me in the direction of a good, simple PC joystick to complete this? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have two USB joysticks that look and feel just like the famous Competition Pro joysticks that were so popular in C64 times (at least here in Germany). The USB joystick is called "Speed-Link SL-6602 Competition Pro Joystick USB" and I got it from Amazon Germany (direct link, ASIN: B00097CQY2). Don't know if they sell those in the US, though.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good - thanks! Very Happy I hope they can convert the money to USD...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: joystick Reply with quote

hi

i never liked pc joysticks. the ones which look like a real joystick are not "clicky". it is a nice thing that they can sense when you only turn them a little, but this is not required for boulder dash or any other c64 game. gamepads are also useless (to me), once i could not find any, on which the direction buttons are on the right (!).

so i did the following. i bought the cheapest gamepad i found. (notice: the direction buttons are on the left hand side Sad)


i disassembled it, and did a bit of soldering work. i drilled a hole to the back of it, where i mounted a male dsub-9 connector, and wired it so a c64 joystick can be plugged into it:

it was fairly easy to do, just had to see which wire goes to which button.

so now i have a real c64 joystick with an usb interface Smile

i also use it sometimes to play gdash.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've bought a C64-Joystick-Adapter some years ago. Plug a C64-Joystick into it and plug the USB-cable of the converter into your computer. Voila! Smile

Here it is:
http://www.stelladaptor.com/

Or just buy this one:
http://www.vesalia.de/d_competitionusb.htm

Something interesting:
http://greg.geekmind.org/JoyAdapter-20060912.tar.gz
or
http://www.student.uni-kl.de/~dittrich/joyadapter/index.html
or
http://www.retrousb.com/index.php
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