[games_access] Arcade Sticks with two+ sticks...
agdev at thechases.com
Tue Jun 6 22:08:38 EDT 2006
> There's got to be a method to provide both analog and
> traditional single stick digital control configurations.
While now an antiquated gaming device, the old Gravis Gamepad
provided digital inputs on the analog X/Y axis. The hardware can
be found on ebay, and wouldn't be too hard to wire your favorite
devices/buttons for actualizing their presses. A little basic
hardware (soldering your preferred switches in place of the
buttons) would serve. The granularity could be a bit annoying as
you described, but it was playable, and felt like the old-school
8-bit Nintendo game-pads. Even had auto-repeat functionality for
the A and B buttons.
Building the more old-school joysticks is easy enough--made my
own in a freshman computer course, which expected no background
in hardware skills (which is good, as I'm not much of a hardware
guy). Building a USB or serial might be more complex than a
15-pin joystick-port connector.
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