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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:15 
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I never liked the Cruiser. Too light, too stiff

Didn't the Cruiser have a ring around the bottom of the stick that you could use to adjust the level of stiffness?

It did. Although two of the settings were broadly unusable.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:20 
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Mr Dave wrote:
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I never liked the Cruiser. Too light, too stiff

Didn't the Cruiser have a ring around the bottom of the stick that you could use to adjust the level of stiffness?

It did. Although two of the settings were broadly unusable.

Even the loose one felt too stiff for me. I guess I was just used to a longer shaft.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:30 
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DavPaz wrote:
Even the loose one felt too stiff for me. I guess I was just used to a longer shaft.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:32 
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devilman wrote:
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alien-3-Cheetah-Joystick-Controller-SEGA-Mega-Drive-Commodore-64-AMIGA-RARE-/222651660888?hash=item33d712ba58:g:g~4AAOSwTuJYuZ3a

Anyone tempted?


I have one of those. As you can imagine, it doesn't get used much. Same with the Terminator joystick
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(pic isn't mine.. mine's in a bit of a state)

I did buy some retro USB joysticks to sell on my site thinking that folk might be interested (like an N64 controller shaped one), but I rather misjudged it and haven't sold any yet :D

If there was an N64 PS4 Pad we'd be interested as Mimi's hands turn into claws after a few minutes of holding a PS Pad, and the N64 pad was right up her street.

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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:51 
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I did use lots of joysticks during the amiga days, and the Quickjoy Megastar stands above everything else. I also have a Zip Stick that still works (they were indeed durable) but I don't understand its popularity. It's an ergonomic nightmare.

And I did broke lots of Quickshots I and II, until my parents figured they should stop buying them.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:37 
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Cruisers were my preferred joystick, particularly the all-black version.
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These days? Sod joysticks. Joypads all the way.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:45 
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devilman wrote:
Cruisers were my preferred joystick, particularly the all-black version.
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These days? Sod joysticks. Joypads all the way.


I would agree generally, but I just can't get on with playing SWOS on a joypad, and that would be my primary use-case here.

I've just remembered, my all-time favourite joystick was this one, the Logic3 Sigma Ray.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:55 
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Findus Fop wrote:
devilman wrote:
Cruisers were my preferred joystick, particularly the all-black version.
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These days? Sod joysticks. Joypads all the way.


I would agree generally, but I just can't get on with playing SWOS on a joypad, and that would be my primary use-case here.

I've just remembered, my all-time favourite joystick was this one, the Logic3 Sigma Ray.

Indeed. I had the alpha ray which was my primary joystick for most of the years I had an Amiga (wanted either of the ones with base buttons, but was either unavailable or too expensive. Can't remember)

Was eventually replaced by a mini competition pro when it expired.

My brothers joystick of choice was the sting ray. I thought he was mad.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:56 
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As anyone who saw me play stunt car racer over the weekend will attest, I was never a joystick person.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:57 
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Joans wrote:
As anyone who saw me play stunt car racer over the weekend will attest, I was never a joystick person.

That wasn't a particularly good joystick.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:59 
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Mr Dave wrote:
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As anyone who saw me play stunt car racer over the weekend will attest, I was never a joystick person.

That wasn't a particularly good joystick.

It wouldn't have mattered.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:34 
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Mr Dave wrote:
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As anyone who saw me play stunt car racer over the weekend will attest, I was never a joystick person.

That wasn't a particularly good joystick.

Hey! No, you're right.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:55 
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Hey, guess what came today.

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Satisfyingly clicky buttons. Joypad is smaller overall than I expected.

There's another one out of shot, if you were worried. Thanks for the recommendation, Praisebot!


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:58 
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Blimey, the QC sticker is from 2009. These have spent a long time in the box


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:59 
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DavPaz wrote:
Blimey, the QC sticker is from 2009. These have spent a long time in the box


Well, it's closer to the period that way.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:41 
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I have my Pi3, so this weekend will be spent building this mother.

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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
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GazChap wrote:
I have my Pi3, so this weekend will be spent building this mother.

Ready, player one?


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 14:30 
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Findus Fop wrote:
devilman wrote:
Cruisers were my preferred joystick, particularly the all-black version.
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These days? Sod joysticks. Joypads all the way.


I would agree generally, but I just can't get on with playing SWOS on a joypad, and that would be my primary use-case here.

I've just remembered, my all-time favourite joystick was this one, the Logic3 Sigma Ray.


I still have one of those and it still works. It's from a Portuguese electronics brand so it's certainly a clone. And it's in red. That led is both useless and great. I never played much with it though. It the visiting friends joystick.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 16:49 
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Time to post this pic again... the joystick to end all joysticks..

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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 21:45 
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Have got mine pretty much set up now.

I had loads of problems with games just giving me a black screen, which eventually I diagnosed as being due to me using Amiga Forever kickstart ROMs, which apparently require the rom.key file to be copied into the /home/pi/RetroPie/roms/amiga-data/_BootWHD/Devs/Kickstarts folder.

All is now well.

I even got ClassicWB going (complete with headache inducing interlaced screen) and spent a few minutes playing my old creations. Minutes I won’t get back.

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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:31 
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Good work, Gaz. The Pi is a pretty good Amiga once it's working, isn't it?


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
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Mali and MrsA settling issues with Street fighter on a Retropie. Thanks Davpaz!


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 23:06 
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Awesome work! Which pads did you go for?


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
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This is fucking awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 23:23 
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DavPaz wrote:
Awesome work! Which pads did you go for?


Cheap generic Snes lookalikes. Nothing special.


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 Post subject: Re: RetroPie
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Got mine working now!


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Which version of N&S is that? (less colors that the miggy version... or is that memory playing games with me

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