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Bryan Ischo
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Re: Not what you want but it's something..
05/22/12 10:00 PM


> > My goal was to use analog joysticks in my control panel and have them 'just work',
> > which they will under this scheme, for every game, without additional
> configuration.
>
> Aren't those terrible for playing Pac Man, Bomb Jack, Galaga and Robotron though.
> You're catering for a niche inside a niche..

I don't know, are they? Is the feel of an analog joystick so far off of leaf-switch digital joysticks?

I would expect that restrictor plates to limit motion to 2-way, 4-way, or 8-way digital joystick movement would be essential to give an accurate feel, but that would be true with a digital 8-way joystick as well.

Perhaps the restrictor plates could even have resistance built into the corners to make it feel more like pressing a switch? Imagine a 4 or 8 way restrictor where in the corners there was actually a leaf spring to give the feel of a real leaf joystick.

> The whole point of building or buying arcade control panels is so that you can have
> an authentic experience and for the vast majority of games authentic means digital
> joysticks.

I don't think there is a single joystick that gives an authentic feel on a vast majority of games. There were so many different digital joystick types and configurations all with different feels.

I personally don't really need the joystick to feel authentic, just to produce good gameplay. If the resistance isn't exactly the same as the original, I don't care, as long as it works well enough for the game to be enjoyable. I have a feeling that an analog joystick with sufficient resistance would do fine for me. I guess I'll find out when I finally finish my coding and get to actually building hardware.







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* Controller mapping Bryan Ischo 05/16/12 02:46 AM
. * Not what you want but it's something.. Sune  05/20/12 04:24 AM
. * Re: Not what you want but it's something.. Bryan Ischo  05/22/12 02:13 AM
. * Re: Not what you want but it's something.. Sune  05/22/12 02:34 AM
. * Re: Not what you want but it's something.. Bryan Ischo  05/22/12 08:03 AM
. * Re: Not what you want but it's something.. Sune  05/22/12 08:43 PM
. * Re: Not what you want but it's something.. Bryan Ischo  05/22/12 10:00 PM
. * Re: Not what you want but it's something.. Sune  05/23/12 05:34 AM
. * Re: Not what you want but it's something.. R. Belmont  05/22/12 10:05 PM
. * Or, more simply..... mogli  05/22/12 10:53 PM
. * Re: Or, more simply..... Bryan Ischo  05/23/12 12:03 AM
. * Re: Or, more simply..... Sune  05/23/12 05:39 AM
. * Re: Or, more simply..... R. Belmont  05/23/12 04:42 PM
. * Re: Or, more simply..... Firehawke  05/23/12 04:59 PM
. * Re: Or, more simply..... mogli  05/23/12 08:32 PM
. * Re: Or, more simply..... Bryan Ischo  05/23/12 10:17 PM
. * Re: Or, more simply..... mogli  05/24/12 09:51 PM
. * Re: Or, more simply..... Bryan Ischo  05/25/12 03:58 AM

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