I am clearly going to need some help if anyone can?
Ive built myself a 1983 arcade star wars yoke with potentiometers for X -Y movements and using the board from an old Microsoft Sidewinder joystick hack. Quite a common build amongst retro DIY gamers I understand.
Following the soldering up instructions on line, the 4 yoke trigger buttons seemed to be directed to the hat controls of the once Sidewinder rather than its true fire buttons. This did mean I could not use the fire buttons to confirm joystick calibration on the PC. However using Virtual Joystick and Universal Joystick Mapper (UJR) I have been able to reassign the yokes trigger buttons to be fire buttons and it seems I have a smooth enough X and Y movement by the looks of the PCs joystick calibration window.
However MAMEs cursor results are far from smooth . Very juddery indeed. Frankly unplayable. Can anyone offer any suggestions whats going wrong?
Obviously ive got joystick settings options all over the place so I suppose I may have overlapping contradictions but I will take it Virtual joystick and Universal Joystick mappers configs are fine as the PCs calibration window shows smooth x and y movements.
Has anyone handy tips for configuring MAME? I know Star Wars 83 is generally temperamental but i tried another cursor based game, Missile Command to be exact and that too is a very unpleasant movement.
Many thanks in advance