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Hawkeye71
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Reged: 12/17/16
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Joystick potentiometer calibration assistance for Star Wars
12/17/16 07:28 PM


Hello.

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







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* Joystick potentiometer calibration assistance for Star Wars Hawkeye71 12/17/16 07:28 PM
. * Re: Joystick potentiometer calibration assistance for Star Wars Hawkeye71  12/18/16 02:21 PM
. * Re: Joystick potentiometer calibration assistance for Star Wars Nightvoice  12/17/16 09:11 PM
. * Re: Joystick potentiometer calibration assistance for Star Wars krick  12/17/16 11:43 PM
. * Yeahp. A weird business (pun intended) that was..... Traso  12/20/16 12:47 AM

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