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best joystick option for a BBC Electron?
« on: March 07, 2012, 09:44:23 AM »
what is the best joystick option for an Electron?
i mean the cheapest one?
an adapter and use atari/c64 joystick or ?

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Re: best joystick option for a BBC Electron?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 07:03:32 PM »
what is the best joystick option for an Electron?
i mean the cheapest one?
an adapter and use atari/c64 joystick or ?

Didnt the electron have that awful joystick interface sticking out the back that cut out if you touched it?
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Re: best joystick option for a BBC Electron?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2012, 09:55:42 AM »
what is the best joystick option for an Electron?
i mean the cheapest one?
an adapter and use atari/c64 joystick or ?

Didnt the electron have that awful joystick interface sticking out the back that cut out if you touched it?

Thats the expansion port. Should have a plastic cover over it.

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Re: best joystick option for a BBC Electron?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 03:14:20 PM »
I don't know about best, but the by far most common appares to be the First Byte interface. It takes an Atari style joystick and comes with a tape with custom routines to be loaded into memory for a number of common Electron games.

I bought a such interface off eBay a couple of years ago, but sad to say I haven't plugged it into my Electron yet. Maybe one day...

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Re: best joystick option for a BBC Electron?
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 04:07:23 PM »