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Offline sirmorris

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Please help identify my joystick!
« on: February 10, 2012, 11:23:05 AM »
Matron!

It's a competition pro. Black. With a 15 pin D on the end. I did think it was the BBC micro version, except (as far as I can tell) the pinout is different, and it's not cream. I also don't think that it's a PC stick according to the wiring.

There is a picture of its internals here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/116570586095011758241/CPBEEB?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJiq2Mni44aBuwE&feat=directlink

Can anyone think of any other computer system that used a 15 way D as its analogue input?

Of course there's always a possibility that this was a user hack...

Thanks!

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Re: Please help identify my joystick!
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 01:49:10 PM »
Bit of a curiosity that one... the stick is obviously designed with digital control in mind, but has been modified (With resistors) to be an analogue stick.

Perhaps a user-modified stick for a PC? The PC 15-pin joystick port basically works like a BBC one, but with a different pinout.

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Re: Please help identify my joystick!
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 01:57:20 PM »
I'm going with the user modification theory. The soldering wasn't up to much and the wires were mis-matched. The wiring didn't match any scheme I'd seen...

Anyway it's USB now ;)

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Re: Please help identify my joystick!
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 05:07:13 PM »
I'm going with the user modification theory. The soldering wasn't up to much and the wires were mis-matched. The wiring didn't match any scheme I'd seen...

Anyway it's USB now ;)



Sometimes you wish they'd annotated it on a bit of paper and stuck it inside.

Thats a good idea actually, I might do that next time I "modify" something. Usually it'd just be for the bin men to read tho.  :P
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Re: Please help identify my joystick!
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 06:12:39 PM »
Atari 5200 springs to mind, :o