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Re: Isn't It Sad
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2017, 11:06:35 am »
This is where it's at right here:



I actually did a search on Amazon a while back to see if anybody still makes digital joysticks, to use on my Atari Vault games on Steam.  It turns out, all I could find was a cheap knockoff of the Atari 2600 controller with horrible reviews.  Meanwhile, companies reproduce Nintendo and newer controllers right and left.  ::)

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Re: Isn't It Sad
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Re: Isn't It Sad
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2017, 11:14:15 am »
Yes, that's the style. They're not calling them "digital joysticks", which might have been the problem. You can find cheaper but perfectly decent ones. One of mine looks like a previous, grey version of this which was only about 20:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/qvf/Universal-Fighting-Stick-PC-PS2-PS3-USB/B0015PHMFU/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1488989570&sr=8-12&keywords=fightstick

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Re: Isn't It Sad
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2017, 11:16:35 am »
Yeah, I saw the one you linked to.  However, the advantage to the one I linked to is that it will work on my PS4.  I have Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Dig Dug and Galaga on my PS4, and there are some other arcade games I want to get.  I hate playing Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man with the PS4 controller.  The analog sticks just don't do it for me, and I have to use the D-Pad.

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Re: Isn't It Sad
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2017, 11:21:33 am »
No, here's where it's at:-
https://shop.xgaming.com/

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Or maybe someone does a gold plated one with diamond inlay that pours your beer and massages your feet (and all via USB) ?
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Re: Isn't It Sad
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2017, 11:23:06 am »
I like the old arcade platform games (anything involving bubbles) and some of the beat-em-ups, as they used to be called.

*Descends into a misty haze of nostalgia*

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Re: Isn't It Sad
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2017, 11:24:28 am »
LOL Mark, there was a time I was considering bidding on eBay for one of those double-joystick panel monstrosities. I still don't know where I'd have put the thing. :D

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Re: Isn't It Sad
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2017, 11:27:14 am »
If only I could afford an arcade cabinet....

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Re: Isn't It Sad
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2017, 11:28:59 am »
It's interesting that the cabinet people still prefer CRT monitors for the old games. Is there that much latency with HDMI these days? It's not as if they're plasma screens any more (ew).

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Re: Isn't It Sad
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2017, 11:32:16 am »
That site isn't just about arcade "cabinets" .. this is a standalone USB thingy :o


https://shop.xgaming.com/collections/arcade-joysticks
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Re: Isn't It Sad
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2017, 11:34:21 am »
That's the one I was going to bid on (or maybe I did but dropped out). If I lived in the US I'd probably buy a new one.

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Re: Isn't It Sad
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2017, 11:36:22 am »
It's interesting that the cabinet people still prefer CRT monitors for the old games.

I think you answered your own question there murraymint .. if you're doing an "old game" arcade machine, it simply wouldn't be the same on anything other than a CRT.

In fact nobody likes "modern" attempts at "classic" in anything .. if you get what I mean, it just comes off as tacky.
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Re: Isn't It Sad
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2017, 11:36:35 am »
It's interesting that the cabinet people still prefer CRT monitors for the old games. Is there that much latency with HDMI these days? It's not as if they're plasma screens any more (ew).

There are issues.  Light guns won't work on LCD or LED screens, for one.  There's no way around that, that I know of.

I actually have a Retro TRIO console that plays NES, SNES and Sega Genesis games.  (gotta love how patents expire)  It comes with yellow, white, red connectors and S-Video.  NES and SNES work great on my HDTV with YWR, but I get weird stability issues when I try to play the old Genesis cartridges that way.  The S-Video clears up the stability issues, but the graphics don't look as good on NES or Genesis with that.   The only one that looks good either way is the SNES portion.  I have no issues with any of it playing on a CRT with YWR connectors.  So, there's that.  Old cartridges weren't necessarily designed to be played with newer equipment.  Some people also claim they have latency issues with retro consoles that use HDMI. I have one that came with over 100 games running on emulation.  If you set it to a 4:3 aspect ratio, it works fine on HDMI.  If you don't and you have it stretched (I have no idea why anybody would want to play these games this way) you get unsynced video.  Apparently, a lot of people played it this way because of the reviews.  ::)  But, the thing also has YWR connectors, and works great with any display setting on that.  So, sometimes, people are just idiots.

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Re: Isn't It Sad
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2017, 11:37:05 am »
That site isn't just about arcade "cabinets" .. this is a standalone USB thingy :o


https://shop.xgaming.com/collections/arcade-joysticks

I know, I saw it.  And that still doesn't alter my wish to be able to afford a cabinet.  ;)

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Re: Isn't It Sad
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2017, 11:40:07 am »
Anything called "X-Arcade Tankstick" was always gonna get my vote :))
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