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Post by felgekarp » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:45 pm

woody.cool wrote:felge, you should do stand up with that comment (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.) - the timing was superb!
People have said before that I should be on the stage, sweeping it mainly.
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Never mind ..... We all have to start somewhere :lol:

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Post by felgekarp » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:56 pm

Start at the bottom and stay there, it saves a lot of hassle, that's my motto.
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Post by Sega2006 » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:57 pm

You must have a really crap life then felgekarp
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Sega2006 wrote:You must have a really crap life then felgekarp
Thanks. That's another one off the christmas card list. :D
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Post by Sega2006 » Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:04 pm

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felgekarp wrote:
Sega2006 wrote:You must have a really crap life then felgekarp
Thanks. That's another one off the christmas card list. :D
You're cool - We love you really felge!

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woody.cool wrote:
felgekarp wrote:
Sega2006 wrote:You must have a really crap life then felgekarp
Thanks. That's another one off the christmas card list. :D
You're cool - We love you really felge!
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Post by Katzkatz » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:03 pm

I did have a Quickshot II for my Commodre 64. It was my first joystick so I remember it fondly, then I had the legendary Competition Pro. A good stick, although the Quickshot was a bit easier for playing Daley Thompson's Decathlon and Hypersports on the C 64.

I did use the Competition Pro(Microswitched) on my Amiga as well. Then I got the Zipstick. In my opinion the best joystick. It was quite similiar to the Competition Pro in design, but I think the firebuttons feel firmer when you press them and just a bit more precise. I got the Competition Pro USB, and I am enjoying using it. I did try a couple of Competition Pro clones during that era (I can't remember if they were just Competition Pros with different style cases) and I remember one with a see through case and had red rubbber in the base, it was terribly stiff to use!

The reason why the Sega Master System would only recongise one firebutton in games with a Competition Pro, is because it only had one firebutton (i.e. both the firebuttons performed the same function, they were on the same switch). Unless you modified them! The USB one has 4 seperate firebuttons.

Nowadays for Elite (aka Oolite) I use mouse and keyboard. I quite like the analogue control for it! Can't imagine going back.

I remember when I got my PC I went out and brought a Gravis Joystick to play X-Wing and Tie Fighter, costing about 40 pounds! But it was worth it. A good analogue joystick. I remember a friend had an analogue joystcik for his Amiga and used it on F-19. It had such a small stick on it!

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Post by Moon Jump » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:35 pm

The NES Advantage by far. I used that for every NES game. It's a shame that I lost it due to my house fire in 99' but I got a replacement that doesn't work as well, some of the buttons stick.

I would love to make my own NES stick, that used the small joysticks on the Nintendo made cabs. I love playing Super Mario Brothers with those sticks, I'd kill to have an NES modded one!
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Post by Gryzor » Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:15 am

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Greek-made joystic, arcade-quality, fully microswitched, like its predecessor, Pacman (can't find a photo now at work). Perfect feel, very strong (had actually thrown a Pacman one out a 3rd-story window once, got a hairline crack, continue to work perfectly) and great for mostly everything...

Its innards, too:

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Post by Beef » Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:21 am

Aesthetically, the NES controllers were the best by far. If you need more then two buttons for a game then it's not worth playing. I do remember getting cramp in my hand and rubbing it on the square edges though...

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Post by Opa-Opa » Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:15 am

Beef wrote:If you need more then two buttons for a game then it's not worth playing.
So That includes hundreds of classic arcade titles as well does it..?

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Post by Beef » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:31 am

As a matter of fact yes, yes it does

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:39 am

What about twin sticks?
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