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Games for "centronics joysticks"

Postby Strider » Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:46 pm

Hi there!

I've just built my own joystick interface for Centronics port to play Leatherneck (funny game :D ), but I wonder if there are others games which use those extra ports?

For the moment, I only know :
- Leatherneck
- Gauntlet 2
- Mazewar
- Line Crash
- Pacmen
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Postby Pink/RG » Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:26 pm

I think .tSCc.'s Dynabusters+ supported centronics joysticks.

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Postby NightSprinter » Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:30 pm

If by "centronics port" you mean the DB25 port on the back of the Atari (parallel port), there are a few more games I know of that support it:

Gauntlet (the original from Mindscape/U.S. Gold)
Dynablaster (BomberMan outside Europe)
KickOff 2

Hope those games help with your list.

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Postby Mug UK » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:20 am

If someone wants to add useful information like this (inc. how to build your own interface) to the Wiki, it'd be appreciated :)

The Hardware section is looking a little empty at the mo :)
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Postby MiggyMog » Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:11 pm

I think Ivan Ironmans offroad racer used this too! BTW
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Re: Games for "centronics joysticks"

Postby mikro » Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:08 am

According to this item's description: http://coolnovelties.co.uk/coolnoveltie ... apter.html also:

International Soccer (Microdeal)
Projectyle (Electronic Arts)

(TV Sports Basketball seems to be Amiga-only)

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Re: Games for "centronics joysticks"

Postby Frank B » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:16 pm

Has anyone ever seen an STE side joystick port to four player digital adaptor? Any games use that? The STE is supposedly capable of using 6 joysticks.

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Re: Games for "centronics joysticks"

Postby shoggoth » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:27 pm

Frank B wrote:Has anyone ever seen an STE side joystick port to four player digital adaptor? Any games use that? The STE is supposedly capable of using 6 joysticks.


You mean the Jaguar Teamtap?
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Re: Games for "centronics joysticks"

Postby Frank B » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:31 pm

shoggoth wrote:
Frank B wrote:Has anyone ever seen an STE side joystick port to four player digital adaptor? Any games use that? The STE is supposedly capable of using 6 joysticks.


You mean the Jaguar Teamtap?


Never heard of it :) Does it work on the STE?

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Re: Games for "centronics joysticks"

Postby shoggoth » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:35 pm

Yes. The STE joystick ports == Falcon joystick ports == Jaguar joystick ports. Only supported by some games though.
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Re: Games for "centronics joysticks"

Postby Frank B » Sun Dec 13, 2015 12:56 pm

shoggoth wrote:Yes. The STE joystick ports == Falcon joystick ports == Jaguar joystick ports. Only supported by some games though.



Ta.. Having a google now.

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Re: Games for "centronics joysticks"

Postby simonsunnyboy » Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:39 pm

Beside the Teamtap, a pair of normal joysticks can be wired to one of the extended joystick ports, resulting in 6 standard joysticks. There is a description in the "Enhanced Joystick Port FAQ",http://www.compsoc.man.ac.uk/~xav/ejp_faq.090.

However I haven't seen games supporting them.
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Re: Games for "centronics joysticks"

Postby Ayreon » Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:03 pm

I think Dynabusters+ used the extended joystick ports to add 4 extra joysticks?. Don't know about the centronics port though. I can't find a manual this quickly

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Re: Games for "centronics joysticks"

Postby mikro » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:45 pm

shoggoth wrote:Yes. The STE joystick ports == Falcon joystick ports == Jaguar joystick ports. Only supported by some games though.

Just to be sure -- are you referring to the ports, not the teamtap, right? AFAIK, there isn't any STE/Falcon game which supports the teamtap.

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Re: Games for "centronics joysticks"

Postby mikro » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:49 pm

Ayreon wrote:I think Dynabusters+ used the extended joystick ports to add 4 extra joysticks?. Don't know about the centronics port though. I can't find a manual this quickly

Yeah, with Dynabusters+ you can use two classic joysticks + two extended joysticks/jagpads + two centronics joysticks (+keyboard but it overlaps with one of the centronics joysticks).

However, having bought the device linked above, I'm unable to get fire working on one of my centronics-connected joysticks, movement is all right but fire wouldn't, well, fire. And it isn't a joystick failure, if I swapped them, the other one doesn't work. I'm wondering whether Amiga has different wiring for this kind of adapter?

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Re: Games for "centronics joysticks"

Postby mikro » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:48 pm

mikro wrote:I'm wondering whether Amiga has different wiring for this kind of adapter?

It has, indeed. Comparison of Atari ST version with Amiga version clearly shows that Amiga uses pin 13 for fire while Atari uses pin 1, damn it. Fortunately, the adapter has screws and its easily openable.

Btw, I've updated the wiki pages about multiplayer and multitap games according to my information and this thread. :)

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Re: Games for "centronics joysticks"

Postby Eero Tamminen » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:31 pm

Btw. AFAIK programs that work only with jaguar/Falcon/STE joystick port, are all Falcon games: X-moon, Steinbruch, Raiden, LLamaZap, Aazohm Krypth.

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Re: Games for "centronics joysticks"

Postby mikro » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:50 am

Eero Tamminen wrote:Btw. AFAIK programs that work only with jaguar/Falcon/STE joystick port, are all Falcon games: X-moon, Steinbruch, Raiden, LLamaZap, Aazohm Krypth.

If you mean jagpad only, then you're perhaps right -- from the top of my head, commercial games by Atari itself, like Evolution Dino Dudes or Raiden, gosh I remember how pissed I was when I'd gotten those games and I couldn't play them because I didn't have the jagpad! :)

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Re: Games for "centronics joysticks"

Postby mikro » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:04 pm

mikro wrote:
mikro wrote:I'm wondering whether Amiga has different wiring for this kind of adapter?

It has, indeed. Comparison of Atari ST version with Amiga version clearly shows that Amiga uses pin 13 for fire while Atari uses pin 1, damn it. Fortunately, the adapter has screws and its easily openable.

Finally found some time to swap the wires and voila, it works! So if you're looking for an easy way to get the centronics adapter, you can buy the one from the Amiga store and move wire from pin 13 to pin 1.


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