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Wicky 15-10-2009 02:54 PM

Speedlink competition pro joystick
Hi guys,

I was wondering about buying a competition pro USB, because my old joystick is rather worn out. So to my surprise I found out, that the competition pro now also exists for PC:

I'm looking for somebody who owns one, to explain me his personal experience with it. The digital axis is what I don't understand ... does that mean its just the same as the 4 cursor keys (with a clicking sound like on C64) or, do the axis behave like every other PC joystick with range from 1-1024 ? Thanks for the explanation!

The Fifth Horseman 15-10-2009 04:35 PM

Digital joysticks only allow for 0/1 directional control - so yes, that's pretty much the same thing as with cursor keys.

Wicky 15-10-2009 04:56 PM

Thanks, that was exactly the answer I was looking for :D
Too bad then I won't need it.

Saccade 15-10-2009 06:08 PM

You could get a pencil and some blu-tack...

If you stuck the blu-tack over the cursor keys and whacked the pencil in the middle - hey presto!

Instant joystick.

I just tried it out, and you need something to strut the axis with. I used matches, but I'm sure anything like that would do... You also need an elastic band, wrapped round a lot of times, in order for the struts to be solid enough to press the keys when pressure is applied to the pencil.

Paperclips would probably be best, actually. :mhh:

Wicky 15-10-2009 06:11 PM

Hehe, my cousin is a console-freak, when he comes over to play on my PC he plays better with cursor keys than with joystick!

I need an analogue stick in the shape of a competition pro. Something that you can hold in your hands. Any suggestions?

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