Arcade controller stick input

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Arcade controller stick input

Post by UndeadDC » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:10 pm

Can anyone tell me what the dreamcast arcade stick is using to drive joystick input? Is it the analog stick or the d-pad? The reason I ask is because I have a cheap interact controller that lets you switch between four and six button modes, and playing Gunbird 2 I noticed that different things worked depending on what setting you used. Specifically in the six button mode the analog stick or d-pad could be used to move, but in four button mode only the d-pad could be used.

I found a controller testing program on ISO zone, but I can't get it to burn for some reason.
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Re: Arcade controller stick input

Post by snickerbockers » Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:39 am

I just tested it, the arcade stick's joystick is the d-pad.

I'm guessing that maybe this is a quirk of that controller. I know some people like to push the buttons on 6-button genesis controllers with their fingers like it's a mini arcade stick; maybe the third party controller turns the analog stick into a d-pad in 6-button mode to facilitate that? That way you could pinch the analog stick between your forefinger and thumb and it would actually be like a little arcade stick.
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Re: Arcade controller stick input

Post by UndeadDC » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:14 pm

That's what I was wanting to know. Thanks for that. My plan is to use the cheap interact controller to make a custom arcade stick, but I wanted to be sure what the joystick was connected to.
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