From: Martin Feeney (martin at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Tue 05 Jun 2001 - 16:07:28 IST
On Tue, 05 Jun 2001 10:10:48 John P. Looney wrote:
> Getting Linux to use the arcade machines joysticks (are there
> parallel port drivers for them ?)
There may be. Or you could do like I did...
Gravis used to make a product called the GRiP multiport which allows up to
4 console-style control pads to be plugged into a hub which goes into your
standard game port. The linux kernel already has support for this device.
The pads have 8 buttons and an 8 way controller each.
Now, like many old-timers, I prefer a standard arcade joystick and big
arcade-style buttons to these new fangled gamepad thingies. So I shelled
out about £25 for an old sega saturn arcade-style controller. I cut the
tracks on the board in the arcade controller close to the switches and
soldered them to the circuit board of the gamepad (which fit nicely inside
the arcade controller housing). The same could easily be done with
standard arcade controls.
The device is no longer being manufactured (wasn't too popular, it seems).
However there seem a few of them available dead cheap at the moment.
Here's one: http://store.yahoo.com/andaratech/adgravgripsy.html
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