From: Geoff Boyle (Geoff at domain Clubi.ie)
Date: Mon 16 Aug 1999 - 00:42:12 IST
Standard PC joysticks act as a pair (one for each axis) of variable
resistors across two pins on a joystick port. In fact the resistances are
forming the R in a simpleRC timing network.
If the Amiga joystick is a switching type then you just need to switch
between two resistance values for say full left / full right. The null
(stick center) position is half resistance not zero resistance.
Why not just buy a cheap switching joystick for the PC or am I completely
missing your point ?
> On the subject of Amigas, is there an easy way to connect an Amiga
> joystick to any of the PC serial ports or soundcard ports and use it as
> a normal Linux joystick? It's the sort that could also be used on a
> Commodore 64, Amstrad, Atari ST and a few others. Emulating all the old
> arcade and computer games is not much fun on a keyboard.
> Trevor Johnston
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