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C64 Maxi Joystick

Post by Iced Coffee Man » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:41 pm

What is the best replacement? Do you think the included joystick is crap or do you like it?
Mine is very hard to use and sometimes even gets stuck in a direction, if that makes sense. It feels like I could break it if I try harder or get angrier. I know it was an issue when the first C64 Mini was released last year , but you would think they fix it after a year, fucking cunts.

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Re: C64 Mini Joystick

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:13 pm

It's shit.

They released a new version that comes with the C64 maxi that's supposed to be a lot better.

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Re: C64 Mini Joystick

Post by Iced Coffee Man » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:57 pm

Is that the one that was released in december 2019? Because that's the one I got and it's still crap. Unless I just got unlucky.

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Re: C64 Mini Joystick

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:06 pm

Yeah it is. It's the full size version with a working keyboard.

From the reviews I saw, the new stick is better built and more like the ones that came out in the 80s. The one that came with the mini was hard to use and can snap fairly easily, although mine is still intact.

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Re: C64 Maxi Joystick

Post by Skynet » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:43 am

Is it USB or standard 9 pin?

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Re: C64 Maxi Joystick

Post by Iced Coffee Man » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:32 pm

It is USB.

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Re: C64 Maxi Joystick

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:50 pm

You can use other USB pads and sticks with it.

Here's a review that talks about the stick.
The C64 Mini was a pretty good attempt at replicating the classic mini console experience for an 8-bit computer, but it was let down by a terrible joystick that made many of the bundled games almost unplayable. The joystick included here still isn’t an actual Competition Pro, even though it’s trying to look like one, but it’s close enough and the microswitched controls are precise enough to cope with all the more difficult action games.

It also has four additional buttons for performing various meta functions and there’s some complex instructions in the online manual on how to reprogram the buttons. It’s also available separately for around £20, so if you have The C64 Mini and don’t feel like upgrading you can get one of the main benefits of the Maxi separately.
https://force1usa.com/news/the-c64-maxi ... orn-again/

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Re: C64 Maxi Joystick

Post by Iced Coffee Man » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:57 pm

Dr. Zoidberg wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:50 pm
You can use other USB pads and sticks with it.


Not just any, but I have ordered one from the compatibility list.
Dr. Zoidberg wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:50 pm
it’s close enough and the microswitched controls are precise enough to cope with all the more difficult action games.
The one I got is seriously fucked 😆

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Re: C64 Maxi Joystick

Post by Skynet » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:36 pm

Iced Coffee Man wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:57 pm
Dr. Zoidberg wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:50 pm
You can use other USB pads and sticks with it.


Not just any, but I have ordered one from the compatibility list.
Dr. Zoidberg wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:50 pm
it’s close enough and the microswitched controls are precise enough to cope with all the more difficult action games.
The one I got is seriously fucked 😆
You broke it out of anger, right?

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Re: C64 Maxi Joystick

Post by Iced Coffee Man » Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:14 am

Not this time😆

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