Main Restorations Software Audio/Jukebox/MP3 Everything Else Buy/Sell/Trade
Project Announcements Monitor/Video GroovyMAME Merit/JVL Touchscreen Meet Up Retail Vendors
Driving & Racing Woodworking Software Support Forums Consoles Project Arcade Reviews
Automated Projects Artwork Frontend Support Forums Pinball Forum Discussion Old Boards
Raspberry Pi & Dev Board controls.dat Linux Miscellaneous Arcade Wiki Discussion Old Archives
Lightguns Arcade1Up --- Bug Reports --- Site News

Unread posts | New Replies | Recent posts | Rules | Chatroom | Wiki | File Repository | RSS | Submit news

  

Author Topic: Spinner Push/Pull available anywhere anymore?  (Read 862 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Oldfans

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1
  • Last login:September 13, 2021, 10:00:31 am
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Spinner Push/Pull available anywhere anymore?
« on: September 13, 2021, 08:44:17 am »
Howdy All,

I have a MAME cabinet I built in 2014 and the GroovyGames TurboTwist has given up after multiple repairs. Seems there isn't a manufacturer out there right now who makes them: Oscar, Groovy, Apache, all are gone. Any Ideas?

Vocalitus

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 361
  • Last login:Today at 05:41:03 am
  • I want to build my own arcade controls!
Re: Spinner Push/Pull available anywhere anymore?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 12:50:56 am »
Make one yourself.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,122637.msg1304056.html#msg1304056

As there is only one notable game that uses it, you could make do with the parker pen mod.

Do you have a 3D printer?

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4119101
« Last Edit: September 14, 2021, 01:14:54 am by Vocalitus »

PL1

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 8572
  • Last login:Today at 08:00:24 am
  • Designated spam hunter
Re: Spinner Push/Pull available anywhere anymore?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 03:41:29 am »
That 3d printable push-pull spinner model looks promising.   ;D

If printing one of those is not an option, there are only a few games that use a push/pull style spinner: Discs of Tron, Forgotten Worlds, Kozmik Kroozr, and Zwackery.

Discs of Tron and Zwackery have an 8-way triggerstick with thumb button and a push-pull spinner. (stick + spinner + 4 buttons)
- The rocking foot pedal mentioned in the thread that Vocalitus linked is an easy substitute for the push-pull spinner in these games.

Forgotten Worlds has an 8-way stick and push-only spinner. (stick + spinner + 1 button)
- You can use an 8-way triggerstick and regular spinner for this game.

Kozmik Kroozr has an analog triggerstick and push-only spinner. (analog stick + spinner + 2 buttons)
- You can use an analog (or 8-way if you don't mind the loss of fine controls) triggerstick with thumb button and regular spinner for this game.


Scott

RandyT

  • Trade Count: (+14)
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Online Online
  • Posts: 6428
  • Last login:Today at 08:00:22 am
  • Friends don't let friends hack keyboards.
    • GroovyGameGear.com
Re: Spinner Push/Pull available anywhere anymore?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2021, 08:51:29 am »
I have a MAME cabinet I built in 2014 and the GroovyGames TurboTwist has given up after multiple repairs. Seems there isn't a manufacturer out there right now who makes them: Oscar, Groovy, Apache, all are gone. Any Ideas?

Wait a week?   We still manufacture and (often) sell the TurboTwist High-Low spinner, which is why we ran out of the stainless steel knobs.

More are expected to be available late this week or early next.