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Author Topic: RetroBlast! Review - Apache Controls Push / Pull Spinner  (Read 4052 times)

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Re: RetroBlast Review - Apache Controls Push / Pull Spinner
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2006, 12:27:17 pm »
I was doing some research here yesterday as to how to install/use a Front Line "spinner" since FL is one of my closet favs.  Seemed like you could do it but it would involve some hacking of a switch into the ground, if I read it right.

Is this spinner the answer to not only DOT but the FL problem, too, or am I missing something?

TIA,
John in TX

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Re: RetroBlast Review - Apache Controls Push / Pull Spinner
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2006, 08:16:49 pm »

I spoke with David at Apache, he's doing some testing tonight to see if we can get an official answer. I thought it would but it's been so long since I played FL on a real CP I may be missing something.

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Re: RetroBlast Review - Apache Controls Push / Pull Spinner
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2006, 08:33:55 pm »
Hi guys,

The Blackhawk circuit controller is designed to emulate standard PC-based mouse control movements. This allows for the widest possible selection of true spinner games to play via emulation. Any game which can use a mouse input will work; Tempest, DOT, etc.

Games like Front-Line are not true spinner games and as such will not work with standard mouse input devices. They only work with rotary position-style switch-based inputs.

If there is enough interest, maybe we'd consider building these types of controllers in the future.
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  David


Apache Controls, LLC
P.O. Box 108
Honeoye Falls NY 14472-0108 (USA)
 
ONLINE: www.apachecontrols.com
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Re: RetroBlast Review - Apache Controls Push / Pull Spinner
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006, 10:36:19 pm »

There is enough interest. Now build faster!

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Re: RetroBlast! Review - Apache Controls Push / Pull Spinner
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2011, 04:11:02 pm »
could this on a real DOT game..replacement spinner

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Re: RetroBlast! Review - Apache Controls Push / Pull Spinner
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2011, 09:42:47 pm »
Works great as a DOT spinner.

Edit:  That was  with mame do not know if you can use it on an actual DOT but the PC interface boards can be removed to use it as an arcade type spinner.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2011, 10:54:15 am by BobA »