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Rotary Joystick games list
« on: December 09, 2004, 10:59:51 pm »
Hey, is there a list of Mame games that use an 8 way rotary joystick?

Here is what I can think of off the top of my head:

Ikari Warriors
Victory Road
Heavy Barrel
Gondomania (Of course)
Bermuda Triangle

But it would be nice to know the actual list. I am doing a repro of a Gondomania cab, using an old Dynamo cab and repro art...and I want to put all of the games in there that can use the setup.

Oh... I did go for 6 buttons too, just because...well... why not be able to play the fighters too, you know?


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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2004, 11:08:19 pm »
Time Soldiers! 

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2004, 11:19:13 pm »
Guerilla War
SAR - Search And Rescue
Caliber 50

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2004, 11:23:11 pm »
Sorry, one more: Downtown. 

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2004, 11:39:32 pm »
Legendary Wings?

Is there a how to on how to connect a set of those joysticks to mame?

Like on an Ipac? I have a set, but I was going to put them in a time soldier's game sometime If I got a cab decent to do it.
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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2004, 11:54:55 pm »
Well you need the IPac and also one of these:
http://members.rogers.com/druins22/ls30/

It "types" the letters for "left rotation" and "right rotation" that mame is looking for, for every click of rotation on the joystick.

Piece of cake install, and seemless operation.

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2004, 11:57:05 pm »
Can these games be played with one normal joystick and one top fire joystick?

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2004, 11:59:30 pm »
Mameotron THANKS!!!

that rocks.

Wait...wasn't XYBots on a rotary stick too?

That isn't listed on that site at all.

Looks like for the most part we picked them all though. I am suprised that so few fell through the cracks of memory.

I seem to be the only person I know that ever played Bermuda Triangle, or LIKED Gondomania...

I don't think I ever saw exterminator in the arcade, but I am looking forward to giving it a spin.
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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2004, 12:19:16 am »
Although it would obviously not be the same, anything could be used to input "clockwise" & "counter clockwise".  If the top fire was not wired to stick 1, you could use it as l/r = cw/ccw.  BUt remember, these games usually used 2 buttons.  Using the top fire, then letting go to hit a button, then hand back to the stick, would make the game a little frustrating, I think.  You could even just have 2 buttons for cw & ccw.

Steve

Hmmmmm....  2nd stick control: 

l=ccw
r=cw
u=button 1
d=button 2

with diagonals, you could rotate and simultaniously fire either weapon.

I like this.  Since I am a week from my first CP, can anyone out there try this and let us know how it works/feels?

Steve

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2004, 12:31:21 am »
re: normal & topfire stick

NO.

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2004, 08:21:02 am »
how much do a set of those sticks go for?

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2004, 08:35:01 am »
From $20 for a good deal on ebay for a pair, to $50 NOS SNK for 1. 

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2004, 08:37:32 am »
they used to be cheap (bought 2 new for 30 bucks and it came with wrench).

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2004, 08:46:20 am »
You can always hack your own rotary joysticks - there are a couple of hacks floating round on the board, 1 adds a mechanical mouse scrollwheel, the other adds some gears to connect top a mouse encoder wheel (think cheap optical rotary). I've also been successful just by using an old rotary encoder I pulled from a broken peice of audio kit. Its small and looks just like a little Pot except it keeps spinning. Mine clicks 24 times in 1 revolution although you can get different ones. Its handy in that it has the clicks like a mechanical rotary but it has outputs identical to an optical encoder (2 channels) that you can wire directly to an optipac...


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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2004, 09:10:22 am »
there is a working heavy barrel cab on ebay right now, local to me.  Flirting with the idea of making a decidated rotary mame cab, or just gutting the controls of of it, and selling the rest.

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2004, 09:17:22 am »
RE: Hoagie_One

I personally love the rotary games. I say go for it. There is nothing in the world like hitting Ikari Warriors with a partner.

I fly my old high-school chum Jason in once a year for hours of glorious rotational battle.

RE: XYBots

Oh yeah.


RE: Lil Wolf

I have had no problems with Druin's board for my rotary. I have only tested it on Ikari Warriors, though, before I started sanding, puttying, and painting.

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2004, 09:24:21 am »
mameotron... NICE job at the gamelist per controller type action!! I had been inquiring as to how to create such a list (quick like) and then the rotary question came up...  I think posts like this rotary question are quite helpful to n00b's and would-be mamecab builders for figuring out their control panel needs.
SaiNRuB- nice posting, url'd gamelist and everything, gotta love KLOV.com!
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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2004, 11:31:25 am »
Looks like some other folks are interested so here are some sources.

The original yellow topped sticks:
http://www.videoconnect.com/pages/joys.htm

For brand new Happs rotary joysticks:
http://www.happcontrols.com/joysticks/rotary&optical_joy.htm

The Happs have smooth control, but are beefier and require about 4" space under the hood. Also, the bear-top is not as satisfying to me as the yellow hex joystick top.

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2004, 06:57:21 pm »
Thanks for the kind words, guys.
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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2004, 12:10:38 am »
Okay, if memory serves, Forgotten Worlds was with a joystick a button and a spinner.

The joystick moved your position on the screen, the spinner moved your weapon in a circle, and the button was for fire.

It seems to me that a rotary joystick would be an even better solution than the original design.

Has anyone played Forgotten Worlds with the rotary joysticks?

Now I want to put my CP back together to...test it some more, before I finish my cab....

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2004, 01:28:13 am »
If memory serves me right Forgotten Worlds used a spinner that you pressed down for firing.I have a wealth of worthless arcade knowledge or maybe its not so worthless after all.

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2004, 03:10:12 am »
You are correct. Forgotten Worlds works real nice with a regular spinner and a top fire joystick too.

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2011, 11:26:49 am »
I know I'm digging up an old thread here but I'm trying to compile a list of Rotary games, Plus games that could be fun to play with a Rotary joystick even though they may not originally designed for Rotary Joysticks
Here is what I have so far from controls.dat plus a couple from above
I'll update this in blue with new suggestions

Optical:

Caliber 50   
Exterminator   
TouchDown Fever   
T.N.K. III (US)

Mechanical:

Ikari Warriors (US)   
Time Soldiers (US Rev 3)
Ikari III - The Rescue   
DownTown   downtown
Bermuda Triangle (Japan)   
Guerrilla War (US)   
Gondomania (US)   
Victory Road   
Midnight Resistance (World)   
Heavy Barrel (US)   
SAR - Search And Rescue (World)
Xybots (Kinda)


Spinner and Joystick:

Tron
Forgotten Worlds
Crater Raider
Kozmik Kroozr
Mad Planets
Aztarac
Victory

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Re: Rotary Joystick games list
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2011, 12:43:04 pm »
Spinner Joystick
Discs of Tron
Zwackery  (you need push/pull spinner for these, but you also need it for Forgotten Worlds)

Dial Rotary games
Frontline
Tin Star
Wild Western
Sheriff  (you need a GPWiz40 to get the rotary function for these games in MAME)

Also, not positive but I don't think TNK was optical. 
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