[Coco] CoCo Joystick Poke?
os9dude at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 16:36:41 EDT 2007
As far as I know the software that makes use of the joystick maps to the
specific hardwired joystick ports chosen at the time the software itself was
developed-written. A careful program (and programmer) would have made use of
a routine to ask the user to press the fire button of the joystick he/she
wishes to use and adjust its port reading accordingly... some programs do
this, some (the most I fear) don't so there you have your joystick swapping.
I think there were some hardware projects that allowed for a switch to
choose either of the two ports, basically a switchable "Y" cable where you
plug your lone joystick in a single jack and the two DIN connector cables
out of the "box" to the two joystick ports in the back of the CoCo, and a
switch in the Y-cable/box would allow you to flip the joystick between ports
-=[ Rogelio ]=-
On 8/4/07, Derek <dml_68 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Was wondering if there is a peek or poke command in basic to swap the
> joystick ports. I have noticed when playing games some use left and some use
> right joystick ports If there was an easy way to swap ports via a poke
> command it would be helpful and save me having to swap ports with the one
> joystick I have.
> Thank you
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