Subject: Re: [stella] MultiSprite... game update (playable!)|
From: Lee Seitz <lkseitz@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 11:58:07 -0500 (CDT)
Piero Cavina boldly stated: > >Please excuse my ignorance, but I don't know anything about the Atari 2600 >trackball. You speak of a joystick mode, does this mean that it can be used >to emulate the joystick in any joystick game? Yes. The 2600 trackball has a small switch on it for selecting either joystick mode or trackball mode. In joystick mode, it sends signals as if it were a joystick. Roll the ball left, and it sends a joystick left. Roll the ball up & right and it sends both up and right signals. In trackball mode, (I believe) it's supposed to be more a matter of sending a vector, where both speed and direction are important. As far as I know, there are no 2600 games that can use the trackball in trackball mode. Only in joystick mode. -- Lee K. Seitz * lkseitz@xxxxxxxxxx * http://fly.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/ Classic Video Games Nexus Maintainer (fly.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/cvg/nexus/) Dare to be stupid. Do the Donkey Kong. O- Finger for Geek Code. Live long and prosper. May the Force be with you. Up, up, and away! -- Archives available at http://www.biglist.com/lists/stella/archives/ E-mail UNSUBSCRIBE in the body to stella-request@xxxxxxxxxxx to be removed.