Jump to content
IGNORED

Harmony does not work with Sears video arcade II joysticks


hloberg
 Share

Recommended Posts

Just got my Harmony cartridge and it's great. But, have an odd problem. With my Sears video arcade II joysticks on the menu it always defaults to the paddles even if I have the button on the console set to joystick. also, the button does not work when not in the menu. No big problem as I hardly ever use the SVA II joysticks but use power player joystick. Still, something to point out to see if anyone else has ever had the same problem and maybe Fred can address in some future BIOS update.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What you can try is holding down the joystick button during boot. This should bypass autodetection and use the joystick.

 

Yes, I agree that the menu could address this in a better way, Sega controllers do the same thing and I forgot about half the time to hold down the button. Maybe we should change the menu to revert to joystick control anytime the button is pressed so no reboot is necessary.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As I recall there is very little room left in the code for the menu, which is why they went with hold down the joystick button at powerup to force it to recognize the joystick.

 

The change that batari suggests, of hitting the joystick button at any time to force it to recognize the joystick, can most likely be done without using any additional space in the program. Basically the code that does the test would be relocated from the init-routine to the normal program loop.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes and no. The paddle detection, which is affected here, has to run over about one frame. So that cannot be simply moved into the normal loop. But I think we could split that code. Though I think this is not even necessary here. We only have to be able to switch from paddle to joystick.

 

Hitting the fire button at any time should work to switch from paddle to joystick. That's an easy fix.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...