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I was wondering if a hack would be possible for the 7800 ikari warriors game to use the sears video arcade 2 combo controller to do the rotating feature from the arcade. Since the arcade game's controller could rotate as well. if it could be pulled off it be the most accurate controls for the game ever.

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I was wondering if a hack would be possible for the 7800 ikari warriors game to use the sears video arcade 2 combo controller to do the rotating feature from the arcade. Since the arcade game's controller could rotate as well. if it could be pulled off it be the most accurate controls for the game ever.

 

The Sears Video Arcade 2 Combo Controller = Paddle + Joystick in one controller. In essence, what is being requested is adding weapon aiming via Paddle controller.

 

If such an implementation was to be performed, the vast majority of users (those without a Sears Video Arcade 2 Combo Controller), at best, would have only a one player gameplay option as a set of paddle controllers would need to occupy one of the two controller ports on the console. It also leaves a very awkward and uncomfortable, if not near impossible, way to play the game.

 

While possible, realistically it seems to be an extreme long shot that a developer/hacker would ever be drawn to invest the time or effort into such an implementation. It would requiring reworking the entire control mechanics of the game; in which before that could be accomplished, a disassembly of the program is needed.

 

 

Side note...The original Arcade game utilizing a rotary joystick controller means a paddle controller may arguably be an improvement to weapon aiming when both joystick and paddle are built-in to the same controller. However, a rotary joystick has a click-lock effect. Trying to simulate that with the smooth motion of a paddle controller would require agreement on the amount of paddle sensitivity/movement before the weapon would move to the next position.

 

Additionally, unlike the rotary joystick of the Arcade, there is a finite amount of movement the paddle controls allow with turning to either the left or right. The driving controller better imitates the rotary in its unlimited turning in either direction, but still lacks the click-lock effect, exhibiting the same smooth fluid movement of the paddles. The same sensitivity predicament is present.

 

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