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by Commodore
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Hints and Tips
Topic: Atari Joystick Adapter Build. Baby Step by Baby Step.
Replies: 16
Views: 4748

Re: Atari Joystick Adapter Build. Baby Step by Baby Step.

Thanks for the encouragement guys. I know exactly what the problem is; my crappy soldering! Honestly it is a total mess,looks like a chimpanzee on acid soldered it. Half the problem was that I couldn't really see what I was doing, especially with the IC. I'm 99% sure I got the Socket and plug wired ...
by Commodore
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Hints and Tips
Topic: Atari Joystick Adapter Build. Baby Step by Baby Step.
Replies: 16
Views: 4748

Re: Atari Joystick Adapter Build. Baby Step by Baby Step.

Well I finally managed to finish it today.

Guess what?

It didn't work!

When it was plugged in the front port it disabled the keyboard and in game it just went berserk. In the back port, it did nothing.
It looked a right lash up, so I'm not surprised it didn't work.
Ah well, at least I tried.
by Commodore
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Hints and Tips
Topic: Atari Joystick Adapter Build. Baby Step by Baby Step.
Replies: 16
Views: 4748

Re: Atari Joystick Adapter Build. Baby Step by Baby Step.

Yes, that DIN plug was very fiddly, especially the first connection, that always seems to be the worst.
by Commodore
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Hints and Tips
Topic: Atari Joystick Adapter Build. Baby Step by Baby Step.
Replies: 16
Views: 4748

Re: Atari Joystick Adapter Build. Baby Step by Baby Step.

There's a reason why I don't do soldering! It's because I'm rubbish at it.
I just soldered one of the ICs to a board, I think! It's not very tidy, goodness knows if it will work.
Just when I think I was starting to fathom the schematics too!
by Commodore
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Hints and Tips
Topic: Atari Joystick Adapter Build. Baby Step by Baby Step.
Replies: 16
Views: 4748

Re: Atari Joystick Adapter Build. Baby Step by Baby Step.

So today I have wired up a 5 pin DIN plug so far:

5v Brown
F Orange
G Blue
Y Black
X White.

What a fiddly job that was!
by Commodore
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Hints and Tips
Topic: Atari Joystick Adapter Build. Baby Step by Baby Step.
Replies: 16
Views: 4748

Re: Atari Joystick Adapter Build. Baby Step by Baby Step.

Right. I'm back on this today, after a few days mucking about with my BBC Micro. So, I have just wired up one of the D Sub sockets (which took longer than I thought it would! My bad soldering. I had two old spectravideo joysticks which have both donated their leads. Very kind of them. The D Sub is w...
by Commodore
Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Software Requests
Topic: List of Games Missing from Archive?
Replies: 25
Views: 9425

Re: List of Games Missing from Archive?

OK, thanks Sarah. I'll have a look at those.
by Commodore
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Dragon Hardware
Topic: DragonMMC Announcement.
Replies: 65
Views: 26012

Re: DragonMMC Announcement.

Ah! I think it was DivIDE+. The DragonMMC will definitely have to wait until Christmas at the earliest, as i have just bought a BBC Micro. If you havn't found it already, be sure to head over to stardot and say hello there. Cheers. Phill. Yes, been over to Stardot Phill. It seems a very friendly pl...
by Commodore
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Dragon General
Topic: How many Dragons were built?
Replies: 0
Views: 948

How many Dragons were built?

My serial number is in the range of 100000, I was just wondering how many Dragon 32s did Dragon Data build?

Also how many D 64s?
And then how many to GEC and Eurohard build?
And what about Tano?
I did try looking on Wikipedia, but that turned nothing up.
by Commodore
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Software Requests
Topic: List of Games Missing from Archive?
Replies: 25
Views: 9425

Re: List of Games Missing from Archive?

There are some more on the Tandy TRS-80 color computer which work on the Dragon. I've converted 'Karate' and 'Kung-Fu Dude' to wav and they work well. should be downloadable on this site if you go to the android wav archive page. Chris Poacher I have been enjoying using your Android section Chris, ...