Joystick Issues!!!

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4 years 9 months ago #131944 by tramp
Joystick Issues!!! was created by tramp
Hi everyone.

Been enjoying SWOS on my PC for over a year now but...... Have gone through 4 joysticks and yet again mine is broken.

Can anyone help?  It's not easy....  Here are symptoms

So I have used 4 x joysticks..  1 USB and 1 Amiga with 3 different adapters.  When I change adapter, it works again, so nothing wrong with joystick.  It's a USB problem.

I use Windows 7 Professional

Everytime, the joystick works for a few months and then suddenly, stops working.  When you plug it in to USB port, a message displays "USB Device Not Recognised".  This happens on every port and also happens on other PC's I try after it has gone wrong, with the same message.

I have also replaced the joystick in a new laptop (same hard drive).  And still the problem occurred.  I would swear that it is SWOS online but can't be as no one else has had this problem?  I don't think?

Can you help?

Tramp

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4 years 9 months ago #131945 by Playaveli
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Clearly some hardware problem. Has nothing to do with SWOS/software.
Please post pictures of your stuff.
Or, even better, post links from where you bought the adapters!

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4 years 9 months ago #131947 by tramp
Replied by tramp on topic Re: Joystick Issues!!!
But how can it be a hardware problem?

I have used

1 x usb joystick
1 x amiga serial joystick with 3 different USB adapters!  Different models as well.

They all work for months before failing.

I have also tried 2 different laptops.  The only thing that is the same is the hard drive with Windows 7 Pro installed?

Tramp

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4 years 9 months ago #131948 by barnettgs
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He needs to know the specific brand and model names of the adapters, they could be the clue...

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4 years 9 months ago #131949 by atchoo
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Joypads and adapters aren't diamonds! They aren't forever. ;D

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4 years 9 months ago #131950 by Playaveli
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1 x usb joystick
1 x amiga serial joystick with 3 different USB adapters!  Different models as well.


Which exact models? Where did you buy them? Links?

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4 years 9 months ago #131964 by tramp
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Haha.  OK these are the specific models...

OK 1st Joystick = Competition Pro USB
Sports Tournament Edition EU Model.
SL-6603-SPORTS-EU
Not sure where this was purchased.

Then I changed to an old Amiga joystick with USB adapter.

Joystick = Quickshot QS-131
Adapter (Not the website I bought it from but here is the product) = www.funstockretro.co.uk/atari-controller-pc-to-usb-adapter
Bought off Ebay from Rough-Curve

I returned the item to Rough-Curve complaining that it didn't work so he sent me another of the same.  And eventually the same thing happened to that too.

When I returned the second one to him, he suggested and sent out the following to me:

Mayflash megadrive controller adapter for PC USB
I had to use some software to get it to work properly (Joy2Key) but essentially it worked fine.

All of these worked for about 3 months without a problem and then just fail!  They fail as above in my first message and then don't work on any PC.  Like I said, It's like the software is 'blowing' the hardware?

Thanks for all your help

Tramp

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4 years 9 months ago #131965 by atchoo
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No, it's a problem of your hardware (joystick and adapters) for sure.
Competition Pro USB is a really shitty joystick... Adapters may fail, I think you were unlucky.
You can try this one, it should be more durable: www.raphnet-tech.com/products/atari2usb/index.php

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4 years 9 months ago #131966 by Playaveli
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Adapter (Not the website I bought it from but here is the product) = www.funstockretro.co.uk/atari-controller-pc-to-usb-adapter
Bought off Ebay from Rough-Curve


Not the best piece of hardware.

Try the one from atchoo's post or this: www.retrousb.com/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=70

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4 years 9 months ago #131975 by tramp
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Thanks guys,

But seriously?  4 different pieces of hardware?  Have you seen this error before then? 

tramp

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