Atari 5200 controller problem

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strogen
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Atari 5200 controller problem

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I just tried playing the Atari 5200 core. My Xbox 360 and OG Xbox controller work perfectly fine with all other cores. Except for this core. I can't use the directional pad, but the analogue stick works, but it doesn't work very well especially in the game Gorf.
I program the controller the same for every core. Directional pad works fine in all of them. Whats the problem? :shrug:

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Re: Atari 5200 controller problem

Post by zomgugoff »

I'm guessing the 5200 core doesn't have any analog-to-digital conversion for joystick input. The 5200 stock controllers were analog, so it makes sense the d-pad wouldn't work by default.

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Re: Atari 5200 controller problem

Post by laserdisc »

strogen wrote:I just tried playing the Atari 5200 core. My Xbox 360 and OG Xbox controller work perfectly fine with all other cores. Except for this core. I can't use the directional pad, but the analogue stick works, but it doesn't work very well especially in the game Gorf.
I program the controller the same for every core. Directional pad works fine in all of them. Whats the problem? :shrug:
I too have this issue, but since the original 5200 had horrid controls, I guess this is as authentic as it gets. :D

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