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Sports pad / paddle controller question
Post Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:12 am
Do any of the games that support the paddle controller or sports pad require or support the use of more that controller at once?

2 x paddle controllers or 2 x sports pads or other combinations such as paddle controller + d-pad or sports pad + d-pad?
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:09 am
You can use two controllers to play Global Defense (SDI). In that mode, auto-fire is activated and so one controller moves your ship and the other moves your aiming cursor. Because of this functionality, you can use a Sports Pad in "Control" (digital) mode to move the cursor and use a stick to control your ship, thereby replicating the control setup of the original arcade machine. And it works very well indeed, with extremely accurate control.
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:53 am
Thats an interesting set up.

Im toying with a keyboard adapter based around the MkIII SK-1100 keyboard and i thought it might be useful to add a d-pad emulation mode, allowing keyboard use for all games that don't have keyboard support. From there its not a huge amount of work to also add paddle/sports pad modes as well. Its obviously going to be digital input, as its a keyboard and all, but the data can still be sent using the same way as the paddle/sports pad so that games requiring it will still function properly. It gets a little more complicated emulating 2 lots of controllers at the same time, hence the question above. Im trying to decide if its actually useful to have that or not.
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