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grissom2984
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Fun question

Post by grissom2984 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:26 pm

So, I thought I'd start with a fun question. I have an old, working Commodore 64 at home and love playing on it. That said, I was thinking today with the motor skill issues from dyspraxia, what is the best joystick or controller for a dyspraxic? May be worth looking into developing one if there isn't.

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Re: Fun question

Post by Dan » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:06 pm

I used to play with a really old AMSTRAD. It had 4.7mhz of processing power and over a KILOBYTE of MEMORY! :P My Prime Number program reached 32,000 on the Amstrad in 2 days, whilst the C++ program I wrote on my modern desktop reached 55,000 in 2 SECONDS. They're deprecated but extremely entertaining to show how far we've come.

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Re: Fun question

Post by grissom2984 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:02 am

Dan wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:06 pm
I used to play with a really old AMSTRAD. It had 4.7mhz of processing power and over a KILOBYTE of MEMORY! :P My Prime Number program reached 32,000 on the Amstrad in 2 days, whilst the C++ program I wrote on my modern desktop reached 55,000 in 2 SECONDS. They're deprecated but extremely entertaining to show how far we've come.
Was that an AMSTRAD CPC464, or 128? As blocky as they were, I do wish AMSTRAD had made it over here in the States. I tend to believe that Sir Allen Sugar and Jack Tramiel were kindred spirits and would've loved competing here in the US.

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Re: Fun question

Post by RedRevolver » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:41 pm

I've always liked Xbox controllers. *shrug*

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Re: Fun question

Post by lubellasquee » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:15 pm

I prefer PlayStation controllers however I’m used to them, it might be different for everyone

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Re: Fun question

Post by grissom2984 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:51 pm

So, as an update: A friend of mine in the UK sent me a KONIX Navigator joystick. What caught my eye with it is it looks similar to an original series Star Trek phaser. Since I hold it like a gun, the trigger is under my right index (I'm right handed) and the left hand handles the actual stick. It's also free-floating, so doesn't need to rest on anything, so...whoohoo! Seems to work great!

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