ePanorama.net - Joystick Documents
Joysticks and other game controllers
Copyright Tomi Engdal 1996-1998
DISCLAIMER: This information and the circuits are provided as is without any express or implied warranties. I disclaim everything. The contents of the articles below might be totally inaccurate, inappropriate, or misguided. There is no guarantee as to the suitability of said circuits and information for any purpose whatsoever other than as a self-training aid. I.E. If it blows your equipments, trashes your hard disc, wipes your backup, burns your building down or just plain don't work, IT ISN'T MY FAULT. In the event of judicial ruling to the contrary, any liability shall be limited to the sum charged on you by us for the aforementioned document or nothing, whichever is the lower.
NOTE: If you do not find the information you are looking for from this document collection or from links I have provived then please DO NOT send me e-mail and ask where to find that information. I receive already too many questions on special joystick I know nothing about and I don't want to spend my days on replying those mails. If the information on some special joystick is here then I don't have information on it. If the information is not complete then I don't have more information than that.
- Introduction to joysticks
- PC analogue joystick interface
- Special PC joysticks
- Circuits for PC joystick interface
- Fake Joystick circuit
- The wire between multi-IO card and joystick connector
- Adding second joystick to PC joystick interface
- Soundcard joystick port problem solver
- Build your own joysticks
- Convert Atari-style joystick to PC joystick port
- Use PC joystick port to measure temperature and light levels
- Connect other circuits to PC joystick port
- Using the joystick port as general purpose input
- Strange PC joystick interfacing ideas
- Interfacing Atari style joysticks to serial and parallel port
- Parallel Gameport Adapter
- Digital JoyStick for the IBM-PC Parallel Printer Port
- Use game console joysticks with PC
- Atari style digital joysticks
- Pinout and circuit diagram
- Amiga curcuits
- PC Analogue Joystick to Amiga
- PC Gamepad to Amiga
- Adding four joystick to Commodore Amiga
- Other computer joystick interfaces
- Apple Macintosh
- Joystick used in TV games
- Light guns
- Sega lightgun pinout
- How lightguns work
- Information sources
If you have problems on finding components to the electronics project on this document collection then don't e-mail me how to find those components. I know where to buy the components in Helsinki in Finland. If you happen to live in some other country or city then I don't know what are good places for you toget those components. Please consult my list of electronics component dealers to find one which can supply you the components.
If you don't want to stay on-line all the time reading this, you can download an off-line readable version. It is a zip file with size of around 200 kilobytes. The off-line version contains also version information which you can use to see if the one you have is older than the one here in on-line (just compare the dated on your off-line versio and version information of this on-line version).
If you find something which is wrong in the documents then e-mail about the problem and I will try to correct possible errors or remove incorrect information. When you report about the problem then write a good description which states form what document you got the information, what is wrong in it and why you think the information is wrong. If you know what corrections should be done to the document then please specify it also. New information to be added to the documents is also wellcome, especially Windows programming examples because it is frequently asked but I have not found good information about it.
Tomi Engdahl <Tomi.Engdahl@iki.fi>