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Message started by Heavy Stylus on 21.11.07 at 14:43:49

Title: Atari STE Enhanced Joystick Ports...WTF?!?
Post by Heavy Stylus on 21.11.07 at 14:43:49
What on earth are the two male joystick ports on the right hand side of the STE for? I think they are called Enhanced Joystick Ports and support JagPads... Am I right?

Is it possible to plug normal joysticks in these (with some sort of adaptor?) and play 4-player games?

Does anyone here use them? Does any software support them (Gauntlet 2, for example)?

Title: Re: Atari STE Enhanced Joystick Ports...WTF?!?
Post by Christos on 21.11.07 at 16:05:28
Yes, you are right. They are the exact same ports found in the jaguar. But only a limited amount of games support them. IIRC reservoir gods games support them, paradize games should as well. Not sure of any other. Power up + maybe?
Also IIRC gauntlet II supports only a parallel port joystick adapter for 4 player gaming.

Title: Re: Atari STE Enhanced Joystick Ports...WTF?!?
Post by Heavy Stylus on 21.11.07 at 16:37:13
Cheers Christos - your answer was a lot more helpful than the answer posted at Atari Forum by Ppera...  Anyone know where I can get a parallel 4-player adapter?  Maybe I should ask Techie Alison if she can build one...

I really want to play Gauntlet II 4 player...!

Seems a real shame these EJPs weren't more widely used.  They are in a far more accessible place than the ridiculous under-the-hood ST ports.

Title: Re: Atari STE Enhanced Joystick Ports...WTF?!?
Post by ggn on 21.11.07 at 17:02:30
The 4-player parallel schematic can be found here: http://atari4ever.free.fr/hardware/others.html

I built one myself (it's fairly simple) and it's been tested on 2 Falcons and a MSTE, and was donated to kradd at outline :)

Title: Re: Atari STE Enhanced Joystick Ports...WTF?!?
Post by Christos on 21.11.07 at 21:22:40

wrote on 21.11.07 at 16:37:13:
your answer was a lot more helpful than the answer posted at Atari Forum by Ppera...  


Speaks for itself. No comment needed :D

Glad I could help :)

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