The Def Guide to Zzap!64

HELP! Novice at work
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Author:  scotty [ Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:31 pm ]
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Downloaded CCS64 emulator at weekend onto my laptop, and been having a great time on games like Armalyte and Cybernoid II. Only problem is the lack of sound - ie NONE!. I've tried toggling the options on the C64 screen, but no luck so far.

Also whats the best way to get a joypad/joystick working as the keyboard just isn't the way games should be played. Got a PS joypad if that's any use.

Excuse my naivety, but like I say I'm a novice! cheers

Author:  Mayhem [ Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:41 pm ]
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Alt + S into sound options. You got the right soundcard setup in there?

Author:  scotty [ Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:54 pm ]
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not sure - is that in the Alt+S screen??

Author:  salem [ Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:26 pm ]
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If you have a parallel port you can build an adapter which will let you use any C64 style 9 pin controller.

You can find out more details and download the driver here:

It's quite easy to do. You can get the bits from Maplins for less than a fiver and you don't necessarily even need to do any soldering.

Author:  scotty [ Mon Dec 08, 2003 2:40 pm ]
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cheers Mayhem,

Just setup the CCS64 on my work PC and ALt+S shows a soundcard setup automatically for it, and behold the sound works OK with no tinkering required.

It seems strange with the Laptop as I can get sound normally through the small speaker on the front of the keyboard (whilst on AOL etc). I can't remember if I was able to toggle through different options on the 'Sound Device' option, but will try tonight.

Any ideas why this might be if I can't change the option???

:?: :?:

Author:  Iain [ Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:02 am ]
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Salem, re joystick interfaces, I've downloaded the software but which hardware interface do you need to build for Atari style joysticks?

Author:  scotty [ Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:10 am ]
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well, I tried last night on my laptop and was not able to get sound after all.

when in 'Options - Sound' (ALt+S) I can turn 'sound output' ON but cannot change 'sound device' from 'none' (unlike this PC where the soundcard toggles on)??????????????

am very confused!!!! :cry: :cry:

Strange thing is the SNES emulator works OK with sound???

Author:  salem [ Tue Dec 09, 2003 1:35 pm ]
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iain wrote:
Salem, re joystick interfaces, I've downloaded the software but which hardware interface do you need to build for Atari style joysticks?

You can build any of them. I chose the LPT Joystick one because it looked like the easiest and it works. The CHAMPgames looks similarly easy. These are both for one joystick. If you need to use two at the same time, then go for the Amiga 4 Player or the Linux0802. I haven't tried these yet. The Amiga 4 Player is, as the name suggests, meant to be the same as the adaptors that allowed you to have 4 player games on an Amiga. If you happen to have one, you can use it with the driver without any modifications.

Only thing is, afaik none of the easy ones let you use autofire. If you want auto you might have to build one of the more difficult ones (with resistors).

Author:  alexhighnumber [ Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:48 pm ]
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I bet there's a resonable business to be made making all these adaptors. I'm suprised no-one's building them in bulk, there's enough people out there that'd like to use the old atari type joysticks (and ideally paddles!)

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