Forcing the use of given freshrate

Forcing the use of given freshrate

Post by Jerome Mat » Sun, 27 May 2007 06:05:24


Hi,

I've bought a nice X-arcade duo board which is an arcade-grade game controler
a few days ago and was frustrated to see it would not connect to my wife's PC
(who's not overly e *** d about the stuff). The stick output is PS/2 and the
laptop only accepts USB. While I'm in search for a PS/2-USB adapter, I tried
connecting the stick to the RPC since this has a PS/2 keyboard input. It
works (the board is in fact some sort of keyboard PCB, sending keypresses).

First, I fired off Wavelength which I thought would be a nice shoot'em up to
try with the setup. Since the x-arcade can have the configuration changed
thru the keyboard I did just that to have the directions with the stick and
thrust, fire and bomb with 3 buttons. The game feel was really sweet with the
x-arcade.

Then the emulators to see if the most complex moves could be done in fighting
games. Running KOF96 on !Gameboy works with sound but much too fast ! Is
there a way to force the game to select a given screen refresh instead of
the 100 Hz screenmode I get by default ? Copy/pasting at the end of the
Monitor's definition file doesn't change anything. I switched to VGB as
emulator but this one is not fun (no sound) and a bit too slow.

--
Jerome Mathevet
 
 
 

Forcing the use of given freshrate

Post by aw2900 » Sun, 27 May 2007 07:23:51


The optical mice from Tesco use a USB to PS/2 interface (which in turn
attaches to a PS/2 to Acorn mouse socket).

On the subject of joysticks and emulation, I once managed to play BBC
Elite using an Amiga-style joystick through the STD Solo interface on
a RiscPC.

Andrew

 
 
 

Forcing the use of given freshrate

Post by Theo Marke » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 01:25:52


Careful! Unless you know different, most of the adaptors are for
mice that are designed for PS/2 and USB - they won't convert other mice.
I'm not sure they'll even work on a PS2/USB mouse from a different
manufacturer. And they certainly won't convert PS/2 keyboards.

Which isn't a problem, but be aware just in case anyone was thinking of
buying one just for the adaptor.

There /are/ some real PS/2 to USB converters out there - usually it's that
way round, haven't seen the reverse. These are often supplied standalone
- if you see one with two PS/2 ports, or with other features (RS232,
parallel, etc) then it should work (and would probably work on a RISC OS USB
card too, for the PS2 bits at least). I bought a couple of these from CPC
for work the other week (2xPS2+1xRS232, about 20 quid).

Theo
 
 
 

Forcing the use of given freshrate

Post by Jess » Thu, 07 Jun 2007 06:10:50


Generally the different manufacturers use the same adaptors. I have
seen some keyboards that are USB / PS/2 and use the same adaptors.