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    Anyone into gaming?

    I got back into gaming about 2 years ago after not playing for ten years plus as my hands are pretty much useless with md or so i thought i had been looking into it and my mate spurred me on so i went for it got an xbox for christmas and a xbox adaptive controller and had been in touch with special effects who loaned me a chin controller and micro switches and a big clamp i’ll put a video in at the end so with crimbo day 2020 done it was time to set this up so opens up the xbox fires it up and let it download forza horizon 4 while i get the rest set up i already had a table so fixed the clamp to it for the chin controller and set the chin control to where i need it and plug it into the adaptive controller now to anyone who hasn’t been a gamer the adaptive controller basically has 3mm jack holes all along the back which are the xbox pad buttons which the micro switches go into but you can use all manner of switches i can put a link in if any ones interested, at this point i only had two micro switches this was my first set up but it worked brilliantly for horizon 4 anyway skip to the next day i nervously get the chin controller set in front of me and get the micro switches in my right hand it’s the hand that works best so one switch i put between my index finger and thumb and the other between my pinky and the one next to it can’t remember that fingers name :lol: this is how it works best for me, so when i first started playing i was terrible which was expected but im quite impatient at times lol but my mate shayne helped me as i didn’t know you can change the steering sensitivity well you can check change every button on horizon 4 so a few months went by i got better and better at playing never thought id play on line with a mic but i do now and i love it im no expert but i reckon i play pretty well, so that was great but when it came to playing grand theft auto 5 my setup wasn’t cutting it as you really need all the buttons on the pad so i started looking at the quadstick but at 500 dollars or close to you can imagine i was apprehensive about buying something that might not work, spoke to special effects who have loaned me one and wow it’s completely changed my gaming experience i can’t lie i couldnt quite work out the quadstick out at first but shayne my mate came and helped me work out what button done what and from there i totally fell in love with the quadstick it basically works by sipping and puffing on the controller to press buttons i use it along with my adaptive controller as i find that easier to accelerate and break with buttons anyway any questions about it ask away i can put videos of me using it if anyone wants to see.

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    #202516
    Reply To: Anyone into gaming?

    I have 2 games machines and 1 computer. They are a Sega Master System, Sega Megadrive, ZX Spextrum 128K. I would never wish to “upgrade them”!

    To me, nothing is better than playing “Wonderboy” on the Sega Master System. OK, alcohol and a pepperoni and mushroom pizza probably wins…

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    #202517
    Reply To: Anyone into gaming?

    I have 2 games machines and 1 computer. They are a Sega Master System, Sega Megadrive, ZX Spextrum 128K. I would never wish to “upgrade them”!

    To me, nothing is better than playing “Wonderboy” on the Sega Master System. OK, alcohol and a pepperoni and mushroom pizza probably wins…

    I would love an older console but not sure if my quadstick would work with any of them would love another mega drive as had one when i was younger would like a normal Nintendo and Super Nintendo. :lol: yeah budweiser and pizza come a close second lol.

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    #202522
    Reply To: Anyone into gaming?

    I had a rubber key 48k spectrum when I was a lad. Chuckle Egg and Manic Miner were something else in the early 1980s (I even love the colour clash).

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    #202523
    Reply To: Anyone into gaming?

    All those machines can be had fairly cheaply on ebay, but I have had a couple of donkeys from sellers. I am thinking about getting the cd rom attachment for my Mega Drive, but they seem to be quite dear atm. Sega also launched a X32 upgrade as a stopgap to the still under development 32 bit consoles back in the day.

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    #202526
    Reply To: Anyone into gaming?

    All those machines can be had fairly cheaply on ebay, but I have had a couple of donkeys from sellers. I am thinking about getting the cd rom attachment for my Mega Drive, but they seem to be quite dear atm. Sega also launched a X32 upgrade as a stopgap to the still under development 32 bit consoles back in the day.

    I recently bought a ps2 from someone on facebook market place but it wasn’t spinning the disc up fortunately it was only a tenner, a mega cd i had one back in the day night trap what a game was brillian. Can’t say i knew about the x32 upgrade. I was using my firestick to play all the classic games my xbox adaptive controller linked up to it perfectly

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    #202539
    Reply To: Anyone into gaming?

    I didn’t know what a Quadstick was. I just assumed it was a controller adapted for stiff or weak fingers. I have just looked it up and am amazed such a hi-tec devise is available for home consoles.

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    #202540
    Reply To: Anyone into gaming?

    I didn’t know what a Quadstick was. I just assumed it was a controller adapted for stiff or weak fingers. I have just looked it up and am amazed such a hi-tec devise is available for home consoles.

    Most people don’t. It is amazing really changed how i game it isn’t cheap but it really is brilliant.

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