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Thread: Joystick on the Apple IIe?

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    Well, I came across a joystick for my IIe, but after plugging it in and selecting the joystick option in Spyhunter, I found it completely unresponsive . Does the IIe also require some sort of card to run this hardware ? Any tips are appreciated !

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    post a picture of how you have it attached. The Apple II connector for a joy stick is internal, on the motherboard. Do you have a serial card substituting for this default, and if so, did you load whatever program you'd need to load to bypass the default?
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    1st, try it in another game, If you want I'll post a joystick test program. 2nd, try another joystick to see if the port is working. You only need the built in paddle port on the IIe, no cards required.
    Cheers!
    Wmmullaney

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    All right, so I tried it again after adjusting some centering knobs on the side. It's a Gravis Mark VI Analog control, and it's the only one I have for the Apple, so I can't test any others to see if it's the joystick that's the problem. After trying some other games, I found out the directional stick works, but the buttons, the one on the stick and two on the side, are not working, or at least don't seem to be. However, I don't know why the stick would work and the buttons wouldn't. There are seemingly adjustment knobs for the buttons, do they need to be set a certain way?

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    Open the stick up and clean the button mechanisms.
    Cheers!
    Wmmullaney

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