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Re: [Qemu-devel] Joystick, gameport, midi, PC speaker and better sound c

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Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Joystick, gameport, midi, PC speaker and better sound cards support
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2005 14:46:47 -0500
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Antony T Curtis wrote:

On Mon, 2005-03-21 at 03:03 -0500, address@hidden wrote:

I'd like to know if joystick support is being considered for inclusion into
qemu someday ?

in the hopes to help this going forward I have done some quick research on
joystick interface hardware and software.

here are the links I found

this article alone should contain all the information needed to create a
joystick device in the virtual machine


I haven't read the above link yet but I have used PCs since the XT and I
have this to say...

What on earth was IBM thinking when they used a 556 as a poor analogue
to digital converter?!?

IIRC, the early joystick cards comprised solely of 2 74LS series logic
chips and a 556 (dual 555) chip.

It was horrible. 'Nuff said.


those chips are dirt cheap and widely available even the early 80s and probably a very long time before that that way they made sure every computer had one , until the late 90s they were almost as common as printer and serial ports in domestic computers
it's ugly but it worked surprisingly well , at least for me

but yes , a couple ADCs would have been a lot more useful hobby-electronics wise , even better than the serial and parallel port !

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