Thought this was a great deal on pre order at Play.com for all you retro loving gaming geeks (myself included) Seems a great deal for a USB Competition Pro with the classic micro switches and metal stick.
Perfect for playing the included CD Collection of 99 Full Version C64 classics, or for that matter the Atari Stella Emulator, or the Amiga WinUAE etc etc.
*Customised DPI in game adjustment.
*Digital USB joystick featuring micro switches.
*Extensive games collection with 99 full version C64 classics. Includes such classics as Bomb Jack, Ghosts N Goblins, Defender Of The Crown, Turrican and many many more.
*4 buttons featuring that original 80s sound.
*Autofire mode on the back of the base.
*Extremely robust sprung metal stick.
*No driver needed.
The joystick doesn't get recognised by the software by default. This is what you have to do to get it working...
1) Plug in the joystick and start up the game menu.
2) Load up any game and then Settings -> Joystick settings
3) In the drop down box for Joystick #2 select "Speedlink..." (most games expected the joystick to be plugged into port #2 back then).
4) Look in the bottom right hand corner of the window for the game and you will see two groups of 5 dots. Move the joystick and press a few buttons. The dots will light up according to the direction you are pushing the stick or the centre one if press fire.
You only have to do the above once and the stick will keep working across all other games.