Joystick Calibration Program

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I know there is a bunch of hardware diagnostics software out there, but I'm seeking software that tests/adjusts calibration of a joystick on an Apple IIc Plus. Anyone know where I can find it? Thanks! Smile

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Re: Joystick Calibration Program

You can use my shareware BASIC program - only $19.99

10 PRINT PDL(0)" "PDL(1):GOTO 10

for an extra $5, I'll tell you the values you want are 127.

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Re: Joystick Calibration Program

hello jegs2,

Apple Cillin II or XPS Testdisk will do.
Chosing the Gamecontrols will desplay the values of the Paddles...
you just need to remember 2 things:
both Paddles together represent the one joystick.
One paddle will be displayed as x-axis and the other paddle will represent the y-axis.
and the valuaes should display the full range from 0 to 255 and the center will be represented by the value of 127.
and at the switsches only 2 of the buttons will work in the test.

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Re: Joystick Calibration Program

The correct BASIC program is listed on the manual for the CH Mach II and III joysticks.

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Re: Joystick Calibration Program

Thanks for the responses! Smile

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Re: Joystick Calibration Program

Tried the Basic code, and I could get darn close to maintaining 127 on both sides with the joystick, so I know it works.

Is there anything similar in Basic that will allow testing of a mouse?

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Re: Joystick Calibration Program

Mouse testing program - Shareware $5

10 IN#4
20 PR#4
30 PRINT CHR$(1)
40 INPUT "";X,Y,S
50 IN#0:PR#0
60 PRINT X,Y,S
70 IN#4:GOTO 40
80 END

S is mouse button status. It can also detect if you clicked with a key held down. Cool stuff.

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Re: Joystick Calibration Program

Dog Cow wrote:

Mouse testing program - Shareware $5

10 IN#4
20 PR#4
30 PRINT CHR$(1)
40 INPUT "";X,Y,S
50 IN#0:PR#0
60 PRINT X,Y,S
70 IN#4:GOTO 40
80 END

S is mouse button status. It can also detect if you clicked with a key held down. Cool stuff.

Sadly, unlike the joystick calibration, the mouse test proved unsuccessful.

When I typed it straight into Basic without booting DOS of any kind, running it got me a screen full of gibberish that was unaffected by anything I did with the mouse or keyboard.

So then I booted the computer with the System Utilities Disk for the IIc (running ProDOS 8 v. 1.5), entered the program, saved it, and the following appeared:

UNABLE TO START FROM MEMORY CARD

Finally, booted the computer on my 5 1/4 FDD with Apple DOS 3.3, entered the program, saved it and ran it, with the
following appearing (ignore the "<br />"):

O                                                     4<br />
                                                      :<br />
g(1)("";X,Y,S20:<br />
                       0< :X,Y,SF4:+40PC3

It responded not at all to any activity on the mouse.

Not sure if it matters or not, but the ROM for my Apple IIc Plus is 5.