What is the best way to control MSX games?

Joystick (17 голосов) 19.3%
Joypad (7 голосов) 8.0%
Keyboard (64 голосов) 72.7%
Всего ответов: 88

Комментарии (21)

By MäSäXi

Paragon (1884)

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19-12-2010, 20:47

In the old times, of course Joystick!!!! Big smile

Nowadays it´s mostly the keyboard, but I voted for Joystick. Smile

By snout

Ascended (15187)

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19-12-2010, 20:57

For the nitpickers: mouse/light pen/light gun/trackball/steering wheel and mind control are not listed because most MSX games don't support those interfaces - and most MSX users don't master mind control Tongue

By snout

Ascended (15187)

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19-12-2010, 21:11

I voted keyboard, and would like to mention that I always enjoyed the cursors of the NMS8245. Great keyboard for gaming if you ask me Smile

By JohnHassink

Ambassador (5604)

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19-12-2010, 21:25

Usually keyboard; I have always dramatically sucked at using a joypad.
Joystick is okay, too.

By Grauw

Ascended (10577)

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20-12-2010, 01:19

Love the Joypad. Those Panasonic ones (the large type).

By fukenko

Champion (357)

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20-12-2010, 02:38

I prefer joystick.But when I play RPG,I use keyboard. It's a bit bothering to press function key or return key when I use joystick.

By ro

Scribe (4696)

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20-12-2010, 10:19

KB all the way! I hate playing games with joystick, I suck at that Smile

By hap

Paragon (2040)

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20-12-2010, 18:37

joystick all the way! I hate playing games with KB, I suck at that Smile (I really hated the arrow keys on my VG8020 MSX1)
Nowadays if I quickly play an MSX game on an emulator on PC, it depends... keyboard or joypad.

By Samor

Prophet (2147)

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21-12-2010, 16:07

always was a keyboard player (8250 keyboard). In recent years, I've been using gamepads a lot more but for MSX I still prefer keyboard control. Since I mainly play MSX via emulation now, I've got a PC keyboard that's wired and doesn't lock on combinations like up+left+space.

By JohnHassink

Ambassador (5604)

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21-12-2010, 16:37

I've got a PC keyboard that's wired and doesn't lock on combinations like up+left+space.
Good call, that's what I need. Badly.

By tomelom

Supporter (5)

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21-12-2010, 17:11

Joystick off course!

By Imanok

Paragon (1191)

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21-12-2010, 22:18

I voted keyboard, and would like to mention that I always enjoyed the cursors of the NMS8245. Great keyboard for gaming if you ask me Smile
You're right! the best keyboard ever! Big smile

By sd_snatcher

Prophet (3505)

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23-12-2010, 23:50

The Sharp Hotbit cursor keys were also great for gaming. Specially for people with big hands.

But the Panasonic's FS-A1WSX/WX/FX/ST/GT also have very good cursor keys. Much better than the PC ones.

BTW, the newest Apple keyboards may be great for typing, but those minuscule cursor keys just sucks for MSX gaming... Sad

By Manuel

Ascended (18777)

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24-12-2010, 10:18

I've always loved the Sony HB-G900P keyboard...

By KNM

Master (172)

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26-12-2010, 10:45

I´ve learned to play with the VG8020 cursor keys and , now I have almost a dozen of different MSXs , I still love the touch of that keyboard . The NMS 8245 is near to this , and F700s and Panasonics are nice too . Instead , I found a little uncomfortable the Toshiba HX´s and the BIG BIG keys of Canon V20 , but still very playable and FAR BEYOND almost all PC keyboards on the market today ;-)

By andrear1979

Expert (97)

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27-12-2010, 23:18

I preferred joystick, because my Philips VG8010
had this terrible layout for the cursor keys:

LF UP
DN RT

instead of a more natural

   UP      or     UP
LF DN RT        LF  RT
                  DN

User was supposed to put his hand on the keyboard
rotated at 45 degrees; I suspect the carpal tunnel
syndrome wasn't an issue in those days...

(an image of the vg8010 layout is here)

By Ivan

Ascended (9305)

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28-12-2010, 22:33

Love the Joypad. Those Panasonic ones (the large type).+1
Nothing beats this!:

www.nakoko.es/panasonic-msx-joy-pad-fs-js220_24755_g71478.jpg

I voted for keyboard, though. Love the built-in cursor keys of each and every MSX.

By Manuel

Ascended (18777)

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29-12-2010, 10:35

The Panasonic FS-JS222 beats this one! Tongue

By konamiman

Paragon (1172)

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05-01-2011, 09:18

I don't care all the bullshit you are saying about keyboards and joypads: nothing can beat a good old Telemach and nothing will ever. Hannibal

i.imgur.com/73dLw.jpg

By sdsnatcher73

Prophet (3203)

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15-04-2022, 07:11

Wow those do look nice! Even a 2 player version but that looks a bit cramped. Were these MSX compatible 2 button joystick?

By hamlet

Scribe (4103)

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15-04-2022, 09:05

This one comes close.