DEFENDER 64 LIGHTGUN
This is a proportional (Analogue) Mouse for the Commodore 64 and 128. It supports different modes. Analogue, Joystick and paddle mode.
In order to swich modes you need different key press actions while turning on the power of the Commodore.
Joystick mode hold down the right button while connecting to the joystick port
paddle mode, hold down the left key while turning on the power of the Commodore.
The NEOS mouse is a mouse for the Commodore 64 and Commmodore 128.
This mouse has a ball and encoder wheels to read the movement, and has two buttons. To use this mouse a driver is needed. It is compatible with the Geos system.
SVI QUICKSHOT VII
COMMODORE COMMODORE 64 / 128 - 1351 TANK MOUSE
WICO COMMAND CONTROL
Another heavy duty controller in my collection is the Wico Command Controller. It looks and acts as a big mous up site down. A heavy box with a big trackball in the middle that alows movement all around.
This is a very odd game controller. A very large joystick controller developed in the eigthies by Spectravideo.
This company developed a number of different models for the popular computers and game consoles of that time like (Commodore, spectrum, Atari, Msx and Colecvision).
This particulat model came to market around 1988. The ball shaped joystick is controlled like a normal joystick moving left, right en up and doem. It is not that usefull for fast action driven games.
COMMODORE JOYSTICK MODEL 1311
One strange Joystick that I have in my collection is the Powerstick. I got this when I bought a Commodore 64 set with wich it was included. I first had the impression that something was missing or broken. However seaching for it on the internet I found that it complete as designed.
This small controller was produced for the Atari 2600 and could also be used on the later Commodore computers.
Since a CRT builds the entire screen one pixel on each line at a time using the timing to build and the feedback received in the sensor the pen's position can be calculated.
The first time I heard of the existence of paddles was when I saw someone playing pong. Not many people around me owned one of these as there where not that many games, to my knowledge that could only by played using this kind of input device.
They were analogue potentiometer for which the values could be read from a program reading the analogue input signal from the input registers. Nice to have them now in my collection.
COMMODORE JOYSTICK T-1341
This Commodore Joystick was sold including a C16 adapter with which it was possible to use it also on the Commodore C16 that for some odd reason did not have the more common 9 pin connector that is used on most Commodore machines from that time.
Maybe one of the best Joysticks ever made, beside the famous Atari, I think is this one made by the Dutch company Suzo. It is a very robust joystick. There are several models made of which the black and beige that I have in my collection are one of the best.