It seems the only topics on this subforum are repairs. Don't get me wrong, I've posted a query or ten here myself. But I thought I would post something different tonight.
I bought a Gravis Gamepad to use with my SE/30, and have spent the past few nights playing a few games with it. It took me more than a few attempts to get it working, but it was nothing that could have been prevented if I had read the instructions.
TetrisMax is much more fun with the controller, as is Glypha. Some of the games aren't quite right though. An example is Wolves in the Wind. I cannot get the guy to jump left or right, only straight up. I have to use the keyboard command while using the direction on the controller. I've only recently started playing that game, so there may be other things and/or solutions too. Mouse Stampede is a lot more fun with the controller than using the mouse too.
One thing I am planning on doing soon is going through the game files that the control panel uses and move the ones that won't run on the SE/30 into another folder so they won't show up. I think it installed 120+ files, and if I had to guess, half of them are for color only games. That will make getting the right profile for the controller a bit easier. I am also planning on renaming a few of the games files I use frequently to something that will make them show up at the top of the list.
It's been a fun few nights in the basement playing these old games on this old machine.
Thanks Byrd, that's good to know. I have 7.6 and 8.5 installed on two separate CF cards, they both boot ok on my 5300ce - no problems so far - but performance feels sluggish for a 117MHz chip. Offhand, I don't suppose you can recommend either a CF-IDE or SD-IDE adapter please? Cheers!, Matt