How to Use a PC Joystick on WinUAE

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WinUAE is an Amiga emulator for the PC. Amiga was a family of home computers popularised in the 1980s for its graphics, built-in speech capabilities, stereo sound and multitasking abilities. An emulator is computer software that emulates video games from other systems, consoles, or arcades. You have to load a ROM into the emulator in order to play a game. Many PC joysticks are compatible with emulators and the emulator has a menu where you can configure your PC joystick. You can use a PC joystick on WinUAE by accessing the properties menu.

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  1. 1

    Launch the WinUAE emulator. A "WinUAE Properties" screen will load once you launch the emulator.

  2. 2

    Click the "Game and I/O Ports" tab.

  3. 3

    Click "PC Joystick 1" in the "Amiga Mouse Port 0" section.

  4. 4

    Click the "Input" tab. Select your PC joystick from the drop-down menu.

  5. 5

    Configure your PC joystick. Under "Input Source" is a list of commands for your joystick, such as "A Button." Configure it to fit your needs.

  6. 6

    Click "OK" to complete configuration.

  7. 7

    Start a game on the emulator to use your PC joystick on WinUAE.

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