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Gravis Mac GamePad

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GravisMacGamePad.HQX (578.42 KB)
MD5: 0b7188bed1be023eb54e5520a1515e0b
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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Mac_GamePad_img.sit (449.77 KB)
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For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Driver extension for the Mac GamePad, by Advanced Gravis. Includes GamePad settings for popular games from the time of release.

Architecture: 68k

Compatible with 6.0.7. and greater. Works with all ADB Macintosh models. Hard Drive recommended.


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by JMC - 2020, April 27 - 2:45am

I scanned the manual, quick start guide and packaging and uploaded them in an .sit file. The PDF's probably won't work on old macs. All of the manual TIFF files are in the .sit if someone want's to redo the PDFs.

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by lilliputian - 2020, April 2 - 8:48am

Oh interesting. I'll try it out! Wish it had been labeled!

EDIT: Do you know if anyone's ever scanned the manual or documentation that came with it? Mine was just the controller.

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by Bolkonskij - 2020, April 2 - 8:21am

Welcome to the club! Smile I love mine. I think what you mean is the switch that lets you choose between Keystroke and Cursor Control? In Keystroke mode the pad works as setup by the set you chose in the control panel. When in Cursor Mode the movement pad functions like a mouse. The fire button acts like a mouse button then. I don't find it too useful and usually keep mine in Keystroke mode but then you may feel different about it Smile

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by lilliputian - 2020, April 2 - 5:10am

I just got one of these controllers and it seems to work great. Question though: what is the toggle switch at the top of the controller for?

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by WhosIt.There - 2019, July 14 - 6:02am

I've added a disk image of the original install floppy.

Good grief what a complicated messy performance, not helped by the USB drive refusing to mount when plugged into the Mac, but did when plugged into the USB hub (the opposite of how the USB DVD drive works). Sad

I lost track a bit of exactly what eventually worked mucking around in SheepShaver (OS9), Basilisk (System 7.5), and Mini vMac (System 6 and 7), but I think it's a StuffIt 3 archive of a ShrinkWrap 2 disk image. It certainly mounts happily in everything from System 6 through to macOS X High Sierra!

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by lilliputian - 2019, July 10 - 9:08am


Wouldn't be a bad thing to have an image of the original disk uploaded as well!

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by WhosIt.There - 2019, July 10 - 8:13am

I had one of the simpler Gravis Gamepads with my old PowerMac G3 right through to MacOS 9. It was a great little joystick that I used for many games. It was also handy whenever my mouse button broke - I could still use the mouse to move the cursor and the gamepad to click the buttons. Smile

The Gamepad went to hardware heaven along with the PowerMac, but I have still got the original installer floppy disk (just checked it and it's the same 1.0.6 version as in the screenshot above).