Originally Posted by 28rommel
About 3 days ago, I sent a message directly to the developer of WaterFox, but it may not have been received or I may have followed incorrect protocol (I never did receive a reply), so I will try my question/concern here:
Due to a recent large media and news blitz, a website touting the ability to play retro 1980's arcade games has exploded with visits and hits. It is said that it has hundreds of thousands, if not a million or so, new visitors. Playing the retro game brings me back to my childhood/teenage years ! This Internet Arcade is found on the website called the "Internet Archive." Here is the direct link: https://archive.org/details/internetarcade
The Internet Arcade operator, Jason Scott, highly recommends users to download and use WaterFox as the browser of choice to play games on this website. This is how I found WaterFox.
The reason WaterFox is recommended is because most games play at a 75% to 100% of normal game speed. When using Chrome to play, the games play at about 25% to 50% speed (sometimes it is really, really s-l-o-w). The game controls are performed by default using keys on your keyboard to move up, down, shoot, etc. Of course using the keyboard to play games can be extremely challenging if not almost impossible. You can use your own gamepad/controller, but not all browsers recognize your controller, so they do not function at all. I have been in contact with Jason Scott, and have been sharing just one difficulty with WaterFox ... it does not recognize my Xbox Controller.
WaterFox is great .... but to play these arcade games using my Xbox controller, it is not functional. I am forced to use Chrome if I want to play using my controller.So I am seeking help and support here, in hopes of trying to get my Xbox controller to work with WaterFox.
I am not a software or hardware specialist, by any means. I only have a small to moderate knowledge of computers in general. If you can help, please give me instructions "in English" that I can understand (baby-steps please).
Here is some additional information supplied by the Internet Arcade operator, they may help those of you who are specialist in this area. It sounds a bit foreign to me, but I'm sure it means something to those who have great abilities with software/hardware:
Jason Scott says that his team "has basically nothing to do with Gamepad Support. We used Emscripten to compile it in. Whatever Emscripten does and whatever the generic Gamepad API loader does, we do - we do no development on it."
He goes on to tell his users to "visit the Gamepad API Tester. This is a nice little page that will show what the current version of the Gamepad API thinks your controller is. If you can't see it, or it acts weird, it's the API." Here is the direct link to this "Gamepad API Tester" :
When using this Gamepad API Tester, my Xbox Controller is immediately recognized using Chrome, but when the tester is opened using WaterFox it is a No-Go. Of course my preference (and those of thousands of others) would be to use WaterFox. Can you help ?
Thank you !
PS: My system in not new, but not too old either. Here are some specs if you need them ...