Post by Pixel_Crusher on Oct 17, 2014 12:48:56 GMT -5
What is the most recommended USB adapter for connecting those old 9-pin Atari/Amiga/Commodore 64 joysticks to a PC? I have a couple of Quickshot brand joysticks I'd like to use with WinUAE, but wanted to make sure which is the best converter for the job.
A quick Google search reveals a few potential ideas: AmigaKit's adapter, which is around $22 (and seems to be out of stock?), and Retronic's which is $30. I can find no reviews on either of them, and these sites both look a bit suspect to me, so hopefully someone else has better ideas for you.
Q: I know this is for Genesis, but would it also work with Sega Master System controllers as well? don't both the controllers have the same plug-in type? A: Yes it will. It will also work with Atari controllers
I sent them a question to see if it works with the joysticks though.
Oh nonono. It has never been possible to use a 9-pin joystick just by plugging it into a PC serial port. The gender is wrong for starters, and even if you get a gender changer, I think the shape still makes it impossible to plug in. And even if you get around that, it still won't work.
I'm not sure what USB adapters exist for 9-pin joysticks. I definitely recall seeing guides for modifying a parallel cable so that they can be used.
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Oh, excellent! Thanks for dropping by and clarifying; this definitely gives me a vote of confidence in your product (and I apologize for calling your website "shady" a couple years ago =P).
I've started that in my basement with very limited ressources in 2010. First version was analog and designed around 1998. It all started with a friendly bet as "You can't make my C64 joystick to work on my PC, that is impossible!" I then discovered the joy of USB programming. Took me couple of years to come up with a functional device. (As I had kids a day job and got my degree in electronic engineering!)
The original product supported only 3 type of joysticks.
Actual version has more than 25 types of controllers supported and we are adding more each year while upgrading the existing ones. Current devices are factory built and finalized by hand for USB cord and DB9 connector plus final programming and test.
The other product we sell is the GOTEK floppy emulator converted with the HxC firmware. It supports a lot of machines, from computers like Amiga, Atari ST and Amstrad to wood milling, musical keyboard, samplers, sequencers, Mazak, embroidery machines.... Disk formats are stored in an universal way onto a file type called HFE. See our software partner at www.hxc2001.com/ for more details.
Is there anybody that would be interested in a USB generic joystick adapter? I'm currently desiging an USB pcboard that can support 12 I/O and is compatible to the KADE project. It can support 3.3v and 5v controllers and map any I/O as desired.
Post by elektrolurch on Nov 8, 2016 13:33:57 GMT -5
Um, maybe it's stupid advice, but: The competition pro was pretty similar to a quickshot, but way superior in my opinion and better build, and well-those things exist with USB out of the box. Used to be factory-new aviable a few years ago, don't know how it is now, but mine was only 10 Euros or so.. Maybe that's also an option for use with WinUAE?