View Full Version : Using controllers for Genesis emulation

June 17th, 2005, 09:47
Is there a way to plug a genesis control pad into the computer serial port, to use on an emulatorm, as i've tried plugging it in and it fits in nicely, but nothing happens.

June 17th, 2005, 11:35
You'd probably have to build some kind of adaptor for the joystick port, or find serial port drivers (which would likely have to be custom and I doubt they exist ) . I've never heard of a controller working off the serial port. If it registered at all it would likely register as a mouse or something.

June 17th, 2005, 16:15
You can make an parallel port adapter, look here (http://www.emulatronia.com/reportajes/directpad/md/index.htm) :cool:

I don't think if there're still, if ever, USB genesis pad adaptors btw

March 7th, 2006, 01:36
umm, that website's in spanish.

March 7th, 2006, 14:15
umm, that website's in spanish.
And so is hagbard. :D
You don't even need to know spanish...the pics say it all.

pearl jamed
March 16th, 2006, 03:55
man i would do that but my controller is busted:msn_cry: