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    Red face USB atari compatible joystick adapter

    Hello there!

    First, let me introduce myself. I'm a 36 years old engineer from Canada. I'm specialized in networking and electronic design.

    Since i'm 8 years old, i'm a Commodre fan. :great: The fan grew up but still, the passion is alive.

    Trying my best to keep this platform running, even more and more away from the original hardware. I still own the real thing, but it's like getting my super 8 projector out of the closet to watch a movie. It's delicate and I don't want to break it. This is why I turned to emulation.

    Doing my part for the retro community, I decided to build a full production of USB joystick adapter for Atari / Commodore / Sega compatible joysticks.

    This adapter is recognized right a way by Windows and OSX and can be use with any emulator or game.

    If you're interested, you can visit my website at http://www.retronicdesign.com/

    Cheers!

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    Hey retro gamers!

    This USB adapter makes a great gift for all your retro gaming friends on your list!

    We want to wish a very happy retro Christmas to all Emulator Zone members!

    Nitz
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    Default Re: USB atari compatible joystick adapter

    There are a lot of usb retro adapters out there. Thx for the info but lets keep the pricing out of the forums as they are not for selling merchandise.
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    Happy new year!!!

    I had some spare time during my christmas vacation. I built a 2.0 version of the software. It now supports USB reflashing so you can reprogram it with a new software as you wish. It could be to support a new version or different hardware. You can build your own if you want!

    For example, I built a version that support the Amiga Mouse and is detected by Windows like a standard mouse. Possibilities are now wider opened, keeping the same hardware.

    I'm working on a firmware that will support CD32 controllers (6 buttons). If there is beta testers or developpers out there, I'd be happy to assist.

    Ciao! Nitz

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    Yeah cd32 is a odd ball though why not support all buttons? red, blue, green, yellow, L, R, play?
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    Default Re: USB atari compatible joystick adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by ulaoulao View Post
    Yeah cd32 is a odd ball though why not support all buttons? red, blue, green, yellow, L, R, play?
    Ya actually it's not that odd. Every buttons can be read through a shift register. If you leave the controller in normal mode, only red and blue button will work. When you switch it to serial mode (pin5), you can cycle the button through pin 9 while using pin 6 as a clock.

    Did you saw the Atari 7800 joystick? this one is odd! Two buttons but can work in 1 button mode. Can be reversed and used in 2 button mode but in active high! (yuk!)
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    Great news!

    Confirmed today, the adapter with firmware 2.0 now support Amiga NG under Amiga OS4.1!

    This means you can use your old joysticks on your new Amiga.

    Cheers!

    Nitz

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    odd as in the controller. The 7800 agreed strange the way the interfaced with it as is the intellivision.
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    True that.
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    odd as in the controller. The 7800 agreed strange the way the interfaced with it as is the intellivision.
    Another odd thing is that Atari and Sega decided to place their +5v pin in a different position. It's either pin 7 or 5 respectively. The same ting happens with CPC controllers and their second button. Plugged into a commodore 64 can make unreversible damage to the joystick port. :P

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    yes, I think there was a reason for it, mostly on the sega side. In my set up I use the chip to power the controller not the +5 from the usb, that way I control what pins are what. The 3d0 had yet anther set up for power as I recall and coleaco is set up to reverse polarity.
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