Reply 20 of 286, by Volo
I'm no console player, but I'd love something like this for my Atari-style digital joysticks, particularly the 2-button variety, which don't play nice with my exising Atari->gameport adapter. I see a DE9 connector on that box. Could it do Atari as well?
Atari and Sega ports are electronically the same. So it's more of software thing, which is doable. Sadly, I've got only 1 button Kempston/Atari joysticks - may play with those.
Are Atari/Amiga joysticks wired the same as Sega Master System gamepad? I may hunt for one of those in my neck of the woods. My country has no Atari/Amiga hardware in the wild.
To differentiate 3 and 6button MD pads you see if on 3rd transition of TH from high to low the pad returns 0000 in RLDU bits and 1111 on 8th. 3 button pad will only ever return 00 in RL bits whenever TH signal is low.
Thanks Tiido! I think I'll spend a couple of days playing with this feature.
Got it! Have to implement 3-button support. Hopefully Atari and Sega Master System controllers shall "conveniently" stick along 😀
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