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First post, by dreamblaster

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Hi

I made a new small PCB : GamepadLPT

You can plug in a 9 pin gamepad or joystick (like atari, c64, sega master system, ... ) and connect this to the parallel port.
In combination with software like sneskey, it can convert joystick actions to key presses.

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I make some available as solder kit here : https://www.serdashop.com/GAMEPADLPT

See the board in action in this video by Retro Erik : https://youtu.be/X6jG2qTPpNk

Check out the sneskey page for more information on the TSR : http://arcadecontrols.com/Mirrors/www.csc.tnt … ork/default.htm
Find more information : FAQ and example INI files here : http://serdaco.com/downloads/GAMEPADLPT/

Last edited by dreamblaster on 2020-05-24, 18:21. Edited 1 time in total.

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Reply 1 of 4, by dreamblaster

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Retro Erik tested GamepadLPT with his 6 button Sega Mega Drive controller :
for using 6 buttons, he used the 5V USB supply of GamepadLPT to have enough juice.
It worked well, see it in action in this video : https://youtu.be/qsbwjXEhZYw
Latency seems very good.

He tested several games with GamepadLPT, and most worked ok :

Worked fine :

  • Arkanoid 2 : OK
  • DeathRally - KeySimMethod = old : OK
  • Ironman : OK
  • Jazz Jackrabbit - tip: use a button for up/jump (Up = lctrl) : OK
  • Lotus 3 - KeySimMethod = old : OK
  • Mega Man X - KeySimMethod = old : OK
  • Mortal Kombat 3 - Expand Memory, KeySimMethod = old : OK
  • Need4Speed - KeySimMethod = old : OK
  • Overkill : OK
  • Pacman : OK
  • Paku Paku : OK
  • Pang : OK
  • Planet X3 - tip:use repeat before directions e.x. Up = repeat up : OK
  • Prehistorik : OK
  • Raptor - KeySimMethod = new : OK
  • Rastan - KeySimMethod = old : OK
  • Supaplex - KeySimMethod = old : OK
  • Xenon2 : OK

Had problems :

  • OutRun - locks : NOK
  • Tyrian2K - movement is erratic : NOK
  • Xaragon - locks after about a minute : NOK

I will collect more information in a FAQ, and will also upload example INI files here : http://serdaco.com/downloads/GAMEPADLPT/

Visit http://www.serdashop.com for retro sound cards, video converters, ...
OPL3LPT, X2, S2, S2P, MCE2VGA, ... many projects !
New X2GS sound card : https://www.serdashop.com/X2GS
Thanks for your support !

Reply 2 of 4, by dreamblaster

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DIY gamepad, will get 3d printed enclosure soon

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Visit http://www.serdashop.com for retro sound cards, video converters, ...
OPL3LPT, X2, S2, S2P, MCE2VGA, ... many projects !
New X2GS sound card : https://www.serdashop.com/X2GS
Thanks for your support !

Reply 4 of 4, by dreamblaster

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Retired to the museum
https://www.serdashop.com/Museum

Visit http://www.serdashop.com for retro sound cards, video converters, ...
OPL3LPT, X2, S2, S2P, MCE2VGA, ... many projects !
New X2GS sound card : https://www.serdashop.com/X2GS
Thanks for your support !