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First post, by clb

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Hi all,

does anyone know if there would exist an adapter that would allow connecting a Commodore 64/Amiga Joystick, e.g. a Tac-2 ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TAC-2 ) to a PC's DB15 port?

I find that a lot of the old games only need digital X/Y axes, and I am struggling to find a decent joystick for a PC that would not have huge dead zones and a lot of jitter. Having a digital joystick to connect to a PC would help this a lot. Has it been done? All I seem to find are Commodore to USB adapters, but that's not what I am after.

(alternatively, can you recommend a great PC DB15 port joystick?)

Reply 1 of 4, by snufkin

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There's a design here: http://retroworkbench.blogspot.com/p/9pin-joy … rt-adapter.html

It has to change the C64 L/R switches in to a resistance change for the analogue inputs on the gameport. Gravis has a pretty good line in gamepads that are good for when you don't need analogue inputs.

Reply 2 of 4, by BitWrangler

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This one should work also https://www.epanorama.net/documents/joystick/ … ri_pc_converter

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Reply 4 of 4, by Pierre32

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I think Volo's PS/2 adapter will take Commodore sticks too. Have a read through the thread to confirm:

Volo's Gamepad to PS/2 Adapter. Device discussion (official thread) SHIPMENT POSTPONED DUE TO WAR (26.02.2022)