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#26 SiLic0ne t0aD OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 30, 2017 8:13 AM

Right now, I have a modded Sega Controller with a passthru connected to port 1 in the Colecovision.  I do want to get a modded SNES keypad thingy for it.  I'm a bit paranoid if I keep unplugging the controller port, I may somehow break that IC chip. So Sega modded controller with passthru with the ball-knob'd controller stay in that port.


Easy way to avoid wear and tear on the controller port.. Leave an extension cable plugged in at all times. You'll only be putting wear on the extension. A Sega Genesis extension cable (Sega or Super Cable brand are both heavy duty) and work perfect, just as long as it's 9 pins/wires, wired all the way through. ;)

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Posted Tue May 30, 2017 3:32 PM

I have an Atari Flashback 2 controller that is wonky. I may remove the upper most stick part  and remove the threaded screw-in part on the bottom of the stick and krazy-glue this to the top of a standard CV controller stick, just out of curiosity. The threaded part is stuck in like a mother, so will probably require saw and sandpaper.



#28 imstarryeyed OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 30, 2017 4:27 PM

I for one hated the original controllers and would love to never use them again.

 

I did buy the NTT Grips controller and it was great!

 

I would go with a Genesis / SNES type controller with either separate or attachable keypads.



#29 King_Salamon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 3, 2017 8:58 AM

Arcade control panel please.  :)  Maybe something similar to the NES Advantage with a numeric pad on it.  I never owner the NES Advantage stick but did use it a few times and liked it. 

 

I used to have the Super Action Controllers and they worked great!  Mainly because the stick had a solid metal shaft and the ball top was just like an arcade controller.  Plus the additional buttons came in handy for some games.

 

Here's a request not yet made... how about wireless controllers?  Not sure how this could work on the Colecovision but I hate having cords all over the place.  lol  One can dream... :) 



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Posted Sat Jun 3, 2017 12:57 PM

Arcade control panel please.  :)  Maybe something similar to the NES Advantage with a numeric pad on it.  I never owner the NES Advantage stick but did use it a few times and liked it. 

 

I used to have the Super Action Controllers and they worked great!  Mainly because the stick had a solid metal shaft and the ball top was just like an arcade controller.  Plus the additional buttons came in handy for some games.

 

Here's a request not yet made... how about wireless controllers?  Not sure how this could work on the Colecovision but I hate having cords all over the place.  lol  One can dream... :)

I personally hate the wireless controllers.  Sick and tired of having to recharge them all the time and then one day, it dies immediately after recharging.  I prefer something  that if undamaged works forever.



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Posted Tue Jun 6, 2017 8:06 PM

Colecovision controls on many games are stiff unlike the arcade controls..   Maybe that's cause I am using Yurkie modded controllers and not original ones. 



#32 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:56 PM

How about this ... an arcade like controller where you can detach the main stick and two buttons as a small hand- held unit somewhere in size around Atari or SMS control stick.

#33 SiLic0ne t0aD OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:37 PM

If creating an arcade controller, just make sure it has switchable gates, 4 to 8 way.. Like a Mag - Stik. Otherwise a Super Nintendo like game pad would be awesome, like the Fc data controller.

#34 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:38 PM

If creating an arcade controller, just make sure it has switchable gates, 4 to 8 way.. Like a Mag - Stik.

^^this, especially with gate switch accessible on the outside. My only switchable is a mad catz Soul Calibur IV fight stick that you have to open up to switch. Pac-man sucks with 8-way.



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Posted Fri Jul 7, 2017 1:49 PM

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#36 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 7, 2017 1:51 PM

 

I hear you, I also prefer arcade controller over ....anything else ;) :)

If you do this for the new CV or as a stand-alone item, would it be possible to include an option somehow for buttons on the left, stick on the right?



#37 Nebulon OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 7, 2017 2:16 PM

An XBOX controller with a number jack and a spinner.



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Posted Fri Jul 7, 2017 2:53 PM

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Posted Fri Jul 7, 2017 3:00 PM

Just curious, has anyone tried the Spectravideo Quickshot III? It seems to be fairly rare. Has two exclusive fire buttons on the stick. It seems really bass-ackwards though, with the cord coming out on the player side.

 

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That looks really vomitous, but I would have been all over it in the early 1980s. Was it cheap? I have the Atari 2600 version and it's "fine," suction cups and all. Is the yellow "Hot Stuff" controller made by the same people? I can only find this cruddy eBay photo of it because I'm not digging it out of the basement. 



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Posted Fri Jul 7, 2017 4:17 PM

If you do this for the new CV or as a stand-alone item, would it be possible to include an option somehow for buttons on the left, stick on the right?

 

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#41 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 7, 2017 4:46 PM

 
Sure

Great! Thanks! Can't wait!

#42 Swami OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 7, 2017 4:50 PM

 
That looks really vomitous, but I would have been all over it in the early 1980s. Was it cheap? I have the Atari 2600 version and it's "fine," suction cups and all. Is the yellow "Hot Stuff" controller made by the same people? I can only find this cruddy eBay photo of it because I'm not digging it out of the basement. 


I believe they used to go for about $30 used, but they are hangin' with the unicorns now. No idea about the hot stuff. Would like to try it with a few games like light grid racer.

#43 shabazz18 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:22 PM

I did, but then guess what...

 

In general I hate game pads.  I like joysticks with 4 or 8 way gates based on the game being played. 

Who made the boards you used in the Neo-Geo sticks you used to make? Just saw an old post on those. Would love something like that to make a custom stick.



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Posted Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:24 PM

I do






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