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#1 ave1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:00 PM

There's a little controller adapter that I came across on Ebay which can allow 15 pin gameport PC controllers to work on systems like the 2600 which have 9 pin controller ports.  I bought it here:  https://ebay.us/ON1DA8

 

I've spent some time playing some of my 2600 games with PC controllers and I have to say it's really breathed new life into some games I would've not given much thought to playing.  I've produced some footage for you if you're interested here: 

 



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Posted Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:33 AM

As a follow-up I also have shown ways to use these unique PC controllers to play Atari 7800 games, including Robotron 2084 with two connected gamepads:







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