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  1. I haven't played much with the default RetorArch l-stella. RetroPie gives this mapping - https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Atari-2600/ I would assume map those functions (left trigger, left shoulder, etc) in Emulation Station. Personally, I would switch to regular Stella. Tom http://2600-daptor.com/
  2. Link to info on the CX85 including the technical reference - https://atariwiki.org/wiki/Wiki.jsp?page=AtariCX85 Tom http://2600-daptor.com/
  3. "Atari CX85 Numerical Keypad Technical Reference Notes" PDF is on the 'net. Includes that schematic and how to read the CX85. My reference to "joystick buttons" was that the 2600-D9 represents as a USB joystick to the host, not the controller jack pins. Tom http://2600-daptor.com/
  4. The D9 outputs the CX85 as joystick buttons. Use a joy to key app to map to keys. Tom http://2600-daptor.com/
  5. My adapters are repairable - not throw-aways like so many things are any more. Best to contact me directly if you have one to send back for fixing. Tom http://2600-daptor.com/
  6. Sounds like the chip died. Will repair/replace the D9 if you return it. Messaging you the address Tom http://2600-daptor.com/
  7. Hello,

    Was looking at the Ultimate PC Interface V3 on your site. Mainly want to use it for Intellivision and Atari 2600 and Atari 800 emulators on Raz Pi 3b+ Retropie Emulation Station setup with original controllers. I had a few questions:

    -Will it work well on that setup?

    -Will the controllers always be easily recognized by that system as I unplug and swap them or will I have to reconfigure every time?

    -What effect will your adapter have on my current 8 bit do sn30 pro + controller which is the only one I use right now? Will that still be easily recognizable without reconfiguring when I swap it with your adapter?

    I really appreciate your feedback on this. Thank you!

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    2. dualcam


      Sorry, I didn't get a notice for your May 17 message.  To use the Ultimate V3 -

      - set the Ultimate switches all up

      - connect the USB

      - connect the joystick

      - hold the joystick fire button and press the Ultimate button between the cables

      That Ultimate plug (A or B) is now set for that controller.  Repeat on the other plug if you want to use it.


      If you have a windows PC, first test it in joy.cpl.  This way you are not having to also worry about emulator settings.  When you see it working in joy.cpl, then try it on the Retropie.


    3. lplp


      Thank you very much. It all worked perfect on the pc test and then I got it working on my pc emulators. I guess I'll tackle the retropie next. 

      Just to clarify:

      At what point from startup would I plug into into retropie?

      Will it need the button pushes again or now only needs that if I use a different controller?

      The emulators will need to be mapped like on the pc?


    4. dualcam


      I don't think matters when you plug in the Ultimate in to the RPi.  The Ultimate remembers the last controller, so you only need to repeat if you want to change to a different one.  There is mapping in Emulation Station and you may need to also map in the individual emulator - depends on the emulator.

  8. That is the D9. The AtariVox firmware update is for the II. Tom http://2600-daptor.com/
  9. The "it works as joystick buttons" was in reference to my 2600 D9, not the CX85. The 2600 D9 shows to the USB host as USB joystick, with the CX85 keys mapped to the USB joystick buttons. The CX85 uses some of the DB9 pins differently than the 2600 controllers. There is a handshake with a ready signal, and a bit pattern to decode which CX85 key is pressed. The Stelladaptor does not know about any of this. Tom http://2600-daptor.com/
  10. Stelladaptor no, but my 2600 D9 supports it. Note it works as joystick buttons - use a joy-2-key app if you need keyboard keys. Tom http://2600-daptor.com/
  11. The earlier wired paddles for the FB's 4-8 will work. I purchased a set and they are the same as the original 2600's. https://www.atgames.us/collections/accessories/products/atari-paddle-controllers Unfortunately sold out. Tom http://2600-daptor.com/
  12. Also, what do you see in Stella's System logs for joysticks? Can you post a screen shot of that? Tom http://2600-daptor.com/
  13. The "Swap Stelladaptor ports" is working for me here. Using a D9 and 2600 driving controller in Indy 500, checking/unchecking the option swaps which car is controlled. What version Stella are you using? Tom http://2600-daptor.com/
  14. Don't have a Cheetah Annihilator to test with, nor have had any feedback on it. The "2/3 Button modification" article states the 2nd button when pressed connects to Vcc (pin 7), and my adapter needs a connection to common/ground (pin 8 ) for the button to be seen as pressed. I think it would be possible for me to make a special mode to support the Cheetah Annihilator. Tom
  15. Yes. Am currently out of stock of the Ultimate v3, but should be able to make some this weekend. Tom http://2600-daptor.com/
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