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  1. I have three analogue PC joysticks I've been holding onto for projects I know I'll never get to. Also included 16 pin to DB9/analogue to digitial convertor, ("imported" from Greece).

     

    I am looking for $100 + paypal fees + shipping for the lot.

     

    I'm a big Vectrex fan, as well as novelty joystick fan, so I had different things in mind when I collected these, making conversions etc.

     

    The convertor allows some 16 pin analogue sticks to function on Atari, etc.

     

    All of these are 16 pin connectors but none are compatible with the convertor, due to different pinouts or potentiometer values. But the convertor may help or be interesting in evaluating them, (and is a lot of fun with other joysticks that are compatible).

     

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    Joystick 300 - is like new condition and includes instructions/box 

     

    TG joystick - is loose and used

     

    2001 Joystick - is tampered with internally and would need repair, (springs are removed/included, some wires cut..), interesting design with more weight than you might expect from such small package. Side buttons are on a panel that slides out.

     

    16pin adaptor - is handmade by eBay seller in Greece, tested and barely used, (because I have three of them)

     

     

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  2. For sale nice Suncom Tac-2 joystick for Atari/C64/DB9.

     

    Not my favorite personally but it is super reliable and sturdy, gauranteed to improve your scores if you've never played with a quality joystick.

     

    I'm looking for $45 + paypal fees + shipping, say $55 in U.S. or less $4 if you want to do friend payment.

     

     

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  3. When I pull the Atari out I repeatedly play for a few days:

     

    Yars' Revenge

    HERO

    Congo Bongo

    Cosmic Ark

    Tutenkham

    Juno First

    Gravitar

     

    Night Driver gets less routine play because I hesitate to switch the paddles in, but it's one of my favorites, maybe even my most favorite. Definitely I will play it sometimes.

     

    I always scan my Harmony Cart for ones to revisit and pick a few.

     

    One I haven't played in a while and not sure why is Montezuma's Revenge.

     

    Excellent weirdo options still in my queue are:

     

    Up n' Down

    Muppets in Space

     

    I grabbed those from somebody's list on Atariage, same place I got Congo Bongo, which graduated to regular rotation.

     

    Gorf, Fantastic Voyage and Dragon Fire get some play.

     


  4. 8 minutes ago, Gr8dane said:

    I put you down for 1 with the GCE logo for now. I can design an MB decal, but since you're the only one who's asked about that so far I couldn't sweep that extra design time/cost under the rug. I may do an MB or Bandai run in the future if more ppl show interest, and at that point they would be the same cost.

    I'd go for MB or Bandai as well, depending on cost.


  5. - Japanese DMG style GB Pocket

    - DMG Game Boy with red backlight, (a few lines sometimes fade out in screen)

    - RGBbb back light, (never installed, unknown color)

    - Pocket to DMG link cable adapter

    - assorted stereo adapters

    - two NES plunger A/B buttons

    - Everdrive V 1.2 flash cart with micro SD card

    - 17 games, (each includes a plastic case):

           - Bionic Commando($)

           - Catrap

           - Link's Awakening

           - Metroid II, with Manual

           - Kid Icarus

           - Operation C

           - R-Type

           - R-Type DX

           - Gradius

           - Nemesis

           - Burai Fighter

           - Defender/Joust

           - Marble Madness x2

           - Qix x2, with one manual

           - Super Mario Land

     

    All games have nice labels, except R-Type DX is faded in one section. R-Type, Gradius and Nemesis each have some plastic discoloration and some scuffing.

     

    Everdrive cart has a crack in the edge of the cart shell.

     

    DMG Game Boy has replacement screen and some cosmetic defects.

     

    Pocket is all around great.

     

    I am trying to sell this as a lot, all together:

     

    $200 + $20 U.S. shipping, Paypal friend payment

     

     

     

     

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  6. 14 hours ago, madscijr said:

    That's pretty cool, so the Pong home console paddles use the same 1MOhm potentiometers as the VCS paddles? 

    I'm not sure but I would guess so. He didn't say anything about changing them. 

     

    It was the common Atari Super Pong console used.

     


  7. Sale pending

     

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    Game Boy is in average condition. Everdrive is in good condition.

     

    Game Boy has red backlight, unprofessionally installed by me, years ago. Installation could easily be modified with a different backlight.

     

    There are a couple lines that come and go in the screen. Sometimes there are no missing lines. 

     

    Everdrive battery save works and still has game saves from years ago.

     

    All around playable Game Boy has gotten a lot of use from me in recent days.

     

    Everdrive includes micro SD card as shown.

     

    Everdrive has a crack in the case I just noticed in the pictures and verified on the item, (front side, bottom right).

     

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  8. I have two consoles I'm selling, preferably as bundles/lots.

     

    - 500GB PS3 with Ico/Shadow of the Colossus and two Sony Dualshock 3 controllers, all good condition

     

    - Wii emulation box with full original functionality and Game Cube compatibility, with extras and a few valuable Game Cube items, priority Zelda.

     

    Wii is a great alternative way to play Atari 2600 games, besides convenient, compact and wireless input, motion controls are shockingly effective for Night Driver and some other Paddle games. Nunchucks are not an insignificant alternative to 2600 joystick options either. The Wii classic pad is also an awesome and fairly standard option for NES/SNES/Gameboy and even N64, which operates wirelessly through a Wii remote.

     

    Not generally interested in trades unless you happen to have an Olympus Air lens camera or similar small exotic or quality video capable and conventional tripod mountable camera.

     

    Items are crosslisted on other sites at different prices. Looking for reasonable offers.

     

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  9. 5 hours ago, SiLic0ne t0aD said:

    Sorry to dig up an old thread, but is there any plans for a 4th run? I know the timing is horrible right now, considering all the worldwide madness going on at the moment, though I remain hopeful. I'd buy 2 kits at least, maybe 3. :)

    I still have mine I never built and would pass along at this point.

     

    I haven't followed closely but I think it is the second version.

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  10. I was just playing a Flashback 9 that I bought for a friend's family.

     

    You can navigate the menus with either joystick plugged into either port, (I know because the 5 year old I was playing with was perpetually fighting me to choose games). In the menu screen the joystick and fire button is enough to select and start a game and within each game you have normal atari 2600 functions with the joystick/fire button/mode,reset and difficulty switches. In the absence of the extra buttons you have to turn the console of and on to change games.

     

    I didn't use the rewind or freeze state functions except once by accident but I don't see how you could use them without the special joystick buttons. 

     

    My bigger concern, and the reason I'm posting here is that in my experience with the Flashback 9, original 2600 controllers DO NOT WORK.

     

    I tested two high quality joysticks and a pair of paddles. Both provided some input, but not correctly or reliably. They appeared to me to be wired incorrectly and not compatible.

     

    When I read reviews of the flashback 9 I saw something about paddle controllers being planned but never released. So I think the paddle games are basically unplayable. The two paddle games that I tried seemed like they may have been patched for the included joysticks because left/right and fire seemed to correspond with paddle spinning and button, which is not the case on real 2600 pinouts. But they were still not really playable that way, with much too abrupt responses to the joystick. My real paddles gave nonsensical input.

     

     

     


  11. Working Vectrex controller is marked for sale. 

     

    Since no one has expressed any interest I am considering 3D printing an enclosure for the Vectrex joystick kit and assembling it, which will change the price. 

     

    .. Also will consider trades involving similar type stuff, db9 joysticks, homebrew joysticks, broken joysticks, 15 pin serial PC joysticks, paddles, spinners, buttons, enclosures, salvaged non-gaming input components...


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    I have an assortment of Vectrex controllers I'd like to sell together. This is an organized variety that might be of interest to someone trying to experiment with new Vectrex controller designs and rebuilds.

     

    Lot includes:

     

    - Rolo's Vectrex controller kit, ver.2, (never assembled and believed complete, as pictured) (check AA thread linked below for more information)

     

    - Fury Starblast button controller, average condition

     

    - original Vectrex controller #1 (bent stick, otherwise nice condition)

     

    - original Vectrex controller #2 (poor condition, disassembled, missing two screws, believed complete otherwise, (two removed buttons are included))

     

    - Sega Genesis controller, (board components desoldered for Vectrex mod, cable missing, otherwise believed complete)(some spare buttons and partial enclosure from another Genesis controller included)

     

    - New Sega Genesis (db9) extension cable 

     

    - Three different additional arcade buttons, NEW

     

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    In summary this is a combination For Parts or Repair/Assembly Required/Homebrew lot. 

     

    Starblast and original Vectrex controller #1 both work. The rest do not currently, either for being broken, disassembled or (Rolo kit) not yet assembled and requiring additional enclosure to assemble, (see thread linked below for enclosure ideas including existing 3D print files).

     

    The extra arcade buttons might help you figure out what you like for building your own controllers. I'm a fan of the small size plunger buttons which I have used before and include one here. One of the big ones is a Sanwa which I seem to remember having a good reputation but to me not as good as the generic one that I include here. All three of those were purchased from Paradise Arcade online shop. The big ones are bigger than the kit buttons or the Starblast big button and the small one is a little smaller than the original Vectrex buttons.

     

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    I'm asking $160 shipped to Continental U.S. locations. Perhaps negotiable.

     

    .. I haven't figured out this new posting format so I may be editing this post to be more organized with pictures and links etc.

     

    Please check attached photos for more detail. The picture at the beginning of this post is of the whole lot.

     

    The working Vectrex controller is pretty nice and untampered with, except for the bent stick. The disassembled Vectrex controller is all around poor condition, including the stick component which is not springy.

     

    Here is the original thread about the Vectrex controller kit, page 6 for me was the most relevant:

     

     

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  13. RE: the original post, I suggest flipping the TV type switch to B&W on your console or emulator.

     

    The hack I want for this game is for the Left Controller to correspond to player one so I don't have to unplug my AtariVox+ from the Right Controller port and plug another joystick in. Apparently this convention was not set when Starship came out.

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