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  1. No, the Jaguar controllers are on an isolated island for this system. No outsiders allowed!
  2. Alright, got some new info for you. I had Tempest on the incompatible list, but it turns out to be working astoundingly well with the mouse!
  3. Just a heads-up on a 5200 controller experiment I ran last evening that was surprisingly successful for playing the 1 and 2 button games. (experimented using Space Invaders as well as Dreadnaught Factor). This method is the 3rd unique way that's been discovered to get a mouse working on the 5200 digital games (not the pure analog games). Like the other 2 methods it tends to work on most of the 5200 game library (with varying results) with the exception of these six titles: Gorf, Kaboom, Missile Command, Super Breakout, Star Wars the Arcade Game, and Tempest. Items needed: The 2 items needed to play the single button 5200 games are a Masterplay Clone (mine was made by Atariguy1021 in 2016, and it has potentiometer adjusters which are a must for it to work right) and a Commodore 64 mouse (model 1351). This mouse is especially cool because it has the capability to simulate analog movement in digital games due to pulse technology that it has onboard. In other words, your Space Invaders ship can be moved slowly with slow mouse movements or more quickly with fast mouse movements. To play the two button games you need two more items: a 9 pin splitter cable (two male plugs going to a female plug) and a Genesis 3 button gamepad. The method to get things working for the single button 5200 games is as follows. Plug your Masterplay Clone into the 5200 and connect the 9 pin connector of the mouse to the port of the Masterplay Clone. Now before pressing the power button on the console, press and hold the right mouse button. Turn on the console and wait for the game to boot up before taking your finger off the right mouse button. The mouse should now be functioning properly. For two button games connect the 9 pin splitter cable to the port of the Masterplay Clone (which you have plugged into the 5200). Connect a Genesis 3 button gamepad and the mouse to the male plugs of the splitter cable. Press and hold the mouse right button. Turn on the console and wait for the game to boot up before taking your finger off the mouse button. One of the mouse buttons is your primary fire button and the second button is utilized by pressing the 'C' button on your Genesis gamepad. You will have two hands in use to play the two button games. Well, there ya go. Games to try might include Ballblazer, Centipede, Dreadnaught Factor, Gyruss, Meteorites, Rescue on Fractalus, Space Invaders, and Zone Ranger. Have at it!
  4. Wondering if a new batch could be made?
  5. I have tried with mine. I would need to send it through the mail (which I won't do) or a plane trip to get a guy to accomplish the task. Another option is to have the computer cartridge reader sent through the mail to me for a day or two so data can be obtained. I see that to be the best option... Just need someone to be willing to send it to me. Tried to get that accomplished two years ago... and was told to wait. I'm willing, but it all depends on the person who owns the equipment.
  6. I've got a few Atari controller secrets to reveal which some of you may have never come upon. Here's the lowdown: 1) the Atari CX-22 Trakball has a desirable feature that the later-released black CX-80 Trakball doesn't have. In fact, there are other 2600-compatible trackballs that have this feature as well... 2) The combo paddle/joystick 2600 controllers made by Sears and Coleco are not as effective to play paddle games on a light sixer or heavy sixer unless you have a particular item to use with the controller. There are some people here who may have never known about this. 3) Omega Race is a two-button game requiring a special "Booster Grip" to properly play it. Some may not have that Booster Grip, but there is another way to play the game... and a controller from another gaming console is the key. 4) There's a particular mouse that can be used to play 2600 games, but there's a trick that you have to know in order to make it "active". I've got all this explained in today's presentation on my Wired-up Retro Ytube channel. Enjoy:
  7. Here's my tutorial video on upgrading my old Jaguar rotary controller into more of a spinner controller. I used an Atari 2600 paddle top that I loaded up with fishing sinkers. Check it out here:
  8. Modded my Atari paddle to a new design with an aluminum volume knob and some adhesive woodgrain drawer liner. Here's how I did it:
  9. I'll make an attempt to reach out to him today.
  10. For the like-new condition that it's in with working controllers and box, I'd say you got a great deal. Congrats!
  11. That joystick is nice looking. Good find- I have never seen one before.
  12. bohoki- I used these breakout boards on a couple episodes of my Ytube classic gaming presentations. Hmmm, maybe I'll do an episode on wiring one of these up for the 5200
  13. Alright- thanks for the answers. Appreciate it
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