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  1. Thanks guys!!! - Yes I agree about the graphics - we discussed it - but opted no graphics at this time - let's consider this a prototype - if you even need to reach me - I am active on Twitter mostly here: https://twitter.com/retrogameboyz Stay well and safe all Regards, Mike
  2. Wow guys thank you so much for the great feedback I’ve had the pleasure of working with many of you and it is my mission to provide superior quality and customer service. To date I am closing in on 2000 units sold of various configurations- for Vectrex , Atari (7800 and 2600) Colecovision, Commodore, Omega Race, Sega Master System, Amiga, Odyssey 2, TI-99, MSX and even my dual DPad Robotron 7800 controller and just recently started making 2 button 7800 arcade sticks by user request. You can always see what I’m up to at RetroGameBoyz.com and my Social channels under the same name. I normally am active on twitter though. Thanks again and if there is anything I can do to help just call on me. Stay well.
  3. Thanks for the mention! Hope everyone is staying safe and well during these crazy times.
  4. Hi guys great discussion and input - this particular unit, as I see from the experts, seems to have some subtle nuances - this is exactly whey we have communities like this - great ideas and knowledge flowing. I'll revisit this one shortly. Stay well everyone.
  5. Ah Pete I see what you mean - yes so you could use the 2nd action button. I’m new to the TI-99 and assuming there are some homebrews and flashcarts that take advantage of button 2? But yes that could be easily done.
  6. Thank you Insane - I agree about the Texas location....and funny you mentioned it my wife said the same thing. That can be easily changed - it was just an experiment with the 3D printer. I have not measured it but I believe the top of the thumb might hit it. If people really want one of these I make vinyl laminated decals as well whic would eliminate that problem. Thanks for the feedback. 🙂
  7. This one is straight wired to the port only for the 1 player using only 6 wires - up down left right button 1 ground.
  8. Hey Pete - So I haven’t come across any games that use 2 buttons. Technically I reserve all the buttons for other console configurations on my circuit boards. So for this one it’s just part of the design. start an select just move left and right and buttons B and A are fire one. Thanks for your question let me know if I can help any further.
  9. Thank you - very kind of you - it is awesome to see people talking about your products - retrogameboyz.com - for other models - (Atari 2600, 7800, Colecovision, Vectrex, Amiga, Commodore GS true 2 button, Sega Master System, TI-99, Commodore 64 / Atari with push up to jump button mapping, Odyssey 2 DB9 only) 30 day free returns (domestic US sales) 1000+ sold, 100% positive feedback - prefer eBay sales due to buyer and seller protection and it is much easier to process and manage. Happy to help and answer any questions.
  10. Wow thanks all for the kind words and support - sorry I don't get in here much - life, work, kids - lol - but in fact for some reason I am not getting notifications when a mention is made, i will look into that. - thank you - in regards to these Robotron controllers - yes I am still making them - but not really selling them on eBay anymore - I make them by request - I still have plenty of parts. if anyone is still interested just PM me - thanks for your support and interest. I have met so many great retrogamers - it's like a second family. Have a good one!
  11. WOW thanks for all the kind words and support guys! - I just got around to joining and recently am searching posts to make sure all is well and if anyone has any questions. I recently have been communicating in this thread for my Robotron controller: If there is anything I can please let me know. - if there is
  12. IMSTAR - I just tested my updated Robotron controller with the micros-witch on my C64C with Contra - I plugged in the left cable (Dpad) to port 2 and the right cable into port 1 - when the micros-witch is flipped to the right it enables both buttons to act like fire 1 on port 1 - when both buttons are pressed at the same time (but it seems you have to also push up on the controller - is that how Contra was designed?). Seems a bit kludge and it is not the most comfortable experience. A bit more tweaking on the design (which I would love to do one day) and it would be very versatile. Just thought I'd let you know.
  13. Hi IMSTAR - thank you, just let me know how I can help. At this time - I don't have much time for more R&D - as I need to focus on family and my kids education - damn priorities - lol. If my engineer friend and I have some time I will let you know. So the Amiga version of the controller I have - does have 3 buttons - action 1, action 2 and 1 mapped to push up to jump - similar to the C64 model I have - but the Amiga has an action 2 button. In regards to the c64 and space bar combo (which I think is different than the Amiga) - just another one of those things I'd like to try one day. <sigh> I noticed that the Action 2 button on the Amiga simulates the space bar - you can see that in the video here:
  14. Hello Everyone - 😀 - first a BIG thank you for all your kind words and support. I finally got some time to be a part of this awesome community. People who have bought from me have been contacting me / asking me / encouraging me to be a part of the forums - just so much has gone on this summer I have not had time (father and grandmother died recently within months of each other - to just name a few) - things have started to even out a bit and I'm getting back to this NEW NORMAL as they say - so hopefully I can spend some more time here, contribute and answer any questions you may have. I pride myself in customer service and quality first. I believe in happy customers over profit - just check my eBay feedback. I have sold over 1000 controllers in different configurations (Atari (2600 / 7800), Colecovision, Commodore 64, Commodore 64 GS, Omega Race, MSX, Amiga, Odyssey 2 and the Robotron) since March 2018. I attempted a digital Atari 5200 model and got as far as Starting the game, action button and directional and then "things" happened and never got back to it) I use all new parts. I created all new circuit boards, used with 10ft cords and a mix of factory injection molded pads, OEM parts and 3D Printed ones. I own all the original hardware and test all actions and make sure everything moves smoothly with little pressure. Basically, if I don't like it - I would not give it to you. It's like that Discover card commercial - I treat you the way I would wanted to be treated etc. I am open to all feedback, take suggestions, take custom requests and offer a 30 day free return guarantee if you are unsatisfied for any reason. I am working on new vinyl decals with a graphic artists as well. AND Yes I understand about the Atari Fuji Logo (originally I had no idea there was so much hate for that one -lol - that one came up as public domain so I assumed it was ok to use) - I will be changing that in the future as well. I am making more Robotron controllers but make them to order - these take some time to make - about 6 hours for the grip to print and 4 hours for the case. Then there is assembly as well. I currently have 1 available at the moment listed in eBay. Check out the reviews or watch the videos - the 3D printing has gotten so much better - they are sturdy / strong / attractive and functional. If you need to get in touch with me or want to save a few bucks by bypassing feeBay here is how I can be reached: http://retrogameboyz.com - just redirects to my eBay listings I am mostly on Twitter this is the best way to reach me: https://twitter.com/retrogameboyz (I share some fun stuff - I am a retrogaming collector) I have a YouTube channel (but I don't stream / monetize ) - it is just to host product demonstration videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGh4dLMALa5mQyb5NPj-oxw I do sell on Amazon, Etsy, FB Marketplace and eBay - just expanding different e-commerce sites - most sales are on eBay or through PayPal friends and family I don't solicit reviews - people have done this on their own or have invited me to their twitch streams just to chat - happy to do so There have been some 3rd party YouTubers that have reviewed my controllers and I am very thankful for that. Atari Creep - Robotron: Retro Games Fan: I am current offering a 3D Printed controller giveaway - with the drawing happening later this month. It is being sponsored by the Atari Creep and benefits Alzheimer's Association details here: Thanks for your support and time. Thanks for taking the time to read all this and if there is any way I can be of service, I will do my best to accommodate. Cheers! Regards, Mike
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