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  1. Earlier this year I finally broke out my Tron joystick only to find it didn’t work. Opened it up and sure enough the flexible ring had cracked and broken. After searching for a replacement I came to the conclusion that there weren’t any so I worked with a friend to try to make a 3D printed replacement. He came up with a pretty great design which is actually more durable than the original while retaining good flexibility. I figured I would share it with the community for anyone else looking to restore one of these Tron joysticks to full function. Enjoy! Tron Joystick insert
  2. Three controllers in one! MiniVex 3-in-1 Deluxe for the Atari 2600 / VCS provides a joystick, driving controller, and paddle all in one unit, PLUS a detachable mini-paddle to add a second player to paddle based-games. Play all your favorite games, one after the other, with no need to unplug and plug in all the different controller types. The original 3-in-1 has a switch for toggling between paddle "A" and paddle "B." The Deluxe instead has a jack for the mini-paddle, so your trash-talking buddy can challenge you in Street Racer. Joystick has the feel of an analog stick but functions like a digital one. All new internal parts are used, so NO jittering during driving or paddle games. Either button can be used with any of the three controls, making it friendly for both right and left handers. Cases are made of tough steel; your dog cannot chew them to pieces. Note: these are hand-made by me, so they aren't cosmetically perfect. 30-day repair guarantee. Please see photos below and check out this link to see the MiniVex 3-in-1's and all my other items currently available: eBay Seller: classicgamesandcarsfan Thanks for stopping in. Larry
  3. A friend of mine has loaned me his custom Jaguar Arcade Stick with spinner, so I gave it a whirl. The games definitely were enhanced by the arcade-like control (played Tempest 2000, Primal Rage, and Raiden, among others). Check it out here:
  4. I've managed to have success getting adapters plugged in to the Colecovision for the purpose of getting Playstation controller compatibilty. Watch the experiment in action here: Here are the adapters you'll need: 1) 9 pin Sega Genesis extension cords (2) 2) Edladdin Seagull 78 controller adapter (converts Genesis controllers to be fully-compatible with the Atari 7800) 3) Tototek Joypad Converter version MD (converts Playstation controllers to be compatible with the Sega Genesis console) 4) PS1 Multitap 5) Speedlink Redeemer Beyond Total Control Playstation 2 mouse/keyboard adapter 6) powered USB hub with power supply The method: 1) Plug in a Colecovision controller into port 2 of your Colecovision (consider connecting a 9 pin extension cable to it in case you want to sit a little ways away from the console.) 2) Plug a 9 pin extension cable into port 1 of your Colecovision, but don't plug any adapter into it yet. (wait) 3) Connect all the above adapters/PS1 Multitap together but leave the Seagull78 adapter unconnected to the 9 pin extension cable that's plugged into port one of the console. 4) Plug your Playstation controller into port A of the multitap 5) Plug the Speedlink Redeemer into port B of the multitap 6) Connect a powered USB hub (with power supply plugged into the wall) to the lower USB connector of the Speedlink. 7) Turn on your Colecovision and use the keypad of the port 2 Colecovision controller to make your game selection and start up the game. 8 ) Now plug in the adapters to the extension cable that's plugged into port 1 of your Colecovision and play your game with the connected Playstation controller. This method works for many, but not all Colecovision games. The ones that are incompatible with this method are the ones which don't allow a keypad controller that's plugged into port 2 of the console to start up the game, but only a keypad that's plugged into port 1 of the console. If you want to know how to get around that with a 9 pin splitter cable method, take a look at the video presentation. The nice thing about using Playstation controllers is that both buttons- not just one button- will work in the games that have the 2 button access. Another really nice aspect is that you can use a flightstick to play games like Zaxxon and River Raid. Also, it's nice to be able to use an arcade stick to play games like Q-bert or Ladybug.
  5. Hi Guys - my father has rheumatoid arthritis and loves to play video games. However his hands are very disfigured and it does not allow him to hold a older-style console joystick comfortably. Especially the one for the Atari 7800, that one even hurts my hands. So I searched around and could not really find any alternative NES-style / SMS-style control pads easily (except for these NES / SNES controller DB9 adapters available in Europe for about $45 each). Some I found don't work with 2 button on the 7800. He loves the the Atari 7800 old school games (he played these with me as a kid) - I searched all over, and found a way to convert one - and I was successful in taking an OEM NES controller and making it work with the Atari 7800 (2 button games) and 2600 (1 button games). It actually makes the 7800 2 button games more enjoyable such as Choplifter. Playing Megamania is more fun too. So now I am building these to order and have made a few available for purchase on eBay if you are interested. Not looking to get rich quick off of this, I just have some parts inventory from my retro-collection and want to start making some room on my shelves. You can see them here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/263557597264 Thanks for looking!
  6. As highlighted here and to pick up on what was first mentioned in this thread posting, I recently acquired one of these controllers and wanted to offer up my findings and brief review. First and foremost, the controller is not only "Quick Fire" when the switch is in the "on" position, it is also continuous. If you hold down the (wired for 7800 two independent functioning) fire buttons, the controller will continue firing as if you were smashing the original Atari 7800 joystick buttons in a non-stop fast action pace. Although not in possession of one, it is presumed the no longer manufactured Best Joystick CX34 (Thanks, Mitch) works in the same manner. The only difference between the two, is likely just the label of "Quick" for the Telegames controller, and "Auto" for the Best controller, concerning the buttons functionality switch. The joystick 'moves less digital' than the original 7800 joysticks and reminiscent of the NES Advantage joystick movement (Almost analogue-ish); however, it certainly does not behave that way in action while playing. It has quick accurate response, even under some of the most trying conditions of a fast-speed Ms. Pac-Man game. The downside is the joystick shaft appears as long as the original, so a similar amount of torque is present. The other item worth mentioning is the plastics utilized feels a tad bit less solid than the stock controllers. The base of the controller wrapped in my palm did not feel as 'thick' as the original 7800 joysticks. Regardless, despite hand positioning being the same to the original 7800 joystick controllers, the quick fire feature is a huge plus in reducing fatigue for games requiring constant button pressing. Those interested in such a feature while wanting to retain a similar stock/original controller design of the NTSC 7800 system, this may be the controller for you. It is also worth mentioning the buttons themselves are mounted and work better than the stock 7800 joystick even with the quick fire feature turned off.
  7. Hey everyone, This was in a lot of miscellaneous retro gaming stuff that I recently acquired, Ive never seen one and was wondering if anyone could help me identify it. It's stamped ElecronicArts and has Atari type controller ports, 4 ins and 2 outs. Thanks
  8. My original 2600 joysticks finally gave out after 20+ years, so I bought two of those new reproduction joysticks that look and feel like the originals. The first one broke after two weeks, the second one a week later. When I opened the case I found that those white plastic rings near the base had snapped. I contacted the seller, who was very nice about it and sent me two new ones. This time the joystick broke during the very first gaming session. I'm just a casual gamer; my sessions with the 2600 usually don't last longer than about 20 minutes, and I don't feel that I'm using excessive force. I'm trying to find out if this is a general manufacturing flaw or just bad luck on my part. I know that there are several companies manufacturing these reproduction joysticks, so it may also be worth trying a different seller. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Any tips on where to find good reproduction joysticks (if they exist) would be appreciated.
  9. Hello, I just got my first Atari 2600 (Atari Jr. model) at an incredible price, but the CX-40 joystick that came with it is pretty tough to move sometimes. All the directions work, as well as the button, but sometimes you really have to press hard in order for the joystick to actually move in a certain direction. I tried unscrewing it and screwing it back (tightening the screws) but I'm still getting the same issue. I still have hope for this joystick, but if I have to buy another I will. Any suggestions on what I should do? I can't find any guides for this specific problem (only stuff on buttons and the joystick not working). Thanks in advance!
  10. I've been doing some research on Atari 2600 controllers recently, because of a project I'm starting in 2 months or so. And I have a few questions for you guys, that no doubt know a lot more than I do on the subject matter. 1) Let's start easy: the CX-50 Keyboard Controllers, the Star Raiders video touch pad and the Kid's Controller are practically the same thing, there's only external differences right? 2) The trackballs. I've seen 2 different ones, the CX-22 and the Pro-Line. And correct me if I'm wrong but, not counting hacks, there are no original 2600 games that support the trackballs in "trackball mode", right? They only work when the trackballs behave like joysticks, is that right? 3) This one's about Wico joysticks, the Command Control ones. They are high-quality controllers, I've heard, with metal base and stick, and internally they use leaf switches. I've seen how leaf switches work, and they seem very easy to repair, if they ever malfunction. So I'm asking Wico owners here: how good are these Joysticks? I think they look cool, and maybe I'll buy one (or two) in the future, but give me some feedback first. 4) I own a pair of Atari Flashback 3 Joysticks. They should work just like regular CX-40 Joysticks, right? 5) I've seen sites selling new reproductions of Atari joysticks. Is anyone making repro paddles out there? 6) This one is less important, but I'm curious: can you use joysticks to play Indy 500? Or does it only work with racing controllers? Well, that's all for now. Also, tell me if there's some other controller that I should check out, I like controllers
  11. Hi... just wondering if anyone with the tech know-how would like to make me an Atari joystick adapter cable for the TI 99 4/a? I'm told it should be about $15 total when the parts and shipping are factored into this. I'd really rather give someone here the business than patrolling Ebay for that one bit of a moment that one of these gets listed... and someone else would probably beat me to it anyway! PM me if you can- and would like- to do this
  12. So what's your favorite item that came packaged in with a video game? Is it the 2600 Omega Race Booster Grip or maybe the driving controller with Indy 500? Maybe you liked the Joyboard that came with Mogul Maniac. . . or coud it be that you liked the Atari 5200 controller coupler that came with Robotron 2084? I spent quite a bit of time researching the great pack-ins of video gaming, so check out my NerdkO article and see if you agree with me on what I think is the greatest pack-in of all time... http://n4g.com/news/....ed-with-a-game Let's here about your favorite!
  13. This thing connects to a joystick port. Seems to be manufactured in the Netherlands ("Best" is a city over here). The only thing on the PCB is a CD4067 multiplexer/demultiplexer. Anyone know if this is just a generic thing or does it belong to an Atari hardware/software gadget? Found it in a box with nothing but Atari XL related stuff in it.
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