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I was just wondering what the opinion is for the Joypad controller for the 7800. I have a worn down Pro-Line which I'm not a big fan of and was wondering if the Joypad would be a better alternative than getting a new Pro-Line.

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Joypad controllers arent good . Buttons are to far apart and the d pad doesnt work well . I recommend getting a pro line modded by a member on here . And you can buy new dome contacts for the pro lines from Best Electronics .

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Or get a modded nes pad from goldenaxe like I did. Yurkie does the modded proline which I hear it great as well.

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Or get a modded nes pad from goldenaxe like I did. Yurkie does the modded proline which I hear it great as well.

 

I have a modded NES pad and love it. I also have a Radica Space Invaders stick that I modded which is my go to classic controller for consoles with a db9 connector.

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Since there doesn't seem to be much love for the joypad, I just want to say that I think the joypad is totally worth it!

 

I use it with the little stick thing attached though rather than removing it because the hole in the center kinda bothers me when my thumb moves over it.

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Joypad controllers arent good . Buttons are to far apart and the d pad doesnt work well . I recommend getting a pro line modded by a member on here . And you can buy new dome contacts for the pro lines from Best Electronics .

 

Agreed. Here's such a member: http://atariage.com/...rs-15-may-2013/

 

Yurkie does fantastic work. I received ColecoVision and 7800 system mods from him including the controllers.

The difference it makes with the ProLine controllers is night and day.

A huge improvement and much more comfortable to hold and use directions.

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In my collection preference goes:

Prolines/NES from Goden Axe (depending on the game) > Goatstore JAMMA arcade stick > 2600 controller > Euro joypad.

 

I think the joypads are far worse than the prolines. They are completely useless in precision games like Scrapyard Dog, as they are stiff and unresponsive. That's what she said. Sorry.

 

I think I might like them better with the thing that is supposed to go in the middle of the d-pad, but I lost that a long time ago. That is the one and only part of my 7800 collection I have ever lost. Which probably goes to show how much I care about that joypad.

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I just received the one I bought from Best Electronics today. It's much better than the proline IMO, but It is still a little awkward to use because of the placement of the buttons and the poor action of the D pad. I tried playing a few games with and without the thumb stick. The thumb stick would feel better if the D pad had some kind of clicking action to it. I find the D pad to be not very reliable with or with out the thumb stick. It works, but not that great.

 

I still think Atari simply should have made a CX-40 with a second fire button just below the main button. Even one on the topside or the bottom of the unit would have been cool... then include it with the 7800 instead of those prolines.

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In my collection preference goes:

Prolines/NES from Goden Axe (depending on the game) > Goatstore JAMMA arcade stick > 2600 controller > Euro joypad.

 

I think the joypads are far worse than the prolines. They are completely useless in precision games like Scrapyard Dog, as they are stiff and unresponsive. That's what she said. Sorry.

 

I think I might like them better with the thing that is supposed to go in the middle of the d-pad, but I lost that a long time ago. That is the one and only part of my 7800 collection I have ever lost. Which probably goes to show how much I care about that joypad.

 

You do have to give credit to the 7800 Joypads in one regard. That little stick is pretty much the granddaddy of the thumbsticks we have on the Xbox and PS controllers today.

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Is it feasible/ideal to have a joystick that has both a base and a stick fire button modded so that they're each mapped to a Proline side button?

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You do have to give credit to the 7800 Joypads in one regard. That little stick is pretty much the granddaddy of the thumbsticks we have on the Xbox and PS controllers today.

I could be wrong, but I think Sega had it first with their Joypad.

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I could be wrong, but I think Sega had it first with their Joypad.

 

Sega was first with the removable stick but it had a ball top to it. The 7800 Joypad's top was thumbstick shaped just like the modern ones.

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Jeez I guess they don't make this any longer? I couldn't find it on the site when I went to check the price.

 

Yeah, I did the same. Was it custom made, maybe?

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Gah! I was hoping it would be like, half that.

 

I just got my modded Space Invader Radica 7800 stick so I am set for a while considering the price here, but thank you for finding it Trebor.

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Yeah...all the seller's prices are 'a bit' high looking over the rest of what they are selling. But someone may want it bad enough, so figured I'd post it.

 

Recently obtained a Radica SI stick mod too and it has become my default 7800 console controller. :)

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Yeah...all the seller's prices are 'a bit' high looking over the rest of what they are selling. But someone may want it bad enough, so figured I'd post it.

 

Recently obtained a Radica SI stick mod too and it has become my default 7800 console controller. :)

 

Bigtime OT but does yours do ok with Xevious Trebor? It was the first game I tested when I got the stick (literally yesterday) and I got only one button mode (dual bombs/shots per press) so was worried for a sec that my controller was wired wrong, or something. But upon further two-button testing, Xevious was the only one that had issues. Which frankly puzzles the you know what out of me.

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Xevious leaves the button mode up to the user, in case some prefer shooting and bombs on the same button. Use the 7800 difficulty switches to change it between one and two button modes.

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Xevious leaves the button mode up to the user, in case some prefer shooting and bombs on the same button. Use the 7800 difficulty switches to change it between one and two button modes.

Ah ha! Thank you so much Rev, I had no idea.

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If anyone would like to see what the.golden.ax's limited NES Control Pad modded to resemble the 7800 looks like, I have a pic of mine in my gallery.

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