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Atari 5200 digital arcade stick with keypad and rapid fire

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I should point out rev3 and rev4 work great

 

Rev5 does not work in actual operation and won't be sold or used.

 

Many games work with 5200 digital arcade controller: Moon Patrol, Defender, Ms. Pacman, Archon, MULE, Dig Dug, Jungle Hunt, Mario Bros, River Raid, Robotron, Qix, Super Cobra, Space Invaders, Frogger (rapid fire helps), Berserk, etc.

 

Some games do not work, such as: Congo Bongo, Counter Measure, Final Legacy, Galaxian, Gorf, Missile Command, and perhaps some other I have not tested.

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¿Does Adventure II work with a digital controller?

 

I read somewhere that you can play HERO untill the moving walls levels with a digital controller, but you need an analog one to pass those levels

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I'm taking a break from making complete controllers for a while. I will continue to sell bare PCBs for $23, or $29 populated shipped in the US.

 

Please note PCBs requires 2 normally open and 2 normally closed (NC) microswitches.

 

If you need 2 nc microswitches with a short lever I'll include them at no extra cost. Microswitches were removed from new NGX controllers, and hence have solder on the tabs.

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change that, I'll include (4) short lever microswitch for $3 when buying a pcb. They are Omron brand and pulled from NGX controllers, and hence will have solder on the tabs.

 

Reason to provide 4 and not 2 is so that the joystick has the same force needed for up/down/left/right. Mixing brands/force might feel weird.

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Maybe we could produce a FAQ to list the games tested with the controller [and other "home brew" controllers]. :)

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Finally tried mine, works great! How does rapid fire work?

button "C" is rapid fire version of button "A", just hold down for rapid fire

button "D" is rapid fire version of button "B" just hold down for rapid fire

 

holding C works great for Defender and Moon Patrol

holding D in Denfender will use all smart bombs too fast, in Moon Patrol buggy will keep jumping

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button "C" is rapid fire version of button "A", just hold down for rapid fire

button "D" is rapid fire version of button "B" just hold down for rapid fire

 

holding C works great for Defender and Moon Patrol

holding D in Denfender will use all smart bombs too fast, in Moon Patrol buggy will keep jumping

Thanks! What a great joystick! Thank you for making these

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Still waiting to test mine. My father recovered my boxed 4-port 5200 the other day but unfortunately, I didn't pack any of the games or the switch box when I boxed it up a good decade and a half ago. D'oh!

 

Hmm...2-port on eBay at a decent price...

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I have parts to make 2 more of these. Anyone want to order one?

 

Base controller is used original Neo Geo AES controller.

 

I'll be using new Panasonic microswitches as well. I think they feel slightly nicer than the Omron ones. Also the AES joystick is nicer than the NeoGeoX one as well. The only down side is the cases are used and hence all have scratches from use and being 20 years old. Cases are washed and in good shape otherwise. I'll post pictures of the controller before shipping to ensure it meets expectations. So far I think everyone who has purchased one likes the controller.

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As much as I love the 5200, it is my favorite, but it seems a shame to use actual AES sticks from the 90s. :(

 

I kind of agree, but I think if the controller is used and enjoyed then perhaps its ok.

 

I did use the NeoGeoX when it was possible, but its no longer being sold :(

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Hypothetically, could you use this board to make a 5200 controller using an old Jaguar gamepad? The 3rd fire button could be used for the start or pause function.

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Hypothetically, could you use this board to make a 5200 controller using an old Jaguar gamepad? The 3rd fire button could be used for the start or pause function.

 

not possible, as it uses 2 normally open and 2 normally closed microswitches.

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Here is a picture of the first controller for sale.

 

Second one will be built soon.

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Bare with me. :) Does your board work in conjunction with the existing hardware of a Neo Geo stick... or does it replace the original hardware?

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Bare with me. :) Does your board work in conjunction with the existing hardware of a Neo Geo stick... or does it replace the original hardware?

 

It would require 4 DPST microswitches. Also I mount the new Atari 5200 PCB in the same spot as the ACBD button PCB, hence 24mm Seimitsu buttons are used. I also like the Seimitsu buttons more as well.

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I'm making 3 complete 5200 arcade controllers over the next month. Let me know if you want one.

 

Take a look at the pictures in this thread.

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