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The Atari 5200 Podcast (New Podcast)

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On 9/14/2016 at 8:52 PM, David Alexander said:

This is AA member Bohoki's PC to 5200 Controller Adapter. It allows you to use many PC controllers like the MakoPad PC Controller. Lots more info in Episode 1 coming soon.

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I just saw this for the first time. I sent a MakoPad to Goodwill a few years ago. I remember thinking it was a very comfortable gamepad. Too bad I didn't realize the potential! :(

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4 hours ago, darryl1970 said:

I just saw this for the first time. I sent a MakoPad to Goodwill a few years ago. I remember thinking it was a very comfortable gamepad. Too bad I didn't realize the potential! :(

They are actually not that expensive, maybe around $20 plus shipping on eBay for a PC MAKO Controller.

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I finished listening to the episode.  It was another good episode.  I did have a laugh in the bloopers with you guys arguing about how to pronounce my name!  LOL

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DrVenkman's 5200 controllers will come with either right or left analog stick orientations and many different colored cases and button colors...more updates as they come in.

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On 11/5/2019 at 10:33 PM, TrekMD said:

I finished listening to the episode.  It was another good episode.  I did have a laugh in the bloopers with you guys arguing about how to pronounce my name!  LOL

Thanks for your feedback. We really appreciated it.

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I should make sure to give credit where credit is due... smbaker on Atari Age designed and produces the unpopulated PCB boards for electronic enthusiasts to build their own controllers. But for those like me that cant do that there is a website where you can buy pre-built controllers. The website is open. Get that controller for the 5200 that you always wish you had....https://www.maker-matrix.com/category/retro-gaming

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Bought two of them yesterday. Can't wait to try them out!!

 

I just got to thinking, if you bought a left stick and a right stick controller you could probably play Space Dungeon and Robotron with them. 

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Hi guys, this You tuber thinks the 5200 has no modern day support. Well he is very wrong. Lets educate him in a polite way of course...

 

 

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Why would he get this impression?  I have saved the video so I can watch it and leave an educational post.  ;)

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Atari Age member Shawn has this arcade stick 5200 option. It works with all non analog games. If interested its $75USD plus shipping. Contact Shawn on Atari age.

 

 

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The original controller with the gold rebuild kit is still the best for these analog type games like Missile Command, Star Raiders, etc., Still a great controller for games that the self centering doesn't interfere with game play. Of course as you mentioned the trak ball cannot be beat for analog games.

 

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