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For bonus points, does anyone know of an Atari-like bluetooth joystick controller that might work with this? E.g. a speciality stick designed for one of the consoles that use bluetooth controllers or somesuch.

 

Mind you, I do fine with gamepads, but not everyone in my household does. 🙂 

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2 hours ago, Karl G said:

For bonus points, does anyone know of an Atari-like bluetooth joystick controller that might work with this? E.g. a speciality stick designed for one of the consoles that use bluetooth controllers or somesuch.

 

Mind you, I do fine with gamepads, but not everyone in my household does. 🙂 

I like using a wii remote with this works great.  Or a classic controller.

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On 7/6/2020 at 11:22 PM, Karl G said:

For bonus points, does anyone know of an Atari-like bluetooth joystick controller that might work with this? E.g. a speciality stick designed for one of the consoles that use bluetooth controllers or somesuch.

 

Mind you, I do fine with gamepads, but not everyone in my household does. 🙂 

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Don't know, stopped following it a long time ago

https://atarivcs.com/

but it would be really cool

https://medium.com/@atarivcs/peripherals-update-designed-for-atari-vcs-in-partnership-with-powera-252685b0f2f1

 

can someone call them and tell them to make sure it works with the 8bitdo on the original vcs :) 

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Oh! I've forgotten that that the "Atari VCS" even exists. Maybe because it doesn't. :P

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Heads up there's an open bluetooth adapter project in progress, which should support twin sticks and much more!

 

 

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I've got 2 x modern VCS controllers and 2 x VCS classic controller on pre-order through Walmart. As soon as I receive them (Nov?) I plan to add support for them.

4 minutes ago, RevEng said:

Heads up there's an open bluetooth adapter project in progress, which should support twin sticks and much more!

 

 

 

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@RevEngThanks for this mod tip. Do you know if these should be safe/work with Atari compatible DB9 systems such as Commodore 64/128, Atari 8-Bit & ZX Spectrum? Also do the two buttons work with 7800? Just curious if this mod will be safe to use on those systems or not. I have been wanting a general use DB9 wireless solution for a long time!

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it's electrically and functionally a genesis controller. In regards to safely: Any of the Atari platforms won't be damaged by genesis controls. I don't know the details, but I've read that genesis controllers can damage the c64. No idea about the ZX.

 

In regards to working, first it needs either the wirehack in the first post in this thread, or you need to plug it into a seagull 78 adapter.

  • On the 7800, using the seagull adapter it works with 7800 two button games. Plugged directly into the 7800 it doesn't work for two button games, and may or may not work ok for single button games. (depends on the game)
  • On the 2600 (or the 7800 in 2600 mode) plugged directly into the console will be compatible with regular 2600 joystick games *and* the 2600 genesis two-button hacks. I believe using the seagull adapter on the 2600 will only work for regular 2600 joystick games.
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4 hours ago, RevEng said:

it's electrically and functionally a genesis controller. In regards to safely: Any of the Atari platforms won't be damaged by genesis controls. I don't know the details, but I've read that genesis controllers can damage the c64. No idea about the ZX.

 

In regards to working, first it needs either the wirehack in the first post in this thread, or you need to plug it into a seagull 78 adapter.

  • On the 7800, using the seagull adapter it works with 7800 two button games. Plugged directly into the 7800 it doesn't work for two button games, and may or may not work ok for single button games. (depends on the game)
  • On the 2600 (or the 7800 in 2600 mode) plugged directly into the console will be compatible with regular 2600 joystick games *and* the 2600 genesis two-button hacks. I believe using the seagull adapter on the 2600 will only work for regular 2600 joystick games.

Thanks for clearing this up for me. I ordered a couple of receivers and am gonna do the mod and play around with it a bit.

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FYI, for any one else wanting to use Bluetooth or 2.4Ghz Genesis/Mega Drive controllers without soldering like in the top post, you can also just use a cable adapter that swaps pins 5 and 7. Best, for example, sells a short Genesis controller adapter for the 2600, and all it does is swap pins 5 and 7. I have one and have used a 2.4Ghz 8bitdo controller in my 2600 for a year and a half or so.

 

It's pretty easy to throw such a cable together at home too.

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