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Poll: NES controller on the 5200

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Start and Pause perhaps? And then when they are pressed simultaneously, you get a Reset press.

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7 hours ago, ave1 said:

Start and Pause perhaps? And then when they are pressed simultaneously, you get a Reset press.

Thanks! I will consider that.

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13 hours ago, 0078265317 said:

I already do.  But if I had programmable buttons maybe start and pause or reset.

Thanks!

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4 hours ago, Danjovic said:

Thanks. Why these two keys? any game in particular?

It's simple mathematics.

 

Start and Reset are used more often than Pause, and with roughly equal frequency.  * and # are probably the next two most used keys, since many Atari releases use them to select player count and difficulty.  Since all of these keys are on the left and right, the center column is, on average, the most important column.

 

* and # are used more often then Start and Reset because when you configure your game you usually press them more than once, while Start and Reset are pressed at most once per game.  This pulls the average key weight toward the bottom of the key pad, but 0 is rarely used, therefore 8.  5 is also rarely used, several games use the top and bottom rows of numbers, therefore the average shifts towards 2.

 

Ergo, 2 and 8 are the most important keys.

QED

 

 

Actually, I was joking.  I just wanted to post a strange answer.

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14 minutes ago, Ryan Witmer said:

Actually, I was joking.  I just wanted to post a strange answer.

You really got me, lol!! I am not too familiar with the 5200 🤣

 

15 minutes ago, Ryan Witmer said:

Start and Reset are used more often than Pause,

And by the way thanks for the answer !

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14 hours ago, 1980gamer said:

Use an SNES controller and get more options!

Not enough pins for that in the project I am working on. You can get full keyboard support with Megaplay, though.

What would be your preferred if you could pick only two ?

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I was thinking you had a Number of Buttons issue.  Not a pin limit.

I do like the saga controllers!  I have the six button joystick.  Hmm, need to dig that out!

 

 

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Yuck. An NES Advantage would be nice on titles that didn't use analog support. As for an NES gamepad, I'd say the NES Max if it was modded to have an [analog] thumbstick that worked.

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