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The cheapest solution is the Retro-bits adapter cable if you can find them.  I don't think they are produced anymore, but StoneAge Gamer may still have them.  It only works on CX-40 type joysticks and wont work on paddle controllers.  If you want it for CX-30 paddles, I'd suggest the excellent 2600-Daptor II which does pretty much every Atari controller. 

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22 minutes ago, baktra said:

Another possibility here:

https://joy.sophics.cz/dual-joystick-usb-adapter/

 

I have one, and it just works.

I can vouch for this one too ! Only issue is it's a bit big. Might be an issue if you have really thin notebook. Cable mounted ones are more .. flexible .. 😁

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You could always "roll your own" for less than $5 by getting a DB9 connector and a zero-delay USB joystick encoder.

 

 

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On 8/29/2020 at 6:29 PM, ACML said:

The cheapest solution is the Retro-bits adapter cable if you can find them.  I don't think they are produced anymore, but StoneAge Gamer may still have them.  It only works on CX-40 type joysticks and wont work on paddle controllers.  If you want it for CX-30 paddles, I'd suggest the excellent 2600-Daptor II which does pretty much every Atari controller. 

I'd encourage you to pay slightly more for the 2600 Daptor D9 instead. It connects almost every retro controller imaginable. Here's a list:

  • Atari 2600 Joystick    
  • Atari 2600 Driving    
  • Atari 2600 Paddles (both paddles)    
  • Atari 2600 Keypads    
  • Atari 2800/Sears Video Arcade II    
  • Atari 7800 Pro-line/CX78 gamepad    
  • Atari CX22 & CX80 Trak-balls, native mode    
  • Atari CX85 Numeric Keypad    
  • Atari Flashback 1 (AtGames)    
  • Atari ST mouse    
  • Amiga mouse    
  • Amiga CD32    
  • Bally Astrocade    
  • CBS Booster Grip    
  • ColecoVision original, SA including spinner, Driving    
  • ColecoVision Flashback (AtGames)    
  • Commodore Paddles (both paddles)    
  • Fairchild Channel F    
  • Famiclone (NES, SNES, Famicom with adapter cables)    
  • FM Towns Marty    
  • Gemini Dual Command
  • Intellivision original (INTV-1 dongle available)    
  • Intellivision Flashback (AtGames)    
  • Magnavox Odyssey 2    
  • MSX, x68000    
  • Sega Genesis: 3 & 6 button d-pad & arcade stick    
  • Sega Master System: d-pad, Sports Pad, Paddle HPD-200    
  • 3DO    
  • TI-99/4A (both joysticks)

The comparison between Daptor models is available here: http://www.2600-daptor.com/index.htm

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3 hours ago, Awch said:

I'd encourage you to pay slightly more for the 2600 Daptor D9 instead. It connects almost every retro controller imaginable. Here's a list:

  • Atari 2600 Joystick    
  • Atari 2600 Driving    
  • Atari 2600 Paddles (both paddles)    
  • Atari 2600 Keypads    
  • Atari 2800/Sears Video Arcade II    
  • Atari 7800 Pro-line/CX78 gamepad    
  • Atari CX22 & CX80 Trak-balls, native mode    
  • Atari CX85 Numeric Keypad    
  • Atari Flashback 1 (AtGames)    
  • Atari ST mouse    
  • Amiga mouse    
  • Amiga CD32    
  • Bally Astrocade    
  • CBS Booster Grip    
  • ColecoVision original, SA including spinner, Driving    
  • ColecoVision Flashback (AtGames)    
  • Commodore Paddles (both paddles)    
  • Fairchild Channel F    
  • Famiclone (NES, SNES, Famicom with adapter cables)    
  • FM Towns Marty    
  • Gemini Dual Command
  • Intellivision original (INTV-1 dongle available)    
  • Intellivision Flashback (AtGames)    
  • Magnavox Odyssey 2    
  • MSX, x68000    
  • Sega Genesis: 3 & 6 button d-pad & arcade stick    
  • Sega Master System: d-pad, Sports Pad, Paddle HPD-200    
  • 3DO    
  • TI-99/4A (both joysticks)

The comparison between Daptor models is available here: http://www.2600-daptor.com/index.htm

I'll second (3rd, 4th - whatever) the nod to the 2600-Daptor.  I have a pair, they are fantastic.  Makes the emulation experience so much more authentic when using the original controllers.

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Another vote for the 2600-Daptor D9. I bought one a couple months ago and I have been meaning to give a shout out for the great product and fast shipping. Glad to support the small businesses that keep the retro products alive.

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