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BYTEBOOSTERS Atari joystick converter for Apple II not working

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So I just got one of these: https://console5.com/store/byteboosters-sega-atari-snes-joystick-adapter-to-apple-ii-e-c-c-iigs.html

 

I've tested with two different Atari Joysticks with Mario Bros on Apple II+ and the jump button is always pressed (DPad / Joystick works fine).

Using an old Apple II joystick has no issues.

 

Anyone else have this issue or know how to get these converters working with Atari controllers correctly?

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Did Byteboosters clarify why the ][+ doesn't work, but the ][e Does..

 

MarkO

 

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The PLD0 button is what you want to read. Your connection for the action button should be between +5VDC and PDL 0, iirc. I use real Apple joysticks, and I doubt that you will be in love with this as an alt, as the Apple tend to desire analogue inputs. 

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On 9/9/2020 at 12:18 PM, MarkO said:

Did Byteboosters clarify why the ][+ doesn't work, but the ][e Does..

 

MarkO

 

No have no idea. Tested my Apple II+ with Joystick from the 80s and it works fine.

Converter just isn't very compatible.

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Are there any PCB DB9 converters for Atari to Apple joysticks?

Any sold or do I have to make one?  Really odd I can't find this as it would seem like a commonly needed thing.

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Unless this thing taps the keyboard port and emulates pressing the arrow keys (which it does not appear to do), you really need an analog joystick for an Apple II anyway.

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10 minutes ago, Lee Adamson said:

Unless this thing taps the keyboard port and emulates pressing the arrow keys (which it does not appear to do), you really need an analog joystick for an Apple II anyway.

Umm yes what?  Try plating Mario Bros and many other games.

Thats like asking do you need a Joystick for Atari 5200... Apple II has many of those games etc

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3 hours ago, Lee Adamson said:

Just offering my advice.  The system isn't designed for a digital joystick.  But you do you, buddy.

O sorry I totally read your message wrong. My bad.

Ya I'll probably look into making a analog converter cable at some point to get Atari controllers working as there are lots of options there.

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