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1 minute ago, zaphro72 said:

I was wondering if I could do something like that. I knew there was lots of discussion about it but I couldn't remember if there was an easy fix in those discussions that was safe for the Phoenix and the OG system

Pins #7 & #9 are only used for the encoders on "spinning" or "rotary" type controllers, Speed Roller on SAC, Steering Wheel on EM2, and Track-Ball on Roller Controller.  Tying them together inside a controller, that doesn't have any of these, is supposed to be fine (no loss of features, and no issues on Phoenix or original CV/ADAM)...and I believe is what others have done.  I make my own custom cables, so I simply no longer connect these wires at the cable connector end.  I believe others have purchased a DE9 breakout type module/PCB, wherein they can disconnect the wiring right at the console where they plug it into.  For a few who have bought controllers from me, before we knew of the issue, I have made short "extension" cables that have these wires disconnected.  

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Newport Controls ProStick III for me, especially for 4-way games. I love leaf switch sticks, if this had a rubber grommet centering gimmick vs. the compressed spring, it would be perfect. The four way/eight way gate changeability is awesome.  

 

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Modified (back in time) Atari CX 24 controller!!  I use  the very same one  since 38 year now!!   And use the very same when i play on my C64 too!.  

 

And also time to time Original Colecovision Controller with the Ball top (modified by Yurkie) 

 

 

I’m having Yurkie do a mod for me on a 2600 right now, except I haven’t heard from in in a while. I hope he’s doing alright.

 

I also used to have a modified ball top Colecovision that I purchased from Yurkie that worked really well. Especially while playing GhostNZombies. This is still my favorite Colecovision Homebrew of all time! Just an amazing game.

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I use a SNES NTT pad with the Phoenix and a Super Action Arcade Controller made by Grips03 on the regular CV.

 

I have loads of other CV controllers, both original, modified and custom, but those 2 are my main go-to's nowadays. :)

 

 On a different, somewhat related note, I need to finish modding my Famicom Network controller and maybe I'll start using those again.

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On 1/4/2021 at 6:47 PM, sn8k said:

Original controller right now.

 

This new controller + y adaptor + 10ft extension + original controller when ever it gets here.

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Original controller but sign me up.

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I really like using a CX10 when they are in great condition. I think I own 5 or 6 CX10s and one of them I refurbished with parts from Best Electronics a few years ago. I try and only use it on games I really love like Mario Bros and Amoeba Jump. But I really prefer a paddle controller or Trak Ball if the game supports it.

 

Sorry I just noticed this is a Colecovision/Adam topic. I’m gonna go with a modded Neo geo controller by Grips for this one.

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I use the stock 2600 joystick and a Champ keypad. I use the roller controller in joystick mode for 2 button games (or the SAC).

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