Post by Jeff Ledger on Apr 17, 2006 22:24:46 GMT -5
After service pack 2 was released for Windows XP, my favorite homebrew C= to PC joystick adapter quit working.. I've been on the hunt every since to discover a new & cheap way to reconnect my Epyx500 joysticks to my PC. (I've even gone as far as adapting a Logitech dexta gamepad to a 9pin connector with limited success.)
Tonight I have a perfect working solution... finally..
The interface will require a little bit of wire, DB25m and DB9m connectors. I'm using software called PPjoy which I've mirrored off my own server. (Had to hunt archive.org for working links)
Post by Jeff Ledger on Apr 18, 2006 13:11:17 GMT -5
This combination should work fine with any C=/Atari joystick as they are all wired the same. The software supports many other joystick interfaces, and has good documentation on the interface requirements.
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe." -Albert Einstein
Post by Golan Klinger on Apr 18, 2006 16:28:56 GMT -5
The Stella adaptor is ideal for those of us whose computers lack a traditional parallel port. I have one and it works well although it's kind of expensive for what it is. Luckily there are alternatives. You can buy a kit to add a USB connector to all kinds of retro controllers here and if you have a USB joypad you don't mind sacrificing you can do it yourself. This diagram will help.
There's also the SPEED-LINK Competition Pro USB which is now available in black & red or blue & silver. See here for more info and search Google for retailers. They're wonderful joysticks.