USB joystick adapter for MSX joysticks and more

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By nitz76

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16-10-2014, 17:57

Hey Guys! This is it.

I just received the first batch of USB Joystick adapters, PCB version 3.0.
This new version is supporting virtually any DB9 joystick ever made!
Just use the flash utility to reprogram as desired.

Here is the compatibility list:

  • MSX Joystick
  • Atari 2600 Joystick
  • Atari 7800 Joystick (2 buttons)
  • Atari analog Paddle (2 controllers)
  • Atari video touch pad Keyboard
  • Amstrad Joystick
  • Amiga Joystick (up to 3 buttons)
  • Amiga Mouse (up to 3 buttons)
  • Commodore 64 Joystick
  • Commodore CD32 Joypad (7 buttons)
  • Coleco Vision Controller
  • Intellivision Touch pad (16 buttons)
  • Sega Genesis Joypad (3 and 6 buttons)
  • Sega Master System Joypad (2 buttons)

This new hardware version was designed with compatibility in mind. Every pin is reconfigurable so new firmware can be built to support much more devices.
Design will stay open source so anybody out there can contribute to this quest for retro gaming pleasure!

You can order them directly on the web site at www.retronicdesign.com or by sending me a PM request here.

Cheers! :)

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By nitz76

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16-10-2014, 22:53

See page for specific firmware:
http://www.retronicdesign.com/en/download/

By nitz76

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04-11-2014, 14:44

*** Update ***

Here is the list of now supported controllers:

◾Atari 2600 Joystick
◾Atari 7800 Joystick (2 buttons)
◾Atari analog Paddle (2 players)
◾Atari video touch pad Keyboard
◾Amstrad Joystick
◾Amiga Joystick
◾Amiga Mouse (2 and 3 buttons)
◾Commodore 64 Joystick
◾Commodore CD32 Joypad (7 buttons)
◾Intellivision Touch pad (direction disc and 12 buttons)
◾ColecoVision Touch pad and Super Action Controller (16 buttons + spinner)
◾MSX Joystick (2 buttons)
◾Sega Genesis Joypad (3 and 6 buttons)
◾Sega Master System Joypad
◾3DO (Panasonic) Joypad
◾TI99/4/4a Joystick
◾FM Towns/Marty Joypad
◾Odyssey2 controller
◾Fairchild channel F controller

So, if it exists, we can support it! Smile

By MsxKun

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04-11-2014, 17:04

Nice, but what we need is the other way. Use new joysticks on our MSXs. Big smile

By mars2000you

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04-11-2014, 18:11

It's very useful for blueMSX users Smile

By nitz76

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04-11-2014, 21:37

MsxKun wrote:

Nice, but what we need is the other way. Use new joysticks on our MSXs. Big smile

Hum... Not an easy one. I already worked on a proto but it was crappy. USB hosting is not very friendly, expressly with numerous type of joysticks using weird firmware/drivers... This is why I converted to emulation.

By Manuel

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04-11-2014, 21:39

Only blueMSX users?

By nitz76

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04-11-2014, 21:42

Every emulator that support a joystick; MAME, Stella, WinUAE, Vice...

By nitz76

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01-12-2014, 15:07


From Cyber Monday, December 1st to December 25th, we offer a price drop on the USB joystick adapter! 27$ USD for one and 47$ for a two-pack.

Seasons greetings from the Retronic Design team!

retronicdesign.com

By AxelStone

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01-12-2014, 19:46

MsxKun wrote:

Nice, but what we need is the other way. Use new joysticks on our MSXs. Big smile

Sure, I thought it was that Smile , I'm not going to wear away valious MSX pads on PC, there is a lot of USB models to use. We look forward for the other way Wink

By sd_snatcher

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03-12-2014, 04:33

Good news for owners of classic joysticks. In case you're interested, here's a list of other devices that use this interface:

- Sharp Cyber Stick CZ-8NJ2
- Micomsoft XE1-AP
- Panasonic FS-JH1
- MSX Touchpad
- MSX-Mouse and MSX-Trackball
- MSX Paddle
- Atari Paddles
- Sega Master System Paddle Control
- Sega Master System Sports Pad
- Sega Genesis Mouse
- Sega Genesis Multi-tap
- Sega Saturn digital Joystick
- Sega Saturn analog Joystick
- Sega Saturn Mouse
- Sega Saturn Multi-tap

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