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25 November 2001, 14:16
iv got a master system joy and wounderd if it would work on the amiga a1200 iv seen posts that the megadrive controller works
could i please have some help on this matter
25 November 2001, 15:09
Yes, it works. Any joystick/controller that has the 9-pin female D-sub connector will work. You can use sticks/controllers from the Atari 2600/7800/ST, CBM Vic-20/C-64, Colecovision, Sega Master System/Genesis, and MSX. There's some slight variations on what some of the pins do on some systems, but they still all work.
26 November 2001, 15:39
I've been experimenting with Sega pads since 94, so I can say, YES, it does work flawlessly :)
As a matter of fact, it will be better with older games. The pad's second button will act as if you press the Spacebar in the Amiga. You can't do that with the Megadrive pads unless in newer games (at least in A600/A1200 machines).
So, for older games, an SMS pad is the best choice. R-Type, Project X and many otehrs, are much more playable with such a pad, because you dont have to reach out to the Spacebar to perform actions :)
Newer games (like Alien Breed Tower Assault) will require a Megadrive joypad though
26 November 2001, 16:55
thanx for the help im new to the amiga i got hold of a magadrive contrller of my next dorr nabour and that worked a treat
ill try the master system one with some older games
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