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s2325 23 March 2009 22:54

joypad Boomerang for CD32, avoid this crap
Joypad Boomerang by MATT for CD32, avoid this crap: http://www.efunzine.com/fotosy/dc03c...7ebca257da.jpg
- very unresponsive
- very loud, even without microswitches
- lags
- cheap plastic
- very cheaply made plug
Please tell everyone to avoid this pure shit. Thank you.

NovaCoder 23 March 2009 23:42

Yep I heard they were rubbish as well, better off with a standard CD32 pad.

Retro-Nerd 23 March 2009 23:51

Or the Honeybee/Competiton Pro pad.

humble worm 24 March 2009 01:36


Originally Posted by s2325
very unresponsive

its damn hard to press buttons, fingers hurt after few minutes. I bought it and used only once.

frikilokooo 25 March 2009 00:19


Originally Posted by humble worm (Post 527840)
its damn hard to press buttons, fingers hurt after few minutes. I bought it and used only once.

I agree,the worse joypad ever!

Cammy 25 March 2009 01:13

I wonder when AmigaKit will start making/selling Playstation to CD32 adapters. These things have been floating around from time to time on eBay for years. I'd buy a few of them if AmigaKit or AmigaManiac or some other Amiga shop who knows how to make cables made them. Competition Pro control pads went out of stock on Earth YEARS ago, no one likes the Commodore CD32 pad, and I have to agree that the Boomerang is a bit of a nightmare to use, although sticking the thumb stick in there makes it a bit better.

Wouldn't it be good if we could just buy any regular PS1/PS2 pad and stick it in our Amigas to have full 7-button+ support with mouse-stick and button-for-jump capabilities? Or just plug in a massive PS2 arcade joystick! Imagine playing Fightin' Spirit with that instead of a pad, cool!

Just like this - http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...p/Cimg0914.jpg

Shoonay 25 March 2009 01:33


Originally Posted by Cammy (Post 528313)

Is this a simple cable to cable connection or is some kind of chip involved?

Cammy 25 March 2009 01:41

I'm pretty sure it has a PIC chip inside it somewhere to convert the signals around... where it actually fits is anyone's guess. It must be tiny if it fits inside that DB9 plug!

Shoonay 25 March 2009 01:50

IIRC, indeed, back in 2003 when I was thinking to do such a connector I couldn't get the signals due to the chip on the PSX pads "mobo".
So I left the PSX2Amy pad as an idea only, and "hacked" some Sega pad by connecting the Amy cable directly to the pad's "mobo".

Now I have a spare broken console, so maybe I'll try that with the double-pad-connector-thingy from that one...

Thanks for reviving the idea, Cammy ;)

---=== EDITED ===---
Nah, impossible, there must be a chip there somewhere, here's what signals appear on the pad's port...

keropi 25 March 2009 01:54


Originally Posted by Shoonay (Post 528323)
Is this a simple cable to cable connection or is some kind of chip involved?

there is a pic inside the amiga plug my friend shoon! That pic is mine, there is a thread for these adaptors... once I hear back from the guy making those I will inform you all :agree
It is AWESOME to play games like turrican with the analog stick :D
those pads work like normal 2-button joysticks OR cd32 pads OR mouse using analog. New version supports button remapping too! (no more UP for jumps!)

Shoonay 25 March 2009 02:02

Blast, there's always some pic shit in those pads and there's no way I could get them here or program or... whatever they need to be done to work... :(

Perhaps I'll try the old "hacking the pad's mobo"...

Retro-Nerd 25 March 2009 03:11

Very expensive, but has anybody tested these adapters?


edit: Looks like a Tototek PSX to Mega Drive adapter. Fair enough for 15$+shipping.


s2325 25 March 2009 11:08

D-Pad in my Boomerang is broken (up and right). Seller want 22EUR for original joypad...

humble worm 25 March 2009 11:47

Do they sell original pads for CD32?

s2325 25 March 2009 11:54

yes http://efunzine.com/efnz.php?a=pro&i...f36d643aa3b12c but now they have only new

humble worm 25 March 2009 12:03

yes it is in offer, but check the red crosses - they dont even have used ones for about 3 years now - I tried to buy the original pad from them, but they had only shitty bumerangs - thats where I bought mine.

things on the site are decieving, they claim to have the stuff, you order it and get an e-mail "sorry sir, we forgot to update" - thats how it was in case of the pad and some other things (ordered boxed game and they sent me used one etc.)

s2325 25 March 2009 12:08


Witam Pana,
przepraszamy za problem wynikły z naszej winy. Wysłaliśmy pad 
Boomerang, gdyż nie mamy na stanie używanych oryginalnych joypadĆ³w 
(mamy jedynie nowe dostępne za dopłatą). Możemy wysłać Panu inny 
egzemplarz (sprawdzony na 100%) lub zaproponować dopłatę do nowego 
joypada oryginalnego - ta jednak nie byłaby niska - są to ostatnie 
dostępne egzemplarze z Niemiec i zapłaciliśmy za nie bardzo drogo - 
cena dopłaty to 99 zł.

Marcin Staniszewski

humble worm 25 March 2009 12:12

LOL, so they got some new stuff from Germany... but the cost :banghead

I pray for long life for my original pad
btw most geeky thing I did in my life was succesfully repairing it... TWICE lol

s2325 25 March 2009 12:14

fuck them, Amiga is something more to me, I will find another source

tomcat666 25 March 2009 12:37

Try getting the HoneyBee pad. It just rocks. The abundance of autofires is really not necessary, but they look good ;-) Pad works like a charm though, no problems whatsoever, and it is nice to use the PLAY button as exit for WHDLoad, works in more than 90% of games I tried. Instant gaming machine...

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