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Old 26 May 2014, 15:29   #5
hansel75
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What you can do is convert a joystick that has multiple duplicate buttons on it, keep one as the standard fire button, and wire the other button so it clones/acts as up!

This way you get the choice of using either up on the joystick, or a 2nd button to jump in platform games and accelerate in racing games.

I have done this mod to my Star Cursor joystick, see pic, the yellow button now acts as up while the other 2 red buttons are the standard fire buttons.

All it took for this particular joystick was some simple rewiring and soldering inside of it.

I also believe you can modify a megadrive pad so one of the unused buttons can be used as up as well.

This seems to be the best solution for games that only support 1 button, for any games that make use of a 2nd button by default, i would normally just use my megadrive pad.
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