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Old 12 July 2002, 13:02   #1
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amiga joystick port

My son has been playing on my a1200 and useing the joystick, but the next time I had a look at whot he was playing (SWIV), he had a controler pad from a sega master system pluged into it, and it seemed to work ok.
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Old 12 July 2002, 13:44   #2
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That's because they both use the 9-Pin D-SUB. Also compatible with Atari 2600/7800/ST, Sega Genesis, C64, Amstrad, MSX, and TI-99/4A. Any others I am forgetting? Anyhow, I believe the patent belongs to Atari.
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Yep, this is nothing unusual, some people also report those gamepad working with CD³² games on their A1200 (at least you can use 3 out of 4 buttons then) but I haven´t tested myself !
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I used those pads for years until they were broken! They are extremely comfortable for left handed people like me, like just any gamepad. They do have just two buttons but it's more than enough for amiga games.
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Sega Megadrive pads work too, at least the OFFICIA Lones. I have a Sega 6 button pad working A-OK, but I have an unbranded clone and it jsut fucks up on the Amiga (geos left when you press right, etc!). Though you can modify those to work.

The best thing about SMS and Genny pads is teh extra button
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