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Old 17 November 2008, 17:15   #1
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Best way to use Amiga joystick on a PC?

I want to use my quickshot on my PC. What is the best way to do this? I have read about stelleradapter, usb adapters, parallel port adapters etc.

The best option for me I think would be a simple usb adapter however I cannot find one to buy.

Any opinions on this?
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Old 17 November 2008, 17:44   #2
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paralell port adapter is cheap and works.. Only option i have tried though
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Old 18 November 2008, 00:17   #3
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I have made a couple using cheapo eBay joypads & wiring a plug to the internal button points.

Be aware that some on eBay won't work due to the way they are wired.

Here is one that does work: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....ies%26_fvi%3D1

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Old 18 November 2008, 04:31   #4
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I would go with the Stelladaptor. It's easy to use and it works well.
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Old 18 November 2008, 04:35   #5
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Yes, but very expensive.

I'll try & remember to post a pic of my units when at home tonight

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Old 18 November 2008, 07:44   #6
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@Fingerlickin_B:
You did something similar to this?
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Old 18 November 2008, 08:26   #7
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If you have an old four player adapter that usually works too although I had problems with directions sticking.
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Old 18 November 2008, 08:49   #8
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Hi Cane,

Pretty much the same, just a few very minor differences.

The controller I used has solder pads on the PCB tracks (makes everything REALLY easy), plus I left the main PCB intact (needs a bigger enclosure, but under the table you don't even notice ).

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Old 18 November 2008, 09:29   #9
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Old 18 November 2008, 13:01   #10
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That is awesomely big! Why not put two inside the one box?
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Old 18 November 2008, 13:12   #11
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Why not put two inside the one box?
Because I like to tie the USB cables together & use them as giant brick-sized nunchuku for belting my neighbours when they annoy me

Seriously though...I made two, one for each computer at different ends of the house, so they have to be separate units (although I had considered making the new one a dual unit with double the guts).

As I said before, size doesn't bother me, as I can tuck it away under the table anyway

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Old 18 November 2008, 14:29   #12
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Ah cool. I will make one myself with an old controller. Will pop into maplins and grab a 9pin d-sub and a project box for it.

Also, are the pinouts on this site (http://www.allpinouts.org/index.php/...Mouse/Joystick) correct?

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There's always this.
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There's always this.
Hm, there's also assembled cable, think I'll get one. Thanks gklinger.
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this is my ex-amiga joystick now converted to pc using a simple db25 connector and ppjoy as driver for windows
simple eh?



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Thanks gklinger.
My pleasure.

It's nice to have so many options.
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Ah cool. I will make one myself with an old controller. Will pop into maplins and grab a 9pin d-sub and a project box for it.

Also, are the pinouts on this site (http://www.allpinouts.org/index.php/...Mouse/Joystick) correct?
Yes, Smiley, with the proviso that Pin 7 on both connectors supplies +5 Volts DC (50 mA), and this pin should ONLY be connected if power from it is required by the external device.

(from A1200 User's Guide)

[Edit] Remember, references to 'computer' on this pinouts web page are to an Amiga and NOT a PC.

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Cool. I just finished making my adapter using one of those cheap looking PS2 style controllers off fleabay.

Cost was £1.50 for the 9pin d-sub, £5 for the controller and then I'm going to buy an enclosure for it tomorrow at Maplins for about £3.

All in all let's say it cost a tenner. It could be easily done for half that cost, there were plenty of cheap 2nd hand controllers on Ebay but I had to get it asap so got a new one, buy it now.

Will post pics tomorrow. I'm surprised how well it works and I have 2 independent fire buttons. Not too fussed with autofire atm.
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Hi Cane,

Pretty much the same, just a few very minor differences.

The controller I used has solder pads on the PCB tracks (makes everything REALLY easy), plus I left the main PCB intact (needs a bigger enclosure, but under the table you don't even notice ).

PZ.
Hi there - looks brilliant. Am going to try it myself thanks to this inspiration..! One question: In your photo it shows six wires from the the PCB to the 9pin. There seem to be two from the up button. Is this a grounding wire, or have i misinterpreted? Do you have a diagram of the circuit at all?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Happy christmas all,


Alex

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