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Old 03 April 2013, 20:27   #1
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Twenty years old Amiga game controllers and one new

About a month ago, I realized that all my joysticks are at least twenty years old. I have 14 different joysticks, one of them is not in picture. So I decided that it is time to start protecting them.

I found new joypads from DealExtreme, price was about 3,5€, so really cheap I ordered two.

Here is a picture of it.

So how good is joypad wich cost 3,5€ Well I tested it some half an hour, it is OK, perfectly useable. No flaws that would prevent using it. Picture doesn't tell that is quite small and so are buttons.
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Old 03 April 2013, 22:57   #2
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It's a clone of 6 button Mega Drive controllers. Do you have an original so that you can compare the two?
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Old 03 April 2013, 23:04   #3
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I don't have original Sega controller. All joysticks types I have are in table, exept one huge driving wheel.
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I got 2 of those cheap joypads of ebay last week, but for some reason they do not work in my A600? My genuine sega joypad works fine it though.
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Old 06 April 2013, 13:44   #5
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No problems still Your game pads must be diffent? These are from dealextreme

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They say the DB9 connector from this el-cheapo pad is too hard and can break the Amiga ports.
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Old 06 April 2013, 22:05   #7
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It was thight, but not that tight it fits quite easily. Could it be that there are several different same looking pads?
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Old 07 April 2013, 10:18   #8
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The DealExtreme controllers are alright, but the original Sega ones are much higher quality. I've still got 6-button Sega controllers that work perfectly, but have broke the D-pads in several of these DX ones so far. Thankfully they're cheap enough, and last for a few months before they break, and I'm sure the cords can be used to replace the old cords with broken wires in my older controllers.
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