An adapter which makes vintage Commodore and Atari style joysticks with 9 way D connectors work as USB joysticks with PC/PiDesigned by Tynemouth Software, Ships from United Kingdom
What is it? These are adapters which plug into a modern PC or Raspberry Pi or similar system and appear as USB joysticks or game controllers. You can plug vintage Commodore / Atari style joysticks ...Read More…
These are adapters which plug into a modern PC or Raspberry Pi or similar system and appear as USB joysticks or game controllers. You can plug vintage Commodore / Atari style joysticks with a 9 way D connectors (as used on the Commodore 64 or Atari 2600 etc.) and control games or emulators.
They can also be used to connect up your own arcade style joysticks, you just need a 4 way or 8 way joystick and up to three arcade buttons
I made these to go along side my USB keyboard conversion for vintage machines, or to add to other Raspberry Pi or PC based games systems. Modern game controllers are nice, but they aren't as nice as a good old ZipStik or Competition Pro joystick.
These are neatly packaged plug in and go solutions. No drivers or configuration is required.
The joysticks appear as one or two game controllers with an X and Y axis and three buttons. The pinout matches that used on many home computers and games consoles in the 1980s (excluding the Atari 7800 and the Spectrum +2 which do not follow this standard).
These adapters allow you to use a vintage joystick on a modern PC, they do not work in reverse to allow a modern game controller to be used on a vintage computer system.
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