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5200 Digital Controllers - Post em if you got em

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#1 RickR


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Posted 10 April 2016 - 06:26 PM

I got a digital controller recently, and it made a HUGE difference in the playability of many 5200 games.  Mine is the "Coin Controls Competition Pro".  It has a Y cable built in.  You plug that into the 5200, then a standard 5200 controller into the Y portion (you use the Start/Pause/Reset and keypad on the standard controller). 


Played River Raid and Berzerk and was amazed at the difference. 


The joystick itself is great, but the button placement is pretty bad. 



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#2 Retrogamer81081


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Posted 10 April 2016 - 08:27 PM

Those are neat but so expensive to acquire. I like to get a digital arcade joystick for the 5200. I can tell it's an awkward position for the fire buttons.
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#3 tdididit


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:30 PM



It is my handmade db9 to 5200 adapter and it works well with atari 7800 controller  :P

Edited by tdididit, 07 June 2016 - 08:31 PM.

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#4 RickR


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:36 PM

Dude!  That thing is awesome! 

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#5 tdididit


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Posted 07 June 2016 - 10:04 PM

Dude!  That thing is awesome! 


thanks :)


in attachment file, tool i am using to calibrate it.

i still don't understand why as a mid-point on real hardware i need to use $40 hex value, not $72 as is in emulators

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#6 Protestari



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Posted 07 September 2016 - 10:04 PM

I use Atariguy1021's Masterplay Clone with a Genesis controller works very well with all non analogue games. Recently pickup up a PC Controller to 5200 adapter. Have not tried it yet.

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#7 peteym5


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 04:44 PM

That would be awesome if someone in this day and age build a few adapters that can interface an Atari 2600 type joystick into the 5200. Biggest complaint against the 5200 was the controller issues.

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