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  1. Two players all set up. Again, I'll try solving the A & B button wired to the Fire button problem later. Will also try to get the Power button to get me out of the game and back to the menu using Select/Down.
  2. OK, I partially did the Flashback/NES Classic joystick adapter mod today. Soldered the Flashback's joystick port #1 to the NES controller as well as the Select and Start buttons. Everything works fine. BUT 1) Connecting the joystick Fire button to both the A and B NES controller buttons didn't work as hoped. When using the joystick in the menu and pressing the Fire button to select a game it chooses to use the B button (going to the Save menu) over the A button (which would have selected the game). I have to use the Flashback to choose the game I want to play. 2) For some re
  3. Upon more consideration, I will adjust my earlier post with this: To hook up a joystick to a NES-style controller for the NES Classic: 1) No need to split the ground wire (Atari joystick pin #8) into 6 wires like I originally stated. Grounding the joystick once on the controller circuit board should do. 2) The aftermarket controller I used (not the Wii Classic clone) has a specific ground side for each button (see pics). The ground trace runs around the entire perimeter of the board so that all the Dpad buttons on the left have the ground on the left, the A & B buttons on
  4. So I did some experimenting with my cheap aftermarket Wii Classic controller and it worked pretty well when I tested it. Each of the 6 buttons on the NES controller (left, right, up , down, A, and have two parts. When the NES controller is assembled pressing each of the buttons creates a connection between the two parts and activates that button. You can wire the 4 directions and the fire button on the Atari joystick to one side of each of the 6 two-part NES controller buttons. Then wire the 6 Atari joystick ground wires to the other side of each NES controller button. When looking at
  5. Mapping the pins/wiring for an Atari joystick is incredibly easy, but both the type of controller you used and the Wii Classic controllers (which are great because they can utilize the Home button to get you out of a game and back to the menu) are way more complicated. There is no wire out of the controller for each function like old controllers. Apparently wires out of those controllers share more than one function. Do you have to find the right traces for each (up, down, left, right, fire button, and power/ground) to solder the joystick wires to? And when connecting through a Flashba
  6. So which wires from the joystick go to which in the NES Classic controller?
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