MSX Joypads for < $5 USD including shipping!

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By syn

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11-02-2012, 15:07

So... after all this time, how are the experiences with these joypads quality-wise? Anyone have a broken pad yet?  What is the build-quality like? Does it feel cheap or well-made?

By Pablibiris

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01-03-2012, 22:40

I have this pad and it's all OK!! Great pad

By Bastiaan

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22-03-2012, 12:47

jay, received my joypad after 2 months from DX...Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By ChoroQ

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22-03-2012, 15:02

I recieved my joypads at 18-06-2010, did the mod the same day. They still work fine!

By Bastiaan

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05-01-2016, 06:54

Since we seem to have a growing number of SofaRun fans...
Did anyone test how many buttons sofarun recognises?
Is it possible to improve this modification to have more buttons functional?

By Bondy

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05-01-2016, 08:30

I'm guessing that the controller available in the op is a mega drive knockoff controller? The link isn't working. I have found a cheaper source for these controllers (the quality is crap but the one in the op is the same) http://www.aliexpress.com/item/6-Button-Wired-Pad-Gamepad-Co...

I want to know whether I can do this mod on a genuine mega drive 6 button pad or if there something stopping me? I'd like to do this mod then connect arcade micro switched buttons/stick to the controller pcb. Please post any images of custom controllers anyone has made to inspire me :)

By Louthrax

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05-01-2016, 11:33

X-Arcade mod:

You can recognize the 5$ joypad PCB glued on the casing. Works quite well.

The JoyMega is not internal so that I can use the X-Arcade with a real MegaDrive too (I'm not spending all my gamer time on MSX, just 90% of it :))

That makes a nice MSX gamer setup:

By Bondy

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05-01-2016, 12:25

Lovely setup! Big smile I want to do pretty much the same thing, although I want to just have the wires from the host MegaDrive gamepad pcb on quick connects so I can hotswap them for other padhacks. I've got a really good hori arcade stick with sanwa parts that is all solderless but I haven't got started yet.

By pseen

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06-01-2016, 17:39

Bondy wrote:

I'm guessing that the controller available in the op is a mega drive knockoff controller? The link isn't working. I have found a cheaper source for these controllers (the quality is crap but the one in the op is the same) http://www.aliexpress.com/item/6-Button-Wired-Pad-Gamepad-Controller-For-Mega-Drive-Megadrive-Sega-MD-Genesis/32539970269.html?spm=2114.01020208.3.1.LaeDEt&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_1,searchweb201644_3_10001_10002_10005_10006_10003_10004_62,searchweb201560_2,searchweb1451318400_6151

Thanks for the tip, ordered two of these. Now I'll just wait for the 35-42 day delivery. :P

By syn

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06-01-2016, 23:52

Bondy wrote:

I'm guessing that the controller available in the op is a mega drive knockoff controller? The link isn't working. I have found a cheaper source for these controllers (the quality is crap but the one in the op is the same) http://www.aliexpress.com/item/6-Button-Wired-Pad-Gamepad-Co...

I want to know whether I can do this mod on a genuine mega drive 6 button pad or if there something stopping me? I'd like to do this mod then connect arcade micro switched buttons/stick to the controller pcb. Please post any images of custom controllers anyone has made to inspire me :)

these were the ones from the OP

http://www.dx.com/p/additional-gamepad-controller-for-sku-28...

They look slightly different than the one in your ali express link. Im not sure if the quality is the same though since i dont have either of them. Also if you are planning on using an official sega 6button joypad for this.. please dont since they are imho too good to waste..

I bought a bunch of great third party megadrive pads, was planning to use them as a pcb for a joystick project but I dont think its right to ruin quality pads so I am thinking of picking up some from alixepress or dx.

Bondy wrote:

Lovely setup! :D I want to do pretty much the same thing, although I want to just have the wires from the host MegaDrive gamepad pcb on quick connects so I can hotswap them for other padhacks. I've got a really good hori arcade stick with sanwa parts that is all solderless but I haven't got started yet.

I was thinking about the same...Ive been wanting to create a joystick for msx for some time now, also with real sanwa parts. Ideally I want to multi-console mod my qanba stick (kinda like your hori but made in china, all sanwa parts) for use on msx as well as its original setup (pc/ps3/xb360).. too bad those multiconsole arcade stick pcbs like the Toodles' Cthulhu support almost every controller connecter on the planet EXCEPT the classic 9pin joystick connector.

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