Wireless pad for NES. Why not for MSX? ;(

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By Juma

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26-04-2016, 11:38

Is there anything like this for MSX? It'd be a dream come true.

http://www.analogue.co/pages/8bitdo-x-analogue

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By djh1697

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26-04-2016, 12:29

Sony had a wireless joystick from day one in the UK, if memory serves the model was js75? I aquired 4 at one time, all eBayed

By NYYRIKKI

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26-04-2016, 12:34

As a ready commercial solution I've only seen some QuickShot IR gamepads from late 80's that worked with AAA-batteries.

How ever if this is an issue for you and you are not against DIY solution, this sounds like pretty good novice electronics project. There is lots of information around the web to let you solve this issue... Take a look for example this tutorial After completing it you just need to assign I/O pins and rip an joystick cable from ie. Cheap SEGA controller. It should be pretty straight forward and there are lot of examples packed already with Arduino IDE. From Arduino you can control MSX Joystick port pins by switching between output/low and input. (Do not use output/high!)

By Juma

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26-04-2016, 13:07

Thanks for the info. I've never liked joysticks. I hate them since childhood jeje
I use this http://www.msxcalamar.com/catalog/index.php?id_product=8&con...
But if I could use a X-box One or PS4 wireless pad in MSX like NES, would be great. And... no batteries or plugs.

By Grauw

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26-04-2016, 13:17

I would love to have an MSX version of that 8bitdo x Analogue (supporting Joymega).

Reminds me of this recent forum post.

By NYYRIKKI

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26-04-2016, 13:50

Juma wrote:

But if I could use a X-box One or PS4 wireless pad in MSX like NES, would be great.

The mentioned USB host shield 2.0 library also supports X-Box one controllers, so it should be just as easy... quite a little code & soldering needed.

By Paranosh

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26-04-2016, 23:17

Should be easely adapt this cheaper megadrive joystick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im_erm2Bazk
using joymega
http://frs.badcoffee.info/hardware/joymega-en.html

By Juma

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26-04-2016, 23:43

Thanks but the quality of the product... (vaya mierda de mando jaja). It's as ergonomic as a cigarette packet. But the idea is good.

By sd_snatcher

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27-04-2016, 00:50

I have the original Sega wireless controllers for the Megadrive and they work wonderfully with the joymega adapter. Highly recommended.

By gdx

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27-04-2016, 01:14

Original Sega wireless controllers for the Megadrive + adapter x2 + cable x2 are expensive and not very practical to use.


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By SkyeWelse

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27-04-2016, 06:01

I have two of those QuickShot IR controllers that were compatible with MSX, NES and I believe SMS. It didn't work all that hot though. I'm sure a much more reliable version could be made today. I'd surely be interested! And even better if the controller itself was branded with the MSX logo somehow.

If you want, I can see about taking them apart and take some photos of it sometime if it helps.

-Thomas

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