You can plug all these controllers directly in to the Retro Adapter:
- Atari 2600 joysticks
- Atari 400 / 800 / 1200XL / 600XL / 800XL / 65XE / 130XE / 800XE joysticks
- Commodore Amiga, C64 and VIC20 joysticks
- Kempston (Spectrum) joysticks
- Amstrad CPC464, CPC6128 and CPC6128 Plus Digital Joysticks
- Sega Master System / SG 1000 / SG 1000 II / Mark III gamepad
- Sega Megadrive / Genesis 3 and 6 button gamepads
- Neo Geo joystick or gamepad
For other types of controller, you need the right connector. You can make one yourself or buy one ready to go. There is also a third option: modify the controller itself.
For more information on making your own connectors, see the technical details page.
- Atari 2600 Driving Controller
- Atari 2600 Paddles
- Commodore Plus4 / C16 / C116 joystick
- Dragon 32 / 64 analogue joystick
- MSX joystick
- Spectrum Plus3 joystick
- BBC Micro / Master 2x stanadard joysticks
- Voltmace 14B joystikc (adapter box not required)
- NEC PC-Engine gamepad
- PC-Engine Hori / Avenue (6 button) gamepads
- TurboGrafx-16 gamepad
- Autofire and slow-motion modes fully supported
- Nintendo NES / Famicom gamepad
- Nintendo Super NES (SNES) / Super Famicom gamepad
- Nintendo 64 (N64) gamepad
- Taito N64 Densha de Go! train controller
- Nintendo Gamecube gamepad
- PC Gameport joystick with 4 axis and 4 buttons
- Sega Saturn gamepad
- Sega Saturn Analogue (NiGHTS) controller
- Taito Saturn Densha de Go! train controller
- Saturn racing wheel
- Sony Playstation gamepad
- Original PS1 Dual Shock gamepad
- Sony Playstation 2 Dual Shock gamepad
- Namco neGcon gamepad
- Taito PS Densha de Go! train controller
- Playstation racing wheel
Because sockets for old systems can be expensive and hard to find, often it is easier to just modify the original controller. The modification does not affect the controllers operation, and it will still work with the original console/computer!
The modification works like this: You cut the controller's cable near the end and splice a DB9 or DB16 socket in to it. For details of how to do this, refer to the technical details page.
Pre-modified controllers are available in the online shop.
The Retro Adapter is versatile enough to support almost any controller imaginable. If you have a controller which is not currently supported, drop me a line (email@example.com) and I'll see what I can do.
© 2009 Paul Qureshi