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USB Adaptor to Gameport; Use your Amiga Joytick for PC!

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:37 am
by Sid
Right... found a couple of bits on the net.

Make your own!
Firstly, if you want to make your own adaptor (Stainy?), then see here:
http://www.students.tut.fi/~kosolah/joy ... rt-en.html


Buy a proper one!
Secondly, I can buy one from USA for £27, (pre-built!) with good reviews.
There are only 2 in stock, who wants the last one??
(Delivery takes upto 14 days)

Or I could buy it and flog on eBay for more money!?
(how much could I get?!) :P

The one's on eBay at moment are not for Amiga/Atari joysticks, they are female plugs rather than male ones...

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:32 am
by Steve Camber
With the increasing demise of the game port and parallel port, I believe the best solution for the future is a 9pin joystick port to USB.

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:46 am
by alkis21
I use a parallel-to-USB 15 Euros adapter. It won't work with Amiga joysticks, but it's fine for PC CMS (Greek) sticks.

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:57 am
by Sid
I have just placed my order from America!

AND ... due to:
* exchange rate (1.9 something)
* cheaper shipping method available
* didn't need the optional usb cable

I have picked it up for £19.75 delivered !!! ($37.90 US)

RESULT!

If anybody wants the LAST one in stock, go here:

Atari Age: STELLADAPTOR USB

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:D

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:58 am
by alkis21
With project.CloneAmiga just around the corner, that's an excellent purchase. :P

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:17 am
by Tripod
Couldn't you buy a USB to parallel port cable and on top of that the Amiga 4-player-adapter? Would that work with the PPJoy drivers?

This: http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0106036438

And this: http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 0106231037

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:08 pm
by Sid
alkis21 wrote:With project.CloneAmiga just around the corner, that's an excellent purchase. :P


...and KO2-PC !! :wink:

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:24 pm
by Sid
They now have 97 in stock!!

...and mine has been dispatched this morning! :)
...so next week I shall be able to go play online.

Get ready for some whoop-ass people!

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:19 pm
by Noodlebug
Sid, this Stelladaptor is a truly wonderful device!!

I got mine today, and despite a brief panic that the USB socket was the wrong shape (luckily my printer cable fitted) I just played my first game of KO2 with a Zipstick (as nature intended it to be played) in 6 years. Much better than the keyboard, not least having the ability to kick the ball north-west again!

Weirdly, my first goal was a header from outside the 6-yard box (must be the Spanish goalkeeper).

The good news is now I can actually practice for the UKC (and maybe play online). The bad news is I may become addicted again.

Thank you!

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:21 pm
by Bounty Bob
Noodlebug wrote:The good news is now I can actually practice for the UKC (and maybe play online). The bad news is I may become addicted again.
That looks like two pieces of good news to me. :lol:

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:27 am
by Noodlebug
I dunno, I've been playing online all night, my hands ache and I am going to lose my Saturday catching up with sleep. It's a good thing I don't have a proper job right now..!

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:43 pm
by GingerPete
Does anyone know where i can get an amiga joystick 9 pin port to PC usb??

I can see this, but this is a pc serial to usb? will it work??
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?Mod ... N&doy=16m6

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:33 am
by Steve Camber
GingerPete wrote:Does anyone know where i can get an amiga joystick 9 pin port to PC usb??

I can see this, but this is a pc serial to usb? will it work??
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?Mod ... N&doy=16m6

No, avoid!

Get the stelladapter or an amiga 4 player adapter if you have a parallel port.