Den Fri, 1 Sep 2017 20:41:08 +0200 skrev Spiro Trikaliotis <email@example.com>: > Hello, > > * On Fri, Sep 01, 2017 at 10:56:28AM +0200 Anders Carlsson wrote: > > Wavestar Interactive wrote: > > > > >All you need is a female DB-9 (9-pin D-sub) connector and wires > > >and an outer rubber cord sleeve for the individual wires. Jameco > > >and just about everyone supplying wires and other electronic parts > > >have those parts. > > > > I must say that sounds like rather expensive cables, compared to > > the advice to buy Chinese Genesis knockoff controllers. > > Why not just use a RS232 DB9 extension cable? That should work without > problems. Just remove the correct side and use it to solder the > joystick to. Most RS232 cables have a metal shield. If you try to insert such connector into the joystic port of a 80's home computer and you misalign it slightly there is a big risk that the metal shield short circuits pin 7 and 8 (which is 5V and ground). Poof, time to replace the fuse in a C64 or maybe even something worse might happen. All kinds of games that require using port 2 or port 1 on a C64, and also all kinds of gamles that works best with a Tac-2 or best with a Wico, means connecting and disconnecting joystics with power turned on. (It might be a good idea to build a switch, or maybe rather make cables to use a "pc" 4-1 25-pin dsub switch as they can still be found for very little money). -- (\_/) Copy the bunny to your mails to help (O.o) him achieve world domination. (> <) Come join the dark side. /_|_\ We have cookies. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2017-09-02 03:00:02
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