Re: [stella] Controller issues

Subject: Re: [stella] Controller issues
From: Carl Forhan <forhan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 17:35:14 -0500
Robin Harbron wrote:
> Glenn Saunders wrote:
> > Don't Genesis controllers use DB9s?  If you can read them on the 2600,
> > this would be the way to go.
> Yes, they use DB9s, but I know they have to be modified
> to work on a C64 - one of the buttons - B I think - will
> cause damage to the C64, sending a signal that's unexpected.
> I'm not an expert on electronics, but be careful before you
> start plugging those controllers into your Atari 2600.

Genesis controllers work great on the 2600 and 7800 (and can even be
modified for two-button support on existing 7800 games), this is
documented in the classic video games FAQ, if memory serves.

Carl Forhan

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