recommended joysticks...

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sdo
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recommended joysticks...

Post by sdo » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:18 pm

Hi forum - can anyone recommend any joysticks which will work the Next ? Especially any which have already been proven to work. Thanks in advance. D.

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Re: recommended joysticks...

Post by PiyoTaro » Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:05 pm

Latest Core v.1.10.51 Supports SEGA Megadrive Joypads.

It has been exhibited in large quantities at eBay, Aliexpress, etc. It is set at a cheap price.

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Re: recommended joysticks...

Post by varmfskii » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:00 pm

Every Atari 2600 style joystick I have thrown at it works fine.
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Re: recommended joysticks...

Post by beanz » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:42 pm

PiyoTaro wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:05 pm
Latest Core v.1.10.51 Supports SEGA Megadrive Joypads.

It has been exhibited in large quantities at eBay, Aliexpress, etc. It is set at a cheap price.
I've had a Genesis controller hooked up to my board since the day I got it...so it's always worked...what's changed exactly? more button support?

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Re: recommended joysticks...

Post by seedy1812 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:14 pm

beanz wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:42 pm
PiyoTaro wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:05 pm
Latest Core v.1.10.51 Supports SEGA Megadrive Joypads.

It has been exhibited in large quantities at eBay, Aliexpress, etc. It is set at a cheap price.
I've had a Genesis controller hooked up to my board since the day I got it...so it's always worked...what's changed exactly? more button support?

from https://www.specnext.com/v-0-8e/
New Firmware file 1.10 which adds support for Sega Megadrive 3 and 6 button pads,

A second Kempston port (IN 55 – 0x37) has been added which follows the same format as port 31 (0x1F).
Supports Sega Megadrive 3 (and 6) button Joypads. Currently 4 buttons can be used at maximum. The buttons are returned by reading the Kempston joystick ports (IN 31 / IN 55). Sega 6 XYZ buttons are mirrored on ABC. The ‘MODE’ button on a Sega 6 pad cannot be read.
Bits 7..0 are as follows:
7: START
6: A / X
5: C / Z
4: B / Y
3: UP
2: DOWN
1: LEFT
0: RIGHTThe following register has been updated to include these extra joypad modes.(R/W) 0x05 (05) => Peripheral 1 setting:
bits 7-6 = joystick 1 mode (LSB)
bits 5-4 = joystick 2 mode (LSB)
bit 3 = joystick 1 mode (MSB)
bit 2 = 50/60 Hz mode (0 = 50Hz, 1 = 60Hz)(0 after a PoR or Hard-reset)
bit 1 = joystick 2 mode (MSB)
bit 0 = Enable Scandoubler (1 = enabled)(1 after a PoR or Hard-reset)
Joysticks modes:
000 = Sinclair 2 (67890)
001 = Kempston 1 (port 0x1F)
010 = Cursor (56780)
011 = Sinclair 1 (12345)
100 = Kempston 2 (port 0x37)
101 = MD 1 (3 or 6 button joystick port 0x1F)
110 = MD 2 (3 or 6 button joystick port 0x37)

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