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Using megadrive control pads on PC.

Discussion in 'Genesis/Mega Drive' started by Flakvin, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. Flakvin

    Flakvin New Member

    Is there any way of using a Megadrive control pad on a PC. The connection on the control pad fits into COM port 1 or 2, so, there must be some way of getting windows to detect it. I would prosume this would require some sort of drivers?

    Or am I being totally stupid on this one?

    (Edited by Flakvin at 10:47 pm on Mar. 27, 2002)
  2. Gallstaff

    Gallstaff Member

    i think you have to re-wire something on the pad but i am not sure.
  3. ExCyber

    ExCyber Staff Member

    Yeah, you do. The serial ports aren't going to work, and you might risk frying the pad by hooking it up.
  4. Raijin Z

    Raijin Z New Member

    There are instructions available online somewhere.... You're supposed to build an adaptor, and you only have to sacrafice extension cables instead of killing your controller's cord.
  5. SegaSaturnDDR

    SegaSaturnDDR New Member

    capcom used to sell a pc gamepad that was exactly like a genny controller minus a start button, and they were cheap too, too bad they dont make em anymore.
  6. maidtina

    maidtina New Member

    I have seen adapters that plug into he parralel port and read as a second gameport. Also i could rewire a pad to run off a PC gameport but it would need some modification, cutting solder tracks and desoldering the multiplexor. The instructions are out there, try looking at digital joystick schematics for people building arcade boxed for their mame emulators.

    maybee i should sell them :)
  7. Izlude

    Izlude New Member

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