ave1 Posted May 7, 2015 Share Posted May 7, 2015 I recently purchased the Seagull78 Genesis-to-Atari-7800 controller adapter made by Edladdin and am enjoying my 7800 games with Genesis controllers of various types (both buttons work- not just one!). One thing I initially thought about when I got it was the possibility of using it to put my Sega Master System 2 button "Control Stick" and Sega M.S. gamepad into use on my 7800 (Since Master System and Genesis controllers are supposedly interchangeable). Well, I tried this and both buttons on each M.S. controller that I plugged in didn't function. I was somewhat puzzled that this was an issue since the Master System 1 and 2 buttons are supposed to directly correspond to the Genesis B and C buttons (which are the buttons that the Edladdin adapter enables). I figured that since Button 1 on the M.S. controller is also simultaneously a "Start" button (unlike the Genesis controller which has its oown independent "Start" button) that this must somehow cause a conflict that prevents it from being able to work with the adapter. At this point I was thinking about modding my Master System Control Stick (which actually has the stick on the right and buttons on the left as a 2600 controller does) to be a two-button-functioning 7800 controller using a tutorial here: http://m.instructables.com/id/Retro-Atari-7800-Mod-Sega-Master-System-controlle/ This mod involves using a desoldering tool (which i don't own and have zero experience using) and sacrificing a 7800 controller, so I'm sure you can imagine I was hesitant to get started on the project. My thoughts went back to the Edladdin adapter- could there be something I could do to it that might suddenly get it working with my Master System controllers? Then something occurred to me: I own a somewhat hard-to-find device called the Master System Autofire adapter which is shown here: http://www.ecrater.com/p/19918192/rapid-fire-control-stick-sega?gps=1&id=80959801219 What if I plugged my controller into it and then connected the Edladdin adapter up to it and my 7800? I got brave and connected it all together... http://imgur.com/Nt8wAFY http://imgur.com/pxf3nHt And- believe it or not- now my Master System controllers are fully functioning on my two button Atari 7800 games! True story There are two great things about the Master System Control Stick that makes it desirable for 7800 gamers. I've found it to offer great response/accuracy. The joystick is grasped by the right hand and thus has that Atari 2600 feel to it when you cradle it within both hands- with your left thumb handling the button presses. My gameplay experience with it has been exceptional, and I can't say enough good things about it. Now, I realize the Master System Autofire adapter is not readily available and that few people will get to try this, so I am intending on buying a Genesis to Atari auto-fire-enabling controller adapter from Best Electronics to see if things will work properly when plugged in with this as it was with the Master System auto-fire adapter. Maybe I can arrange for a group order to lower expenses of shipping for those who want to get in on it (assuming it works). I'll report back here when I find out what the deal is. Needless to say, I am pretty excited about this discovery. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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