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Vintage Atari, C64 joystick unknown


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Hello all, recently purchased this weird looking joystick for $3. Plugged into my 2600 this morning and it plays all games fine. Has anyone seen this model before and if so have any info and guess on rarity. Was planning on opening it up and making it a model that has 2 turbo fire speed options. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Thanks for the info on the make. I went online to find out prices and see if they still make this model. I found a site called Turning Point Technology and they still make this model (TA-50120) for $339 US. That seems a bit pricey for what this is, but does anyone know if that's the actual current price for this? If so I'm not going to tinker with it but post it on ebay for a few hundred dollars (it's in decent shape and works perfectly. I even got my best score on Midnight Magic with it).

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That's fair enough for just a simple joystick. I guess what it's used for is electric wheelchair controls. That's why there's grooves cut in where the joystick travels to mechanically force 4 directions only. I still can't believe they charge that much for something this simple.

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Hi!

 

Definitely no reason to spend $339 for a 2600 controller. I can build you 2600/7800 controllers with coin-op quality microswitch or leaf switch joysticks/buttons for much less then that, plus you can have your choice of knob and button colors, and mounted in a case large enough that you do not have to use a hand to hang onto the enclosure. Instead the whole thing will rest comfortable across your lap or on a table.

 

The Supreme controllers even allow you to lift the lid and change between 4-way and 8-way orientation in a snap, if you prefer the microswitch option.

 

Check it out: www.edladdin.com

 

Let me know if you have any questions!

 

Ed

 

PS: In another couple of weeks we will begin shipping a controller that is compatible with 2600, 7800, classic ColecoVision, and the ColecoVision Flashback. These will also be much cheaper than the $339 option.

 

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That's fair enough for just a simple joystick. I guess what it's used for is electric wheelchair controls. That's why there's grooves cut in where the joystick travels to mechanically force 4 directions only. I still can't believe they charge that much for something this simple.

I can't believe it actually worked. Since its not meant for atari.

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