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The ball-knob modded Coleco controller is the best option in my opinion and I have used just about every ColecoVision compatible controller / modded gamepad out there. Honestly, nothing else feels right for playing CV games, well... besides the Super Action Controller by Coleco.

 

I seem to recall seeing a new post by the.golden.axe a month or so ago, but would have to double check his member page to see when the last time he was on AtariAge. As far as I've heard, he has been battling a lot of health issue.

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I seem to recall seeing a new post by the.golden.axe a month or so ago, but would have to double check his member page to see when the last time he was on AtariAge. As far as I've heard, he has been battling a lot of health issue.

 

I'm very sorry to hear that, he was always very friendly to me. Wherever he is, I hope he's doing OK.

 

Sorry, I'm not trying to derail the thread here. I also have a couple of ball-modded CV pads I got from Yurkie, and they're pretty great too... definitely a massive improvement over the stubby regular sticks. I've never like the "buttons on the side" thing, though.

 

At least they're easier to press than the ones on the Intellivision pads. :P

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I'm very sorry to hear that, he was always very friendly to me. Wherever he is, I hope he's doing OK.

 

Sorry, I'm not trying to derail the thread here. I also have a couple of ball-modded CV pads I got from Yurkie, and they're pretty great too... definitely a massive improvement over the stubby regular sticks. I've never like the "buttons on the side" thing, though.

 

At least they're easier to press than the ones on the Intellivision pads. :P

t/y for the kind words

 

still kicking around

taking each day at time

 

seen famicom mods

on ebay for 129

look very cool

but expensive

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About five years ago I had this PDP playstation 3 Versus controller and the microcontroller fried. The switches were still good, The thumbstick used a floating axis on top of 4 2-input microswitches, similar to how the CV controller uses a floating axis on top of 4 2-input contacts. I had a cracked CV controller with chips and bits missing. So I thought, HAY, what the hell. It took me about an hour to do and I wasn't going for pretty points. I was more curious if it would work.

 

Not sure if a newbie like me can post a link. But here's what the sacrificial PDP controller looks like. -> https://c1.q-assets.com/images/products/p/zfw/zfw-106_1z.jpg

 

 

And here is what I wound up with. As ugly and poorly planned as this whole deal was, it works perfectly(almost, the thumbstick is a little off center, but you would never notice it when gaming) and has become my main CV and Atari EM1 controller. Sorry for the bad pictures. My camera is as old as my gaming preferences.

 

 

 

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You know, I had the ball knob mod (just sold them actually) and while it was great it just didn't feel right to me. Too many years playing on the original controller and I am just way too used to it. People call it horrible but I never had an issue with it. I have been playing on it since the launch of the Colecovision. I still use the stock sticks (mine are in like new condition and work...that helps!) and I have fun with these for hours on end....no issues :) Maybe it helps to cool off your hand with a beer between sessions...I have also done that for many years! :)

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You know, I had the ball knob mod (just sold them actually) and while it was great it just didn't feel right to me. Too many years playing on the original controller and I am just way too used to it. People call it horrible but I never had an issue with it. I have been playing on it since the launch of the Colecovision. I still use the stock sticks (mine are in like new condition and work...that helps!) and I have fun with these for hours on end....no issues :) Maybe it helps to cool off your hand with a beer between sessions...I have also done that for many years! :)

Been having a beer between sessions since the launch of the colecovision :o

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The SAC uses a significantly better joystick mechanism, but as you see, it's a unique feel for the fire buttons. I notice more hand fatigue personally, not to say the original controller is particularly good for eliminating fatigue It feels very different and was made for Super Action games. Which IIRC, were included seven titles from the original run.

 

If you collect+want to play any of the Super Action titles, the Super Action Controller is virtually unavoidable.

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