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Dual joystick Vectrex controller plans?


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Howdy,

 

I'd like to build a dual joystick Vectrex controller.. I'm just not exactly sure how to do it. I assume the 2nd stick is tied to the buttons, mainly button #4, the fire button somehow. Are there any plans out there to construct one?

 

I've come to find that this is about the only way to go if you're going to properly play Robot Arena. A PS2/Vectrex adapter would be the most ideal, cheapest solution, but those seem impossible to come by and the Instructable I saw wasn't the clearest. http://www.instructables.com/id/Modify-PSX-Controller-for-Vectrex-Games-Console/

 

(pic to show what I'm going for). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!post-37932-0-65234900-1517198964_thumb.jpg

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Hi,

 

Im quite certain that above "joystick" uses for one joystick the buttons of port 1 and for the other the joystick inputs (as digital inputs) of port 1.

 

The creator of above "joystick" can be reached via a greek forum (english should work though): http://www.iamretro.gr/forum/index.php?threads/%CE%9F-%CE%BA%CE%B1%CE%B9%CE%BD%CE%BF%CF%8D%CF%81%CE%B3%CE%B9%CE%BF%CF%82-%CE%BC%CE%BF%CF%85-diy-robot-arena-arcade-controller.7844/

(But he is also on facebook).

 

The other option is to use to analog sticks with both joyports like: https://www.ebay.de/itm/222794918982?ul_noapp=true

Perhaps the seller reveals his plans with you - you might ask.

 

Malban

 

Also of interest perhaps:

http://www.iamretro.gr/forum/index.php?threads/vectrex-gamepad-schematic-by-madtronix.7833/

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