doubledown Posted March 4 Share Posted March 4 So way back when I was a kid, my older cousins had an Odyssey²...and I have very vague memories of playing it with them. Twenty or so years ago, I had gotten one for myself as an adult, I played it a very little bit...modded the console with A/V outs and disconnectable controller ports...and then sold it. Then a couple of weeks ago I ran across a thread here, back from around November, wherein @sixersfan105 had mentioned an Odyssey² port/release of HERO...one of my all-time favorite games. So I contacted Marc V to see if there were any copies still available, and sure enough he said yes. So I sent him my payment, procured myself a new to me Odyssey² console, and I received my game today. I will say that I'm very impressed with its gameplay on the Odyssey², it is very faithful to the Activision original, and very well done. So now that I've got myself an Odyssey² again, I'm looking into controller options. Now one thing that I either forgot about, or never really knew about, is that some Odyssey² games use the left controller, and some use the right. So I've had the idea to build myself a custom arcade stick controller for the Odyssey² that will have 2 controller cables, plugged into both controller ports simultaneously, wired through a 6PDT switch, that will allow me to keep this one arcade stick controller plugged into both ports, then by toggling the latching pushbutton switch, it will be wired to either the left controller port, or the right controller port, depending on the game I am playing...so that I don't need to keep unplugging and plugging in the cables. Additionally as I've played H.E.R.O. more on the ColecoVision with 2 buttons, than on say the Atari 2600 with 1 button and joystick down, I very much prefer playing this game with 2 buttons...versus pulling down on the joystick to set dynamite charges. So I plan to have at least a 2nd button wired to the joystick down input, so that I can play this version that way as well. So what I'm wondering here from all you Odyssey² experts, is there anything else feature-wise, that would be beneficial on this controller for other games that I'm just not that familiar with? For example is there some game where the button does one thing, and say joystick up does something like shields or thrust or something? If this is the case, then it is easy enough for me to wire a 5 position rotary switch prior to the 2nd button, so that the 2nd button isn't only just joystick down, but it can be any of the 4 joystick directions (up/down/left/right), or off (I've done this before on some Atari controllers I've built). Is there any game where the button does one thing, up does something, and down does something else, wherein it would be beneficial to have a 3rd button wired through a rotary switch like the 2nd button? So again, basically I'm requesting from all of the Odyssey² experts here, your thoughts on any possible worthwhile features and/or options to install into an Odyssey² arcade stick controller, that I maybe haven't thought of (or mentioned above) yet. Thanks in advance for any thoughts or ideas. Remember, there are no stupid ideas...just stupid people. 😆 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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