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Arcade Controller for PC Gameport: 'Controller Box'

Have been thinking of making a controller with joysticks for my PC. With the help of this page, Jivin' Jim's Jazzy Jumpin' Java-less Page, I have been able to rig up a arcade controller that connects to the 15 pin, D-connector gameport of my PC. It has 4 buttons with 2 joysticks, (2nd joystick is hooked up to the 4 fire buttons - Robotron).
Here are some pictures of the bare bones wire harness while testing. After some trial and error, I got the thing working in windows and mame perfectly.


9 January 2005.

Unfortunatly Jivin' Jim's Jazzy Jumpin' Java-less Page has gone the way of the dodo. I have the info on paper here, so when time permits, I will make it available.

12 October 2003.

Finally got around to knocking up a control panel overlay better than the dodgy one I first attempted. Twin joysticks on Robotron is awesome. I have doubled my progression in the game. :)

9 October 2003.

I picked up the powder coated controller box from the powder coaters and it looks great. I made up a homemade control panel overlay and printed it out on the home printer. (It turned out ok). I have installed the wire harness, joysticks and buttons and had a few games of Robotron, Shinobi, Wonderboy and Space Invaders. It all works fine.

7 October 2003. Have received the controller box from my friend. I also had some lexan, (perspex), cut for the top to cover and house a homemade cp overlay.
Box is off at the powder coaters getting a coating of satin black. Should receive it back tomorrow.

5 October 2003. Wondering where the housing unit is? It's coming. My friend has made me a nice controller rectangle from a light sheet metal. It will be housed very soon.

Progress pictures
The bare bones wire harness
Testing. It works (tada)
Wire harness mounted inside control panel box
Control Panel box before powder coating
Control Panel powder coated
Control panel with 1st overlay
The finished product with 1st overlay complete with joysticks and buttons...YUK
Control panel with 2nd overlay
The finished product with 2nd overlay complete with joysticks and buttons

Some hints:
If your going to try this make sure you have windows recognise the controller as a '2-axis, 4-button joystick' controller.

Thanks to Super Mappy for his knowledge and for pointing me to Jim's web site for the information.

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