Genesis/SMS/Atari controller to USB adapter

A cable for connecting Genesis (3 and 6 buttons), Sega master system and Atari-style controllers to an USB port. (DISCONTINUED)

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Product Description:
When playing good old games from the 8 and 16 bit computer/console era with an emulator, the gameplay is much better when using and original joystick or controller.

This is version 1 of the adapter. It has been replaced by Version 2 which has lower latency (2ms), is configurable and has an updateable firmware.
Supported controllers and specifications:
  • Genesis 6 button controllers
  • Genesis 3 button controllers
  • Sega master system controllers and other 2 button Atari-style controllers. (Button2 on pin 9)
  • Atari-style joysticks, such as the Competition Pro, Zip Stik and many others.
  • Genesis multi-taps (models MK-1657, MK-1654 and P-450). Up to 4 Genesis controllers can be used at the same time!
  • Input latency: Approximately 10ms.
Not supported:
  • Atari 2600 Paddles
Note: The type of controller is auto-detected when the adapter powers up. (i.e. when connecting the USB cable.)

None needed! This adapter implements a standard USB HID joystick and is supported natively by at least Linux, MacOS X and Win9x/2k/XP/7/8 32&64bits.

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The adapter
In use...
Supports 6 button Genesis controllers
Supports 3 button Genesis controllers
Supports SMS controllers
Supports Atari compatible joysticks

Out of stock
Item # ADAP-DB9JOY-USB Out of stock
Description DB9 (Atari/SMS/Genesis) game controller to USB adapter (USB cable included)
Clearance sell (Regular price: $29.95. Ends on 2018-12-31)
Price $23.95
Note: Prices are in canadian dollars (CAD) and may change without prior notice. If necessary, currency conversion will be done automatically by PayPal.

  • Orders are normally prepared and shipped within 7 business days.
  • The transit time varies according to the country of destination, but between 4 and 10 business days are typical.
  • Business days are Monday to Friday, with the exception of holidays (Canadian or in the destination country).
  • We ship from Canada
  • Orders shipped outside Canada may, depending on the destination country, incur additional import duties, taxes and charges. Those are not included and are the buyer's responsibility. Be aware that for some countries, the additional fees can be very significant (eg: Over half the product price). It is your responsability to research prior to placing an order.

IMPORTANT: This is not a complete list. If your controller or game does not appear here, it simply means that we did not get the chance (or the idea) to test it, or that no one let us know that it works.

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Megadrive/SMS/Atari controller to USB adapter (v2)
An adapter for connecting Genesis/Megadrive (3/6 button), SMS and Atari-style controllers to an USB port


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