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

$31.99 CAD
(approx. $23.99 USD )

Product Description:
This adapter lets you use Megadrive, SMS or Atari-style controllers on your PC. The multitap is also supported, enabling simultaneous use of up to 4 megadrive controllers. This adapter is built using advXarch technology for low latency.

  • Supported controllers:
    • 6 button megadrive controllers
    • 3 button megadrive controllers
    • Sega master system controllers
    • Atari-style joysticks
    • Megadrive multi-taps
    • Megadrive mouse (megamouse)
  • Very low latency
  • Up to 4 Megadrive controllers can be used simultaneously with a multi-tap
  • Works under Linux, Mac OS X and Windows
  • Updateable firmware
  • Each adapter has its own serial number
  • USB cable included
Management tool: (more info)
  • Easy to use user interface able to manage several adapters.
  • Adapter firmware version display
  • Firmware update function
  • Displays the type of controller detected
  • Adapter configuration:
    • Configure D-Pad as axes or buttons
    • 1, 2, 3 and 4-player modes
Total Latency information: (more info)
  • Default setting: 6ms
  • Minimum settings: 2ms
  • None! Uses standard drivers included with supported operating systems.

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Example use
Example supported controller: 6-Button megadrive
Example supported controller: SMS
Example supported Atari-style joysticks
Example supported multitap
Example use
Adapter manager

Ships within 7 business days (*)
Item # ADAP-DB9JOY-USB_V2 In stock
Description DB9 (Atari/SMS/Megadrive) controller to USB adapter (Version 2)
Price $31.99
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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Supported controllers
ModelTested bySupportedComments
3-button controller (Sega 1650)raphnet tech.Yes
6-button controller (Sega MK-1470)raphnet tech.Yes
6-button controller (Sega MK-1653)raphnet tech.Yes
6-button controller (Sega SJ-6000)UserYes
Fighter Stick SG-6 (Asciiware model 5720)raphnet tech.Yes
Megamouse (Sega MK-1645)raphnet tech.Yes
SMS controller (Sega model 3020)raphnet tech.Yes
SMS Paddle Control (HPD-200)raphnet tech.Yes
Wico command controlraphnet tech.Yes
Atari 2600 joystickraphnet tech.Yes
Competition Pro (SL-6602-SER)raphnet tech.Yes
Atari CX40 joystickUserYes
Atari paddle controllerUserNoWill never be supported by this product.
Supported multitaps
ModelTested bySupportedComments
Multitap (Sega MK-1657)raphnet tech.Yes
Multitap (Sega MK-1654)raphnet tech.Yes
Multitap (Performance P-450)raphnet tech.PartialThis multitap does not work with 6-button controllers
Q: What is the latency when using a multitap?
A: Reading the state of 4 controllers through a multitap takes less than 1ms, so it makes no difference. It is as low as when reading a single controller. (That is, unless the multitap itself adds latency, but we don't know if it does...)

Q: Can I use a Megadrive multitap to connect more than 1 SMS or Atari controller?
A: No, unfortunately the Megadrive multitap only supports megadrive controllers. To use more than 1 Atari or SMS controller, you will need one adapter per controller.

Q: Can I connect 4 adapters to concurrently use 4 Atari joysticks?
A: Yes! This has been reported to work fine with Atari800Win Plus 4.1.

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  • Multitap not included. Without a multitap, only one controller can be connected.

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