Bluetooth Joystick adapter for MSX?

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By DRomero

Expert (125)

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11-07-2019, 23:54

The 2.4g 8Bitdo is indeed a very fine joystick, very little lag too. I went for the Joyzz one because I already had an old 8Bitdo for my Reteopie, but quality seemed poor compared to the Joyzz one.

Moral of story is Bluetooth joysticks sucks for old consoles, when you have to rely on pixel accurate jumps on games and such.

By gdx

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12-07-2019, 02:00

I use a Retro Receiver SNES with a JoySNES and an original SNES controller or sometime a PS3 controller for the analog stick. I not noticed lag but I am not an expert gamer.

By GreyFoxNL

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10-03-2020, 17:53

I got the bluetooth receiver today:
https://www.8bitdo.com/retro-receiver-genesis-mega-drive/

And did some testing with some controllers i have here (and joy mega adapter of course). I tested the receiver on an nms8245 and a Sanyo PHC-35J MSX 2+ and the receiver works great on both machines.

PS4 controller: works using the connect buttons on both receiver and controller
PS3 controller: works but is a hassle. You have to connect both controller and receiver to the pc and download a program
Xbox one controller: works using the connect buttons on both receiver and controller
Xbox 360 controller: does NOT work, not supported.
Nintendo switch joycon: works using the connect buttons on both receiver and controller
Nintendo switch pro controller: works using the connect buttons on both receiver and controller
Nintendo Wii controllers: works using the connect buttons on both receiver and controller

Since i don't have an Xbox one and that controller is a loaner i'll stick to with ps4 controller :)
Really nice gadget imo.

By Bernard

Resident (43)

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07-05-2020, 08:30

In Japan, some hobbyist modifies the Mega Drive receivers by hand to meet the MSX standard (think e.g. rewiring GND to pin 9). He occasionally sells them on Mercari.

I bought one of these. It works perfectly. From the outside, it is hard to tell the receiver was modded.

You pay a premium, but you do get a nice MSX sticker to ease the pain ;).

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