Original - New - Unopened MSX Joysticks for Sale - Mitsubushi ML-50JY

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Van RetroZones

Expert (111)

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18-03-2016, 15:50

A respectful *bump*

Van RetroZones

Expert (111)

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01-05-2016, 19:06

Still available

Van Metalion

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02-05-2016, 11:45

Hello,

What's the technology used in those joysticks ?
Micro-switches or contacts ?

Thanks.

Van RetroZones

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02-05-2016, 12:28

Hi

Thanks for the enquiry

It is actually potentiometers - which is how they get their soft feel.
They are not analogue - they still only do four directions and two fire actions.
The potentiometers allow for excellent reliability as microswitches or any other leaf/button arrangements are more prone to wear and failure.

I hope this answers your questions

Van gdx

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02-05-2016, 12:44

The following vendor (you?) says that the joystick is compatible with MSX / Atari / Spectrum / Amiga / Amstrad / Commodore but it is not the cas without adapter. The joystick can even cause a short circuit on most machines.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Joystick-New-MSX-Atari-Spectrum-Amig...

Only the MSX supports this joystick.

Van RetroZones

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02-05-2016, 12:59

Firstly - This is an MSX forum so the joystick is fully compatible for you guys.
So, within this forum it's a mute point.

However, you are correct that in its standard configuration - pressing the base fire button on a non msx system could crash a NON MSX system.

To ensure that the joystick IS COMPATIBLE with NON MSX systems I perform a wiring modification prior to shipping.
If you read the body of the advert it states (and I quote);

"IMPORTANT
Please let me know what system you will be using the joystick on  (i.e. MSX, CBM64, CPC464...)
I will then ensure that you get the correct button configuration.
Please put this information in the PayPal message box
If you use an un-modified unit on a non-MSX system.... 
...Pressing the base fire button will send 5 volts up the wrong pin and will CRASH your system
Trust me.. I know"

There are others sellers of this is unit - quoting compatibility with non MSX systems that do not offer this service' which I also state in the advert:

"BONUS - This service is not offered by other sellers - BONUS)"

If I did not offer this modification then I am sure I would have not achieved my 200 POSITIVE feedback

But as stated earlier in thus post - the modification is only performed on NON MSX systems so it this forum this isn't really relevant.

I hope this clears this up.

Thanks

Van gdx

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02-05-2016, 13:13

RetroZones wrote:

If you use an un-modified unit on a non-MSX system.... 
...Pressing the base fire button will send 5 volts up the wrong pin and will CRASH your system

This is the short circuit caused by the MSX button 2.

Van RetroZones

Expert (111)

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02-05-2016, 13:30

Yes, that's correct. That's why I offer the modification for NON MSX system which prevents this.

Sorry, am I missing your point here?

Van gdx

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02-05-2016, 16:08

The title is misleading but it's a good deal for people that like this type of joystick.

Van RetroZones

Expert (111)

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18-05-2016, 00:14

Original MSX Joysticks still available.

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