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This simple hack corresponds to an "easy-to-make" joystick to USB adaptor.
It is mainly usefull for anybody who wants to play old-school games with their old Atari joysticks on a modern PC or may be on a handheld console like the Caanoo.

It is very easy to make and of course, you do not need to make a PCB or buy expensive parts.
The idea : Re-use an old USB keyboard to make things happen.

Connect your joystick and plug the USB to the PC.
You have to launch your favorite emulator and define the corresponding keys.

Key mapping :

  • UP : 8
  • DOWN : 5
  • LEFT : 2
  • RIGHT : 0
  • FIRE :/

Package (attached) contains every needed informations to make your own.

Enjoy !
Buzz