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    Sega controllers

    i have a Sega Genesis, and about a dozen controlers. i was wondering, since they have a 9-pin serial interface, can u get drivers for them?

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    I have read a post before with someone saying that they used sega controllers with their pc. I can't remember exactly but I think they had to do some rewiring.
    Use the search facility and type in controllers. You will be able to find the post I am referring to with that.

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    Originally posted by Weapon:
    I use the Dual Shock Analog Controller of my Playstation on my PC games. I built my own parallel port interface and used the Directpad Pro drivers. It works perfectly with all DirectX games.

    Ok I was wrong it was a sony controller.
    Directpad Pro drivers might be worth a look. If they work for a home made parallel port interfaced PS pad then they might work with something with the correct interface in the first place

    You might still have to get the pins layout for the sega pad and make sure they conform to the standard serial port of a PC. You should not be able to do any damage so plug it in and try it with Directpad Pro drivers...

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    If you can't find the diagram for a Sega controller, you may want to look at info on the controller port for the Commodore64. Since the Genesis is based on a chip that was originally meant to upgrade the C64, the controller interface is the same. I know because I tried playing some games with my Sega pad on a C64 (except the C64 only supported 1 or two buttons lol).

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