Competition Pro Retro



  • Hi there,

    i would like to play Amiga, C64 and Atari ST games with an Competition Pro Retro
    https://icomp.de/shop-icomp/de/shop/product/competition-pro-retro.html
    This Joystick has an DB9 plug.

    How can i connect it to my RPI3? What is the best solution?
    a) With an USB-Adapter? But which one has no delay and woks with recalbox?
    b) With direkt wired to the GPIOs?

    There are an DB9-section in the config-file. How does it work?

    Thank you in advance
    Gordi



  • @gordi hi !

    As far as i can remember when i was a teenager, i could use my amiga sticks on my master system, so 'd say that the DB9 driver would work for you. The problem is that you're the very first person i sée try ng to use a DB9 joystick ...

    So, regarding your question : you can wire a male DB9 on the gpio (ser the wiki). But you'll be vety limited as you won't even be able to fully configure it as expected because it's lacking buttons :/



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  • @substring

    Hi Substring,
    thank you for your quick answer.

    I was wondering how other users play Amiga, C64, Atari ST games? i use to play these games with an competition pro as an teenager. I would like to use one as its like back in the 80s and 90`s :).
    The ps3 controller is not the same and feels wrong :(. How do you test these systems?

    i found this on ebay as an male plug
    https://www.ebay.de/i/263554257005?chn=ps&dispItem=1

    The wirering should not be an problem but what do you mean with ..
    "But you'll be vety limited as you won't even be able to fully configure it as expected because it's lacking buttons :/"
    i only want to use it to play. For controlling recalbox i would use ps3 controller or keyboard. Is this a problem? Can i use both DB9 and ps3 controller bluetooth?

    There is an intressintig way to rewire the joystick to support up to 3 Buttons (only for gaming) :)
    http://wiki.icomp.de/wiki/DB9-Joystick

    Thank you
    Gordi



  • @gordi recalbox expects at least 4 buttons and 4 directions ... Even if amiberry has its iwn way of setting up.pads, you.d need a custom configuration for anything with retroarch



  • @substring
    what do you mean with: ... you would need a custom configuration for anything with retroarch ?

    For every game?

    What is you advise? What do you use and the other members from the team?
    Is it better to use an usb adapter ?



  • @gordi i mean you'd need to setup your joystick in RA for C64 and atari st, save configuration, and use custom configs as explained in the wiki for those systems



  • @substring ok i will try it.
    Thank youvery much


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