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Atarai 2600 joystick Wii Mod

Posted by mr_microphone 
Atarai 2600 joystick Wii Mod
July 19, 2009 01:36PM
I've been enjoying Wii2600 on the HBC and wondered if anyone has attempted making an old Atari 2600 joystick work with the Wii. Logically, the joystick would be an extension controller in place of the Wii Nunchuk. I can handle a soldering iron, but I'm no electrical schematic-reader type.

I've been looking online at the disassembly of both the classic 2600 joystick and the Wii Nunchuk. Could it work in theory by simply placing the Nunchuk's guts and extension wire/wiimote contector into the Atari joytsick, taking out the nunchuk's potentiometer, and solder in place jumper wires to the corresponding circuit board direction leads of the Atari?

I didn't know if there's a voltage incompatiablity, what the wire gauge would be or if the two controller circuit boards would even work together. The nunchuk's accelerometer and "z" button could be bypassed altogether because atari games are only 4-point directional and 1 fire button (no need to mod an extra "z" button to the controller, or even to "shake it" for onscreen movement... but that would be cool possibilities nontheless for another project.)

It couldn't be as simple as soldering 5 wires and using a dremel to make room for the nunchuk's board, could it?

Has anyone done an Atari 2600 joystick conversion for the wii? Will it even work? I found a video of someone putting an Xbox 360 controller in an Atari joystick, as well as videos of people making it into a TV remote and a lamp (?!)

If anyone can help, I'd appreicated it.

Keep up the great job with Wiibrew!
Re: Atarai 2600 joystick Wii Mod
July 19, 2009 10:35PM
I am sure, using the Gamecube ports would be alot easier.
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July 29, 2009 06:27PM
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