Astro-daptor 

Also available:

Atari 2600/7800

Atari 5200

ColecoVision/Intellivision/Sega
TI99/Odyssey 2/Channel F/MSX

NEO-GEO AES, SuperGun

The Astro-daptor is a USB interface for connecting Bally/Astrocade controllers to your PC/Mac, Raspberry Pi, or game console that supports USB HID. No driver is needed as the Astro-daptor is recognized as a USB HID (Human Interface Device) joystick.

Features

This is based on the 2600-daptor.

Currently MESS is the only emulator I know of for the Bally/Astrocade.  Required settings -

Purchase

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Astro-daptor

Stock Status: units on hand

Price $25

 

2 for $48

 

 6 foot USB 2.0 cable 

** USB cable NOT included w/ daptor **

Regular type, A Male to B Male

Stock Status: units on hand

Price $2

 

Visit Astro-daptor thread on AtariAge forums for people's feedback, or have started a facebook:

Help

To verify operation, first bring up the game controllers -

Select “Astro-daptor” in the list and click Properties button.  Joystick should move the cross hair full up/down/left/right and trigger show as button 1.  Rotating the knob will change the Z Rotation.

Try a different USB cable or plug into a different USB jack.

The enumeration seems to always stall under WinXP if, when the first time it is plugged into a computer, it is plugged into a USB 1.1 port.  If windows does not give the device installed and ready to use notification within 30 seconds after plugging in, simply unplug and plug it back in.  After that, it should install and operate fine.  You can also go into Device Manager, right click on it, and select Update Driver… to restart the enumeration. 

Connecting extra buttons

Refer to this section on 2600-daptor.

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