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General Category => Amstrad CPC hardware => Topic started by: ComSoft6128 on 05:43, 22 October 18

Title: Replacement for Plus Gamepad
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 05:43, 22 October 18
I'm looking at replacing my existing Gamepad with something (not a joystick) more sturdy.
Are any of the controllers for other systems compatible with the Plus?

Thanks,

Peter
Title: Re: Replacement for Plus Gamepad
Post by: DanyPPC on 09:57, 22 October 18
MSX Joypads are compatible, only the 2 button (A e B) are inverted.


This (https://www.ebay.it/itm/VIC-20-C-64-C64GS-Controller-pad-compatible-Joypad-joystick-commodore/183482770861?hash=item2ab86ce5ad:g:pFwAAOSwYmZXJQLg:rk:5:pf:0) user on eBay realizes joypad for MSX/Amstrad/Atari/Commodore.
Contact him.


I bought from him various joypad for C64 and MSX (compatibile with CPC)
Title: Re: Replacement for Plus Gamepad
Post by: Skunkfish on 12:38, 22 October 18
I can second DanyPPC's post and recommend that adapted NES-style gamepad off eBay.
I bought one around 18 months ago, both fire buttons work fine and it's my preferred way of playing a lot of game (particularly those that will let me redefine jump to one of the buttons).
Title: Re: Replacement for Plus Gamepad
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:48, 22 October 18
Ordered.

Thanks for the info!

Cheers,

Peter
Title: Re: Replacement for Plus Gamepad
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 21:32, 30 October 18
Tried it out on Sunday night and it seemed much more responsive than the Amstrad original. Whether this is due to the age of the original gamepad I cant say but it was definitely smoother in operation.
Title: Re: Replacement for Plus Gamepad
Post by: dragon on 21:55, 30 October 18
You can also change the rubber inside the plus pad, the spare parts new for the nes that are sold in alliexpress match perfectly the amstrad parts. it only cost a litte few e.
Title: Re: Replacement for Plus Gamepad
Post by: GUNHED on 15:43, 31 October 18
What I did was to get a nice joypad and rewired it, not it got two fire buttons and ... works ;-)