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The Adaptor that lets you connect a Digitial Joystick to a Computer or Console's USB Port.

Perfect for use with Emulators, or for anyone who dis-likes the slowness of Analogue Joysticks.

Updated: 21-4-2013

JOYMASTER-2-USB

A Demonstration Video of this device can be viewed at Youtube:- Click Here to see it.

JOYMASTER-3-USB

A Demonstration Video of this device can be viewed at Youtube:- Click Here to see it.

JOYMASTER-2-PCJOY

A Demonstration Video of this device can be viewed at Youtube:- Click Here to see it.

JOYMASTER-2-(All Models)

Joystick attached. Control Pad attached

WHAT IS A “JOYMASTER”,& WHAT DOES IT DO?
The JOYMASTER is an Adapter that lets you connect a Digital Joysticks or Control pad to your PC’s USB Port. A Joytick like one of these:


This allows you to use Vintage devices like : a SEGA Megadrive Control Pad, or a reliable WICO Joystick to play PC Games or Games using an Emulator. Click Here for a Demonstration Video of SEGA Gamepads connected to a JOYMASTER-2-USB with Fusion Emulator.

It will also let you use your Device for playing all Windows based games that work with USB Joysticks/controllers.

COMPUTER - OS - COMPATABILITY

PC:

Microsoft WIN-ME
Microsoft WIN-98
Microsoft WIN-98SE
Microsoft WIN-2000
Microsoft WIN-XP
Microsoft WIN-VISTA (32 bit & 64 Bit)
Microsoft WIN-7 (32 bit & 64 Bit)
Microsoft WIN-8

All IBM PC Compatibles that have a USB port.

MAC:

It was recently tested on an iMac running OS 10.6.7 and worked well with VICE Emulator.
It is seen by the iMac as a "USB HID Device". (Added 23-6-2011).

You may need to download a System Preferences Panel to check the status of the Buttons.

Also, Click here for a free Joystick And Gamepad Tester, for MAC.
According to the info, you need an iMac with the following minimum specs: PPC/Intel Mac with OS X 10.4.x

LINUX:

Works with Linux, More detailed info will be added soon. It is seen as a standard USB Game controller.

PS3

Tested and working on Sony Play Station 3 ,(PS3) - works perfectly, but usage is limited due to the lack of buttons.

We tried it on Little Big Planet 2 - And it was loads of fun and a bit easier to control using my Quickshot II Joystick. I as a one-off, I am making up a Joystick which has several small buttons added to it, and a modified version of the Joymaster to handle up to 10 buttons, to be compatible with the PS3. I guess you could call it a JOYMASTER-10-USB. So far the prototype works fine.

HOW MANY "JOYMASTER-3-USB" CAN I USE AT ONE TIME:

If you have 10 x USB Ports then you can use 10 x JOYMASTER-3-USB at one time !! Your only real limit is the number of USB ports you have.

If you only have One USB Port you can always try an externally powered USB HUB to try to increase your number of ports.

The other real limit is the GAME or EMULATOR that you are using under Windows , Linux or MAC.

On FUSION - SEGA Emulator, the most I have seen used at one time was 2 x JOYMASTER-3-USB .

On VICE - COMMODORE Emulator, the most I have seen used at one time was 2 x JOYMASTER-3-USB .

On MAME - Arcade Emulator, the most I have seen used at one time was 4 x JOYMASTER-3-USB .

On Windows 7, I have connected 5 x JOYMASTER-3-USB at the same time, just for testing purposes. I found Windows will automatically set up multiple game controllers by itself, thanks to the USB protocol.

 

USB DRIVER: Built into most versions of Windows. So no Driver disc required.
(If you don’t have it, Windows will prompt you to Insert your Windows CD. If you don’t have the original Windows CD, it will automatically go onto the Internet and download it.)

PC-JOY DRIVER: When using a PC Joystick, Windows may automatically find the device, and then install by itself. If you go to CONTROL PANEL and click on GAME CONTROLLERS, and there is no Joystick found, you can simply click on ADD, and then select "2-Axis, 4-Button Joystick". and you will find that the JOYMASTER works fine with this setting because it only uses 2 or 3 buttons anyway.

SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY:
Because the JOYMASTER is seen by Windows as Standard Game Controller, It will work with All programs within Windows that use Joysticks or Control Pads.
For example, you could use a Commodore 64 joystick to play PC games, and you can also use a Commodore 64 Joystick with an Emulator like VICE, CCS64, FRODO.

And it will also work with most other Emulators that use the Windows game controller, like FUSION for SEGA Megadrive, Genesis, Master system.

You can also use it with Atari Emulators, Amstrad Emulators, ZX Spectrum Emulators, etc.

Here are just some of the Emulators it works on:

 

ZX Spectrum

SPECTACULATOR

 

CPC6128

CAPRICE32

VIC20

VICE

Commodore 64/128

VICE

C16 - Plus-4

VICE

Commodore Amiga

WINUAE

Master System

FUSION

 

Megadrive

FUSION

 

SG1000 Computer

FUSION

SC3000 Computer

FUSION

Game Gear

FUSION

MegaCD

FUSION

Saturn

SATOURN

 

Dreamcast

CHANKAST

 

 

 

 

 

NES

NESTOPIA

SNES

ZSNES

GAMEBOY

VISUAL BOY ADVANCE

 

GAMEBOY Color

VISUAL BOY ADVANCE

GAMEBOY Advance

VISUAL BOY ADVANCE

 

N64

DOLPHIN x32 & x64

2600

Stella

5200

800/XL

PC ENGINE

520ST

1084ST

LYNX

handy

JAGUAR

Jagulator

130XE

MAME

Arcade Emulator

7800

MESS

Arcade Emulator

HOW TO SET UP A : JOYMASTER-2 or JOYMASTER-3 in the Emulator, Click Here for detailed info

AUTO FIRE SUPPORT:
Auto-fire was Tested on all Models of WICO & QUICKSHOT Joysticks & Control pads, and worked 100%, other Brands/models should also work.
CLICK HERE - To be taken to the JOYSTICK MUSEUM, for a full list of Joysticks that have been tested with All Models of JOYMASTER

SPECIAL FEATURES:
All Models Support Joysticks with 2 separate Fire buttons like:
SEGA Master System Control Pad - Click Here to see a Demonstration Video of Megadrive Control pad at Youtube
SEGA Megadrive Control Pad (Uses buttons B & C) Click Here to see a Demonstration Video of Megadrive Control pad at Youtube
The Amiga 2 button Joysticks,
The APOLLO-PRO-Joystick.
The AVIATOR Flight Controller QS-155 (By QUICKSHOT)
Some models of WICO Joystick have a switch on the base to Select COMMODORE or SEGA. When set to SEGA, 2 Fire buttons will work.


Many Joysticks, Joypads , Flight contollers & steering wheels, made by QUICKSHOT, have a switch on them, that lets you select: COMMODORE, MSX, AMSTRAD, SEGA.
When you select SEGA, you will be able to use 2 different fire buttons. ( eg- one for Shoot and one for Jump.)

JOYMASTER-3-USB

Note: "JOYMASTER-3" Models Support Joysticks with 3 separate Fire buttons. Although 3 Button Joysticks are not common, you can easily moidy an existing joystick to use the 3rd fire button, you just have to make sure you have a 9 pin cable, with all 9 wires included and all 9 pins present on the D-9 Connector.

DIFFERENT MODELS EXPLAINED:

CONNECTION METHOD: NUMBER OF FIRE BUTTONS
JOYMASTER-2-USB-X Connects to any USB Port on a PC Supports 2 Fire buttons, AutoFire not supported.
JOYMASTER-2-USB Connects to any USB Port on a PC
Supports 2 Fire buttons, AutoFire works.
JOYMASTER-3-USB
Connects to any USB Port on a PC Supports 3 Fire buttons, AutoFire works.
JOYMASTER-2-PCJOY
Connects to the JOYSTICK Port on a PC
Supports 2 Fire buttons, AutoFire works.
JOYMASTER-3-PCJOY
Connects to the JOYSTICK Port on a PC
Supports 3 Fire buttons, AutoFire works.

The JOYSTICK PORT on a PC is also often called a MIDI PORT, They are both the same thing.

This port is usually located on the SOUND CARD. Here is a Picture of one :

The Port may also be Yellow in colour.

F.A.Q. - Regarding AUTO-FIRE Compatability:
Q. What if my Joystick/Control pad/Steering wheel has an Auto-Fire speed control?
A. In most cases, it will work fine.

Q. What if my Joystick/Control pad/Steering wheel has an Auto-Fire speed control for each single Fire button?
A. In most cases, two of the buttons will work fine, and the rest will be ignored, so it will behave exactly the same as when you used it with the original Computer/Console that it came from.

DEVICES THAT WON’T WORK:
The only known Joysticks that will not work are:
The MSX Computer Joystick (by Spectravideo.)
The ATARI 7800 Joystick – All movement & Left Fire Button works but Right Fire button is Stuck-on constantly so does not work.
The ATARI JR Joy-pad (with screw in thumb stick) – All movement & Left Fire Button works but Right Fire button is Stuck-on constantly so does not work.

This Device does not support MOUSE or PADDLES or any Analogue devices, (Only Digital Devices are supported).

JOYMASTER-2 SET UP --- STEP BY STEP:

(1) JOYMASTER-2 READY TO BE ATTCHED TO USB PORT.

(2) INSERT THE USB CABLE PLUG INTO YOUR COMPUTERS USB PORT.

(3) JOYSTICK READY TO BE ATTACHED TO THE JOYMASTER-2

(4) D9 JOY CABLE PLUG READY TO BE INSERTED.

(5) JOY CABLE INSERTED INTO THE D9 SOCKET.

YOU ARE NOW READY TO USE THE JOYSTICK WITH EMULATORS OR WINDOWS GAMES.

JOYSTICKS COMPATIBILITY:
Commodore VIC20 Joysticks
Commodore 64 / 128 Joysticks
Commodore AMIGA (Joysticks - All Models)
SEGA Master System (Joysticks & Control pads)
SEGA MegaDrive / Genesis (Joysticks & Control pads)
AMSTRAD Joysticks (All Models)
ATARI Joysticks (Models: 2600, 400, 800, XE,600XL, 800XL, 1200XL, 1450XLD, & ST )
SPECTURM Joysticks (All Models)

MOVEMENT COMPATIBILITY:
4-WAY and 8-WAY Movement is fully supported by all Models of the JOYMASTER-2

JOYSTICK BRANDS:
QUICKSHOT I, II, III, 4 , 5, 6, 7, 8 etc. (All Models that use a D9 plug)
ARISTA
WICO Joysticks (All Models)
COMPUTEC (All Models)
CBS COLECO Joystick-Numpad
LOGIC
SUNCOM
And any other Joystick that uses a D9 plug.
(All of the above listed Joysticks are Digital)

CONTROL PADS:
SEGA Master System (Joysticks & Control pads)
SEGA MegaDrive / Genesis (Joysticks & Control pads)
ATARI Joy pads & Game Pads

FLIGHT CONTROLLERS & STEERING WHEELS:
AVIATOR Flight Controller (By QUICKSHOT)
ZOOMER Steering wheel (By Beeshu )
FLYING 2000 SYSTEM Steering control (Taiwan)

And any other Joystick that uses a D9 plug. (All of the above listed Joysticks & Controllers are Digital)

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(Note: Only Available in Australia)

CLICK HERE - To be taken to the JOYSTICK MUSEUM, for a full list of Joysticks that

have been tested with the JOYMASTER-USB & the JOYMASTER-PCJOY

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