As the supplied joystick seems to have found a way to use a regular joystick with USB, I think it would be much cheaper for the developers to make a converter for DB9 to USB. I have a few original 9-pin Arcade Joysticks by SUZO (with microswitches) that are utterly awesome. So we could use the USB joystick supplied to do all the selection and then have an awesome joystick in port 2. And maybe swap the existing joystick out for another good one for 2-player games. I personally feel that a convertor would be much more useful than a version of the existing joystick with with microswitches.
TwitchyMcJoe, johlrogge, and HeavyDuty like this.
TwitchyMcJoe 3 days ago
There is another thread where this is discussed. One thing I suggested was using a DigiSpark arduino board. They're cheap and have built in controller libraries.
I have seen it used for usb NES controllers, but it should be adaptable.
You could redesign the board from the joystick,so it works with a dB9 joystick,the looping would have to sorted out first,It loops(if you press a button or moved the joystick it would go on and on and not stop) if the Joystick cable is to long,I had to shorten the cable,I wired the board from the joystick to my Zipstik so I can use that now with my C64 Mini... The problem with TheC64 Mini is its missing the devices Linux uses to identify USB device so when you plug a device in Linux don't see it.