Dragon Joystick Adaptor

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RWAP
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Dragon Joystick Adaptor

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Does anyone make adaptors to allow Atari standard joysticks to be used with the Dragon?

Someone asked me if I do them, but unfortunately not - but I don't know where to point them! :)
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Re: Dragon Joystick Adaptor

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There existed a peripheral called Dragon Tamer that allowed to play with a digital joystick on the Dragon.

I uploaded the software that came with the Tamer, but I haven't seen it nor any schematics. It shouldn't be difficult to replicate though.
RWAP
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The other option of course is if someone has a working Dragon joystick for sale... :)
KenH
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Re: Dragon Joystick Adaptor

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Herer are the schematics for the Dragon/CoCo - Atari joystick adapter:
http://www.cocopedia.com/wiki/index.php ... ck_Adapter

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Sarah
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Re: Dragon Joystick Adaptor

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There was also a company making and selling an adapter at one time, IIRC.

Perhaps it was Altec? Their excess stock might have ended up with NDUG? I can't really remember!

Anyway, think I've got one somewhere... can dig it out and take some snaps if there isn't already any info or pictures of it.
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Re: Dragon Joystick Adaptor

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Re. the diagram, there is no pin 6 on a Dragon.
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Re: Dragon Joystick Adaptor

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Here's an updated schematic prepared by mcleod_ideafix @ retrowiki forum.
Pin #6 is the CoCo3's second fire button and is not supported on the Dragon.

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