MSX Joystick

From HwB

Available on MSX & X68000 computers.



9 PIN D-SUB MALE at the computer.


9 PIN D-SUB FEMALE at the joystick cable.

Pin Name Dir Description
1 /FORWARD Arrowl.png Forward
2 /BACK Arrowl.png Backward
3 /LEFT Arrowl.png Left
4 /RIGHT Arrowl.png Right
5 +5V Arrowr.png +5 VDC (50mA max)
6 /TRG1 Arrowlr.png Trigger A / Output 1
7 /TRG2 Arrowlr.png Trigger B / Output 2
8 OUTPUT Arrowr.png Output 3
9 GND Arrow.png Signal Ground

Note: Direction is Computer relative Joystick.

Warning: Pin 5 is +5V on MSX and Mouse Button 2 on Amiga. Since Amiga mousebutton is active low, connecting an Amiga mouse to a MSX and pressing mousebutton 2 will shortcut the supply voltage.



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