Sorry for the new thread, but I couldn’t find anything with search about this.
Currently, I have a PSX pad wired to a three row D-SUB15 connector. My intent was to place this pad in a project box, and connect it to my joystick box via a standard 15 pin VGA monitor cable.
I have a PSX to USB adapter for my computer, so I’ve been testing out the buttons with that. Now here’s where the problem starts:
I have my PSX pad’s DSUB15 connected via monitor cable to my joystick box’s DSUB15. When I short a single button with ground, I get this:
As you can see, it’s registering many buttons instead of just the single intended one.
To trouble shoot, I tried connecting my DSUB15s together with simple hookup wire on a breadboard, and every button worked fine. So I believe I’ve narrowed down the problem to my use of a VGA cable. I’ve tried different ones and I still get the same issue.
My question then is, what kind of cable is everyone else using if they have a project box setup? If someone can point me to a place where I can buy a simple 15 pin-to-pin cable, I’d be glad to wire my own hookup cable if it’ll fix this shorting problem.