Hi, for a while now I’ve had an idea for a console-independent joystick. However, I havent heard of anyone doing it, so I wonder if there’s some sort of technical barrier I’m not aware of?
Basically, first you have your joystick. You wire the stick and buttons up to some longish wires. (via solder or quick connects or whatever)
You put those wires into some sort of multipin connector, male, like for an old fashioned parallel port or something.
For every console you want to use, you buy a control pad for that console and solder wires to the buttons. (you guys call it “padhacking”?)
Put those wires into the female version of the connector above. Make sure the pins are matching the layout you used for the joystick.
Thus you leave the pad plugged in, and whenever you change consoles you can simply disconnect the joystick from the pad and plug it in to a different pad.
Whenever you buy a new console you just need to padhack one of its pads.
Since you’re using a native pad, theres no lag due to adaptors.
This seems pretty straightforward to me, and I cant see why it wouldnt work. I’m wondering why more people dont do it?