Atari joystick port
|Atari joystick port|
|Atari 2600 joystick port|
|Type||Human input device interface|
Console-side joystick port seen from the front.
|Pin 5||Paddle B|
|Pin 7||+5 volts power|
|Pin 9||Paddle A|
The Atari joystick port is a computer port used to connect various gaming controllers to game console and home computer systems in the 1970s to the 1990s. It was originally introduced on the Atari 2600 in 1977 and then used on the Atari 400 and 800 in 1979. It went cross-platform with the Commodore VIC-20 of 1981, and was then used on many following machines from both companies, as well as a growing list of 3rd party machines like the MSX platform and various Sega consoles.
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Bibliography[change | change source]
- Decuir, Joe (July 2015). "Atari Video Computer System: Bring Entertainment Stories Home". IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine: 59–66.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
- Introduction to the Amiga 2000. Commodore Business Machines. 1987.
- Atari Hardware Manual (PDF). Atari. 1982.
- Commodore 64 Programmers Reference Guide. Commodore Business Machines. 1982.