3do controller question
Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 6:22 am
i have lost the controller to my 3do does anyone know if another pad from another system will work on it?
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You run the risk of damaging the 3DO if you try to use Genesis pads on it.
The reason is that the 3DO uses a serial bus for communication between 3DO peripherals and therefore 3DO peripherals are active devices. Genesis pads, while technically active devices too, would essentially be simple switch boxes to the 3DO port and would short the voltage supply to numerous pins of the 3DO peripheral port.
While the physical layout of the pins is similar between the Genesis and 3DO, the signaling standards are completely different.