I have a similar problem. I just got a Hudson Joycard and I can't get it to work with my PAL Famiclone. I've tried all the buttons and nothing responds? Could this be a region problem? I have heard some people have problems using NTSC controllers on PAL systems. Is there anyway to check the control works (without trying it on an actual Famicom as I don't currently own one).
I know that with NES controllers you can't use PAL controllers on an NTSC NES without disassembling the controller and I *think* adding a resistor between two point, but then it will work fine. I could be confused and it could be the other way around using NTSC controllers on a PAL system but I think the first way I said it was correct. Hope that helps
Yeah, if it needs modding I'm just gonna leave it, no sense messing with it as I'm sure I'll have a Famicom soon. Just wanted to make sure it was a incompatibility problem and not the controller acting up.
I have a similar problem. I just got a Hudson Joycard and I can't get it to work with my PAL Famiclone.
Does your clone have one or two 15 pin controller ports? If it's got two (one for each player) most likely it won't work with official Famicom expansion port controllers.
it has just the one input and came with a cheap zapper clone... which barely worked