I also posted this same thing over at DP(link), but I'm hoping that I'll get a bit more information here. Honestly, I'm kind of hoping that our friend Yakumo will chime in.
Just wondering if anyone here can help with my latest problem.
I recently picked up a Mark III and an SG-1000. Bare systems. No controllers (other than the joystick attached to the SG-1000), no AC adapter, no video hookups... nothing. Just the consoles. I have two main issues:
1. The video and audio on the Mark III works fine through the AV connection, but not with the RF. Likewise for the SG-1000, I can't get the RF to work. The only RF switch I have is a Nintendo brand automatic RF switch that I've been using with my Famicom and white PC Engine. So far, I've been told that I need to use a manual RF switch. The automatic ones will not work. Is that correct?
2. As I have no controllers for the Mark III, I've been trying to use Mega Drive(Genesis) controllers. I figured they work on a Master System, so why not a Mark III? Well, they don't really work well. The 'A' button and the 'start' button are functioning as the fire buttons, which isn't a big issue, but the d-pad is a no go. The up and down functions work on it, but left and right do not. My only two Mark III/Master System games are Afterburner and Space Harrier. The plane on Afterburner always leans left, but move up and down, and Mr. Space Harrier only goes up and down. Seems I need to hunt down some authentic Mark III controllers. Is that correct? How about the Mark II controllers? Are those the same as the Mark III? Would they work? Do Master System controllers work on the Mark III? Why are Master Systems so difficult to find for cheap in Japan? Will I ever stop asking short questions like this?
Thanks for any help. If anyone here has helped me over on the other site, then double thanks!