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TAC-2 joystick

The Totally Accurate Controller MK2 (TAC-2), manufactured by Suncom Technologies, is an Atari 2600 compatible game controller, commonly used with the Commodore C64 and Amiga computers in the mid to late 1980s. It was one of the over 300 different types of digital game controllers produced in the 1980s and 1990s. The joystick came in two colors, black and white, the latter being a more rare collectors' edition[citation needed].


  • One 8-way stick (4 digital switches)
  • Two fire buttons (both linked to button 1)

Technical features:

  • TAC-2 has no microswitches, using instead a metal ball that short-circuited contacts around the bottom shaft of the controller.
  • The fire buttons work with copper contact plates, which tend to become oxidized and thus need care every now and then.
  • 9-pin Atari style connector (DE-9 connector)

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