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PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« on: 28/Aug/2017 08:05:50 PM »
Hey everyone,

I was wondering if anyone was able to make a PC Engine plug in based on the pin layouts given on the Retrode website? I'm hoping to buy one if possible so I can dump my PC Engine and Turbografx games.

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #1 on: 31/Aug/2017 06:12:34 PM »
I'd also be interested in buying a pre-built one.

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #2 on: 09/Sep/2017 03:40:40 PM »
i was thinking of making them but im not sure how i would get the cartridge connector since the consoles are so expensive.

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #3 on: 09/Sep/2017 09:44:17 PM »
https://twitter.com/famulator/status/819347184592162816

It looks like this guy may have sold some connectors to db electronics. You might be able to check if he still has any available.

Edit: It looks like they're sold on Amazon Japan too.

https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B01NCLG45T
« Last Edit: 09/Sep/2017 09:49:04 PM by Shwing »

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #4 on: 10/Sep/2017 06:14:56 AM »
heres a render of a board ive designed but until i get the pc engine game i ordered i cant say for certain the connector pins are the right size etc but its a start.

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i will change it up as i go, for example i will probs change the bridge points for something like dip switches so you can change back and forth.
« Last Edit: 15/Sep/2017 09:40:51 PM by RazorX2014 »

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #5 on: 10/Sep/2017 04:08:19 PM »
Would the adapter you designed be able to dump Turbografx games as well as PC Engine games? I believe the pinouts are slightly different based on the region.

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #6 on: 10/Sep/2017 05:03:55 PM »
Would the adapter you designed be able to dump Turbografx games as well as PC Engine games? I believe the pinouts are slightly different based on the region.

from what i could see its just the data pins thats reversed so instead of data 0 to data 0 its data 0 to data 7 so you should be able too but of course it all needs testing.

ive redesigned it with dip switches this is what it looks like now:

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when you turn all of the TG16 dips on you turn the PC Engine dips all off and vice versa.

i know the dips are in the way of the cart pins atm but this is all just a design right now.
« Last Edit: 15/Sep/2017 09:41:03 PM by RazorX2014 »

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #7 on: 10/Sep/2017 06:27:03 PM »
Awesome! I look forward to this adapter coming out. Hopefully you can contact the sellers and get the connectors in bulk.

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #8 on: 10/Sep/2017 06:36:27 PM »
one i receive the pc engine card game i ordered i will have a better idea of the pins and see if i can perhaps find a easy to get connector that will work

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #9 on: 15/Sep/2017 09:40:29 PM »
a quick update on the TG16/PC Engine plugin i designed, ive changed up the connector to use 2 SIBF-20-F-S-AD connectors (slightly modified) which have the right pitch and will work i just gotta wait until i can order the boards for testing and receive the connectors.

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theres alot going on but it should do TG16 and PC Engine and it should be able to fit into a snes case and just for the hell of it ive added test points for all the connections that arent being used.

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #10 on: 16/Sep/2017 05:37:26 AM »
Wouldn't it be easier to use vias instead so the PC Engine connector could just slot in?

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #11 on: 16/Sep/2017 04:46:08 PM »
Wouldn't it be easier to use vias instead so the PC Engine connector could just slot in?
i dont have a pc engine or turbografx16 to get a connector from so im using 2 SIBF-20-F-S-AD which work and are not through hole.

i also dont have the library file (eagle) for the original connector so i cant do that currently. If you can help with this in anyway please let me know, i will see what i can do though.
« Last Edit: 16/Sep/2017 06:07:16 PM by RazorX2014 »

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #12 on: 16/Sep/2017 10:38:42 PM »
I actually have a spare HuCard connector from a broken PC Engine I bought. I have the original PCB it was connected to as well. Anything I can do with that?
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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #13 on: 17/Sep/2017 03:19:29 AM »
I actually have a spare HuCard connector from a broken PC Engine I bought. I have the original PCB it was connected to as well. Anything I can do with that?
what do you mean as far as what you can do with it?
also im looking into getting the files needed to add that connector too but without having one myself i just gotta see what i can do or stick with 2 SIBF-20-F-S-AD and modify them so they will work since they are easy to get but if you are talking about donating it to me i certainly wouldnt say no :D

but as i said if i can i will have it setup to use the original connector as well as those.
« Last Edit: 17/Sep/2017 03:25:01 AM by RazorX2014 »

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Re: PC Engine/Turbografx plug in?
« Reply #14 on: 17/Sep/2017 03:41:15 AM »
Shwing if you wouldnt mind pm me some close up pics of the connector and maybe checkout how close it is to the game gear connector since from what i saw in pics it has that type of pin layout so if you can see if it matches it but has more or less pins that would be great and easy for me to then make the connector myself on eagle.