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Re: Adaptors
« Reply #105 on: 23/Oct/2012 11:10:23 AM »
I made PCE Adapter.
But, I cant use this with v0.18b.
v0.17h is no problem.

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Re: Adaptors
« Reply #106 on: 23/Oct/2012 08:11:49 PM »
I made PCE Adapter.
But, I cant use this with v0.18b.
v0.17h is no problem.

Could you be more specific - what files do you get? v0.18b is designed to read both TG16 and PCE HuCards through a TG16 adapter.
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Re: Adaptors
« Reply #107 on: 24/Oct/2012 08:25:34 PM »
In v0.18b,
 PC can't read Retrode2 with HuCards.
 (PC can't display Retrode2 in "My Computer".)
 But, PC can read Retrode2 with SNES Cart.

In v0.17h,
 PC can read both Hucards and SNES Cart.

My PC is Win7 32bit.

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Re: Adaptors
« Reply #108 on: 26/Oct/2012 04:27:02 AM »
Thank you for your report. Firmware 0.18b alpha is designed for TG16 wiring (data lines in reverse order) but has not been tested on either PCE or TG16 adapters. If it works for you, please keep on using v0.17 until I find the time to look into this.
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Re: Adaptors
« Reply #109 on: 03/Nov/2012 06:55:12 PM »
Now that we're two months post-preorders. Is there any news or an approximation of a future release date? I'm hungry for news. :P

(I'm talking about the N64/GB adapters.)
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Re: Adaptors
« Reply #110 on: 12/Nov/2012 03:46:54 PM »
While searching for TG16/PCE connectors, I managed to find this: http://www.pcenginefx.com/forums/index.php?topic=12139.0 I'm not sure if it would be helpful in production of TG16 adapters or not, but I'm posting it here in the off chance that it might.
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Re: Adaptors
« Reply #111 on: 12/Nov/2012 07:03:22 PM »
Now that we're two months post-preorders. Is there any news or an approximation of a future release date? I'm hungry for news. :P

(I'm talking about the N64/GB adapters.)

No news; everything still looks good for our initial projection of Dec 31 (or earlier).

While searching for TG16/PCE connectors, I managed to find this: http://www.pcenginefx.com/forums/index.php?topic=12139.0 I'm not sure if it would be helpful in production of TG16 adapters or not, but I'm posting it here in the off chance that it might.

Modifying PCI slots sounds like lot of manual labour (adding roughly $2/minute on the final price).
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« Reply #112 on: 12/Nov/2012 07:27:08 PM »
Well, the first post had a link to a site the sells 38 pin connectors for about $2 each. (Even if that site is not selling them in bulk, maybe you could find out if they are getting them from another supplier and see if you can order them from that company if you think they'd work.)
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Re: Adaptors
« Reply #113 on: 12/Nov/2012 08:53:14 PM »
Oh that. Not a cartridge slot but a pin header. Won't be of much use for our purpose.
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« Reply #114 on: 12/Nov/2012 09:12:20 PM »
Oh. I was thinking it could be arranged properly then placed into an SNES shell with a custom slot the size of a TG16 game to create something that looks like a Super Game Boy. Combined, the shell and pin header would make a cartridge slot. I'll just take your word for it, though.
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« Reply #115 on: 12/Nov/2012 10:49:41 PM »
No, you need proper (springy) contacts for halfway reliable connection. These pins won't push themselves down on the cartridge on their own.
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Re: Adaptors
« Reply #116 on: 14/Nov/2012 05:02:27 AM »
Ness and Sonic:
For a one-off you might be able to bend a pin header into a usable connector, like was done here: http://www.ppl-pilot.com/logger/.  This of course assumes that the header's spacing matches the contacts on the card, and that you also fabricate a way to keep the card from moving around.  Even if it works, it's tedious and fiddly, not very repeatable, and probably rougher on the card's contacts than you want to be.  Certainly not feasible for mass production.

Matthias:
Is there any update on the possibility of Atari 2600 adapter boards?

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« Reply #117 on: 14/Nov/2012 06:42:24 AM »
ad 2600 plugin: No update, still a possibility :)
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Re: Adaptors
« Reply #118 on: 23/Nov/2012 12:03:38 AM »
ad 2600 plugin: No update, still a possibility :)
I suppose there isn't any update on a (messy but hopefully still possible) NES-adapter plugin either, right?  ;)
And still, this would be sooo cool to happen! It seems next to impossible to get any pre-assembled device that lets you dump NES carts (good luck tracking down a copyNES). When the adapters get released, I can see the Retrode become pretty much the universal goto-device for dumping carts and preserving savegames. An NES-adapter would be icing on the cake.  :)

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Re: Adaptors
« Reply #119 on: 23/Nov/2012 02:17:02 PM »
Believe me: if there ever is an update on something as unlikely as that NES adapter, you wouldn't have to ask me because I'd already have told on all channels.
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