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General Discussion / Re: Retron 5 Adapter in Retrode?
« on: 21/Feb/2017 03:10:02 AM »
Even if it's not wired the same way, couldn't the firmware be updated to recognize the new wiring?

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General Discussion / Retron 5 Adapter in Retrode?
« on: 17/Feb/2017 04:06:04 PM »
So apparently the Retron guys released an adapter for the Retron 5 that plugs into the Genesis slot and allows the playing of SMS and GG carts, and also SMS cards. I realize that we already have an SMS adapter, but might it be a relatively easy task to update the Retrode firmware to recognize this adapter and allow the reading of GG carts and SMS cards as well? Just a thought...

Thanks all.

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General Discussion / Re: Sega Game Gear Plug-in?
« on: 09/Jun/2016 12:02:40 AM »
Even though this sounds simple I would rather pay someone knowledgeable to do it than attempt it myself. If anyone decides to offer such a service, please let me know.

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General Discussion / Re: RetroPi / more plugins
« on: 02/Jul/2015 04:13:48 PM »
I honestly don't care about Pi and maybe wouldn't support the kickstarter as a result, but I really want the NES, VCS, and PC Engine plug-ins. I can't be the only one. Why not kickstart those separately?

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That's annoying...after I went to all this trouble to make the PCB and source the connector....but thanks for the heads up. Is any work going to be done on this anytime in the not-so-distant future?

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Support / Re: Issue with SMS Control Pad
« on: 28/Dec/2014 05:37:09 AM »
I was able to work around the issue in Fusion by editing the Fusion config file directly, but the issue I experienced still seems like a bug...

Thanks.

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Support / Issue with SMS Control Pad
« on: 28/Dec/2014 05:23:40 AM »
Hey Matthias (and other Retrode gurus),

I am having an issue getting a Sega Master System control pad to work with the Retrode 2, with latest firmware. The pad works fine on a real SMS. A Genesis controller works fine on the Retrode.

The issue I have with the SMS pad specifically is that when I go to the Windows USB game controller setup, each button on the SMS pad is registered as 2 button presses by Windows. Button 1 on the pad gets read by Windows as if both buttons 1 and 2 on the virtual joypad were pressed, and button 2 on the pad gets read by Windows as if both buttons 4 and 5 on the virtual joypad were pressed. As a result, I can't set up the pad properly in Fusion, because it first asks to press the button for button 1, and gets 2 buttons in return, so it assigns the first to button 1 and the second to button 2, and they're both really the same button on the pad.

Does anyone else have this issue?

Thanks.

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Careful: that adapter didn't work for all titles. I guess 30-year-old technology has higher switching currents than Retrode's controller can handle. I have done a new design for the 2600 plug-in (with additional resistors), but it's not tested yet.

Cheers,
Matthias

And also, which titles didn't it work for?

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Will you email the mailing list if anything gets released?

BTW, since I was not able to buy an Atari 2600 adapter, I am trying to make one myself. I had 10 copies of the PCB made (and if this works, I will offer the extras to whoever might need them), and I'm in the process of getting a 2600 cartridge connector. Hopefully I can solder it without screwing it up.

Careful: that adapter didn't work for all titles. I guess 30-year-old technology has higher switching currents than Retrode's controller can handle. I have done a new design for the 2600 plug-in (with additional resistors), but it's not tested yet.

Cheers,
Matthias

Didn't work like it just didn't work, or didn't work like it broke the Retrode somehow??? I already spent a bunch of effort on this mini-project... :)

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Will you email the mailing list if anything gets released?

BTW, since I was not able to buy an Atari 2600 adapter, I am trying to make one myself. I had 10 copies of the PCB made (and if this works, I will offer the extras to whoever might need them), and I'm in the process of getting a 2600 cartridge connector. Hopefully I can solder it without screwing it up.

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General Discussion / Re: WTB - 2600 adapter
« on: 08/Aug/2014 03:14:49 AM »
Yes they did exist
Yes for a limited time.
Matthias used some of my 2600 games to test.
I think at one point there were problems because of the power the chips used but don't quote me on that.
There was also someone fixing firmware to help make it work better.

Right, and the firmware was eventually fixed.....

Come on, nobody has one to sell? :( I wish I knew what I was doing so I could build it myself... :(

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General Discussion / Re: WTB - 2600 adapter
« on: 04/Aug/2014 11:59:45 PM »
Just to offer some evidence:

https://web.archive.org/web/20100731073939/http://www.retrode.org/2010/07/plug-in-adapters-almost-here-order-yours-now/

Unfortunately, by the time I heard about the Retrode, Matthias had discontinued this because he thought it didn't work. Then afterwards someone else got it to work, and the firmware was never updated, but the adapter never went back on sale. I've been hoping for a long time and now the whole Retrode is out of business. :(

Anyone who can help me acquire one of these, or any leads, would be greatly appreciated.

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General Discussion / Re: WTB - 2600 adapter
« on: 04/Aug/2014 01:24:47 AM »
I think that building one is your only option. There was never an official plugin for the 2600.

My understanding is that there was, sold for a limited time. It wasn't fancy like the later N64/SMS/GB adapters but it was sold. Others feel free to confirm or deny.

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General Discussion / WTB - 2600 adapter
« on: 03/Aug/2014 11:22:27 PM »
Does anyone know anywhere I could buy a 2600 adapter for the Retrode (is anyone willing to sell theirs)? I also might be willing to pay someone to build one for me if that is an option...

Thanks.

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