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Just out of interest, may I ask why?

Hot sure on the HID support in Linux, so if that doesn't work, you could do this:

Although thinking about it, you could just set the Retrode keyboard mode...

General Discussion / Re: Feature suggestions
« on: 10/Jul/2012 06:04:53 PM »
Up to now, the only ways to get your pictures off your Game Boy Camera are:

Printing has the problem of having to find the rolls of paper, and then it would need scanning if you wanted it on your computer. The other two options bring issues of software no longer working on newer computers, having to locate or make the lead etc.

When Matthias tweeted a picture from a Game Boy Camera that he had purchased, it got me wondering how he had extracted the picture. I asked if he had written some new firmware that listed the images from the Game Boy Camera as image files on the Retrode when you plug one in via a Game Boy Plug-In Adapter. I am guessing that isn't how he did it, as he told me to suggest it here, so here it is (please make this one happen, I have a few Game Boy Cameras that could do with being backed up!).

Suggestion: Make the retrode list the image files from a Game Boy Camera when plugged in via a Game Boy Plug-In Adapter.

General Discussion / Re: Adaptors
« on: 13/Jun/2012 11:44:47 AM »
I wonder if this odd converter from Tototek plus the Card Catcher would work in the Retrode... or just with games at all in general.

That adapter was mentioned in the Does the Master System adapter allow for Mark III cartridges? thread, where I said that it wouldn't work in the Retrode.

However, I see no reason why it wouldn't work with a card catcher, a Sega Card and a Mega Drive though.

General Discussion / Re: Adaptors
« on: 12/Jun/2012 11:27:56 PM »
Hey Matthias, regarding the SMS plug-in, would a Card Catcher work to get dumps of Sega Cards?

As far as I know, all the Card Catcher does is redirect the pins, but I know that there are all sorts of oddities regarding the differences between Japanese and American pinouts for the SMS, so I thought I'd ask...

From reading that article, the Card Catcher just maps signals to the relevant pin on the Mark III connector. As the Master System and Mark III carts are not pin-compatible, it wouldn't work plugged into the Master System plug-in adapter. Shame really as it would be a very neat solution for reading the Sega card games.

Sounds like you should be able to make one that does work though, just map the correct signals from the card edge to the Master System edge.

Sega pinouts

edit: my poor spelling :)

From those pictures, does look like it uses just the centre 24 (even though all pins are physically present, the outer 8 aren't connected on either side AFAICT)

I can confirm that it doesn't use any of the outer pins.

It's a shame I don't have any games for it, I will try and pick one up, see what it does.

...As for the Sufami Turbo, I'd need to know what it looks like on the inside. (Is it just a pass-through or does it include elaborate electronics?) If the slot only uses the center 46 pins, chances are high. Anyway, can't hurt to give it a try.

I just tried my Sufami Turbo, unfortunately I don't have a game for it, but the 'you don't have a cart plugged in' screen loads up. Here is a screen shot of Sufami Turbo cart running in an emulator.

I also took a couple of photos of the Sufami Turbo PCB:
Sufami Turbo cart PCB front
Sufami Turbo cart PCB back

General Discussion / Re: Adaptors
« on: 03/May/2012 05:48:49 PM »
I wonder how many people would be interested in Atari Jaguar adapter.
I was actually looking into building a Jaguar adapter and have searched for it multiple times but cannot find the pinout.  If someone has it and can post it that would be helpful for someone.

I was going to have a look into this when I got the Atari Lynx adapter working (not quite there yet), now I don't have to :)

I found this when I was looking for Jaguar cartridge info ...Doh, few seconds late on that one (Ness and Sonic posted a link to the same docs while I was typing this).

General Discussion / Re: I HATE Facebook
« on: 21/Apr/2012 08:18:52 PM »
I don't hate Facebook, but I chose not to use it, so news of there being something for non Facebook users excites me greatly  :D

Support / Re: Retrode SNES controll port 1 malfunctioning
« on: 15/Mar/2012 09:06:32 AM »
The FLIP software can be found here. Download the current version for your OS - 3.4.5 for Windows, 3.2.1 for Linux.

There must have been a blip on the site as I just went to fix it and it How to... update the firmware instructions are back up!

Support / Re: Upgrading firmware with Windows 7
« on: 15/Mar/2012 08:46:31 AM »
Strange that you had to resort to using an XP machine to update the firmware. I am running Windows 7 Enterprise x64 and updated my Retrode 2 to the latest firmware just fine the other day.

To clarify, did you backup Sonic 3 & Knuckles whilst plugged into the XP computer, or did you plug the Retrode back into your Windows 7 computer and back them up?

It's a bit too far for me to come along I'm afraid.

I am sure you will still have a great time without me :)

General Discussion / Re: Adaptors
« on: 28/Feb/2012 11:49:15 AM »
You can add a Sega Pico adapter to the list now:

General Discussion / Re: Feature suggestions
« on: 14/Feb/2012 09:12:56 AM »
We're going to have to come up with a whole lot more suggestions if you are going to implement them this quickly ;)

General Discussion / Re: Adaptors
« on: 13/Feb/2012 10:34:45 PM »
I am going to make a start on an Atari Lynx plug-in adapter soon, you can add that to the list if you like.

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