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General Discussion / Seedi Windows Beta - Retrode Compatibility
« on: 26/Sep/2018 04:33:48 AM »
I just wanted to pass along the news that the Seedi project has released a beta version for Windows.  It was designed around CD games but they also included support for the Retrode which will auto launch your games as soon as you insert a cartridge.  I tried this out tonight with Indy's Greatest Adventures and it worked like a charm. You will have to edit the configuration inside Mednafen to get your controllers or scanlines working, but it seems fairly functional based on my initial testing.

I have done quite a bit of digging and could not find an answer to this particular issue. I have added a controller port to my dragonbox N64 adapter using an N64 extension cable.  I found the appropriate pinouts online and made the connections, however I am having some issues.

When I connect the controller to the adapter, the Retrode resets and windows chimes as I would expect if loading a new cartridge and pressing reset. In Windows USB Game controllers I see the 4 Retrode joysticks, however none of them detect input from the N64 controller. I tried port 2 on the pcb and got the same behavior.

The reason I started this project was to compliment the wonderful new cartridge saving support with the memory pack saving through the use of the controller port, however my memory pack is also not being detected.  I am not sure if I perhaps missed a step when wiring the controller or something else.  I tried stepping the firmware back to beta 21 but I still had the same issue. I tried all of the HID profiles available and that did not seem to help. I plugged a genesis controller into the Retrode just to make sure it was not a controller issue in general, and it was working as expected. I also tested a different N64 controller, with and without the memory pack, with and without a game, always getting the same result.  Also verified my controllers are working on a real N64. I can't think of anything else to try at this point.

Sorry for the long post. I appreciate if anyone out there has any insight into this particular setup. This may also be of interest for anyone else that is wanting to do something like this.

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