Author Topic: Anyone ever used the Retrode on a PHONE?  (Read 6160 times)

Offline Matthias_H

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Anyone ever used the Retrode on a PHONE?
« on: 04/Jan/2012 08:36:42 AM »
Hi!

It just came to me that we still don't have any evidence of a Retrode running on the OTG port of a smartphone. Has anyone ever tried that? I think that would be fairly neat.

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Re: Anyone ever used the Retrode on a PHONE?
« Reply #1 on: 04/Jan/2012 10:55:13 PM »
My phone, to my knowledge, doesn't have a USB host controller... unless one can be emulated with software or something (but I doubt that's the case). So I would expect it's impossible for many phones.


EDIT: Ah, I didn't know of USB OTG - I suspect, then, that my phone lacks support for it (HTC Hero).



EDIT2: Oh, quick google gave me the answer that my phone DOES have OTG... now, if only it had a decent enough graphics chipset to run emulators well ;)
« Last Edit: 04/Jan/2012 10:58:50 PM by Muzer »

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Re: Anyone ever used the Retrode on a PHONE?
« Reply #2 on: 05/Feb/2012 04:00:11 AM »
Retrode2 on a Galaxy Note


The ROM read, SRAM read/write functionality works fiine.
I've heard USB gamepads aren't supported in the version of Android (2.3.x, Gingerbread) this phone ships with.
I don't have any SFC or Mega Drive controllers handy to test though. (Bluetooth controllers will work of course.)
It reports "mouse connected" so the mouse controller part seems to be recognized.
« Last Edit: 05/Feb/2012 04:04:09 AM by Anonymous »

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Re: Anyone ever used the Retrode on a PHONE?
« Reply #3 on: 05/Feb/2012 03:02:16 PM »
SNES 9x EX should be free on Android, ( if it's available ) and should support the new iCade mode on the Retrode. That'll get your controllers up and running.

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Re: Anyone ever used the Retrode on a PHONE?
« Reply #4 on: 06/Feb/2012 03:44:25 AM »
The ROM read, SRAM read/write functionality works fiine.
I've heard USB gamepads aren't supported in the version of Android (2.3.x, Gingerbread) this phone ships with.
I don't have any SFC or Mega Drive controllers handy to test though. (Bluetooth controllers will work of course.)
It reports "mouse connected" so the mouse controller part seems to be recognized.

Great! Congratulations, you are the first to prove it actually works. As for the controller part, the latest firmware version has a "Keyboard" mode that should work even under operating systems without native USB game controller support. You will first have to configure the keys, though.
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Re: Anyone ever used the Retrode on a PHONE?
« Reply #5 on: 07/Feb/2012 12:05:18 AM »
The ROM read, SRAM read/write functionality works fiine.
I've heard USB gamepads aren't supported in the version of Android (2.3.x, Gingerbread) this phone ships with.
I don't have any SFC or Mega Drive controllers handy to test though. (Bluetooth controllers will work of course.)
It reports "mouse connected" so the mouse controller part seems to be recognized.

Great! Congratulations, to my knowledge you are the first to prove it actually works. As for the controller part, the latest firmware version has a "Keyboard" mode that should work even under operating systems without native USB game controller support. You will first have to configure the keys, though.
https://www.retrode.org

I no longer sell the Retrode. For sales inquiries, please contact our friends at DragonBox.