nes/snes retro duo! pics, review, hacking info 7/27/10

Includes but not limited to: SNES, Genesis, Sega CD, PlayStation 1, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, Game Gear and I guess the Virtual Boy.

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Post by grovna » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:12 am

I have the one you showed in the first picture. So basicly I have to buy something to get the game working, which I have to get in the USA.That is really expensive because I have to ship it. Isn't there really no way to bypass this without buying certain things that are really hard to get?

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Post by lovablechevy » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:21 am

umm, no. the pro action replay isn't an american item. i had to pay through the nose to get one. you, on the other hand, should be able to find one for a decent price. i just did a search on ebay.eu and found many for sale.
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Post by grovna » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:05 pm

Hey

Thank you very much for your information it helped me out very much. So my last question well question just a check. So in order to get an action replay working I have to buy an ntsc SNES game. And if it works then it will display in black white. Well again I really apreciate your help

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Post by lovablechevy » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:15 pm

yes you will need to get an ntsc game as the "key" game. it will display in color if it works.
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Post by ABCinc » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:17 am

just thought i might add this. while facing this way ( * * * | * * * * | the controller pin outs for the original controller in order are. Brown, NA, NA, Red, Orange, Yellow, White.
Retro duo controller in order. Brown, NA, NA, Red, Yellow, Blue, White.
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Post by gamemasterful » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:24 am

Which direction does the capacitor face on the controller board? I can tell how the one on the power switch is located from the pictures but I can't make out the controller board capacitor from the pics. (not close enough)

I'm sure I fried mine from soldering it in the wrong way...


Edit: I'm dumb, google told me so. I never knew ceramic capacitors had no polarity!

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Post by Snow_Cat » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:19 am

google is your friend!

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Post by lovablechevy » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:59 am

gamemasterful wrote:Which direction does the capacitor face on the controller board? I can tell how the one on the power switch is located from the pictures but I can't make out the controller board capacitor from the pics. (not close enough)

I'm sure I fried mine from soldering it in the wrong way...


Edit: I'm dumb, google told me so. I never knew ceramic capacitors had no polarity!
the capacitor on the controller board is not necessary. at least, i don't have mine anymore.
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Post by gamemasterful » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:03 pm

lovablechevy wrote:
gamemasterful wrote:Which direction does the capacitor face on the controller board? I can tell how the one on the power switch is located from the pictures but I can't make out the controller board capacitor from the pics. (not close enough)

I'm sure I fried mine from soldering it in the wrong way...


Edit: I'm dumb, google told me so. I never knew ceramic capacitors had no polarity!
the capacitor on the controller board is not necessary. at least, i don't have mine anymore.
It's not needed for the second controller port?

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Post by thewizdawg » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:49 pm

stupid question... Anybody here who has made a SNES portable from the SNES side of a RetroDuo get the reset button to work? Can't seem to figure it out.

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Post by willtthorne » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:37 pm

how much r retro duos?? :mrgreen:
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Post by Prisoner416 » Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:59 pm

So I just bought one of these. Excellent SNES play, although some minor static waves at times.

However, the NES audio is horrible. I took a video that I will post later of how badly it rendered Legend of Zelda into a mangled distorted mess suitable for torturing people with.

Does anyone have guides or videos for tweaking it or fixing it?

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Post by Triton » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:34 pm

Prisoner416 wrote:So I just bought one of these. Excellent SNES play, although some minor static waves at times.

However, the NES audio is horrible. I took a video that I will post later of how badly it rendered Legend of Zelda into a mangled distorted mess suitable for torturing people with.

Does anyone have guides or videos for tweaking it or fixing it?
most NOACs have pretty lackluster sound, varying from "not quite as good as an actual nes" to "oh my god this is awful" lol
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Post by Prisoner416 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:35 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM_SGeKsX3M" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Example of the horribleness of Legend of Zelda.

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Post by subcreep » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:54 pm

I have version 2 retro duo the snes side runs nicely no static noise, nice and clear.
My nes side has vertical lines, any one no away to fix this.
I have already done the nes sound fix. If I can get rid of these lines I will be one happy camper.

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