Some Gameboy Advance Questions

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Some Gameboy Advance Questions

Post by Amphibologism » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:09 pm

1.) Would there be any way to adapt the GBA to have a USB cable so that one could plug it into a computer and use it as a controller for games?

2.) Is there any way to adapt the GBA to use the screen of a PS1?

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Re: Some Gameboy Advance Questions

Post by bicostp » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:13 pm

1. Yes, if you get a cheap USB game controller from Wal-Mart and wire the GBA's buttons to the appropriate ports on its USB encoder.

2. Yes, if you can track down the video input cartridge some Chinese company made for it back in its heyday. (I don't think they make it anymore.) Something like this (not a vendor)

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Post by themadhacker » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:14 pm

1 no, unless you just put a controller in the GBA shell.

2 yes, you need a gba TV adaptor. They occasionally pop up on ebay.
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Post by themadhacker » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:15 pm

crap, bicostp. You beat me.
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Re: Some Gameboy Advance Questions

Post by Amphibologism » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:18 pm

I was guessing I would get answers that were "dated" because of the device. It's just got such fun games. :D

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Some Gameboy Advance Questions

Post by Taiben » Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:02 pm

Theres some kinda cable sold on Amazon that lets you hook your GBA up to a tv but it runs about $35 i think. That could also be used to work with a psone screen.
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Post by cowsgoquack101 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:04 pm

Link to it.

I know $50 is a lot but that's what the link was to it. Seems like a fairly good deal if you were to use it for say, portable building, just make it fit to every console.

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Re: Some Gameboy Advance Questions

Post by XCVG » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:24 pm

Um guys, he wants to hook his GBA to a PSone screen. Meaning a GBA Transverter.

Fun fact: I actually saw one in Japan way back when. That was when pokemon sapphire was just coming out, so quite a while back. I should have bought one, the demo was really fun but I was only like 8 or something.

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Re: Some Gameboy Advance Questions

Post by Taiben » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:47 pm

XCVG wrote:Um guys, he wants to hook his GBA to a PSone screen. Meaning a GBA Transverter.

Nah really?

That cable on Amazon does the same dam thing but its smaller cheaper and more common.
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Post by wallydawg » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:13 pm

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someone here made one shaped like a giant original design gba (might have been dkap; anyone remember?)
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Post by eurddrue » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:15 pm

wallydawg wrote:http://www.konlabs.com/articles_data/mi ... /index.htm

someone here made one shaped like a giant original design gba (might have been dkap; anyone remember?)
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Re: Some Gameboy Advance Questions

Post by XCVG » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:07 am

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Re: Some Gameboy Advance Questions

Post by Negative_Creep » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:45 am

Amphibologism wrote:1.) Would there be any way to adapt the GBA to have a USB cable so that one could plug it into a computer and use it as a controller for games?

2.) Is there any way to adapt the GBA to use the screen of a PS1?
1. Yes, it will require a PC USB controller, a soldering iron and a little bit of work.

2. Yes, you need either of two adaptors that I can't remember the name of, and aren't easy to find.

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