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Intergrate Nintendo Power Pad with PC
« on: March 24, 2012, 09:57:23 am »
I have looked over the web to find out if there is a usb device or a kit to have a windows xp computer interface with a nintendo powerpad. I've found no clear power pad technicial documents on a search yet. Is there another device that I could do this with.
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Re: Intergrate Nintendo Power Pad with PC
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 07:38:14 pm »
Doesn't the Power Pad use the standard NES gamepad plug?  There are definitely NES-gamepad-to-USB adapters out there.

Otherwise, I know there's at least one PC DDR dance pad that plugs into a parallel port.  Maybe something like that would do?
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Re: Intergrate Nintendo Power Pad with PC
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 07:53:35 pm »
Yes, from what I saw from the pic, it's a standart plug so all you need is here.[url=http://[url=http://worden.blog.de/2011/07/01/projekt-nes2usb-update-11405482/]This]
[url=http://worden.blog.de/2011/07/01/projekt-nes2usb-update-11405482/]This
is a diary of somebody that builded one by himself.
Alternative is probably the nes 2 parallel but I think it's outdated, anyway here you have the SNES version.

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Re: Intergrate Nintendo Power Pad with PC
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2012, 01:43:03 am »
At Jorpho.
I gave it another try on the search and found the website http://www.retrousb.com/. The Nintendo Power Pad has a normal male connector that will plug in to the usb cable connected to the computer. I'll buy that and a cheap used power pad for a test.

At Auryn.
It's too hard for me to find a parallel port. So I will go with the usb connector.

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Re: Intergrate Nintendo Power Pad with PC
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2012, 06:28:31 am »
If you are more electrically inclined and/or do not mind butchering a pad you can usually do stuff like http://ladyada.net/make/usbgamepad/

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Re: Intergrate Nintendo Power Pad with PC
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2012, 09:15:56 am »
To FAST6191.
Cool link. Could be something to do in my spare time.
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