RetroUSB NES adapter doesn't work

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  1. Xarsah16
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    Hi [​IMG] I just bought from retrozone.com this seemingly awesome NES controller to USB adapter so I could use my NES controllers on emulators.

    I'm having problems getting it to work, though. Before, I just used to emulate my NES games on my Acekard using nesDS so I'm not particular to any computer software emulator, and I'm open to recommendations.

    I'm running Vista, and I've tried NEStron, NEStopia and FCEUX in their latest versions. When I plugged my controllers in (I have two, so I tried both to see if the problem was the controller, but I'm pretty sure it's not) neither was sensed by the emulator, so they wouldn't work. I'm pretty sure it's a problem with the emulator since the drivers installed according to Vista were installed correctly. (I have four usb ports on my laptop, so I tried them all.) Every input menu screen on each emulator said that there was a gamepad connected.

    If anyone has any questions on my setup, I'll be happy to answer, I'd love some advice on how to get it to work. I think I mentioned everything. [​IMG]
     
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    I still wonder how to get this thing working. Can anyone help me please?
     
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    My guess is you would be better off asking the manufacturer, than asking here. I myself have never even heard of this site, nor the USB NES controller.
     
  4. Destructobot

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    Does the controller show up as gamepad in the game conroller thingy in the control panel? If it does show up you should be able to test it.

    EDIT: BTW, the website is http://www.retrousb.com/, not retrozone.com
     
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    On NEStopia, I see the letters "Retr" pop up under joysticks when it is plugged in on the input menu. It also shows up properly in the Control Panel(says OK), so I can't figure out why it isn't working with the emulator still. Anything else I can try?
     
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    What exactly is the problem? Does it not register the buttons when you try to configure the controls?
     
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    When I go to play a game in the emulator, nothing is registering, the controller is not responsive at all. I can't go through the game start menu to play the game because it isn't working.
     
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    see if you can select a key from the controller in a different emu, like a n64 one

    you could also try jnes

    it might be an emu problem
     
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    As mentioned above, test it in the Game Controllers section in the control panel.
     
  11. TwinRetro

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    What it sounds like, is you have not setup the controls. you must do this manually in the Input options.
     
  12. Destructobot

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    You did go into the emulator options and set the buttons, right? Emulators generally require you to manually set every button on the game pad to the function you want them to perform. Just because this gamepad was made from a real NES controller doesn't mean the emulators will know what to do with it.

    Edit: I'm number two!
     
  13. Xarsah16
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    My input screen looks like this, I don't know what else to do with it.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Gore

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    Press "set" for a key and push the corresponding key on your controller and report back.
     
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    Press the "Set all" button, and when the key is highlighted in the "Key" column, press the corresponding key on your controller. like if it tells you to press the key for A, press A on the controller
     
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    That worked! Thank you so much [​IMG]