USB Cartridge Adapters for use in emulators?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by TeeR, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. TeeR
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    TeeR GBAtemp Regular

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    Could you use cartridge adapters (SNES, NES, ect.) hook them to the USB port of the Wii/Wii U and have emulators read the roms off the cartridges?
     
  2. boomario

    boomario Nothing to say here.

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    Its not better do a rom dump from your cartidges and run from a sd card/pendrive? If you have the cartidges isnt illegal and you can keep him at good state.
     
  3. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    Well technically... the device would have to be a dumper though and keep a copy of the cart in RAM after reading it (so that it doesn't save a copy of the full thing), which would increase the startup time as you need to wait for the dump to finish, and it'd probably be like a $60 device.

    If you're asking about a simple pin adapter, no, there's like 20 reasons that won't work.
     
  4. sanoblue

    sanoblue The Fuzzy Blue Woof!

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    >.> y? the roms are small... not worth it
     
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    mrgone GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    i suppose the retrode could be used, as this particular piece of hardware emulates an snes or mega drive cart into a rom and a save file
     
  6. Jacobeian

    Jacobeian GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    what other cartridge adapter with usb connector exist anyway ? there are only retrodes and yes, they are compatible with wii emulators, they are seen as a usb drive with a single rom on it (with a few tweaks you can even make emus automatically boot the game, which is fun)
     
  7. sanoblue

    sanoblue The Fuzzy Blue Woof!

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    had a wallpaper for droid that would load a random rom and play its opening on it..... looked like GB brick ^_^ but thats off topic lol
     
  8. TeeR
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    TeeR GBAtemp Regular

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    So if using the Retrode USB Adapter on a Wii emulator you can put in a cartridge and (with tweaks) have the emulator automatically load the game off the cartridge?