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Mobo to NES port, possible?

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Motherboard to NES controller ports.

My goal is to run an NES controllers (to play emulators) off a HTPC without using any extra USB adapters/wires running around - I don't have the room for that.

Can I connect this to the Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI Mini ITX FM2 (mobo) somehow?

Edited by MarcusCA - 10/2/13 at 5:51am
post #2 of 9
Not really going to happen, your best bet would be to use something like an xbox controller and then configure your emulator.
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post

Not really going to happen, your best bet would be to use something like an xbox controller and then configure your emulator.
I believe it is possible.

Option #1 (which looks like ****, and is that a female NES port or what?):
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CLpFamwUln0/TWdvZhG8G_I/AAAAAAAAACw/_OrzTzm7XvU/s1600/portit+2.jpg

Option #2:
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"Internet stores also carried prettier options for this installation like a chip which you solder onto the original port cables."
but I don't understand this 100%. Did he mean solder NES controller port to USB wires to route from the inside?
The front will still have the NES controller ports and I do not want to punch them out to replace USB ports. Nor do I want to keep them there unused with USB cables running to the back. That's my dilemma - trying to figure out a solution first.
Edited by MarcusCA - 10/2/13 at 7:27am
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whatson the other side of the pcb on that adapter in the op?

is it an internal usb header?
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ok i found what you posted....

looks like you'll have to solder a usb internal header cable to that pcb.

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=34109
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whatson the other side of the pcb on that adapter in the op?

is it an internal usb header?
Yes, but it's currently not like that. I used a google image of something I COULD do. This is how it is naked.
The little green ones are the controller, the Blue connects the power LED and switches.




I'd like to eventually be able to do this:


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ok i found what you posted....

looks like you'll have to solder a usb internal header cable to that pcb.

http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=34109
Interesting .. I'll take a look.
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I'd like to eventually be able to do this:

Interesting .. I'll take a look.

that is the coolest thing i have ever seen thumb.gif
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I found exactly what I need for to do this from a fellow modder and thought I'd share with OCN.

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The point is that the MOBO has USB, and the NES controller ports are not USB, so you need something in between (a converter board).
This one is sold at a great price point and is recommended by many modders (you'll need some basic soldering skills): http://www.raphnet-tech.com/products/4nes4snes/
You can wire it directly to a USB header cable, and then plug that into the MOBO. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=12-200-735&Tpk=N82E16812200735
Then you can connect the controller ports to the 4nes4snes board.
Thanks wilson735 from PCPP.
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