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#271
Re: Link Cable project interest
Posted on: 7/23 23:14
Virtual Freak
Joined 2016/12/15
USA
94 Posts
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Quote:

MasterOfPuppets wrote:
Okay, I guess a better way to have phrased my original question would have been "is someone still planning on making a USB cable?".


I may be interested in this. Anyone have more detail on the linkport inner workings and what it can do beyond what the wiki mentions? Can I completely control the VB through this port? What's the command structure?
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#272
Re: Link Cable project interest
Posted on: 7/24 4:41
Newbie
Joined 2015/3/19
USA
8 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
I also received my link cable from Kevin a few days ago. The quality is top notch and if you didn't know any better, you would think this came straight from Nintendo! :)

This is fascinating stuff for the Virtual Boy and the PVB community. Thanks as always Kevin!

Regards,
Jim
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#273
Re: Link Cable project interest
Posted on: 7/24 23:09
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2011/7/3
USA
413 Posts
CoderContributorLong Time User (6 Years) App Coder40+ Game Ratings
Recieved a small package from the post office today was hoping hope against hope that it was the "Link Cable". I was not dissapointed not in the package nor in the craftmanship. This is amazing! if you haven't already ordered one do so! This is the "Link cable" We've been waiting for for over 20 years THANKYOU mellott124.
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#274
Re: Link Cable project interest
Posted on: 7/25 19:33
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/10/16
193 Posts
Long Time User (5 Years)
Quote:

mellott124 wrote:
Quote:

MasterOfPuppets wrote:
Okay, I guess a better way to have phrased my original question would have been "is someone still planning on making a USB cable?".


I may be interested in this. Anyone have more detail on the linkport inner workings and what it can do beyond what the wiki mentions? Can I completely control the VB through this port? What's the command structure?


I think it would be cooler if someone just made a USB adapter that plugged into the board and allowed you to select 1P or 2P via a switch and you could provide your own USB cable, so it could be as long as technically allowed. I started working on something like this, but didn't get too far.
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#275
Re: Link Cable project interest
Posted on: 7/25 19:50
PVB Elite
Joined 2010/1/5
Sweden
550 Posts
Long Time User (7 Years) Donator30+ Game Ratings
You need six conductors for the later description of the cable. So a USB 3.0 cable would have work, but my guess is that it would be even more expensive - the cable itself is probably not that expensive.
Then you have another two connectors that can mess things up.

Sounds like a bad idea to me.
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#276
Re: Link Cable project interest
Posted on: 7/27 1:02
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2015/3/28
USA
258 Posts
Long Time User (2 Years)
I'll grab one from the next batch please, if that list isn't already full.

Thanks!
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#277
Re: Link Cable project interest
Posted on: 7/27 13:18
Nintendoid!
Joined 2007/11/10
Austria
127 Posts
Long Time User (9 Years)
I got my Virtual Boy link cable today and as I don´t have time for making another Youtube video, I thought I will share some photos. Even this is the most expensive cable I ever bought for any retro system I own, I am quite pleased with what I got. The plugs fit perfectly and I tried “Hyper Fighting” in link cable versus mode.
My test setup consists of a Virtual Boy on an US store kiosk stand and a 2nd Virtual Boy with a SNES controller and VGA-2D-out and as expected 2 player mode works great. I have not tested the other homebrew link cable games yet, but will do so later. The only thing you need to take care of when using the store kiosk unit is that there is not much space for the plug and this will put some stress on the cable which might ruin it, so a 90 degree plug or a shorter plug would be great, but I guess it might not make sense to produce such a thing for the few people that would need that.
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#278
Re: Link Cable project interest
Posted on: 7/27 20:09
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2007/7/28
Great Britain
301 Posts
Long Time User (10 Years) App Coder
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Even this is the most expensive cable I ever bought for any retro system I own


How much did you pay ?
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#279
Re: Link Cable project interest
Posted on: 7/27 20:14
Nintendoid!
Joined 2007/11/10
Austria
127 Posts
Long Time User (9 Years)
Quote:

MineStorm schrieb:
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Even this is the most expensive cable I ever bought for any retro system I own


How much did you pay ?


Way too much... if you would ask my wife. :-D
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#280
Re: Link Cable project interest
Posted on: 7/27 20:17
PVB Elite
Joined 2010/1/5
Sweden
550 Posts
Long Time User (7 Years) Donator30+ Game Ratings
Custom made connectors - of course it's going to be more expensive than your ordinary network cable or similar.
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