Controller emulator?

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Pinotte
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Controller emulator?

Post by Pinotte » Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:09 am

Was just wondering if anyone has ever attempted to make a gamecube controller emulator. If so, was it with an fpga or a microcontroller (or both)? I'm thinking of making one myself but dealing with nintendo's weird protocol looks like it's going to be pain.
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Streetwalker
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Re: Controller emulator?

Post by Streetwalker » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:17 am

An MCU (atmega 8 series) should be more than enough.
Pinotte
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Re: Controller emulator?

Post by Pinotte » Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:36 pm

I see, do you know if anyone has ever completed one of these? I think i will be using an stm32f (cortex M4) since i already have one at my disposition even though it might be overkill. And do you think bitbanging is the way to go for data transfer?
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Re: Controller emulator?

Post by meneerbeer » Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:58 pm

Bitbanging is the only way to do it afaik. ;)

I have done this with an ATmega8.
Pinotte
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Re: Controller emulator?

Post by Pinotte » Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:00 pm

Alright, thanks guys. Will start working on this as soon as i get my logic analyser.
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Re: Controller emulator?

Post by zeytin » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:41 am

This Arduino library https://github.com/NicoHood/Nintendo might be something to look into.
Pinotte
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Re: Controller emulator?

Post by Pinotte » Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:27 pm

that's good stuff thx
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Re: Controller emulator?

Post by capzlk » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:55 pm

GCARS-CS comes to mind, it's a software solution and only supports a handful of games, but everything is documented so its possible to add more.
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