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#1 Hoessi666 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:45 PM

Hello!

 

Does anyone know if normal Extension-Cables for the wired Controllers of the Boom-Version work?

Player 2 shouldn't be a Problem, but Player 1 has the special Functions for "Menu", "select" etc. on the Stick...

 

 



#2 boggis the cat OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:33 PM

It would depend on how those functions have been mapped. My assumption would be that they use some ‘impossible’ simultaneous joystick directions: up and down, left and right, up and down and left...

If we knew what those are then we could add those button functions to existing joysticks.

They could be using a normally unused pin, of course. I don’t know as I only have the ‘Gold’ with the wireless joysticks.

#3 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:07 PM

I doubt you'd hurt anything by hooking up an old 9-pin cable to try it out. Maybe a smart person with a multimeter can test things that way. 



#4 boggis the cat OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:46 AM

I have done some testing.

A standard (straight through) extension cable works fine.

The special buttons are derived from simultaneous ‘impossible’ joystick directions as follows:
MENU = UP + DOWN
SELECT = LEFT + RIGHT
REWIND = LEFT + RIGHT + UP
START = UP + DOWN + LEFT

#5 Hoessi666 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:17 AM

Great! And thanks for testing! :)

I've ordered two Cables as the Cords on the Sticks are a bit short in my opinion...



#6 Hoessi666 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:49 AM

Got the Cords today and everything is fine!

Special Buttons on Stick 1 work and there's no lagging...

 

So, Standard Cables work with the Flashback 9


Edited by Hoessi666, Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:50 AM.





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