Firstly I must say that I enjoy your homepage a whole lot (especially this part of the forums), I have been lurking around a lot without a username as there is loads of valuable information and inspiration for an amateur like me!
I'm hoping that atleast someone at this forum has made a Snes-Parallel conversion and has some valuable info for me, it seems to be quite popular, but i can't seem to find any information at all on troubleshooting or problems like mine.
I recently made a Snes-Parallel modification off an extension cord for snes controllers.
The following plans were used (pic1), and 1N914 diodes, I measured all of my contacts with a multimeter both before and after the problem occurred.Pic1:
Now to the problem, I did not get any contact (controller to computer) after using the recommended hardware (PSXpad for Win Xp) so I figured out it must be a hardware problem, so I welded a bridge between pin 18,19 according to another guide i found at (see pic 2)Pic2:
However I still wont get any contact at all, and Iíve been measuring time after time with my multimeter and canít find any hardware related problems.
The black ends of the diodes are angled away from the db25 connector and computer, as described.
I install PSXpad as described in the guide at http://cbud.raphnet.net/snes/psxpad/xp/index_en.html
And the only way it differs for me is that the "HID-controller notification" never opens a window like in the picture below (pic3) it only says in the lower right corner (by the clock) that it has been detected and is ready to use.
I have traced my port addresses on both computers Iíve tried this on to ď0x378Ē, so that probably canít be causing any problems.
How should I continue to get this mod up and running? It would be of great joy to me if you guys could help me with a fast troubleshooting as I am relatively new to hardware configuration/modification.
And i really wanna get this baby working so i can keep the gaming up even when i move across the world to study for a few years.
(Baggage limit set up at 20kgs, and i need to prio clothes and not my console
Looking forward to awnsers