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Retrolink Nintendo NES USB Adapter for PC and Mac
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- Use to connect an NES controller to your PC or Mac.
- Plug and Play, no drivers needed.
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- Windows recognized the adapter/controller combo, but pushing buttons and moving the d pad didn't seem to do anything (or it would like like I was pressing *everything* at once).
-Fixed by *slightly* bending the pins inward (outward might work too) to make better contact with the sockets on the controller. I *think* the pins are slightly smaller than on the original NES. Whatever the problem is, if the connection isn't made, the device will appear to be broken.
I use it with Nestopia for my mac. You need to download and install the emulator enhancer (don't forget to restart) Then it should ask you to configure the joystick when it reboots. If not just go to configure joystick in the menu and you're good to go.
I first thought I was going to have a problem with this adapter. I use Windows 7 and the VirtuaNES emulator. The adapter was recognized automatically, no drivers need to be updated. So Windows 7 recognized the adapter as the "NES Controller USB" in Control Panel. Right click the controller and choose "Game Controller Settings." "NES Controller USB" should already be highlighted and then choose "Properties." Go to the Settings tab and calibrate the controller.
What happened to me was this: the regular NES controller did not function properly. I initially tried to calibrate it and nothing would work. However, I moved the pins a little as another reviewer suggested to get a more "snug" connection, and that seemed to allow most of the buttons on the original NES controller to function. The D pad still did not work completely, only certain positions, even though it works completely fine on my NES.
However, I tried a different controller, an NES Max controller, and everything calibrated fine and playing games worked great. So the adapter does work, but I guess it depends on the controller. I really think the "snug connection" is the main issue as others have mentioned, that my NES Max controller just had a better connection to the adapter than my regular NES controller. And the bottom line is this: if the controller won't calibrate properly, then it will not work properly with the controller, so you have to check the calibration in control panel first.
4 stars because it works, but it took a little extra time to get it to work. I would have given it 5 stars if I didn't need to troubleshoot all of this.
Luckily, I had a second controller.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have an NES emulator on my MAC and this enables me to play it like I was playing the actual NES. Great product!Published 3 months ago by Jumanji
hit or miss with it working. Not the holy grail for NES on computer. Try the OEM infinitelives with USB if you want that Nintendo feel.Published 5 months ago by GoldenDoodle Daddy
Don't go with the controllers with built in USB, they're really poor quality. Pick up an actual NES controller and use this. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jason
No issues here. Works great. I love playing with my original controlersPublished 15 months ago by Forman
Ok, for my retro gamers, you can either buy a usb controller or this adapter and use a real nes controller. Read morePublished 16 months ago by LBB John