SNES Advance Controller Adapter

SNES Advance Controller Adapter
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It is now possible to use Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) Controllers on your GameBoy Advanced, GameBoy SP, GameBoy Micro and/or Nintendo GameCube w/GBA Player Adapter to control your games with.

You will need

-any SNES pad.
-this SNES Rom patcher
-one GBA Link cable
-Any GBA Flash Card to play SNES Roms

The SNES pad works exactly the same as the NES controller, except it has two 4021's inside, and there are sixteen pulses on the CLK line, and sixteen bits of data come out the Data line. So, a SNES pad can be connected to a NES (and to a GBA) by simply swapping the connector on the end. Results depending on the controller model used. SNES controllers normally operate at 5V, while the GBA's link port only puts out 3.3V, so some controllers may not work.

First we need to know the pinouts from cables.

SNES pad pinouts

GBA Link pinouts

Connections

Now Connect:

Pin 1 from GBA Link to Pin 1 from SNES Controller
Pin 2 from GBA Link to Pin 3 from SNES Controller
Pin 3 from GBA Link to Pin 4 from SNES Controller
Pin 5 from GBA Link to Pin 2 from SNES Controller
Pin 6 from GBA Link to Pin 7 from SNES Controller

Usage

Place both the snespatch.exe and snesgbapatcher.exe in a folder that contains your GBA file(s) you wish to patch. Double click on the "snesgbapatcher" file.

Next it will display the number of games in your folder and ask to you press "P" to patch them or gives you the option to quit the program by pressing "Q".

Once you press "P" it will make a copy of each GBA file, patch and then rename it. Optionally, you can do this manually one file at a time by using the snespatch.exe file on each GBA file you wish to patch, but please note that this will patch the file you pass to it and not make a backup.

You also can the guided tool snesadvance.exe which will patch & rename the roms. It also make a copy from rom and then patch it.

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Welcome to my blog. My name is Akis Mparekas. I am a freelance web developer from Greece and I have been involved in SEO, Website Migration (transferring content from a site, eg blogger to WordPress), website optimization, and web scraping (extracting content from one or more sites) for years.

At the same time I am taking my first steps in game development (unity) and animation (blender). I also create cool stuff, either for work or for fun. When I have time, I write tutorials and I blog.

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