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Game cube to usb adapter

  1. Dec 8, 2006 #1
    ok i wasnt sure which forum to place this in so im putting it here now.

    I am currently trying to help my boyfriend figure out something. his project is to design and build a game cube to usb adapter that will work with stepmania (a dance dance revolution simulator that you can download for free online). he has already correctly mapped out the buttons in his code, but now needs to have stepmania be able to read serial data. does anyone know how to go about this?
     
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  3. Dec 8, 2006 #2

    Danger

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    Welcome to PF, fishy.
    This, or perhaps the computer section, is appropriate. Double posts are discouraged, but understandable under the circumstances. Unfortunately, I can be of no help to you.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2006 #3
    gamecube to usb adapter serial stuff

    I am currently trying to help my boyfriend figure out something. his project is to design and build a game cube to usb adapter that will work with stepmania (a dance dance revolution simulator that you can download for free online). he has already correctly mapped out the buttons in his code, but now needs to have stepmania be able to read serial data. does anyone know how to go about this?
     
  5. Dec 9, 2006 #4

    NoTime

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    Not sure what you are looking for or what the how the USB adapter gets involved.
    Try posting up whats been done so far.

    The keyboard buttons constitute serial data in and of themselves so it would seem that he is already sending serial data.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2006 #5
    sorry abotu the multiple posts. i thought i should post in the engineering section because it is for an electrical engineering class.
    the code is already written.. like when the buttons are pressed, it prints out which button was pressed and all the bits are right..stepmania needs to read in the serial information, but i think something needs to be coded for stepmania to be able to do that. I am not sure . It is hard to ask him questions right now because he is tired and doesnt like answering my questions on a regular basis anyway. I am also an electrical engineering major but one year before him. so i only know a little bit about whats going on.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2006 #6

    chroot

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    No offense, fishy, but I doubt that anyone can give you any serious help with questions this vague.

    - Warren
     
  8. Dec 9, 2006 #7
    Doesn't the USB adapter map each input to an Asynchronous Key Event? In which case, you open Step Mania and find the configuration, then map each button manually. If you aren't able to do that, there's probably something wrong with the adapter.
     
  9. Dec 9, 2006 #8
    none taken, thanks anyway though.
     
  10. Dec 9, 2006 #9
    For some reason that cant be done just that easily. I think i am done asking this question though since my bofriend wontget in a better mood to elaborate on things a little more. I think the way i am asking the question to you guys is wrong. i am done trying to help now though since he is not making it easy for me to help him. thanks for your time.
     
  11. Dec 10, 2006 #10

    berkeman

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    I merged the two threads into this one here in the EE forum to eliminate the multiple threads.
     
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