Any ideas how to use this dodgy-looking SNES adaptor?

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Any ideas how to use this dodgy-looking SNES adaptor?

Post by casiokid » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:52 am

Hi all, new to the forum, but have read the magazine since the beginning...don't know why I didn't take a look sooner!

I was looking for some advice if anyone here can help: I picked up this rather sorry-looking piece of kit on ebay recently. Now it's arrived, and I have no idea how to use it:

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Can anyone shed any light on how this contraption works and/or the likelihood of me losing some fingers if I turn on my SNES with it attached?

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Re: Any ideas how to use this dodgy-looking SNES adaptor?

Post by snowkatt » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:10 am

my guess is that you insert one half in the snes with the import cardridge on it and the other half has the pal game attached to it
but dont take my word for it
this has got to be one of the most bizarre and haphazard converters ive ever seen
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Re: Any ideas how to use this dodgy-looking SNES adaptor?

Post by TheNewMonkey » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:20 am

casiokid wrote:likelihood of me losing some fingers if I turn on my SNES with it attached?
What the hell is that! :shock:
Very high likelihood of losing fingers i would say :lol:
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Re: Any ideas how to use this dodgy-looking SNES adaptor?

Post by casiokid » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:41 am

Cheers folks...I figure you're on the money snowkatt, but I'll have to wait until xmas day to try it out, since my SNES is wrapped up under the tree. I'll be amazed if it actually works.

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Re: Any ideas how to use this dodgy-looking SNES adaptor?

Post by Liamh1982 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:44 am

Surely there was a picture of it on eBay? And if so, what in hell possessed you to buy it - it looks like a deathtrap!

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Re: Any ideas how to use this dodgy-looking SNES adaptor?

Post by casiokid » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:52 am

Hmm, good question...I guess you could call it an impulse buy. I don't know...I'm a tight-fisted get, and a quid for a converter seemed worth a punt...looking at it in the flesh, maybe not so much.

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Re: Any ideas how to use this dodgy-looking SNES adaptor?

Post by pforson » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:46 am

casiokid wrote:Cheers folks...I figure you're on the money snowkatt, but I'll have to wait until xmas day to try it out, since my SNES is wrapped up under the tree. I'll be amazed if it actually works.
A Snes for xmas in 2010. That's brilliant, simply awesome. :)
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Post by Liamh1982 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:52 am

pforson wrote:A Snes for xmas in 2010. That's brilliant, simply awesome. :)
I had a Master System for my birthday in 2002.

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Re: Any ideas how to use this dodgy-looking SNES adaptor?

Post by oli_lar » Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:56 pm

Copying device? What does the text on it say?

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Re: Any ideas how to use this dodgy-looking SNES adaptor?

Post by casiokid » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:37 pm

pforson wrote:A Snes for xmas in 2010. That's brilliant, simply awesome. :)
It's all boxed, cleaned-up and minty..I'm a big daft kid, and it'd be foolish to pretend otherwise. :)
oli_lar wrote:Copying device? What does the text on it say?
It's says 'Super Adaptor'. I'm not sure what Trading Standards would make of that description.

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Re: Any ideas how to use this dodgy-looking SNES adaptor?

Post by QuantumCrayons » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:40 pm

Liamh1982 wrote:
pforson wrote:A Snes for xmas in 2010. That's brilliant, simply awesome. :)
I had a Master System for my birthday in 2002.
I got a Spectrum +2 for Christmas last year.

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Re: Any ideas how to use this dodgy-looking SNES adaptor?

Post by thesubcon3 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:47 pm

I'm 99% sure that snowkatt is right on the money. PAL SNES cart on the left and NTSC Cart (US or JAP) on the right that goes into the system (or maybe vice versa...). Hopefully that crazy wiring allows the device to modify the 50 to 60 properly for smooth play of NTSC on your PAL system or maybe allow you to use the extra chips in certain games, otherwise it's just overkill.

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Post by Liamh1982 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:49 am

Overkill? Well, kill seems about the right word.

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Post by Overheat » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:28 am

casiokid wrote:
pforson wrote:A Snes for xmas in 2010. That's brilliant, simply awesome. :)
It's all boxed, cleaned-up and minty..I'm a big daft kid, and it'd be foolish to pretend otherwise. :)

I got a minty boxed SNES for xmas last year, and the best part was I had no idea I was getting it - all I asked for were some Saturn games. Also got a minty boxed NES and mnty boxed N64, and a minty boxed Sega Mega CD - must have cost the gf a small fortune - god bless her - I was well surprised :)
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Re: Any ideas how to use this dodgy-looking SNES adaptor?

Post by speedlolita » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:38 am

It looks like two adaptors linked together. My bet would be that you put one native cart in the top slot of the one not plugged into the console and then the game you want plugged in into the one plugged into the console. For games like Super Mario RPG which are a bugger perhaps.

Fact of the matter is - it IS two adaptors linked together.
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