The Retrode2 acts like a adapter enabling your computer to access your classic game cartridges. Think of it as an external hard drive or flash drive. So, when you plug it into your computer it will appear in your file manager like any other storage device.
When using the plugins with N64 and GBA cartridges make sure you first set the voltage switch located inside the Retrode2’s SNES slot to 3.3v, 5v is used for everything else.
How to use the Retrode2
– To backup your ROMs first make sure the cartridge pins of your game cartridge are clean, this is important to make sure everything works properly.
– Next plug in the game cartridge to your Retrode2 then connect the Retrode2 to your computer via the provided USB cable.
– Once the Retrode2 is connected to the computer open your file manger and look for a new device called “RETRODE”. *It may take a few seconds for the Retrode to be recognized by your system.
– Open RETRODE with a file manger. You will see a RETRODE.CFG file, this is the configuration file for the Retrode2 do not edit this file unless you know what you are doing. You should also see the ROM and save game files in RETRODE. (It is worth noting that the SRAM file only appears if the game has a battery backed up save function.)
– Copy the ROM and save game files to where you would like to back them up.
– Once the files are done being copied you can now use them in RetroArch or your emulator of choice.
Hello and welcome to EvilRobotLabs!
EvilRobotLabs is now officially open for business. Everything is pretty much setup now and shouldn’t change too drastically from here on out, there are a few cosmetic changes that are still being worked on but they will not affect the sites functionality. That being said should you encounter a problem or have a question that is not already answered in the site F.A.Q please feel free to reach me by using the Contact Form.
The first products to arrive at EvilRobotLabs are from Viper Scale Racing and available in the HO Slot Cars section of the store. The V-Spec RTR race car is an excellent chassis for beginners that are looking for something faster than the stock cars that come with most race sets but are still easy to control. That being said it’s also a great way for anyone that has some classic AFX Tomy chassis to preserve them by using the V-Spec RTR instead. Just add either the Standard body clip or the Low Rider body clip to the V-Spec and you’ll be able to enjoy your classic body on a modern chassis that you can actually get parts for. There’s also the Tyco 440×2 wide pan body clip for the Tyco 440×2 wide pan bodies.
Make sure to keep an eye out in the Retro Gaming section for the arrival of the Retrode2! This fantastic device along with it’s plugins will allow you to enjoy your classic video game cartridges on your computer, via the appropriate emulator of course. The Retrode2 even allows you to backup your save games from your cartridge, truly a fantastic bit of kit that will no doubt come in handy if you should ever have to replace the battery on your classic game cartridge. Once they arrive I’ll be sure to post a few tutorials here on how to use the Retrode2.
Stay tuned to the News section (or blog if you prefer) for announcements related to new product arrivals and helpful information about HO Slot Car racing and Retro Gaming.