MC Cthulhu RJ45 Pinout for Wii / NES Classic Cable?


#1

Hello Hello, quick question for you guys.

Is there a wiring pinout for a Wii Extension Cable or generic NES Classic controller cable available for the MC Cthulhu?

Or is it only only compatible with the GameCube using a converter / adapter?

Looking at buying an extension cable (http://a.co/8dlgto4) or Classic Controller (http://a.co/aRS2Nuf) to cut open.


#2

As far as I remember, the MCC doesn’t work as a Classic Controller.


#3

Yeah the NES Classic actually uses a Wii/WiiU Game pad.
The NES controller that comes with it is just a Wii controller shape like a NES controller.

MCC don’t support the Wii


#4

Ah, my bad, I think I read the Wii Virtual Console and thought it could be used through the nunchuck port on the Wiimote.

Wonder if I could just use a Mayflash adapter then to convert over to the Wii and NES Classic.


#5

Wiimotes don’t work, but the Wii Classic controller that plugs into a Wiimote will work as a game pad on the NES Classic.
The Home Button doubles as Reset. I wonder why Nintendo neglected that on the Controllers? Authenticity?

The Famicom version has hardwired controllers just like it’s original console.
I think that is a mistake on their part.


#6

If your question is for NES Classic use then, i recommend this gamepad:

My Arcade GamePad Classic:
https://www.amazon.com/Arcade-GamePad-Classic-Controller-Nintendo-Entertainment/dp/B01MPZ8QL4

^^ I have one of these. It’s wireless, comfortable and, comes with a built-in button shortcut to get back to the main menu. Just press Start+Select.

Looks like it will work as a classic controller on Wii & Wii U as well.


#7

Thanks Alpha. I was just trying to help a customer get the most out of his MC Cthulhu setup. I’ve been making a bunch of NES and SNES to RJ-45 cables


#8

Toodles’s PiiWee could have saved you, but i don’t know if they are produced anymore (i think not)


#9

That pad is awful, and its build quality is questionable.


#10

Yup, remember that little board. Haven’t seen it around since forever. But yeah, was just looking to utilize the Cthulhu as the classic go to PCB for all those systems. Gonna do some other testing to see what I can get to work with converters and recommend the best one.

Thanks guys.


#11

Now i know you’re trolling lol. I have this pad and it performs pretty well.

Build quality is decent and the wireless works well. At first i was skeptical about how comfortable those “square” buttons would be but, they are nice. Ergonomic-wise, it’s about as comfortable as the standard NES controller.


#12

I have found a PS2-> Wii Classic adapter that works for me and gives me all 8 buttons. Haven’t tried it with a Toodles MC, ut I’m getting one in the mail, and then getting assembly work done… It should work rj45->PS2->Wii Classic, which should also work for NES classic.

The Mayflash version has a reputation of only working with a Mayflash PS2 controller. All other PS2->Wii Classic adaptersd are not tied to being a Mayflash specific version and currently does work wit my righthanded PS2 SF15 stick. I’ll update if that setup works for MC Toodles.


#13

Hello @MoneyGovernor

Is the RJ45 standard SNES fixed within the Cthuhlu and pin swapping won’t give you a different results, becuase it converts discrete inpiuts to coded?

If it isn’t, can you make an SNES with Ascii/Capcom stick mapping of:

L X R
Y B A

Mega Man X, Super Mario, Super Ghouls N Ghosts, Casltevania IV and Contra IV ( an possibly quite a few others) come out better with THAT mapping.

Also the Raphnet SNES-> NES adapter would work out better with that SNES arrangement, because it maps SNES Y=NES B and SNES B=NES A, and is a direct hookup and contains no circuitry. That’s QK and MK in a Capcom/Ascii standard, but is QP and QK in the “pad standard”

If you can’t rearrange the SNES mapping, maybe the NES RJ45 adapter would come in nicely. Especially if B=QK and A=MK.

Also I might also want a TG 16RJ45 adapter, and a maybe, if a Raphnet GC->N64 adapter doesn’t work with a PS2-> GC adapter before it, a Game Cube RJ 45 adapter, to see if a more direct route would work.

I was talking to someone and he misunderstood my clarifications as passive aggressiveness. I don’t want to mention him. And Yes I understand a one-off is more expensive than if a run of 5 or 10 is made.

What are your plans for making SNES and NES adapters? Are you planning to build in bulk (at least by SRK standards) or one-offing them?

Will you do a TG16 and a Game Cube adapter? I know custom requests might cost more.


#14

I have found a PS2-> Wii Classic adapter that works for me and gives me all 8 buttons. Haven’t tried it with a Toodles MC, ut I’m getting one in the mail, and then getting assembly work done… It should work rj45->PS2->Wii Classic, which should also work for NES classic.

The Mayflash version has a reputation of only working with a Mayflash PS2 controller. All other PS2->Wii Classic adaptersd are not tied to being a Mayflash specific version and currently does work wit my righthanded PS2 SF15 stick. I’ll update if that setup works for MC Toodles.

My Toodles didn’t come in the mail, but I will check it with hopefully a Jasencustom Brook Retro Board. I will check if my RJ45->PS and then the PS2-> Wii Classic works or not. It works with my PS2 SF15 going straight to Wii.