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Offline T4

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NES N8 Pro - Button Access?
« on: June 05, 2020, 02:50 AM »
How is the button on the N8 Pro supposed to be accessed when in use with the OG NES? It's hidden down in the slot and not accessible!

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Re: NES N8 Pro - Button Access?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 10:13 PM »
I was wondering that myself...  I have a Blinking Light Win installed in my front loader, so the cart goes straight in without pressing down.  This lets me access the button, but I noticed that I wouldn't be able to reach the it if I was using the stock 72-pin port and tray.

The good news is that the button doesn't do much outside of swapping FDS sides; I've never been able to get it to bring up the menu.  You can bypass the need for the button entirely by using a controller button combo to access the menu and enabling FDS auto-swap.

Edit:  I wonder if it would be possible to move the button into the little 'grip' recessed area in the cart shell in a future revision.  It could be mounted on the side wall of the recessed area to avoid accidentally un-mounting the cartridge with downward pressure.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2020, 10:20 PM by MHzBurglar »