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Mac + Parallel -> usb adapter + Madcatz Camera link cable [Nov. 11th, 2009|03:21 am]
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I've searched through this entire community trying to find an answer on how to get this all to work and have got a bit of a headache from it all. So I thought I would post everything I've got and running and see if anyone could help me.

I'm on a MacBook Pro which I'm running Parallels on with Windows XP sp3.

When I plug in the Parallel -> usb adapter windows recognises it and installs the driver, this all seems to be working.

I have installed the MadCatz software, changed the compatibility to Windows 98. The software runs fine and everything, I haven't had it crash or anything.

I installed userport, deleted the defaults and added in 378 - 37F , or something, I remember it had "x"'s when I put it in but when I clicked add they disappeared. This confuses me, I dont really understand this software.

The problem I'm having is that the Madcatz software says it cannot recognise any hardware.

Have I entered the wrong thing into userport? If so what do I need to enter?
Is there something that I have to do with the BIOS? I'm not even sure if I can do anything like that with Parallels.

Has anyone got the cameralink cable to work with a usb adapter?
Has anyone got any gameboy stuff working on mac?

or should I just give up and buy a crappy old pc with a parallel port just to run this software. I'd rather not.

any and all help would be awesome.

[User Picture]From: highwires
2009-11-10 09:02 pm (UTC)
I was just going to post a similar question except that I'm on a PC running XP SP3 instead of a Mac.

What a pain in the butt :/
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[User Picture]From: depr_
2009-12-01 01:18 am (UTC)
maybe you could try allowio instead of userport. i think it gives you access to all port adresses or ports or how you call it. there are one or two detailed descriptions of how to use the madcatz software with xp somewhere in the older posts also dealing with the BIOS i think.
i am not sure if the parallel to usb adapter would cause any problems.
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[User Picture]From: cementimental
2009-12-28 08:43 pm (UTC)
Not sure if this works with the Madcatz thing but http://thretris.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-gameboy-camera-dump-on-mac.html
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