December 25, 2021 at 11:14 AM #50785TissemonParticipant
Hi, I just bought an old RetroTink2x classic from a friend. It works really great on everything I’ve tried with it (Modded Atari2600, modded Intellivision, PAL NES and PAL N64). The only problem is that when I start an NTSC-Rom from my N64 Everdrive on my PAL N64, I get great picture on my CRT but my projector (wired through the RetroTink2x) show no red colours. As seen here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t2jqmqqfl489gyk/RetroTink_N64.jpg?dl=0
PAL roms and everything else works fine with correct colours.
When I cycle input it shows Black/white – Black/white – Colour – Black/white – Black/white – Colour. So I’m guessing my RetroTink has the old firmware with only three input modes.
So my two questions are:
1. Can anyone confirm that NTSC-Roms on a PAL N64 works on an updated RetroTink2x? (I’m think it outputs a slightly off-spec PAL60-signal)
2. Is it possible to find the Firmware-update file somewhere now? I noticed it was removed from the support-page. I have a friend here in Sweden with the right programmer and connector that will update it for me if I send it to him and if we can find the latest firmware-file.
Thomas Edman, Sweden.January 22, 2022 at 12:06 PM #51374BuckoA51Keymaster
Sorry for missing this! Updating the firmware on the unit may help and is worth a try if you can find the required programmer.June 16, 2022 at 9:49 AM #51424TissemonParticipant
No problem! I’m sorry too for not updating this thread. 🙂
I updated the Firmware on my RetroTink2x and actually, the best thing about the update is that it now remembers the input I last used – no more changing från S-Video to Composite every time I start it up! Worth the update just for that!
But now I also have the new input mode for PAL60. And it works great with my PAL N64 playing NTSC-games!
Really recommend everybody that has the old firmware to get it updated!
Here’s some pictures of my setup:
Using Everdrive 64, I boot up in regular 50hz mode:
This is what it looks like in 50Hz-mode (that’s what I was stuck with on old firmware):
Changing to PAL60-mode on the RetroTink I got this instead:
Notice how it’s very cropped to the right, but hey, at least it’s in color, I thought. But then I remembered: I have some setting on my Projector as well…
And great success!
My projector even remembers the settings separately for PAL50 and PAL60 mode, so I only had to change these setting once and now it’s all good!
Only thing I wish for now is that the RetroTink would autodetect the input mode, so I didn’t have to push any button at all on it, but hey, this works totally fine too!
Here’s some more example pictures:
PAL Composite modded Intellivision:
PAL Composite modded Atari 2600: (the shadows is from the mod not being properly adjusted, will fix that later)
PAL N64 running PAL game:
And here’s a quick test of PAL N64 running NTSC game – this was before I figured out I could change the image width:
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