29 Apr '13, 9pm

Sega controller houses auto-launch emulator

Sega controller houses auto-launch emulator

We’ve seen this type of thing a few times before (even with XBMC in a SNES controller ) but there is one thing we hadn’t thought of lately. Newer versions of Windows have auto-launch disabled for USB drives. But [Joe] knew that there were still some USB sticks that manage to auto-launch anyway so he researched how those work. It turns out that they have two partitions, one is formatted as a CDFS which looks like a CD-ROM to Windows and allows auto-launch. He used this method of partitioning a USB stick, storing the ROMs on the mass storage partition and the emulator and the CDFS partition. To finish the hack he cracked open the controller and found room for a USB hub and the PCB from the thumb drive.

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/04/29/sega-controller-houses-aut...

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