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Mark III Link Cable
Post Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:25 am
Does any one have a pinout for the mark iii link cable thats used for f16 fighting falcon? Im not seeming to find much info on it. Thanks.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:32 am
There's probably not enough details in there but FYI here's the manual page:

http://www.smspower.org/Scans/F16FightingFalcon-SMS-JP-Manual?gallerypage=6%2F7

You can also see it here:
http://www.smspower.org/sites/SegaMarkIIIWebpageTera-20000523/991127_01.htm

Not that this wasn't a sold accessory, I think it's a regular din to din cable.
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:32 pm
Interesting.. i would have thought it might have been crossed like a null modem cable. Maybe ill get some connectors and try make some cables up and see if i can get it to work.
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Post Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:34 am
This page should help..

(can't post a link because I'm new, but the site specifically mentioned F-16 Fighting Falcon)

Here's a pic instead

A Japanese person made their own cable... disclaimer... they also state to use at your own risk.

Need to map the pins like this:
1 to 1
2 to 6
3 to 3
4 to 5
5 to 4
6 to 2
7 to 7
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Post Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:57 pm
Oh wicked, thanks a heap for that! I never actually got around to trying as work got in the way but i will revisit this soon hopefully!
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:23 pm
I hope it works. You're probably one of a handful of people who has access to 2 Mark IIIs with F-16 and the desire to do this.

BTW: I've been here long enough now. This is the link I found it from:
http://st-2.la.coocan.jp/f16vs1.html

The top choice basically says you agree, the bottom link says you dont.

If you agree, it'll take you to that page I took a screenshot of, if you disagree it goes back to his homepage (which looks like something made back in 1995).
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Post Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:28 pm
Tha_Ape wrote
I hope it works. You're probably one of a handful of people who has access to 2 Mark IIIs with F-16 and the desire to do this.


I dont actually have a mkIII but do have the sega keyboard which i built an adapter for to get it working on a master system. Ive also build my own keyboard adapter which i wanted to test this with.

I guess it was probably not a popular thing back in the day hence why ive struggled to find much about the cable.

I have ordered some plugs and cable so once that arrives ill see what happens.
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Post Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:28 am
I wonder if someone could mimic that cable within an emulator and either allow 2 instances of F-16 to run and play with each other, or (even cooler) make it work over the internet?

Definitely beyond my ability.
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