I see these cables on WalMart web site for about $4. Has anyone actually used multiplayer ? I have searched for Google answers to “jacdac multiplayer” , web, video or images. Nothing. I have searched for these terms on YouTube, nothing. You would think that if multiplayer was possible, someone would have made a video of it. Any links to see what it would look like or if it has been done with Arcade? Thax
. ps, I have sent a request to Kittenbot if they have a battery available for the MeowBit. Since I have not seen 2 people playing multiplayer, I would have to assume that the consoles are NOT connected to computers while playing (but maybe they are) so that implies that battery power is necessary. I can plug 5v into Meowbit with a micro USB cable but don’t know if that would interfere with the system. I do have 3 AAA batts. on my BrainPad Arcade now.
This might work, I don’t have any proof that it doesn’t. Both consoles have the same game, Pong 2 player on them. Pressing the “A” button on both boards starts the game. I don’t know that one player plays against the other or how that works, Moving an up arrow on one board and hitting the ball does not alter the ball on the other board-as it would in a real ping pong game. I mean , here, there are two separate balls and 2 sets of paddles. So I would say that I don’t know enough about gaming to know what to expect. An interesting side note is that one console seems to be sending some type of signal to the other or to the other’s power connection because the 5 v. battery pack for the Meowbit does not go dormant after 15-30 seconds as it does if there is no cable connection to another board. The pink battery pack stays “on” while the 3.5mm cable is connected from BrainPad to Meowbit…for what that’s worth. I’ll have to find two teens to test this
out to tell me more about it.