Turbo BT - TurboGrafx-16 Bluetooth Adapter
Turbo BT - TurboGrafx-16 Bluetooth Adapter

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Turbo BT - TurboGrafx-16 Bluetooth Adapter

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Coming soon! The Turbo BT is a Bluetooth Adapter that allows you to connect various Bluetooth controllers to your TurboGrafx-16. This includes PS3, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S & X, Switch Joy-Cons, 8BitDo (Bluetooth only) and other Bluetooth controllers.

Features:

  • Use various Bluetooth devices with your TurboGrafx-16
  • Supports Turbo (requires firmware 1.7+)
  • 2, 3, and 6 button controller modes
  • Built in multitap mode for up to 5 Bluetooth devises
  • Very low latency, comparable to "2.4Ghz" devices (varies based on controller being used)
    Example: 8BitDo's PC Engine Mini Controller is around 7.4ms (rpubs.com) whereas the Turbo BT with a PS5 controller is lower at around 5.4ms
  • Remappable buttons that save to the Turbo BT
  • Easy to use web interface
  • Open source and user updatable
  • Plug & Play

Pairing Instructions

  • With the console off, Plug in the Turbo BT adapter into the controller port
  • Power on the console
  • The Turbo BT's LED will pulse, this indicates it's ready to be paired to
  • Put you Bluetooth controller in pairing mode (i.e. PS4 / PS5 controllers, hold down the "PS" and "Share" button until their LEDs blink rapid bursts)
  • Once the controller is successfully paired, the Turbo BT's LED will turn off and you're ready to play

See more info in the Controller pairing guide

Web Config Interface

The Web config is used to update the firmware, switch controller modes (multitap, 6 button, mouse, etc), and change button mapping. To connect to the Turbo BT's web config, go to https://blueretro.io in a web browser.

General overview of Web Config:

https://youtu.be/Gxaqdefee0Q

Controller Modes and Button Mapping

Multitap Config

  • None: BlueRetro will emulate the device selected in output config #1.
  • Slot 1: BlueRetro will emulate a 5 port multitap with the device selected in output config #1 on all ports.
  • Slot 2: Same as None.
  • Dual: Same as None.
  • Alt: Same as None.

Output Config

Mode

  • GamePad: BlueRetro will emulate a standard 2/3 buttons PCE / TG16 controller.
  • GamePadAlt: BlueRetro will emulate a standard 6 buttons PCE / TG16 controller.
  • Keyboard: NA
  • Mouse: BlueRetro will emulate a PCE mouse. (Must use "Default Mouse" preset) (Not supported in multitap mode)

Mapping

See BlueRetro mapping reference for Bluetooth controller & PCE/TG16 controller buttons label correspondence.

For a more in-depth overview of the Web Config and button mapping, read more here.


Latency:

  • PS4/PS5: ~5.4 ms
  • XBOX One: ~8.8 ms
  • Switch Pro: ~12.4 ms
  • PS3: ~12.8
  • WiiU Pro: ~13.2 ms
  • 8bitdo: ~16.2 ms
  • Wiimote: ~16.3 ms

The Turbo BT runs on the incredible BlueRetro platform by Jacques Gagnon. A portion of each sale is donated to Jacques to further support the platform.

Product appearance, prices, and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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