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UNIVERSAL MODDING KIT: RETRO BOARD EDITION

BROOK RETRO BOARD History

After the huge launch and continued success of the Brook Universal Fighting Board, Brook asked us for recommendations on what new products they should focus on for the future.  Being a fan of old school, classic games, we initially recommended a series of Retro Super Converters, starting with the NEO•GEO AES, which we exclusively launched.   The PS3/4 to PS/PS2 Super Converter followed shortly thereafter as well as many others.  

Before the Brook Retro Board, there were other makers such as Akishop Customs and Toodles produced PCB's that covered some of the Retro systems, such as Xbox, PS, PS2, Dreamcast, NES.  For these retro systems, their boards did a great job allowing the user to build custom controllers for their favorite retro systems, however, the retro ecosystem was not complete

Why Brook Retro Board vs the competitors? 

  • Brook's customer service and support
  • The Systems that were not covered, Saturn,  PC-Engine, Game Cube
  • Bugs in coding for most of the systems that were unresolved
  • Complete Ecosystem of Accessories:  We have a cable for every system supported as well as other accessories to expand your
  • Dual-mod capability:  A controller that can control the modern as well as the Retro system, all in one chassis with a single output.  While dual modding was done prior, two separate jack outputs were required, which made the mods complicated and messy
  • Easy modding for single or dual mods with the Optimus Mods (for select controllers) and our Universal Modding Kit: Retro Board Edition
  • Brook has a large staff of programmers and support.  If a critical firmware update is needed to add or improve on features, it's going to be done and done correctly without bugs

Compatibility:   The Brook Retro Board was tested on official (unmodded) retro systems that are supported.  It's guaranteed to work on these systems.  Modded or customized hardware may or may not work, as many of those systems were produced after this board.  Brook has updated the firmware to work on some systems, such as the Mister, but for others, please expect that it will not work.  


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FIRMWARE UPDATE 09/16/2020: Version 1.2 (Version 1.3)

  • This firmware fixes a few issues, one being the "run" mode in Super Mario (or other games that would use this feature) where you had to hold down the "A" button, which now works without being timed out
  • Gamecube controllers can now work on the WII/WIIU
  • 6-Button Support for the NEC Pad
  • Version 1.3 (Fixes the Button Layout of the default NES)

Continuing on our Modding Made Series, our goal is to make your project easier to accomplish.  With this kit, you'll have the core parts necessary to complete that retro arcade stick (you'll need the case, pushbuttons and lever in addition)

Kit Contents

  • Brook Retro Board with Pre-Soldered Connectors
  • 20-pin Harness for Fight Sticks
  • Neutrik Ethercon RJ45 (Black)
  • Neutrik Gasket (Black)
  • RJ45 to RJ45 Cable (1 ft)
  • Akishop Customs RJ45 to USB Cable (10 ft)
  • 3M Adhesive PCB Feet (Set of 4)

Optional Console Cables

Key Features of Brook Retro Board

Multi Retro Console Support

  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Super NES
  • Nintendo Gamecube
  • Microsoft Xbox (Original)
  • Sega Saturn
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • NEC PC Engine/Turbo Grafx 16
  • Sony Playstation
  • Sony Playstation 2
  • Sony Playstation 3

Dual Mod Support

  • Combine with the  Brook UFB in 2 different layout configuration - either side by side with the 20-pin Multiplier or the custom stacked version
  • Use a single cable out (via USB control) and toggle between the Brook UFB or the Brook Retro Board using variation button combinations.  With all other retro boards on the market, to combine with a Brook UFB requires either physical switch and/or a dual USB out, one for the UFB, one for the retro board, which requires more cost, more mod time and clutter inside
  • 20-pin Multiplier Kit for Dual Modding the Brook UFB and Retro Boards using a single output jack (the RJ45 cables are interchangeable for the system you choose) - Included is a jumper connection in this kit to configure to set which board to default at start up

Upgradeable Firmware

  • With Brook's amazing customer support, if an update is needed, it is easily done by following minimal steps

Effortless Installation

  • Continuing our philosophy, we made sure that installation for the Brook Retro is as easy as the Brook UFB by pre-soldering the main connectors beforehand, saving you time to work on other parts of your mod

Zero-Lag

  • When the Brook UFB was in production, the main thing we kept emphasizing was the response time.  A slow or high latency board to us and you the player, is no good and effects your gaming experience.  We want super low numbers, less latency (lag) and from our tests, how about zero lag?  It doesn't get any better than this

Compatible with Akishop Customs Cables

  • We made sure that this board would work with existing accessories out on the market today.  Akishop Customs cables have been produced and circulating for many years and your previous investment is not put to waste. Their RJ45 to USB, RJ45 to PS/PS2 and RJ45 to Dreamcast all work flawlessly with the Brook Retro board.  These cables are readily available from us today

Quick Link: https://tinyurl.com/brookretrokit

 Choose your Neutrik Ethercon RJ45 Connector / Gasket Color

  • Black
  • White

Note:  Images of the attached mod uses custom cables.  The ones included in the kit are not exact to the images shown

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