Retro Controllers: FAST Serial Protocol Overview¶
FAST Serial Protocol: Overview & First Steps
This documentation section is about the FAST Serial Protocol (FSP) commands, which are the low-level commands a host computer sends to a FAST board. Most FAST Pinball makers do not need to know about these details, since the pinball game framework (such as the Mission Pinball Framework) handles this communication for you.
If you're writing your own game framework, read the overview of how FSP works and how to connect first.
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When you connect to a FAST Retro Controller via USB, you will see multiple virtual serial ports appear. The exact port names and numbers will vary depending on your computer and which Retro Controller you have, but they will always be in the same relative order.
So we talk about the "first port" or "third port", and that could be:
Or it could be:
Depending on your hardware, a third and/or fourth port might be available to connect to the EXP or DSP processors.
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