This tutorial is for those having issues with transferring images from their Game Boy Camera to their PC using a Parallel Port Cable and Windows XP. First I will list all the things needed in order to use the Mad Catz software, followed by a series of steps on how to get the software working properly. Of course, if you don't have the cable this tutorial will be pretty useless.
Game Boy (Any Model)
Game Boy Camera (Any Model)
Game Boy to Parallel Port Cable
Mad Catz Camera Link Software (Disc ISO)
Mad Catz Camera Link Software (Extracted Files)
Step 1: First you need to download and install the Madcatz Software (If you don't have the CD).
Step 2: Download the PortTalk .zip file and install it in the directory of the Mad Catz software (C:\Program Files\Mad Catz\Camera Link Software\).
Step 3: You will need to find out your parallel port resource ID. To do this, do the following;
-Right-click My Computer and choose "Manage".
-Find and click "Device Manager" in the System Tools directory.
-Choose "Ports (COM & LPT)".
-Locate the ECP Printer Port (LPT1) and double-click it.
-Click to the resources tab and the first number in the first IO RANGE field is the number you want (for example; 0378 and not 0378-0778).
Step 4: Click Run from the Start Menu.
Step 5: Type CMD in the box and press enter.
Step 6: At the command prompt, locate the Madcatz folder by typing "CD C:\\Program Files\Mad Catz\Camera Link Software\", or wherever it is located.
Step 7: Once you are in the correct directory, type "AllowIO cls.exe 0x378" replacing 0x378 with whatever your IO RANGE number was, with an x after the first digit.
Step 8: Proceed to open the Mad Catz software and follow the instructions.
If you want to purchase a Mad Catz Camera Link, there are a few available on eBay with the Software also included. There may also be a few available on Amazon.
Search for a Game Boy Camera Link on eBay.
Note: If you have any problems with this guide, leave a comment and I will try to help as soon as I can.