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by Sugurain
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD Drive Emulator Question
Replies: 243
Views: 97575

Re: DVD Drive Emulator Question

Ohhh....! I tried the Wiikey solution in mine, but it didn't work... I guess it didn't support it because my cube is a DOL-002, and uses a different bios. Your solution looks very promising, if I could keep the DVD-rom, that's even better. Sure, after a mod like this I'd rarely use DVDs anymore, but...
by Sugurain
Sat May 06, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Custom QSB for Wasp/WKF with DVD drive
Replies: 56
Views: 17237

Re: Custom QSB for Wasp/WKF with DVD drive

Well, my Wiikey Fusion and boards arrived! Just waiting for the extra ribbon cable and the connectors now, can't wait! Just saw that you made a board for the micro SD too, now I want that aswell. lol :lol: I'd like to see a picture of the board after being completed, and how exactly it gets fixed in...
by Sugurain
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Custom QSB for Wasp/WKF with DVD drive
Replies: 56
Views: 17237

Re: Custom QSB for Wasp/WKF with DVD drive

Never mind, by the picture is a normal ribbon cable and botton contact connector. heheh I'll need another ribbon cable to connect everything right? (the Wiikey comes with one) What's the approximate length of the cable I need to buy? It will take 1-2 months for my wiikey to arrive, and I want to hav...
by Sugurain
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Custom QSB for Wasp/WKF with DVD drive
Replies: 56
Views: 17237

Re: Custom QSB for Wasp/WKF with DVD drive

Well, bought my Wiikey Fusion!
Also gonna order the boards on Osh Park soon.

My final question is: did you use normal cables and connectors on the boards, or did you something like reverse cables, or connectors with top contact?
by Sugurain
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Custom QSB for Wasp/WKF with DVD drive
Replies: 56
Views: 17237

Re: Custom QSB for Wasp/WKF with DVD drive

Also, I wantes to ask why you need to connect 3.3V on the board (or install the voltage regulator in the other), as I remember the Wasp would work fine with anything up to 5V...
by Sugurain
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Custom QSB for Wasp/WKF with DVD drive
Replies: 56
Views: 17237

Re: Custom QSB for Wasp/WKF with DVD drive

I was wondering if making an exact clone would be better than making something designed with the Gamecube in mind, maybe something that combine both your boards in the design, ignoring the whole ribbon cable thing. Dunno, just an idea. xD
by Sugurain
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Custom QSB for Wasp/WKF with DVD drive
Replies: 56
Views: 17237

Re: Custom QSB for Wasp/WKF with DVD drive

Streetwalker wrote:Any .5mm pitch 32 pin flex connector will do.
Thanks bud! Found them easily on Ebay, and quite cheap too!

Next step is finding the Wasp Fusion itself.
Tried to find somewhere to buy it but couldn't, it's sold out everywhere!
Does anyone know a place that still sells them?
by Sugurain
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Custom QSB for Wasp/WKF with DVD drive
Replies: 56
Views: 17237

Re: Custom QSB for Wasp/WKF with DVD drive

I found your OSH Park file, and came across this post while looking for it's creator. That's a fantastic idea, and I've always wanted to install a wasp without losing DVD suport! My only question is: Where did you find those ribbon cable connectors? If you could send me a link for purchase, or the m...
by Sugurain
Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Wii DVD/Wiikey Fusion/WODE to GC tutorial + Compatibility
Replies: 75
Views: 140870

Re: Wii DVD/Wiikey Fusion/WODE to GC tutorial + Compatibility

So, what does i need to do if want to install a Wiikey Fusion AND retain my DVD drive intact? I wanted it to behave like the original xbox or the PS2 (with network adapter + HDD), that is: the DVD drive is still fully operational, while being able to read games (with higher read speed than the DVD d...
by Sugurain
Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Can you keep your console alive forever?
Replies: 12
Views: 3243

Re: Can you keep your console alive forever?

Buying new controllers because they wear out is like buying a new car because the tires are worn. hahah Sure, you can do that if you want and can afford that, it's your money afterall. xP But maintenace on controllers is the cheapest, and usually extremely easy to do, so it's worth a try before thro...
by Sugurain
Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:32 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Can you keep your console alive forever?
Replies: 12
Views: 3243

Re: Can you keep your console alive forever?

As a collector, most of my consoles are starting to have problems related to aging. Specially my Fz-1 3DO and my SegaCD model2 and MegaDrive model 2 (they've kept the original japanese name here in Brazil ). Both of them are having random problems related to bad capacitors. Incredibly enough, their ...
by Sugurain
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD port connector pinout's
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

Re: DVD port connector pinout's

Oh, I see. I didn't know people had done it before. I'm really new to the Cube scene, and 100 dollars for an simple adapter is just too much for me... (that's like 600 bucks here in my country, belive it or not) I too, don't like the "wire porn" but oh well... not much else I can do. hahaha I'd like...
by Sugurain
Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: DVD port connector pinout's
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

Re: DVD port connector pinout's

So, it IS possible to have Wasp and DVD togheter without a megadrive v4....
I's like to try that, as I've been doing a similar mod for my Dreamcast, the difference being that I'm installing a HDD on the DC.

Is there any guide to do this mod on the GC without the Megadrive V4?
by Sugurain
Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Swiss Nightly Build
Replies: 806
Views: 318191

Re: Swiss Nightly Build

As far as I know, brazilian Dreamcast played NTSC titles, so even if they were pressed here, they were just like your average US copy. Tectoy was so powerful back in the 80s and early 90s, that it was succesful in selling more Sega consoles than Nintendo consoles. In fact, Brazil is one of the only ...
by Sugurain
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Swiss Nightly Build
Replies: 806
Views: 318191

Re: Swiss Nightly Build

swiss_r296 posted, adds support for PAL-M also included file "SWISS_FILE_DESCRIPTIONS.txt" to hopefully clear up any confusion over the various versions of swiss contained within the distribution package... Sweet! Gonna test it on real hardware to see what happens! ;) EDIT Let's see: I booted r296 ...
by Sugurain
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Swiss Nightly Build
Replies: 806
Views: 318191

Re: Swiss Nightly Build

I'd like to ask something stupid: What's the best way to boot swiss on a Gamecube? I want something... stealth/invisible... Back when I modded my PS2, I installed a modchip (Thunder PRO II) wich let me boot from the memorycard if I pressed triangle on bootup. And on my memorycard I had the Open PS2 ...
by Sugurain
Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Swiss Nightly Build
Replies: 806
Views: 318191

Re: Swiss Nightly Build

Yeah, it's just PAL-M menu, games run in their native 480i NTSC. http://www.gc-forever.com/forums/download/file.php?id=1670 Wich is kinda weird. Why would they have all this trouble to make a PAL-M menu, and leave the games running in NTSC format? xD It doesn't make sense! If your TV didn't have NT...
by Sugurain
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Swiss Nightly Build
Replies: 806
Views: 318191

Re: Swiss Nightly Build

Ok, I downloaded it and will try it after dinner. Thanks for all the help! =) Once I try it I'll let you know if it worked. EDIT Here it is! Uploaded the DOL-002 IPL here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8cja2v77bpsep0x/ipl%20PAL-M%20Gamecube.bin?dl=0 I don't think I can properly test it, so go ahead and ...
by Sugurain
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Swiss Nightly Build
Replies: 806
Views: 318191

Re: Swiss Nightly Build

If you want something quick and ugly to dump the IPL to SD through the SD-Gecko, the patch I attached to Issue 121 should work. https://code.google.com/p/swiss-gc/issues/detail?id=121 Can someone tell me how can I use this? I want to dump my IPL, but without this patch I'll have no other way to do ...
by Sugurain
Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Swiss Nightly Build
Replies: 806
Views: 318191

Re: Swiss Nightly Build

A pure PAL image would be essentially the same as a European GC, and auto detected by the TV. PAL-M is intended only for 60hz. Not detected at 50hz is logical. But my TV cannot detect european PAL. It can only detect PAL-N (signal used in Uruguai and Argentina), besides PAL-M and NTSC. So there's n...
by Sugurain
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Swiss Nightly Build
Replies: 806
Views: 318191

Re: Swiss Nightly Build

Tested Luigi's mansion on it, PAL version. My TV couldn't auto detect what video format it is. It's behaving like Swiss in the beggining (before I changed video mode to 480i). The "Auto" option in my TV gives me a blinking a black and white picture. PAL-N gives me a full, clean, black and white pict...
by Sugurain
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Swiss Nightly Build
Replies: 806
Views: 318191

Re: Swiss Nightly Build

Well, if my GC is capable of switching video mode like this (and from your reactions it seems something really usefull), should I try to run a PAL game on it? I know it will work, because it's chipped with XenoGC, but even I have no idea if it will change the output video to PAL too. I'm curious now...
by Sugurain
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Swiss Nightly Build
Replies: 806
Views: 318191

Re: Swiss Nightly Build

Came across this info while searching for a way to dump the IPL: http://www.maxconsole.com/maxcon_forums/threads/5229-Gamecube-IPL-versions-and-Revisions This guy seems to have seen a different version of the brazilian console... EDIT Well, it seems my console is the so called "very special" version...
by Sugurain
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:41 am
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Swiss Nightly Build
Replies: 806
Views: 318191

Re: Swiss Nightly Build

The IPL would be running in either NTSC or true PAL-M, but games would be just NTSC 480i as they were coded. With the XenoGC, depending on how it detects video mode, it might be changing it (incorrectly) to PAL or something if you are having issues. There are button combinations to hold as the game...
by Sugurain
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Swiss
Topic: Swiss Nightly Build
Replies: 806
Views: 318191

Re: Swiss Nightly Build

Hmm. I suppose Nintendo could've changed the video encoder to support a command that switches it between NTSC or PAL-M, then never shipped games that use said PAL-M command. But that seems like overkill compared to the easy route of simply always using PAL-M. That's why I think XenoGC might be doin...