Wii DVD/Wiikey Fusion/WODE + GC Portable Discussion

Portables, case replacements, mods etc, all in here!
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by Dragoon » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:21 pm

you shouldn't run the gamecube without any cooler on it, it really shortens the lifetime of the chips.
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by Ashen » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:40 pm

I probably shouldn't cut the board into tiny peices either. I just can't help myself though.
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by Dragoon » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:25 am

Well the cutting is fine, a portable has to be small :p
Just don't fry your little cube ;)
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by KirovAir » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:22 am

Ashen wrote:I probably shouldn't cut the board into tiny peices either. I just can't help myself though.
Hehe, this made me laugh. :D
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by mikog » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:13 am

Dragoon wrote:Well the cutting is fine, a portable has to be small :p
Just don't fry your little cube ;)
lol little cube ( because it's portable? ) :lol: this made me laugh! :D oh and cool 8-) vid ashen! ;) ( :? is that laptop thing the portable gc? :| cool! :mrgreen: )
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by doktor_krotch » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:49 am

Mikog: the circuit board in the foreground is the portable GC. Ashen doesn't have it in the case yet. The laptop seems to be displaying the video output.
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by Ashen » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:12 pm

doktor_krotch wrote:Can the boot loader of the wiikey fusion be replaced with a hombrew program? Say like Swiss for example ...

Edit - but I don't think streaming audio support will be possible because there's not enough logic on the wiikey fusion to do so.
I think emu_kidid might have plans to support some kind of loading from the Wiikey. Remember swiss could be loaded from the wiikey through a bootable iso image at the very least.

Streaming audio games are playable with the Wiikey, only the streaming audio itself is not working.
Dragoon wrote:Well the cutting is fine, a portable has to be small :p
Just don't fry your little cube ;)
It was only running for 10 or 15 seconds there to test the board, hardly enough time to toast the chips. They will be properly heatsinked soon I promise.
Darkmystery wrote:Hehe, this made me laugh. :D

:D :D :D
doktor_krotch wrote:Mikog: the circuit board in the foreground is the portable GC. Ashen doesn't have it in the case yet. The laptop seems to be displaying the video output.
Correct. I was just being lazy at the time and vid capture software on my netbook was the easiest way to test video and sound. Since I butchered my PSone screen that I was using and havent had time to troubleshoot it yet.

I found a list of multidisc gamecube games that seems pretty complete (http://gaming.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Mu ... cube_games), there are only 3-4 on the list tops that I would want to play. Not that big of a deal right now, maybe in the future we can figure out a way to merge the discs so swapping isn't necessary.

http://www.wiikey.com/en/news/

Looks like we made the front page! good job boys!
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by ct_the_1 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:02 am

Hey guys, my wiikey fusion arrived yesterday, so i will join this mod ;-)

Great news on wiikey.com, will probably point more people to this forum. :lol:

Recently found this nice pieces of hardware:one,two
They may be alternatives (to not solder on the flat cable directly) to the adapter mentioned earlier in this thread. Only if size is not important, of course.

I am also looking for the gamecube dvd drive connector, i found a very similar one produced by foxconn in dell laptops (see one side here). I think foxconn has a matching connector for us. Unfortunately they will not provide any bulk connectors to private individuals...
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by bearteam » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:24 am

My converter board arrived yesterday. I bought the converter board and plug and asked the seller to solder them together for me . It costed me 2.8 us $ each without freight.
I purchased them from http://www.taobao.com, the biggest e-business site in China.
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by Ashen » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:17 am

Wow, Those are great finds guys. Might be a more viable option than the proto advantage connectors. I will add those links to the megaguide. 2 adapters from protoadvantage cost me around 38$ shipped. Its been about 2 weeks and they are still not here yet... Finding a replicant of the male GC DVD connector is going to be a major pain in the ass I think. I've been looking all over also and havent had much luck. On the lighter side of thing my fusions should hopefully be here tomorrow or Monday. Keep in mind you may need to update the fusion to v1.5 firmware on a Wii. I didn't see this until today but it looks like they didnt add GC iso image support to the SD side of things till firmware v1.3


Edit: Bearteam can you get me direct links to the exact webpages you ordered from on that site. I can't read chinese ;)
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by bearteam » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:40 am

Ashen, here are the links.
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=6598834882
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=5686938034
You need to talk to the seller to ask him to solder them for you, I don't know whether the seller can understand English. :)
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by bearteam » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:16 am

My Gamecube with Wiikey fusion.

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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by Paul.str » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 am

Bearteam:
Can you post a pic of how you attached to red wires to the Gamecube main board?

Thanks.
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by bearteam » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:34 am

That's strange, some of my NTSC-J games could run ,but some just hang on when the GC logo shows.
Paul.str, I attached to red wires to the Gamecube main board as Ashen shows in another thread.
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by Ashen » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:53 am

Very nice bearteam! As for the games that hang, are you sure they are good dumps? Might be wire length too. Looks awesome though. :D
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by bearteam » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:52 pm

Ashen wrote:Very nice bearteam! As for the games that hang, are you sure they are good dumps? Might be wire length too. Looks awesome though. :D
Maybe the reason is that my ISO is the one in which the garbage is removed. I can run the original ISO of Batman - Dark Tomorrow, but if I remove the garbage, it just hangs at the time when Gamecube logo shows.
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by ct_the_1 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:05 pm

bearteam, which firmware is on your wiikey fusion?
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by Ashen » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:50 pm

Good to know, so no image scrubbing. I don't think it matters anyway. Zenloc said the images take up 1.4gb regardless.
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by Hells Guardian » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:36 pm

So how far off is this project from being a reality?
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by ct_the_1 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:43 pm

It is still in development, but somewhat usable...
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by bearteam » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:30 pm

ct_the_1 wrote:bearteam, which firmware is on your wiikey fusion?
1.5
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by Hells Guardian » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:44 pm

cool I hope to build one of them when the bugs are worked out a little better.
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by Ashen » Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:49 pm

Hells Guardian wrote:So how far off is this project from being a reality?
Which part of the project? The portable? Or loading from SD/HDD? SD loading is working with the wiikey (same region only with unscrubbed images). I'm sure Zenloc or Emu will post back with WODE results when they get to testing it. :D

As far as the portable goes, I'm still waiting on some shipments. Working on building my vacuum forming table right now.
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by justNer » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:53 pm

Ashen do you think that it would work to have the wiikey fusion working on the GC as it does on the Wii?.. having it in-between motherboard and DVD?
I mean having the fusion + DVD.
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Re: Building a portable GC: Need options other than DVD

Post by Hells Guardian » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:11 pm

I meant the portable part.
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