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

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

Post by liquitt » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:05 pm

cheers buddy - good job there and thx for the compat list!
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Post by megalomaniac » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:18 am

Ashen wrote: When first connecting a Wiikey Fusion to a gamecube you will need to update it to v1.5 Wiikey Fusion firmware for it to work with the GameCube properly. This update can be done right on the GameCube, However you must have an SD card inserted at system power on with only the v1.5 firmware update on it for the Wiikey to boot properly and to recognize the SD card inserted. All Wiikey Fusions I've received so far have shipped with v1.0 firmware flashed to them, so this is required most if not all of the time.

i was searching for the answer but couldnt find it....
what exactly is the problem with WKF 1.0 firmware and GC???


i only ask because i have WKF 1.0 firmware....after power up i see the IPL load screen with the GC logo (like normal) and then the WKF menu pops up. I press "A" button and GC resets to load the game...
i dont have to press switch for pin 29 at all...


so im a little confused as to why firmware 1.5 upgrade is required....




edit...hmmm...is the 1.0 firmware issue related to having multiple titles on one sd card?
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Post by emu_kidid » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:28 am

their Wiikey menu is broken in 1.0 I think or something. I tried 1.0 with Swiss, and it seems the commands must be different.
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Re: Wii DVD/Wiikey Fusion/WODE to GC tutorial + Compatibilit

Post by Ashen » Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:30 am

Yea, v1.0 wkf firmware has no support for GC games.
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Post by Gamerlolwind » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:36 pm

any way to make Zelda Four swords (plus) to boot?

wiikey: no boot
swiss (0.2): crashes with junk text
swiss (0.3): not tried yet.

also what about changing the game's region from Ntsc-J to PAL or NTSC-U?
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Post by HomelandReloaded » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:44 pm

I'm trying to replace the bad optical drive in my Japanese Cube with a Wiikey Fusion, and I have a question about signal grounds; does pairing the signals with their proper grounds make a difference? If so, to which pins on the Wiikey Fusion should I connect GC pins 10 and 16?

Also, on a more general subject (noob alert), is it OK to use lead-free solder on the PCB? I'm trying to avoid soldering onto the PCB as far as possible following my failure with region switch mod, but I need to take 3.3V from the regulator, and it makes sense to take it from the top side of the board. I'm using a Japanese board made in China before 2006, so I guess lead solder was used, but I read somewhere that the two kinds don't work together.

Thanks for any advice.
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Post by megalomaniac » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:21 pm

Solder all grounds together
10 and 16 are also GND

Ive never had any problem combining Lead and Lead free solder..
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Post by HomelandReloaded » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:21 pm

Thank you, that helps.
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Post by _Alex_ » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:30 pm

Hi everbody,

i'am from germany, i hope my english is not soooo bad! :)
I have a few questions about this nice mod you have done ashen!
I hope you can help me out.

The first question ist about the following switch, can you tell me where i can buy such a swich or what ist the correct label for this switch?

The second question ist about the diagramm.
Can i bridge the ground pins on the adapter board and solder only one wire to a ground point @ gc side? Or doe i have solder every ground pin to a ground pin @ gc side?

Thanks in advance!
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Post by yamaharacer » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:09 am

in german:
bei reichelt findest du diese schalter. sind soweit ich weiß hier:
http://www.reichelt.de/Schnappschalter- ... 9b9f575a16

deine zweite frage, es reicht ein ground signal zu löten. auf dem mainboard als auch auf dem wiikey fusion sind diese bereits gebrückt.
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Post by liquitt » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:12 pm

megalomaniac wrote:Solder all grounds together
10 and 16 are also GND
_Alex_ wrote:The second question ist about the diagramm.
Can i bridge the ground pins on the adapter board and solder only one wire to a ground point @ gc side? Or doe i have solder every ground pin to a ground pin @ gc side?
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Post by _Alex_ » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:30 pm

yamaharacer wrote:in german:
bei reichelt findest du diese schalter. sind soweit ich weiß hier:
http://www.reichelt.de/Schnappschalter- ... 9b9f575a16

deine zweite frage, es reicht ein ground signal zu löten. auf dem mainboard als auch auf dem wiikey fusion sind diese bereits gebrückt.
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So if i understand you right, i can do it like that?

I hope it is okay, that i have edited the orignal, otherwise please remove!

In German: Wenn ich Dich richtig verstehe, brauch ich das quasi nur so löten wie dem angehangenen Bild? Und muss auf der Platine selber nichts brücken?

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Post by yamaharacer » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:17 am

du machst dass viel zu kompliziert. machs wie im ersten bild da is bereits alles drauf was du brauchst. du musst nicht nochmal alles brücken wenns schon gebrückt ist.

english: you are thinking much complicated than it is in real, you have to solder everything like shown in the first picture. you dont have to solder bridges where already are some.
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Post by _Alex_ » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:10 am

yamaharacer wrote:du machst dass viel zu kompliziert. machs wie im ersten bild da is bereits alles drauf was du brauchst. du musst nicht nochmal alles brücken wenns schon gebrückt ist.

english: you are thinking much complicated than it is in real, you have to solder everything like shown in the first picture. you dont have to solder bridges where already are some.
My problem is that for my opinion the gnd pins are bridged/merged together in the diagramm. This is the question, do i have to solder these pins on the adapter board together or not? On GC-Side it is clear that i don't have to solder the pins together. I don't want to screw my wiikey :/. Thx for help.

Mein Problem ist, dass es für mich so aussieht als wären die Massepins auf der Adapterplatine verbunden. Muss ich die verbinden oder nicht? Lt. dem Diagramm ja schon. Auf der GC seite würde ich die natürlich nicht verbinden, aber auch hier sieht es auf dem Diagramm so aus... Ich will halt wie gesagt meinen Wiikey nicht schrotten! Danke für Deine Hilfe!
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Post by yamaharacer » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:42 am

nochmal:
du musst nix brücken. nimm mal ein multimeter zur hand und miss auf dem wiikey fusion die massepunkte durch. dort wirst du feststellen dass alle gebrückt sind und du somit nur ein ground kabel vom mainboard zum wiikey fusion legen musst. und somit auch niergends irgendwas brücken musst. dass was du gezeichnet hast sollte reichen. wenn nicht wirst du es ja merken wenns nicht geht. von einer vergessenen masseleitung geht da nix kaputt, am wiikey schon gar nicht.

solltest du kein multimeter haben rate ich dir dringend davon ab weiter zu machen. bei elektrischen arbeiten sollte man immer ein messgerät zur hand haben.
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Post by _Alex_ » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:06 am

Danke für Deine ausführliche Antwort! Ich finde halt das Diagramm durchaus irreführend. Ich werde das mit einem Multi mal messen! :)

Thx for your answer. I think the diagramm is slightly misleading.
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Post by megalomaniac » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:45 am

haha...with all this German talk i cant resist....
WKF cable uses a total of 10 GND pins....10 - 1 = Nein
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Post by yamaharacer » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:58 am

yeah man you got it ;-)
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Post by _Alex_ » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:14 pm

megalomaniac wrote:haha...with all this German talk i cant resist....
WKF cable uses a total of 10 GND pins....10 - 1 = Nein
Ooookaay... now i am really confused...

The only question i had was do i have to bridge all the even ground connections on the FFC cable/Adapter Board or Not? :O

You say Yes i have to?
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Post by Ashen » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:21 pm

No, you don't have to. Is it a good idea to? Yes.
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Post by _Alex_ » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:45 pm

Ashen wrote:No, you don't have to. Is it a good idea to? Yes.
Hello Ashen, thanks, then i will bridge these connections, and all should be fine! :)
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Post by liquitt » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:44 pm

megalomaniac wrote:haha...with all this German talk i cant resist....
WKF cable uses a total of 10 GND pins....10 - 1 = Nein

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Post by Gamerlolwind » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:45 pm

liquitt wrote:
megalomaniac wrote:haha...with all this German talk i cant resist....
WKF cable uses a total of 10 GND pins....10 - 1 = Nein

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ahahahah, german sausages :lol: nice

um, about the WFK compabatly list,
i tested my pal ver of Crash Bandicoot: the wrath of cortex,
it works fine, but no background music or charater voices can be heard? why? EG. Hub music or DR. Coretex voice etc.

on dolphin 3.0 on mac it works fine with bg music and voices, but why in wfk it has no sound?
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Post by kel01 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:45 pm

Because Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex uses audio streaming.

If you want to play any games with audio streaming then you will need to play them from disc.
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Post by Gamerlolwind » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:49 pm

kel01 wrote:Because Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex uses audio streaming.

If you want to play any games with audio streaming then you will need to play them from disc.
that sounds like a fix, but my GCP uses wfk only. i can try swiss and see if that fixes the issue, maybe.

i have more games i tested out to add to the compatibly list:

Pal:

Metriod prime 1*
Metriod prime 2 echoes*
Pokemon XD: gale of Darkness*
sonic riders*
starfox assult*


more to add
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