Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Portables, case replacements, mods etc, all in here!

Which connector strategy is preferred?

Drop in plug-n-play, may take a very long time to come up with something
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54%
DVD Port substitute, requires soldering modification
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I dont care as long as i dont have to make my own FPC cable mod
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by s8n187 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:00 am

MEGAdrive V3 interests me.............i have a couple of questions though


will the DVD connector already be soldered to the MEGAdrive V3 board or i have to solder it ?


and can the MEGAdrive V3 achieve audio in audio streaming games ?.............if im correct it can , thats what Pin 29 is for




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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by Streetwalker » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:01 pm

Audio streaming was not achieved with anything else than Devolution.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by Jerrysk4au » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:47 pm

megalomaniac

On the version 4 i see that you removed the DVD connector in one piece. How did you do this? Any recommendations? I want to to this also for a project I'm working on.

Also, on the mega drive version 3, I don't see a audio streaming pad like the version 1. Will version 3 support audio streaming?

GREAT WORK BY THE WAY! Just joined the forum. I will definitely be buying these as soon as they come out.....
Thanks!
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by Streetwalker » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:26 pm

Indeed now that you mention it, people may want to use a Wii drive + WKF with v3, which the lack of said pad prevents. At least it's still possible to solder to the connector.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by Jerrysk4au » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:19 pm

s8n187 wrote:MEGAdrive V3 interests me.............i have a couple of questions though


will the DVD connector already be soldered to the MEGAdrive V3 board or i have to solder it ?


and can the MEGAdrive V3 achieve audio in audio streaming games ?.............if im correct it can , thats what Pin 29 is for




chat soon
Thats weird we asked the same questions almost at the same time..... its like the twilight zone up in here!
Thanks!
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by megalomaniac » Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:10 pm

V3 & V4 include the DVD drive plug


adding a GC or Wii DVD drive to V3 was not within the scope of the design but V3 is not very much different from V1 in terms of adding a Wii drive since it still requires the following to be performed:

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modification of the GC case or making a custom case
soldering of additional power lines to the Wii drive
soldering the MEGAwire mod (audiostreaming)
soldering WASP / WKF host pin31 to GND (sleep/busy signal)
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by hitmanmcc » Sun May 11, 2014 10:45 am

First I want to congratulate you guys on showing so much love to the GC, a console I love too and that I think was really misunderstood at the time. It will always be, for me, the best of that generation. I've been using Swiss for a long time now, congrats to emu_kidid on that, he does a fantastic job even when it comes to addressing the public (i.e. when I sometimes post issues with swiss on google code) :P .
When I found this thread I rejoyced! I have 3 cubes but sadly only one of them works, the drives on the other two have stopped being able to read discs, I order two new lasers but they didn't work, well one did, for like about a couple of minutes and then back to nothing. So, I was looking for a WiiKey Fusion for one of them, then I found the Wasp Fusion and then I found this thread about the MEGADrive. I must say, congrats megalomaniac, you do a fantastic job, I can't wait to get my hands on a MEGADrive.
Speaking of that how do I get my hands on a V3 or a V4? When/where will they be for sale if they aren't already? I apologise if this is a question that has already been addressed, I'm new here, I'm very sick at the time so if my browsing through here was sufficient to turn up an answer, I'm sorry. It's just that I'm really excited about this and I'd really like to know.
Again, congrats to all on the excellent work you do. Peace out.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by Streetwalker » Sun May 11, 2014 10:48 am

They are not on sale yet, please be patient.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by hitmanmcc » Sun May 11, 2014 2:53 pm

Thanks for the info, that's all I wanted to know. :)
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by ShockSlayer » Sun May 11, 2014 3:16 pm

It's be neat if there was a mailing list we could all sign up for. I'm certain tons of us are itching to throw money at mega.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by Streetwalker » Sun May 11, 2014 3:37 pm

The entire world is itching to throw money at Mega. :P
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by megalomaniac » Fri May 23, 2014 1:13 am

get ready....it's coming

purchasing info provided soon
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by marcus9199 » Fri May 23, 2014 3:11 am

Man I can't wait! They look great in your videos.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by prabhjot98 » Fri May 23, 2014 6:02 am

I'll take one too when it is released. Good luck Mega manufacturing all these boards :)
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by iamdablasta » Fri May 23, 2014 10:36 am

megalomaniac wrote:get ready....it's coming

purchasing info provided soon
HNGGGGG.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by brunops3 » Tue May 27, 2014 8:34 pm

Hello guys. I have a Wiikey Fusion with bad firmware. Is it possible to use the 1.2 Recovery Image on a Gamecube or it's only on Wii?

Hey megalomanic, any chance for a new MEGAdrive (for using WKF/WODE + DVD DRIVE at same time) release?
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by iamdablasta » Tue May 27, 2014 9:17 pm

brunops3 wrote:Hey megalomanic, any chance for a new MEGAdrive (for using WKF/WODE + DVD DRIVE at same time) release?
It's not released yet .-.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by Streetwalker » Tue May 27, 2014 9:24 pm

You can use the recovery image on the GC.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by megalomaniac » Tue May 27, 2014 11:07 pm

brunops3 wrote:Hello guys. I have a Wiikey Fusion with bad firmware. Is it possible to use the 1.2 Recovery Image on a Gamecube or it's only on Wii?
word of warning about the using the restore iso:
you will need to have a pin29 switch installed. Once the restore has been performed autoboot will no longer function and the only way to read the SD card is to trigger the read using the pin29 switch...

what makes you think the firmware is bad?

brunops3 wrote:Hey megalomanic, any chance for a new MEGAdrive (for using WKF/WODE + DVD DRIVE at same time) release?
WKF/WASP + DVD drive = V4
i cannot fit WODE where i would like to at this point in time. there are alternatives on how to use a DVD drive + Wode at the same time but it requires huge customization on the user side...and most users who already have a WKF/WASP wired to a GC can also benefit...
ive had an idea about this for a while but never had time to get it designed...it would be a v4 + v5 hybrid...
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by brunops3 » Wed May 28, 2014 11:52 pm

Ok Streetwalker and megalomaniac, thanks for your answers. After a firmware upgrade it doesn't works anymore. So I guess the recovery could fix it.

Concerning WKF/WASP + DVD drive (V4), I want to use it for a Wiikey Fusion + DVD drive. Do you have (or will you have) a V4 board for selling?

Thanks again.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by megalomaniac » Thu May 29, 2014 1:50 am

its not a "board"....its a complete kit...

you want to buy just the "board" and try to solder it?
I provide no instruction or assistance on how to perform a self-solder installation for V4 because everything can go wrong making it impossible to troubleshoot via online communication...
go read a few pages back where i posted about v4 with the pics on how i soldered it together...there is a video showing the process involved posted there too...
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by brunops3 » Fri May 30, 2014 12:02 am

I want the kit. I guess I can install it.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by brunops3 » Fri May 30, 2014 5:57 pm

Megalomaniac, I'm interested to buy a megadrive v4 kit. Do you have it to sell?

And what about Wiikey Fusion, is it possible to buy another Wiikey Fusion for me nowadays?

Thank you.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by iamdablasta » Fri May 30, 2014 6:01 pm

http://www.badassconsoles.com/
Megadrive is now for sale guys, check the gc forever news more often.
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Re: Plug and play drive replacement adapter Idea

Post by Pa0l0ne » Fri May 30, 2014 10:13 pm

Is it possible to install and use Megadrive V6 maintaining the use of the DVD Drive? Or is it possible only with Megadrive V4?

....sorry for the "stupid" question...
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