Generations of portablizers have looked at the Wii and thought it to be impossible to trim down. Today, that all changes. Introducing, the Definitive Wii Trimming Guide! With this guide in hand, it is now possible to slim the Wii’s motherboard down to nearly the size of a business card.
Advances are being quickly made with the Wii, and while console modders across the forums haven’t gotten the board down to it’s smallest yet, Gman has proven that bigger can definitely be better.
BitBuilt, the new forum and information warehouse is now live. We have been working for over a month and a half to develop a new platform for portablizers and console enthusiasts alike that will change the way console information is presented to all. With the Wiki and forum together, we aim to become the world’s largest repository of console information and guides.
Modder Downing is back at it again. This time, he has a single game Nintendo 64 Portable themed to fit the game it’s wired to play; The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
The last project of Downing’s we saw was beautifully machined and even had CNC’d PCBs inside for the controller. This unit is no different and even takes things a step further. Downing 3D printed several ornamental pieces that were put onto the case such as the Ocarinas and heart-shaped control buttons for the screen. He even printed out a nice Hylian crest and had it backlit.
We have seen a multitude of Nintendo 64 portables over the years and while some of them have been exquisite, most of them don’t come even close to modder Downing’s latest unit.
3D printing is all the rage in today’s quickly advancing world. Modder Protobug is here today to show us just how smoothly new and old can go together.
In today’s day and age with all of the emulation software that is available to us, some would ask why such extensive hardware mods still exist. Mainstream emulation has become more portable with the increase in processing power we see in today’s laptops. Besides, why would you want to carry around optical discs with you when your entire game library could be stored on your hard drive?