Worklog Building my first Wii portable

Discussion in 'Wii' started by Fzero, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Fzero .

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    So I've been a long time fan of console modding, but I've never really had the motivation or the skills to build a portable. I've been doing lots of research lately, and I've finally decided to take a shot at building one. I'm definitely a newbie at this, so bear with me if I ask dumb questions of sorts. I've been gathering materials and here is what I have so far:
    • 4-layer wii
    • Polycase zn-45
    • Kingston micro sd card reader + sd card
    • Squishy tacts
    • on-off switch
    • soldering iron
    • flux
    • magnet wire
    • 22awg wire
    • rotary tool
    • 3ds joysticks
    • 18650 batteries
    • Heatsink
    • USB port
    • 3ds joysticks
    • Multimeter
    However, there are some parts I have not bought yet mostly because I have a few questions regarding them
    • GC+ controller board - currently out of stock
    • Wii PMS
    • Screen - What are some good screens you guys recommend? I checked Gman's BOM but most of the screen links don't work anymore. I don't think I am going to do the vga mod, though, since it doesn't look very beginner friendly, so I'm fine if the screens you recommend are not vga compatible.
    • D-pad - So I understand how tactile switches/3ds joysticks are supposed to be wired to the controller board, but not the dpad. Are you supposed to put a dpad on top of the tactile switches, or get a dpad that can be directly wired to the controller board?
    • Cooling fan - looking for a good fan, what are some options? Also, is a fan necessary if you have heatsinks?
    • Sound system - I'm not quite sure if I want to add this yet since I haven't found much documentation for sound on bitbuilt and on my gameboy zero project I ended up giving up on getting sound to work because it was such a headache to figure out. Also, I generally play games without sound anyways.
    If there is anything I overlooked, let me know, as I'm sure I missed something.
     
  2. starcat .

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    This is great but I have a problem>I was moving computers and accidentally didn't copy over the USB info that the Wii needs to run in portablizemii so it got deleted and I already trimmed the Wii so I don't have the mac address.Is it possible to re-download portablizemii USB files without mac address?(sorry for all the posts I panicked)
     
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  3. cheese the tallest memer in town Staff Member . . .

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    Yep, just re-download with any Mac address and the USB files will work fine.
     
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  4. starcat .

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    thanks
     

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