GAMEAH - N64.Wii.DC [CONSOLE]

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  1. mknrls . .

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    GAMEAH will be a balance between original hardware with upgrades and emulation, also a compilation of different guides, mods, hacks, and breakthroughs!

    The 3in1 Console is entitled GAMEAH a play on word originated from the known GameCube console or
    GameBoy's portables, by changing the ending with an expression "AH" which is used to express a range of emotions including surprise, pleasure, realization and more (usually expressed while playing games).

    Specs & Features

    1. N64 - Maximum Trim
    2. Wii - OMGWTF Trim
    3. Dreamcast
      • GDemu [Clone]
      • VGA Mod
     
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  2. jefflongo Broke BitBuilt Staff Member . . .

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    Are you planning on attempting to put a Wii, N64, and Dreamcast motherboard in one unit? How large are you planning on making this system? How are you going to handle heat? How are you going to handle switching controllers and video signals?
     
  3. mknrls . .

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    1) Yes that the plan.

    2) All 3 board will be trim to make it smaller. Size is TBD but will compact.

    3) All 3 console will have a heatsink. Within the case will have one single large slim fan or multiple small fans ventilation holes.

    4) the controller will be 3in1 same concept that JacksonS implemented in his Wii SP 2.0, but with the difference n64 and Dreamcast control.

    5) Internally will have video switcher probably controlled with a microcontroller + relays that would also control witch console is turned on

    The project is complex to the certain extent and unique. For sure won't be able to do everything by myself and will need help, its all about the process of getting there and the effort put into to making it work! :D
     
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  4. mknrls . .

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    time to revive this project! Hope to share some exciting progress!
     
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  5. Papa J . .

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    and I thought the wii/ps2 combo was a lot of effort. honestly good luck, I really hope this works for you!
     
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  6. mknrls . .

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    Thanks, I really hope too! Keep us posted on yours!
     
  7. Fruity_Grebbles .

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    Fantastic project idea! Off the bat I'll mention that relays are likely not your best switching option here. Perhaps switching power between units with mosfets, and tying the A/V lines together with some protection diodes?
     
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  8. pikapark201 .

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    No, relays are inefficent, obscure, and suck majorly, commanderly, captainly, and overall will never work in something this modern. i would go with LED diffusers behind LEDS that emit when a mode is selected, which its recommended that its done through a pic microcontroller and perhaps in tandem with a 16-Bit FET Bus Switch, maybe even two.

    [MERGE]

    And dont use the ED64 Plus. Take it from me and youtubers, its a terrible bootleg. And good luck using a PSOne screen with that advancedRGBMod because that is the only screen that supports rgb, seriously, just go with YUV/VGA and a dalian display

    [MERGE #2]

    And don't try to recreate JacksonS's portable. Its much too advanced for newcomers, and it even took me 9 months to figure out how the whole thing actually worked, so I could reverse enigneer it. And I still haven't recreated and improved everything yet. Seriously, if you're in this kind of low-time-frame contest, dont even bother or try it..


    P.S.

    Pics please! Unless its ded..
     
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