Release Wii native VGA - version 1.4

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  1. Aurelio The Fixer ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Staff Member . . . . . .

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    Nope, this is a fairly new patch and there is no documentation about it (plus I still have few things to figure out properly).
     
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    thank you for your time, I'll follow its progress with enthusiasm!
     
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    I have uploaded version 1.2 in the first post. This fixes color brightness issues that were pointed out by @Stitches and @Kadano
     
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    Massive props Aurelio! Taking the Component to VGA adapter out of the mix has helped my setup a lot, not to mention the image is now brighter and more vivid. You're a legend!

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    Nice to see more people using this hack :D
     
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    Unfortunately I did kill a Wii when first trying to perform this (I bridged something somewhere) but aced it on the 2nd attempt. Lucky I have access to a pile of about 50 Wii's ;). I'm planning on integrating the VGA connection directly into the Wii's case to make it look as stock as possible. I'll post back here when completed.
     
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  7. Wes .

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    Sorry for the double post but just to add: Now that we have a somewhat apples-to-apples comparison to other consoles that can output VGA (specifically the Dreamcast) is it possible to potentially clean up the Wii's video output even more?.

    Comparing Resident Evil 2 running @480p on both Wii and DC and there is no competition, the Dreamcast's VGA output wins hands-down when it comes to overall brightness and sharpness.
     
  8. Aurelio The Fixer ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Staff Member . . . . . .

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    Can you post comparison pics? There is some tuning that can be done, but it is not very straightforward, since the documentation is kinda poor.
     
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    I'll try my best, taking pictures on a CRT is a little tricky. Worst case I'll pull them up on an LCD.
     
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    Here's a link:

    The difference in clarity doesn't seem like much when comparing images but while in action there is a noticeable difference. It's almost like Nintendo couldn't let go of the N64 vaseline filter.
     
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    Uhm this might have something to do with the Wii internal video being YUV 4:2:2. I could try playing a bit with gamma settings, but I am not sure
     
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    Ah, that would probably explain it. I actually wasn't aware that the lower colour-space could lead the softer overall graphics.
     
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    That's honestly just a guess, I am not sure at all :D
     
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    As promised:

    Not as clean as I was hoping but there is just not enough room above the USB ports to mount it internally.
     
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    Looks very nice! :D
     
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    I just tried the VGA mod and it works :D Awesome work Aurelio!;)
    IMG_2714.jpg

    (On a 7" screen. Maybe there will be another portable B|)

    One question: Do I have to keep something in mind when I want to play Wii games with this mod? My Zelda Twilight Princess won't show anything on screen... Gamecube and the emulators work fine though.
     
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    Connect your bluetooth module. I can see it on the table :P
     
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    Did game work before? Neek has a pretty bad USB compatibility, I don't know if that microSD to USB adapter works with that.
     
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    That is from another Wii :D:D

    Yeah, that might be it. It worked before, but just over composite. Very poor quality on this big screen...
    I ordered the 'one and only' Samsung fit stick today. They are pretty expensive here in germany though ._.
    I had issues with black screens on the Swiitch, too. So maybe the Samsung stick might do the trick.
     
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    Did you copy the sysconf file?
     

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