Release Wii native VGA - version 1.5

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Hi all,
I'm having a strange issue. When I install the VGA mod, the wii looses the ability to go into the postloader.
When I power on the wii, it goes straight into the system menu. If i try to load the postloader from the homebrew screen, I get an error stating that a configuration file is missing. If i re-run the cheese installer, it boots into the postloader again and it seems to run fine. Installing the VGA mod again breaks it.
I've done a couple fresh installs of portablizemii and it works fine until I install the VGA mod.
My wii is not trimmed but I have done the U10 relocation.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance
 
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Hey guys,

I want to perform this mod, but I have a few questions. Do I only need to attach 6 wires in total to the VGA input of my display (R, G, B, horizontal sync, vertical sync, ground)? Can I simply ignore the other cables like R ground, G ground etc.? Thanks in advance!
 

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Depends on the monitor and cables, most cables will short RGND, GGND, BGND, and GND together (in the case of the Wii they should be connected together). Beyond those, the other pins don't matter, as those are for detecting the resolutions supported by the monitor
 
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Depends on the monitor and cables, most cables will short RGND, GGND, BGND, and GND together (in the case of the Wii they should be connected together). Beyond those, the other pins don't matter, as those are for detecting the resolutions supported by the monitor
Thanks for your fast help! I just checked, the grounds are indeed already connected to one another. I hope I can solder those H/V sync wires, the legs of the AVE sure are tiny!
 

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Just make sure to have some solder wick on hand, you'll most likely end up bridging the pins and it's much easier to fix with wick
 

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Thanks for your fast help! I just checked, the grounds are indeed already connected to one another. I hope I can solder those H/V sync wires, the legs of the AVE sure are tiny!
If you're going to keep the Wii Multi AV port, you have a much easier time soldering to the pins there. Below is what I used.

Wii YPbPr VGAmod wiringxcf_cr.jpg

Edit: above is only valid for the RGB pins, the H and V pins are not actually wired this way. I just considered to connect them this way (by separating their traces and instead soldering to the H and V pins of the video chip) so that I could use Multi-AV to VGA cables I considered making, which I never actually did. So you still have to solder H and V from the more difficult pins.

Still, you might as well just skip this step and use Wii to HDMI adapters (with a HDMI to VGA adapter afterwards if you need VGA), if the extra external space doesn't bother you.
 
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If you're going to keep the Wii Multi AV port, you have a much easier time soldering to the pins there. Below is what I used.

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Still, you might as well just skip this step and use Wii to HDMI adapters (with a HDMI to VGA adapter afterwards if you need VGA), if the extra external space doesn't bother you.
Oh wow, that looks way easier to solder to, I will make sure to use these pads instead!
 

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If you're going to keep the Wii Multi AV port, you have a much easier time soldering to the pins there. Below is what I used.

View attachment 11754
Still, you might as well just skip this step and use Wii to HDMI adapters (with a HDMI to VGA adapter afterwards if you need VGA), if the extra external space doesn't bother you.
How are you getting H and V sync from those resistors? The sync pins on the AVE are NC.
 
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How are you getting H and V sync from those resistors? The sync pins on the AVE are NC.
Ah, thanks for alerting me to that. My idea when I made this picture was to separate the default traces connecting those pins, so that I could connect a Multi-AV plug to VGA cable. (I never went through with that, instead soldering internally.)
Of course in this case soldering to the H and V pins on the video chip (or the throughhole ones) to the marked pins would still be necessary, so only the soldering to the RGB pins becomes easier.

I edited my previous post accordingly. Sorry about the misinformation.
 
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There is some possibility that this patch could be released for a common console without the need of a full portabilizemii pack? using original nand and menus
 

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There is some possibility that this patch could be released for a common console without the need of a full portabilizemii pack? using original nand and menus
I don't speak for Aurelio, but I have a feeling that he'll say something along these lines:

Most likely not. Aurelio is currently working on a replacement for the current version of PortablizeMii written from the ground up that includes a new interface and a replacement for neek as well. It will be much better than the current setup including allowing for the VGA patches to simply be toggled on and off while also negating the use of the original Wii menu altogether.

It's possible to boot into Priiloader and change the settings so that your Wii boots directly into the Wii menu, just like normal. That is most likely your best bet to achieve what you're looking for. :)
 

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Pretty much what Noah said is correct. Eventually I might, now it's not the right time
 
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Am I the only one who likes the Wii default menu? Nintendo spent a lot of time creating all of the animations and transitions, and they look good. I'm sure the new interface will be good, but I fear it just won't feel like a wii anymore for me.

Though I'm likely not the target audience of the hack...
 
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Am I the only one who likes the Wii default menu? Nintendo spent a lot of time creating all of the animations and transitions, and they look good. I'm sure the new interface will be good, but I fear it just won't feel like a wii anymore for me.
I have been known to leave my Wii on and listen to the menu song in the background as I do other stuff.
 

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The main issue with the default menu isn't how it looks, but more that it's basically unusable without a wii remote. This is completely impractical/unusable for portables, since the large majority of them will be using GC controls for basically all of their interaction.
 
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The main issue with the default menu isn't how it looks, but more that it's basically unusable without a wii remote. This is completely impractical/unusable for portables, since the large majority of them will be using GC controls for basically all of their interaction.
I absolutely understand that, I was hoping Aurelio could fix that by adding the gamecube controller support to the wii menu without going through priiloader, but I understand that isn't a priority. I guess I just hope an option built around the default menu interface becomes available.

Don't get me wrong though, I'm super thankful for Aurelios contributions to the community. I just have some preferences against hacks that override a consoles "flavor".
 

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I'm sure the new interface will be good, but I fear it just won't feel like a wii anymore for me.
It won't but the new interface will be entirely customizable complete with a theme creator. So if you really wanted to you could restore it to it's former RVL glory.

Anyways even though it doesn't really belong in this thread, here's a little look at what the new one will look like:
game_select_browse.png

game_detail_screenshot_blur.png

Quick_Switch.png

settings_controller.png

NOTE: The switch theme is merely being used as a development basis. The stock theme that ships with the new loader will be different.
 

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I absolutely understand that, I was hoping Aurelio could fix that by adding the gamecube controller support to the wii menu without going through priiloader, but I understand that isn't a priority. I guess I just hope an option built around the default menu interface becomes available.

Don't get me wrong though, I'm super thankful for Aurelios contributions to the community. I just have some preferences against hacks that override a consoles "flavor".
There is a public beta which supports it: https://bitbuilt.net/forums/index.p...lation-through-gc-controller.2329/#post-29192
Whenever you boot anything it would stop working though
 
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Understand. I was happy to know that a new version of portablizemii is coming out made completely from scratch, because my intention was to use the vga patch to enjoy it on a table console, just like an original console not a portable version, with just the vga patch installed and original menus, homebrews like usb loader gx, cause I particularly find the portablizemii menus a little complicated compared to a usb loader for example.

I still haven't found a way to transfer saves from other consoles and install wads because it uses an emunand and does not recognize sd card to copy the saves.

So I wanted to use only a vga mod, I believe that many people want to put only the mod on their consoles to enjoy the vga signals.


I will be waiting for the new version of the portablizemii, I'm sure it will be much higher.
 
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