Release Wii native VGA - version 1.5

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Anyways even though it doesn't really belong in this thread, here's a little look at what the new one will look like:
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NOTE: The switch theme is merely being used as a development basis. The stock theme that ships with the new loader will be different.
Hey, regardless of my preferences, the switch inspired interface look great. One piece of advice from a graphic designer by trade; the game display (both group and individual) looks a bit too tight and squished. If you compare this design to the switch, xbox one, ps4, or any modern game launcher menu you'll see the game icons have the space to be physically larger, bat arent to give the design some breathing space. Reducing the size of the game icons will make the menu appear more open and less cluttered. Negative space is your friend.

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
well hey, that's all I need to easily boot into gamecube and virtual console games, awesome.
 
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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.
You can install WiiWare and Virtual Console WADs to emuNAND with ShowMiiWADs, there's a thread on it https://bitbuilt.net/forums/index.php?threads/setting-up-wiiware-and-additional-emulators.392/

Saves on the other hand, I have no idea. Maybe there's a process you can do with SaveGame Manager GX to export, move, and import through NEEK, but I don't think anyone's done it yet.
 
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Hey there,

I installed the VGA priiloader, and now my system won't boot. (Using composite cables). The disc drive spins, the light turns green, but no output over composite. Holding reset on boot won't load priiloader either. Any ideas on what I can do? I haven't yet soldered the RGBHV pins yet, so I haven't tested VGA, do you think maybe somehow it will work over VGA when composite isn't working?

Thanks!
 

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I've done this part a million times. It's booting, try unpluging and replug your cable when you have it powered on. Other than that, good luck.
 

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Hey there,

I installed the VGA priiloader, and now my system won't boot. (Using composite cables). The disc drive spins, the light turns green, but no output over composite. Holding reset on boot won't load priiloader either. Any ideas on what I can do? I haven't yet soldered the RGBHV pins yet, so I haven't tested VGA, do you think maybe somehow it will work over VGA when composite isn't working?

Thanks!
That's weird. Are you sure you're using composite and not component?
 
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@Aurelio or anyone who may have knowledge on the subject: Using this patch, would it be possible to output VGA using a portable Wii to a standard TV? A G-Wii in my case. My ultimate goal would be to have a switch to toggle between the 5" VGA screen of my G-Wii and an added VGA out port. This way I could effectively swap between handheld mode and tv mode. Much like a modern Nintendo Switch. Seems too simple to just wire up to a VGA port and then have a switch(s) change where the signal was being directed. Aside from possibly needing more power though I'm unsure why it wouldn't work. Thoughts?
 

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It is possible, but you either use something to completely disconnect VGA from the portable LCD or use some sort of buffer IC for it.
 
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It is possible, but you either use something to completely disconnect VGA from the portable LCD or use some sort of buffer IC for it.
The only thing standing in the way is the other video input source then. So in theory, as long as both VGA sources are separate the video should be able to switch with no additional modifications to the Wii itself?
 

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The only thing standing in the way is the other video input source then. So in theory, as long as both VGA sources are separate the video should be able to switch with no additional modifications to the Wii itself?
Uhm as long as you are able to disconnect the Wii's VGA from the portable screen when connecting to an external monitor, then yes
 

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Hey there,

I installed the VGA priiloader, and now my system won't boot. (Using composite cables). The disc drive spins, the light turns green, but no output over composite. Holding reset on boot won't load priiloader either. Any ideas on what I can do? I haven't yet soldered the RGBHV pins yet, so I haven't tested VGA, do you think maybe somehow it will work over VGA when composite isn't working?

Thanks!
Hello,

For me, the Wii2Hdmi is not working anymore, same for a composite to hdmi module I got, although I haven't tried it before. It worked with the original wii cable and a composite screen, maybe you have the same issue.
 

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Hello,

For me, the Wii2Hdmi is not working anymore, same for a composite to hdmi module I got, although I haven't tried it before. It worked with the original wii cable and a composite screen, maybe you have the same issue.
Composite still works when the VGA patches are installed. Component however will not.

If composite isn't working for you, if you can provide some footage of the issue maybe we can help.
 

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my plan is o use an integrated ~5" vga screen and a wii2hdmi for an extern output. they won't output at the same time. it will be kinda like a nintendo switch. 5" screen on hands or dock it for hdmi tv or sreen.
is it possible to use/connect the wii with the vga patch to a wii2hdmi adapter ?
 

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my plan is o use an integrated ~5" vga screen and a wii2hdmi for an extern output. they won't output at the same time. it will be kinda like a nintendo switch. 5" screen on hands or dock it for hdmi tv or sreen.
is it possible to use/connect the wii with the vga patch to a wii2hdmi adapter ?
Wii2hdmi uses component video, which is replaced with VGA whrn the patches are active, so no, you can't do that
 
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If you want a more complete VGA and HDMI solution for the wii look into wiiduel. Not sure how they'd fit in a portable though.
 

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If you want a more complete VGA and HDMI solution for the wii look into wiiduel. Not sure how they'd fit in a portable though.
now that you mention it that would be a great solution but as you said it, this setup is too big. but thanks :D
 

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but that one looks smaller

don't know
 

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but that one looks smaller

don't know
That one will work fine, but it's HDMI only. You could also build a GCDual and flash it with modded firmware so it works on a Wii. I have that firmware available if you want to try that route.
 
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