Worklog Wii RVK-01 Compendium (Released!)

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...a massive undertaking using modern technology to bring forth a new era of portablizing.​


The basic premise is to use a sanded motherboard that has been scanned into high res images to figure out where everything on the motherboard goes. This allows us to (almost) completely understand the Wii from a hardware perspective, so that we can trim it as much as we want and have a visual reference to rewire it without any mistakes.

As a whole, it will eventually be released to the public as a completed entity. We will also be formatting and releasing the information within as a series of individual guides, to simplify things.

For now though, as everyone currently working on it is on BitBuilt; we'll keep a changelog here in this thread so we know who's doing what, and to keep a log of what's getting done when.

Credits:

Shank - massive amounts of time and labor put into expanding the compendium. He's done a bit of everything and a lot of everything. Knows more about the Wii than the average bear.

Bentomo - the man behind the sandpaper. Sanded the first motherboard down to the internal layer(!) and scanned them in. Has developed the ability to sand full motherboards in one swipe.

Gman - has taken the compendium and run with it; enacting the first trims and tests and growing the information within. Will likely fit the motherboard inside an Altoids tin at this rate.

ShockSlayer - set up the dropbox, .pdn files, layer infrastructure, color keys, scan alignments, and got everyone together. Puts out a lot of effort to play Melee a specific way.

Nold - converted the .pdn to .xcf

(if I forgot anyone or anything lemme know)
 
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Update 1 - Added top and bottom silkscreen layers.
 

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The compendium is so glorious I wanna show my mom every single layer. Was there anything ever this glorious put together back in the GameCube era?
 

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Nope. Scans exist of the GameCube (partially?) sanded but I don't think anyone took the time to plot out each line and see what voltage it's running at.

Closest thing to this in any form was probably Beta's 64 reference.
 

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We never needed one because Ashen actually has Xray vision.
 

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Update 2 - The thread goes relatively unused, despite the compendium receiving updates. SS adds a layer for DD numbers.
 

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Public release draws near.
 

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Released! Download links added to the first post.
 
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Eh... Maybe I'm just doing it wrong, but how do I open this? It downloaded as a .txt, but when opened it mentioned PDNimage or something like that... So paint.NET then I guess? Might be good info for the OP ;)
 

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Updated.
 
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I like that ! Thank you for the work done. This is true for all four Wii layer boards?
 
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Sorry for the bump but I noticed that the Bluetooth Key is empty. It's just a white rectangle.
 
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