Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions, Skylanders Base Emulator - Project D.I.R.E.

Project D.I.R.E.


Special Thanks to the following individuals for their dedication and hard work. Without them this project would not be possible.

znxDomain -> firmware unlocker, tester, researcher
Lucky.peic -> firmware gui editor, tester, prototype, initial writeups, researcher
B47M4N -> firmware gui editor, tester, pcb and case creator, researcher, user guide writer
Bowman -> alt firmware, prototype tester
Mystic -> supplied test files, tester


Project D.I.R.E. (Disney Infinity Reverse Engineered) is a portal emulator for Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions, and Skylanders. This replaces the original portal in place of a custom created one to inject your own character dumps without the need for the original characters, vehicles, or playsets.

This emulator originally started several years ago after a talented coder named obiima did not release his project to the public. Obiima created and demoed a console portal emulator for 3 games: Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions, and Skylanders. Obiima never released his project into the wild and the project he did release privately was closed firmware meaning locked to the stm32 Bluepill. This project picks up where he left off.

The Firmware allows this device to select between games by holding one of the buttons during boot. Specific Button usage can be found in the User Guide. You have the option of using limited onboard memory or by using an SD card you can increase the character count in your base emulator. By adding your own character files known as bin files, you can inject them into the game without having to keep your original characters.

This emulator currently works on the Wii, Wii U, PS3, and PS4.
We CAN NOT confirm if this works on the PS5 or Nintendo Switch as we do not own those consoles with these games to test with.

We have been told Skylanders plays on the Nintendo Switch but does NOT use the Portal of Power.
We have also seen footage of Disney Infinity being played on a PS5 with a PS4 base.

XBOX 360 and XBOX One are Not Yet included in this release. There is a security chip required from an Activision portal to make this work and we have not yet discovered a simple method to allow these games to work on these specific consoles.

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Some of the files are too large to fit in this forum post and have been attached via mediafire.
All files can be found here: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/9u87thpc42j9a/Release+Package
 

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rory2005

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Does anyone have the original build using breadboard specs and wiring as pcb is expensive to have custom made here.
or hi res photos of one?
 

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This might help as well.
But yeah, 5 boards from jlcpcb are about 4 EUR shipped to EU.

On a relatively unrelated note, am I allowed to ask if anyone knows where I could get Lego Dimension bin files? (I know nfc-bank is down)
 

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FYI, 5 Custom PCBs from jlcpcb including shipping is less than $8.00 thats cheaper than the proto board of that exact size :) if youre in the USA

Brilliant, Placed an order with them. if anyone in uk is looking for spare board then hit me up.

Another question, I ordered a stm32 bluepill, but seller has contacted me to say its a csk chip, Will this work?
 
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This is sick! I'd gladly test the device on Switch if you'd like, though I suspect there's someone more local to you that'd also be able to give it a try. Feel free to message me at any rate :)
 

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Is there any way to run this through software? I would love to play these games through dolphin or cemu with these.
(By software I mean only in software, without making the board)
The games are available on windows and you don't need figures. Everything is unlocked as far as I remember.
 

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Yooo, now we can pirate toys? Awesome.

Seriously, amazing work. That is some gourmet shite right there.

We were doing this in 2015, Started off with Maxlander writer and encrypted tokens, Then we moved onto miifare 1k cards due to better figure encryption by the game makers, Then obiima came along with the portal emulation.

I was part of a test group for all of this back then.
 

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Brilliant, Placed an order with them. if anyone in uk is looking for spare board then hit me up.

Another question, I ordered a stm32 bluepill, but seller has contacted me to say its a csk chip, Will this work?
There is a 99% chance it will work, but it's not explicitly tested. It's a cheap clone of the original STM32 chip.
 
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