Gamecube compatibly for Wii RVL-101?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by ComeTurismO, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. ComeTurismO
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    Hi, i was wondering if there was any some sort of modding way to run gamecube games on the latest wii model rvl-101... is there a way?
     
  2. 8BitWalugi

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    There is no way for the 101 model to play GameCube games, as it lacks the controller ports and support.
     
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    but my friend told me to unscrew some part of the wii, i did, and it showed the ports and the port for the memory card
     
  4. 8BitWalugi

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    The controller ports, from what I know, are not soldered onto the board.

    And I'm pretty sure the drive just spits GameCube discs out.
     
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    yeah it does.. i tried that :( why did they take it out?
     
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    No idea. Leaving the memory cards (Or at least from what I know) add to the mystery.
     
  7. RchUncleSkeleton

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    They took it out to reduce costs plus they basically have to have the hardware for an entire gamecube in them and the components are older and I bet a lot of the chip manufacturers have stopped making those chips.
     
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    To cut costs, indeed. That's all there is to it. It's kinda pointless, as those new wiis cost about the same as an second hand one on ebay (in fact: those are often cheaper). But apparently people still buy it.


    BTW: you may have voided your warranty by unscrewing parts of your wii. So it may be that the only advantage over a second hand one is gone already.
     
  9. obcd

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    They didn't leave the memory card slots. They just left the holes in the housings. To play gamecube disks, you would need another dvd drive and you would need to resolder the gamepad and memory card connectors on the mobo. As those are special types used by Ninty only, you only can remove them from another wii motherboard. A second hand older wii is indeed the better solution.

    They don't have special hardware for gamecube emulation on the wii mobo besides the connectors, and maybe some Emc filtering components.

    They seem to have mounted one connector instead of one of the memory slots. It's probably because they used it for diagnostics or repair.
    (Just take a look at the savemii device)
     
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    I'm not sure why it would spit the discs right out. Does the game disc channel show a GameCube disc icon hovering next to the regular disc? That's the screen I have and I wonder if mine would also spit discs out... thanks.
    One of the memory card ports also for some reason has a connector for a cable in it.... What's that for?
     
  11. GreyWolf

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    This thread is from 2012. As far as I know the optical drives in the Wiis that do not have Gamecube ports do not have the mechanism required to center the discs properly.