marcan gets USB Gecko to work on Wii U

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by paulttt, Jan 10, 2013.

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    Is it just me or does this link come up with a blank page??
     
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    it's blank...

    edit:

    i mean the page loads, but there is no content...

    i am pretty sure this is old news from a few days ago anyway... at least according to his flickr pictures when i looked at them... a few days ago, lol...
     
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    yeah, i already stated that, this is old news... thanks anyway though...
     
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    Sorry mate, didn't find anything via search. Didn't want to steal your thunder. Want me to delete?
     
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    no man, didn't steal my thunder... post away, paul, just letting you know this is from about 4 days ago is all... his twitter is a great place for up to date news: Hector Marcan Twitter
     
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    Ok buddy. Thanks for the twitter link :)
     
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    Interesting, this might mean there's a way to hook up GC controllers and memcards too.
     
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    Not really. Even if a USB Gecko worked the same way as a memory card, it would require soldering ports on.
     
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    Full PS3 emulation I believe.
     
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    hahahaha, that was pretty funny...
     
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    it was just a joke, guy... people get so butt-hurt over everything nowadays... no one has a sense of humor anymore...
     
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    I donĀ“t think this has anything to do with Gamecube stuff, he even mentions it under the pic:
    Abusing a USB gecko to debug Wii U stuff.
     
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    Obviously. But it would be an achievable mod for someone with basic soldering skills given that a kit or similar for it was available.
    The fact that this can be achieved at all means there are some free I/O ports and these could be used to hook up other GC things as well (but it would need a cMIOS to make use of these ports)
    Luckily GC controllers only need 1 I/O port so it should be achievable to connect 4 of them given that a cMIOS taking advantage of it becomes available, and there is a kit (or a ROM image so people can flash their own microcontrollers)

    I guess I should have been more specific about that in my previous post.

    Or, less likely, there might still exist solder points for the GC related components on the Wii U board. It's not impossible, just not very likely.

    I guess I wasn't specific enough in my post. What I said still seems possible though.
     
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    It is probably a kind of interface but I seriously doubt it works like an ordinary USB Gecko.
     
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