1. MikaDubbz

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    Yes, I'm aware that wireless link adapters exist for the GBA (both official for the gen 1 remakes of Pokemon, and unofficial versions that function in place of a standard link), but I'm almost certain these communicate in different ways than how the Wavebird controllers connect to their transmitter. It would be pretty cool if we could make our GBAs wireless for the GameCube games that played with a connected GBA like Four Swords Adventures or Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. I know it does know good to speculate on something just existing, but it'd be interesting to know if such a thing could feasibly exist or if it just simply couldn't work.
     
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    interesting, I've never heard about that. any more info?
     
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    Depends if the transmitter sends the whole i2c signal or just button presses.
     
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    I don't see why it wouldn't be possible to create an adapter that reads data from the GBA's link port and emits a signal similarly to a wavebird, but I'm not sure if connecting with games like Four Swords Adventures would work since they need to both send and receive data.
     
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    oh yeah I came across a video of one while I was thinking about this, that's why I even mentioned it.

    Check it out, pretty cool:
     
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    I'm not sure how bulky it would end up being, and I haven't messed around with connecting two of them directly (rather than through a router) so idk how low the latency could be, but you could use esp modules to do this I'd imagine. Something like the esp-32 or esp-8266, or the smaller board on them that actually does the wifi.

    I may have the names a little mixed up, but that didn't seem to matter when I went and bought some lol. In the attached picture, the smaller board you see you can buy, or you can buy it attached to the bigger board in the picture. The smaller one is what actually does the wireless communication, but the bigger one is easier to work with since it has a usb port. The youtubers I watch that talk about these boards sometimes are Andreas Spiess, GreatScott! and bitluni. They're basically wifi arduino boards if you know what arduino is. The esp-32 is newer than the esp-8266, but an even newer module could have released and I not know about it yet.

    You can get them real cheap from aliexpress, with kinda long to long shipping time, or spend more on them from another company but I'm guessing get them quicker.

    Now if you wanted to make the gba talk to an actual wavebird receiver, you'd probably have to decode the wavebird's communication and if the link cable port doesn't just automatically spew out data about what buttons on the gba are being pushed, you'd probably have to mod the gba physically to get what buttons are being pushed out of the system. It sounds like you just want a wireless adapter for plugging the gba into a gc/wii, which should be doable without modding the gba, you'd hafta learn how to program these wifi modules and figure out how you should attach the link cable ends to them. But shoot, you could probably just mod the connector end of one of those already existing wireless cables to fit your console if that's all you want.

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    I guess part of the depends on how the Gamecube send/receives/interprets data from the GBA and how tolerant it is to errors/missed packets. I feel like during data transmission (like in Animal Crossing) that could maybe cause issues if there were interference?
    Keep in mind I literally know nothing about this at all.
     
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    The wavebird has been reverse engineered before.

    https://github.com/CFSworks/wavebird-reversing
     
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