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    this won't work... you need so much more than the drive... everything is in the wii's motherboard... the wireless remote logic, game-save storage... you really will have a solid-state wii for not much more money...

    and if money's not the issue and you find it hard to get your hands on a wii for MSRP $250... don't give up! read here how i got one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idjut
    this won't work... you need so much more than the drive... everything is in the wii's motherboard... the wireless remote logic, game-save storage... you really will have a solid-state wii for not much more money...

    and if money's not the issue and you find it hard to get your hands on a wii for MSRP $250... don't give up! read here how i got one.
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    i've seen pics of wii guts... anything that could be embedded, was...

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    I don't see why it would work, I'll explain it in a technical way.

    IF... the Wii can read gamecube games that means the Drive has no problem reading them then transferring the info the the motherboard of the Wii, then Wii then switches into "gamecube mode" where it acts just like a gamecube inside of a wii, like a gamecube emulator.

    Conclusion: Wii drive can read and send gamecube disc info.

    Secondly: If the connections for a Wii DVD drive to the motherboard are the same as a gamecubes "minidvd" drive to motherboard, connectivity should be no problem.

    Conclusion: It made by the same company so connectivity shouldn't be a problem.

    Third: Its the Wii motherboard thats taking the data coming from the DVD drive and running it, which means all the drive is being told to do is either A) Get the info off of a Wii disc, or B)Get the info off of a Gamecube disc. In this case the drive would be capable of getting both but plugging it into a gamecube, it would only be able to execute the gamecube games.

    Conclusion: A Wii drive reads the disc the same way the minidvd reader on a gamecube does, and it sends the info the same way. So theoretically it should work, and yet its still a mystery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idjut
    this won't work... you need so much more than the drive... everything is in the wii's motherboard... the wireless remote logic, game-save storage... you really will have a solid-state wii for not much more money...

    and if money's not the issue and you find it hard to get your hands on a wii for MSRP $250... don't give up! read here how i got one.
    You're completely right, but I think you've got the wrong idea about what ItWasLuck3 wants to do. He doesn't want to transform a Gamecube into a Wii by adding in a Wii disk drive, he just wants to swap the Gamecube's disk drive for a Wii one to make it look better - he'll still only play Gamecube games on it, not Wii ones, so the OS, wireless capabilities, etc. etc. shouldn't be an issue.

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    Thank you! For translating my intentions!

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    sry...

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    Woudn't it be simplier to just mod your wii and play both wii and gamecube games? I mean, that's what you want to do right, to hack the gamecube so you can play game backups, but with a wii drive?


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    Well actually I was planning on making a Game Cube Portable... Based on some of the other portables Ben Heck has made. And the one thing that keeps modders like me from making a GCP is that the drive on a gamecube is so darn big!

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    lol hate to ask what you think of the original xbox then :P
    how much empty space is in the GC? couldnt you redesign a case for it? or is it full of internal parts?
    the NES had a lot of empty space

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