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Wireless Hack for NES and SNES Controllers

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by naisatoh, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. naisatoh

    naisatoh MS3

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    This is old news, but I didn't see any previous threads when I ran a search.

    A few months ago, someone by the name of Mark Feldman was able to successfully modify an old school NES and SNES controller to create a wireless controller that worked with the Wii's Virtual Console.

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    A few months later, he posted the instructions on the internet so we could make our very own wireless controllers. I was wondering if anyone here has heard of this, and more importantly, if anyone here has made one. I'm thinking of trying this out, and thought it would be cool if there was someone here who has already given it a shot.

    You can find Mark Feldman's website here.

    EDIT: I have purchased my used SNES controllers and will begin disassembling/reassembling as soon as I receive my other components. Since I don't have much experience in this sort of thing and since I imagine many of you don't either, I will be updating this thread with simplified instructions as I figure out different aspects of the process. Stay tuned!
     
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  2. masonb15

    masonb15 Flawless Victory

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    I wouldn't pay a thing. I'd make it myself :cool:
     
  3. naisatoh

    naisatoh MS3

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    Well.. you'd have to pay for the supplies.. I have an old controller, but I would still need to get everything else.
     
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    masonb15 Flawless Victory

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    Well true, but I wouldn't buy it premade.
     
  5. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    It would cost more than $80 premade. He said it costs $80 to MAKE. Therefore, that is for all the parts.

    If he was to sell the finished product he would have to charge about $100 at least to make up for the manual labour involved.
     
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    i think it would be stupid to pay 80 dollars to do that, just play the game the way it was meant to be played wired lol
     
  7. MRCOOLGH

    MRCOOLGH Naruto Uzumaki

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    its not worth to do that seeing it would cost $80 to make it. with $80 I can buy a wii game plus a wii points card.
     
  8. samXcor3

    samXcor3 the best kid!

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    well they sell gamecube port to SNES or NES controller adapters for like 20 bucks so i'd proabbly just buy that and play the good old wired way
     
  9. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    I like it in wired mode best.

    The most modding i've done to a NES controller is adding a few funky LED's that I "aquired" at school. They come on when a button is pressed :lol:
     
  10. JT.

    JT. A glitch in life

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    What a waste... with $80 you can get 10 SNES games. What I want is instructions on a SNES controller to USB, so that I can play games on my computer properly. Legally of course, but my SNES broke down, so I need to play them emulated. And I don't want to rebuy all the games off the virtual console :sick:
     
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    Point taken.. I guess no has tried making one of these, nor is anyone really interested in shelling out the money to make one.

    While it is much cheaper and simpler to get a wired adapter, I just thought it would be nice to go wireless, especially since everything else is wireless too.

    And while it is expensive, I was hoping to figure out a way to make the process less expensive. The person who posted the instructions has only made one of each controller and hasn't had a chance to minimize cost.

    Either way though.. I guess I'm the only one here who would actually be willing to spend a little extra to put one of these together..
     
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    umm the classic controller is $24 and is exactly the same shape, it even has a home button
     
  13. Budo

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    If I had my old controllers, I'd probably give it a shot - looks pretty cool.
     
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    It's something you do for novelty, not convenience.
     
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    It seems to me like its overly elaborate. There should be some way to take a wavebird and connect the transmitter to the controller. Besides, the controllers wouldn't be right because there has to be a place for the batteries.
     
  16. naisatoh

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    They are definitely not "exactly the same shape."

    And like FRuMMaGe said.. it's not about spending 20 dollars for a "Classic" controller.. it's about putting in some time and creating something worthwhile out of something truly "classic."

    These controllers actually run on iPod Mini batteries, which are much lighter and slimmer than AA or even AAA batteries. However, the batteries can be costly and make up a good chunk of the 80 dollars.
     
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    At least the batteries are rechargeable. Unfortunately, you may only be able to charge them in an iPod mini :lol:
     
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    I have purchased my used SNES controllers and will begin disassembling/reassembling as soon as I receive the other components. Since I don't have much experience in this sort of thing and since I imagine many of you don't either, I will be updating this thread with simplified instructions as I figure out different aspects of the process. Stay tuned!
     
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    Yea, I haven't tried to convert anything from wired to wireless, so I'm completely useless on the subject.

    The only thing close to this that I've done, is mod a mouse and a joystick together for FPS games. The hardest part to that was desoldering to extend wire lengths though - not very tough.

    Hopefully you get it working, G/L!
     
  20. TacosTacos

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    ha, I was jsut going to start a topic about this! Guess it is already common knowledge. Glad I didn't and then got yelled at.
     
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