Potential Nintendo 64 on a chip!

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Potential Nintendo 64 on a chip!

Post by Metal Mario » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:14 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IQue_Player" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Anyone heard of this?

It's the iQue Player, released in Japan as a Nintendo 64 built into a controller with a few games saved onto the flash memory.
Apparently it's just a NTSC Nintendo 64 with common on a chip technology to make it smaller.

Is it possible to wire a cartrige slot to this and make it into a minute portable?

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Post by HotDog-Cart » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:35 pm

No. There are no pinouts for a cartridge connector.

Its not a N64OAC, because its way different than a n64. It only supports a small number of games, and the games on it, are modified versions of the n64 counter parts.

Now, on the other hand, there are some rumours that the "chips" that the games come on, are basically a modified SD card. Therefore, with some hacking you may be able to get some "roms" of games it supports to work on it.

Palmertech would be better at explaining this, than me. He has two of them.
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Post by palmertech » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:39 pm

I could explain it in more technical terms, but the long and short is: You cannot add a cart slot, the best you can do is possibly pirate all of the few games that were released for it, in Chinese.

An iQue portable is something I plan on making at some point, but unless you are okay with the several chinese games available, it is not a very good option.
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:45 pm

Exactly.
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Re: Potential Nintendo 64 on a chip!

Post by stuntpenguin007 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:05 pm

I've been really interested in getting one of these for a year or two and maybe building something like this to dump me some roms. http://www.crazynation.org/N64/IQUE/ique.htm#Programmer" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I've always wanted to attempt a translation project for a game but I'm sure there's some ridiculous compression that I'd have to unpack the rom somehow.
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Post by Metal Mario » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:50 pm

Oh, OK. I'd rather not play the games in Chinese.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Post by marshallh » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:45 pm

1. This has been brought up many times

2. It does not have a cartridge slot

3. The games are encrypted, stored on NAND flash ROMs with an 8-bit serial interface (similar to sd cards)

4. They are expensive and hard to get.
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Post by N64god » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:06 pm

I guess you could say that the iQue is a N64OAC. :roll: I might buy one and modify it in some way to hold SD cards. :D And soldering a 2.5 inch screen to it would be hard.But i think the iQue runs o 4 AA's or something? :lol:

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Post by hailrazer » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:44 pm

N64god wrote:I guess you could say that the iQue is a N64OAC. :roll: I might buy one and modify it in some way to hold SD cards. :D And soldering a 2.5 inch screen to it would be hard.But i think the iQue runs o 4 AA's or something? :lol:
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Re: Potential Nintendo 64 on a chip!

Post by banditpaw1 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:22 am

marshallh wrote:1. This has been brought up many times

2. It does not have a cartridge slot

3. The games are encrypted, stored on NAND flash ROMs with an 8-bit serial interface (similar to sd cards)

4. They are expensive and hard to get.
..marshallhl have you tried to put SD cards to one. If anybody here can do it it probabley you...

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Re: Potential Nintendo 64 on a chip!

Post by stuntpenguin007 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:45 pm

You can read / write the nand
http://www.reinerziegler.de/ique/ique.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Although I'm thinking a socket mod would be more practical
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