My First Portable - The N65

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Re: My first portable

Post by Hrduncan » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:55 pm

there is no way you can use an ipod screen if you arent like a serious hacker and badass.
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Re: My first portable

Post by gamax92 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:19 pm

Exactly My Point. The psone screen is already for use. although there is probably some screen the same size as an ipod screen that would work with the board.
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Re: My first portable

Post by Snipeye » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:59 pm

Well, had you actually read my posts, you would have discovered that I wasn't planning on using an iPod screen. It was merely used as a size comparison, because it's diagonal is very close to 3.5", which is the diagonal of the screen i will be using.

As for powering the 3.3v line with 3v - on the bacteria forums, they said not to go lower than 3.2, minimum. A jumper pack will run with lower, but not an expansion pack, which you need for a few games - not too many, so I may just end up using the jumper pack anyway, but I certainly don't want to fry anything. We'll see what happens.

And gamax, what's up with The Randomly captalizing Certain words with no Rhyme or reason to Do so?

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Re: My first portable

Post by gamax92 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:21 pm

It just took me 18 times to read that post to really understand what you actually said.

Plus I have A really bad habit of doing that sorry.
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Re: My first portable

Post by Snipeye » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:46 pm

Yes, that was a rather interesting paragraph.

Question:

If I already have a jumper pack, and not an expansion pack, and I don't want to pay the $10 it would take to get an expansion pack, is it worth it to just go with the jumper? I mean, how many games is the expansion pack REALLY necessary for?

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Re: My first portable

Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:10 pm

Snipeye wrote:Question:

If I already have a jumper pack, and not an expansion pack, and I don't want to pay the $10 it would take to get an expansion pack, is it worth it to just go with the jumper? I mean, how many games is the expansion pack REALLY necessary for?
It is required for Majora's Mask, Donkey Kong 64, and the single-player mode of Perfect Dark. It also makes a bunch of other games look prettier.
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Re: My first portable

Post by blaze3927 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:49 am

Snipeye wrote:Well, had you actually read my posts, you would have discovered that I wasn't planning on using an iPod screen. It was merely used as a size comparison, because it's diagonal is very close to 3.5", which is the diagonal of the screen i will be using.

As for powering the 3.3v line with 3v - on the bacteria forums, they said not to go lower than 3.2, minimum. A jumper pack will run with lower, but not an expansion pack, which you need for a few games - not too many, so I may just end up using the jumper pack anyway, but I certainly don't want to fry anything. We'll see what happens.

And gamax, what's up with The Randomly captalizing Certain words with no Rhyme or reason to Do so?
it varies regarding the voltage, it's bs that the expansion pack requires 3.3v and the jumper pak only needs/will run off 3.2.
the rule of thumb is to get as close to 3.3 as you can, some have had trouble running an n64 with 3.25v.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_6 ... ansion_Pak


jumper pak is generally fine however if you wanted an expansion pak without the added height you could always desolder the n64's Ram chips and remplace them with either 2 4MB ones or one 8MB one (depending on your board revision) and then just add the jumper pak for the same effect
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Re: My first portable

Post by gamax92 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:24 am

Damn you blaze you beat me to it. I was going to post that.
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List of games that support the N64 Expansion Pak
Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage
All-Star Baseball 2001
Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M.
Army Men: Sarge's Heroes
Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
Command & Conquer
Cruis'n World
Daikatana
Donkey Kong 64
Duke Nukem: Zero Hour
Extreme-G 2
Excitebike 64
F-1 World Grand Prix II
Gauntlet Legends
Hot Wheels
Hybrid Heaven
Hydro Thunder
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
International Track and Field 2000
Jeremy McGrath's Supercross 2000
Ken Griffey Jr.'s Slugfest
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Madden NFL '99
Madden NFL 2000
NBA Courtside 2
NBA Jam 2000
NFL Quarterback Club '99
NFL Quarterback Club 2000
Nuclear Strike 64
Perfect Dark - Only about 35% of the game's features are available without the Expansion Pack.
Pokémon Stadium 2
Quake 2
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Re-volt - Go into options and turn on Medium Resolution, typing in the FLYBOY cheat unlocks hi-fi (High detail on cars)
Resident Evil 2
Road Rash 64
Roadsters
San Francisco Rush 2049
Shadow Man
Spider-Man
South Park
South Park Rally
StarCraft 64
Star Wars: Episode I: Battle for Naboo
Star Wars: Episode 1: Racer
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
The World Is Not Enough
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Top Gear Hyper-Bike
Top Gear Overdrive
Top Gear Rally 2
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion
Turok: Rage Wars
Vigilante 8
Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense
World Driver Championship
Xena: Warrior Princess: The Talisman of Fate

List of games that require the N64 Expansion Pak
Donkey Kong 64
The single-player mode of Perfect Dark
The multiplayer mode of Starcraft 64
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
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Re: My first portable

Post by Hrduncan » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:45 pm

i ran my n64 with 3.2v with an expansion and it worked fine.
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Re: My first portable

Post by zefeldo2 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:25 pm

these batteries are 7.4v and they will work. they can be recharged and used at the same time, they are here http://cgi.http://adf.ly/9RvV" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; its from a dvd player but they work. if you buy the batteries and you need help with them watch this http://adf.ly/9Rve" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; its from revision 3 and it shows you how to step down the voltage from 7.4 to 3.3.

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Re: My first portable

Post by Snipeye » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:00 pm

I know how to step the voltage down, I was just hoping I could step the voltage down a little bit more and still get away with it. Thanks, though - I've got my batteries and chargers already.

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Re: My first portable

Post by Snipeye » Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:40 pm

Alright, starting to have a problem:

I wired everything up, using a 2 pairs of 7.4v camcorder batteries, putting out 7.4v, the PTW0808WAH or wtf it is (I can NEVER remember that name) is putting out 3.3v just as it should, but when I flip the switch on the n64 to turn it on, the ptw0808 thing starts clicking, I can hear it, and the LED on the n64 doesn't light up. When the clicking starts, it no longer puts out 3.3v - any clue what's going on?

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Re: My first portable

Post by The Smooth » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:09 pm

Is it getting enough current.
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Re: My first portable

Post by Hrduncan » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:56 pm

make sure you wired them in a parallel not a series.
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Re: My first portable

Post by Snipeye » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:08 pm

It is wired 100% correctly. According to Bacteria, it's a faulty pth080000, he's had a couple, I just had bad luck. I ordered another, odds are that this one won't be faulty.

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