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How do I make a nintendo 64 portable? Answered

I have been looking through the the benheck forums but can't seem to find instructions on how to make a nintendo 64 portable. Does anyyone have a link? The ones in the sticky are broken.?

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saidthetyBest Answer (author)2009-04-14

You asked if I would quote my other answer as a normal comment-

I did a yahoo search for anything that might help you out, and I found this video-

http://revision3.com/systm/n64/

I only watched about half the video, so I don't know how specific it gets, but it does a good job telling you what all you need for the project, and where you can get it. Hopefully you find it helpful, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you can do with your N64 :)

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Doctor What (author)2009-01-28

I'm not one for shrinking and portable-izing. What I did was hack my PSP firmware (Dark Alex CFW), and run a 64 emulator to play Nintendo 64 emulator on my PSP (and every other console out there).

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saidthety (author)Doctor What2009-01-29

This is probably your best bet. It's easier, and most likely cheaper than "portablizing" a Nintendo 64.

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mg0930mg (author)saidthety2009-01-31

It is not cheaper, and I also don't like psp's. So it is unhelpful.

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saidthety (author)mg0930mg2009-02-12

According to this Instructable- https://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_Make_a_Portable_Game_System/ , it takes $200 to make a portable NES. I can only imagine making a portable N64 would cost more, as you're working with more advanced technology, so unless you're getting most of the materials for free, you're looking at more than $200.

How much does a PSP cost? You can get a used one for $120 at gamestop. You're saving AT LEAST $80 going the PSP emulation route.

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bignigjames (author)saidthety2012-06-13

no thats not correct. if you would have read it carefully you would've noticed that he said it would only cost about $70 for you. The only reason it cost him $200 is because he broke a couple parts that he had to buy again. So it was only $200 for him because he wasn't careful. If you are careful then it would be about $70 which would be $50 cheaper than you're quoted price for a used psp. pay attention to what you're reading before handing out false information

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azntrooper93 (author)saidthety2011-12-17

a emulator is now the same as n64 u dont get the real feeling of a 64 controler its joystick the postion of the buttons the graphics emulators dont give u the same feeling i had teh nes version on my pc with a unique controller for a while fun but never can u rivel the 64

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saidthety (author)azntrooper932011-12-17

The N64 had a terrible controller though :P

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snowpenguin (author)saidthety2009-06-11

It only cost 200 because the author had to buy 2 consoles and screens.

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mg0930mg (author)saidthety2009-02-12

I'm getting most of the materials for free, I have lots of parts. Again, I'm sorry for insulting anyone....

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saidthety (author)mg0930mg2009-02-13

I did a yahoo search for anything that might help you out, and I found this video-

http://revision3.com/systm/n64/

I only watched about half the video, so I don't know how specific it gets, but it does a good job telling you what all you need for the project, and where you can get it. Hopefully you find it helpful, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you can do with your N64 :)

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mg0930mg (author)saidthety2009-04-14

Thank you. Could you copy and paste this as a normal comment. BEST ANSWER!

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moonmi (author)mg0930mg2009-02-11

Dude Im EXACTLY where you are. I wanna make one too but the psp emulator for it sucks and i want the original controls for it. I did find a wiring diagram. I signed up here one because i like this site, but i wanted to be able to post that people dont know what they are talking about. countless n64s have been portabalized. its easy if you know what your doing and can be inexpensive if you look in the right directions. Im looking for what i need.

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mg0930mg (author)moonmi2009-02-12

Yeah, I just need to know what I can get rid of, where I can move it and such. However, no one here helps, may have to go to yahoo! answers anyway...

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MedliDoubleStar (author)2011-04-18

How about this link? http://moddedbybacteria.wordpress.com/retro-console-system-modding-guides/nintendo-n64-video-guide-log/
This should help. If you need some help in certain places, just check out benheck or modretro or MBB. It helps! XD

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mg0930mg (author)MedliDoubleStar2011-04-22

I've been to all those sites, and have since found what I was looking for, and thank you.

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mg0930mg (author)2009-04-15

If you would like to see what I'm doing with this n64 check out this link

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King825 (author)2009-01-28

Ok, here's something you should realize: the technology is basically there. you Just shrink it and enclose it, attach it to a screen. Here's something, anyways. Nes Portable

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mg0930mg (author)King8252009-01-28

I've seen that. However, I want the EXACT instructions. That's for the Nes, which is in my favorites ;D Thanks,though.

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mikeasaurus (author)mg0930mg2009-02-05

I can tell you're getting frustrated, however you should consider that maybe it just hasn't been done yet. Some of the answers here are pointing you in teh right direction, and that link about the portable NES is pretty close to what you are doing.

Sounds like this community is missing exactly what you are looking for, why not give it a try based on teh information you've got in front of you and see where it goes? It might just work, and even if it doesn't if you make an Instructable out of it you'll help out the next guy with the same problem. Heck someone else might just accomplish it based on your attempt!

Don't lose faith, good luck!

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mg0930mg (author)mikeasaurus2009-02-05

I know, but I don't want to get rid of parts I need.

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le-Sid (author)2009-01-30
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mg0930mg (author)le-Sid2009-01-31

If you had read the details, I want the exact instructions. This is no help, I already said benheck's forums aren't helping. I guess I'll pick up the book.

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