Brook retro board GC/Wii

Has anybody had any luck using the retro board on a wii using the GC controller port? I have 2 retro boards and 4 GC to rj45 cables. Any combination of cable and PCB results in my stick working for 2-5 seconds then it just stops responding. However the cable work just fine with my 2 cthulu boards.

I havent managed to find anybody else who has even tried this.

Which Wii? The one with the GameCube portd built in? The second main edition with no GC ports? The Wii Mini? The Wii U? The Switch?

If it’s the 2nd and 3rd at anytime, or the fourth for anything other the Wii U Super Smash Bros, there’s no use trying. Even though I requested the GameCube port adapter should work with the middle 3 cases, because Active Life and Dance Dance Revolution won’t work. And some games like Metal Slug Anthology is crippled without the GameCube ports, even if I can show that no native Wii 'games use both a USB controller AND a GameCube ports together. + Because you’re eating 2 USB ports, (or one if you are willing to live without Rumble) the only incompatible games use both USB and GC ports together. There’s no hardware difference that causes partial incompatibility. But it’s other companies preferring the Balance Board over thea Active Life and DDR pad, (the GC port is needed for the above games listed , plus Nintendo being monopolistic) that caused backward incompatibility.

If it’s the Switch, then it might be title incompatibility or non working. If it’s the first Wii, then it’s either the gamebid incompatible, or then FINALLY, THE ROCK IS BACK IN YOUR WIRING.

Make sure which Wii you have and what game is trying to work.

The console I’m using is the original wii with the built in gcn ports.

The games I’ve been using for testing are CVS2 for gamecube and TVC for wii, both of which support gcn controllers.

It’s not likely a one off manufacturing error as I have 2 of these boards with the same result.

Wiring cant be the issue as the retro board has a built-in rj45 jack. You just plug your console cable right in. (Theres really very little that can go wrong with this pcb)

The only room for error will be when crimping the rj45 end of the console cable. I have 4 cables. 2 of them were crimped by me, 2 of them were purchased at jasen’s customs. All 4 cables work fine with my cthulu modded stick. But all 4 fail with my retro board modded stick.

The only possibility i can think of is the retro board is not compatible with the wii as originally advertised. (The web site listed wii/gcn compatibility as a feature when the PCB was first released, now it simply lists gcn) and I dont have a gamecube to test with.

I spoke to Jasen about it via email and even he said he has never tested it on a wii.

I’m curious if anyone has tried the retro board on a regular gamecube as well as a wii, and what were the results. I’ve only found 1 other person who has even tried the wii and he gets the same result as me.

There might be a chance it’s a wii classic ganes. Ine game i have, Metal Slug Anthology, use GC controls, but the Classic control wadn’t inventef, and gradually it shiftedv from GC only to Wii Classic only.

I’m not sure how I can be any more clear about this.

  1. I can play games on my Wii using a cthulu modded stick.

  2. I cannot play games on my Wii using a Brook Retro Board modded stick.

All I really need to know is if anybody can play games on their Wii with a retro board?