Did some stuff today, not a lot but I'm getting started at least. I might be getting another N64 and another XBOX soon, by the way.
This is the board that may or may not be dead. I chopped it up some more- hopefully not too much. Unfortunately, it still doesn't quite fit in the back part of the AG-85. I also began to re-relocate the cart slot. I'll wire up a PTH08080 and AV at least for testing soonish. I still have to get a screen though.
This illustrates the problem a bit better. I'm thinking of shoving a controller board in there. Will a SuperPad (normal one, not the weird shaped one) do or should I get a Retro-bit controller? I could easily shove the speakers and amp back there but I'm worried that it wouldn't be loud enough, or worse would be loud but in the wrong direction. Maybe if I face them forward? By the way, cart slot goes on top. Still trying to figure out a way to keep stupid people from plugging the cartridge in backwards.
So, I'm still not sure about the analog stick, and I need to get a screen. I have to finish the cart slot wiring and see if this board still works. If not, I have another N64, but I should get some more anyway.