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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #560 on: August 14, 2019, 02:03:12 pm »
Pretty sure you can set up a modded Wii to boot straight into USB loader GX, which you can control with a GameCube controller, but I haven't tried it.

Yeah I believe that is possible.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #561 on: August 15, 2019, 07:09:49 am »
I've got a modded Wii hooked up to a CRT I picked up about a month ago. I was thinking about throwing some emulators on there for other systems. I also have an original XBOX connected that I'm planning to softmod. Which would be better for that? I'm mostly looking for high compatibility and performance. I know XBOX has a good reputation for emulating other systems, but I was thinking the Wii might be more powerful overall.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #562 on: August 15, 2019, 10:30:47 am »
Not really going to get much simpler to set up than an original Xbox using USB encoders programmed with the Kade firmware.  If you don't mind guests knowing that you're running a ghetto ass old Wii and waving Wiimotes around in 2019 then I guess that's okay, too.

I did some comparison photos of original hardware to CoinOps here...

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,160719.0.html

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #563 on: August 15, 2019, 11:26:17 am »
Using the Wiimote to navigate around is a bit of a pain. Seem like it take a minute to figure out where the controller is relative to the sensor bar so that you can figure out where the little hand is going to show up on the TV screen. LOL! Other than that, it's not a total deal-breaker.

Looks like CoinOps had the worst visuals for the NES emulator in your comparison?

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #564 on: August 15, 2019, 11:52:37 am »
Yep.  I mean, they all looked fine in isolation but definitely the worst when compared side by side.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #565 on: August 15, 2019, 12:01:59 pm »
I am planning on hacking the XBOX regardless and do have a full install of CoinOps for it. I'll give that a go and see how it turns out. The NES palette is tricky to recreate because apparently the colors don't use standard RGB values. If the color is a little off, it's probably not the end of the world. As far as performance goes, what is the latest generation of console you can emulate and still have good performance? Saturn, N64, Dreamcast, etc?

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #566 on: August 15, 2019, 12:27:48 pm »
Using the Wiimote to navigate around is a bit of a pain. Seem like it take a minute to figure out where the controller is relative to the sensor bar so that you can figure out where the little hand is going to show up on the TV screen. LOL! Other than that, it's not a total deal-breaker.

Looks like CoinOps had the worst visuals for the NES emulator in your comparison?

Again, I don't know if I'm speaking a foreign language or something but you don't have to use the wiimote for navigation.  The analog stick on a classic controller works just fine.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #567 on: August 19, 2019, 10:31:57 am »
The Mega SD just had a firmware update adding support for the Genesis version of Virtua Racing, making the Mega SD the only flash cart to support that game.

I still haven't ordered one, but my resistance is dwindling, especially as early reports are extremely positive, at least from what I've read.

To remind myself how little I need to spend money on a new flash cart, I've been playing some Sega CD through emulation. I gotta say, Snatcher is overrated.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #568 on: August 19, 2019, 11:15:13 am »
The Mega SD just had a firmware update adding support for the Genesis version of Virtua Racing, making the Mega SD the only flash cart to support that game.

I still haven't ordered one, but my resistance is dwindling, especially as early reports are extremely positive, at least from what I've read.

To remind myself how little I need to spend money on a new flash cart, I've been playing some Sega CD through emulation. I gotta say, Snatcher is overrated.

I love the cart but I just cant justify the price as I already have a X5 and a full holy trinity.

If I didnít though I would totally buy this lol

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #569 on: August 19, 2019, 12:03:34 pm »
Pre-orders for a new Atari Jaguar flash cart are currently open. This company also makes a flash cart for the Neo Geo Pocket console, although it doesn't look like they have them for sale at this time.

https://new.retrohq.co.uk/shop/
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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #570 on: August 19, 2019, 12:18:31 pm »
I'm pretty sure I had the entire Jaguar library at some point... and I didn't spend that much on it.   :dizzy:

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #571 on: August 19, 2019, 02:37:30 pm »
I'm pretty sure I had the entire Jaguar library at some point... and I didn't spend that much on it.   :dizzy:

LOL! Yeah, I was wondering if there were actually enough good games on the Jaguar to warrant buying something like that. From what I've read, this SD cart can actually run CD games as well as the cartridge-based ones. Maybe that makes it more valuable? I know those CD units are going for ridiculous prices on eBay right now...

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #572 on: August 19, 2019, 03:24:48 pm »
I don't remember the Jaguar having any games worth playing.  Never owned one, but I was interested in it back in the day. 

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« Reply #573 on: August 19, 2019, 04:16:10 pm »
If I recall correctly, the problem with that system was they put a Motorola 68000 in it as a co-processor to enable easy ports from Genesis versions of games.  So you basically just got lazy ports of the worst versions of shovelware.  And I guess a few Amiga games.

It also had some screwy cartridge slot and the slightest tug on the controller would lock up your game.  Alien vs Predator was a crummy reskin of Wolfenstein and I swear people only praised it because nobody could call ---That which is odiferous and causeth plants to grow--- on it being a piece of crap.  I had a copy of it that would go absolutely nuts with loud screeching ~20 minutes into it and to this day I have no idea if that's part of the game or if I owned a bad copy, because I quit playing precisely 2 minutes after that started up.

Anyway, I bought one as a novelty summer 2000.  Games ran me like $5 shipped for sealed copies.  It lasted about a month or two before I dumped it all on Ebay.  Tempest 2000 was alright but it's been redone a million times and better since.  Google says there were more releases than I remember but I had a shitload of them.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #574 on: August 19, 2019, 04:56:53 pm »
Jaguar is one console I have never had any interest in what so ever.

And those controllers.... WTAF!?

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #575 on: August 19, 2019, 07:44:36 pm »
I still love Tempest 2000 on the Jag. I've only played it emulated, though.

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« Reply #576 on: August 19, 2019, 11:21:58 pm »
Yeah but I think we are up to tempest 5000 now.  There are better ways to play it is my point.

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« Reply #577 on: August 22, 2019, 11:58:12 pm »
I still think Tempest 2000 is better than all the sequels and the Jag version (emulated) is the best. The combination of the synth music and particle effects on the Jaguar is amazing and, unlike the sequels, does not distract from the action. The Playstation port is pretty excellent, as well.

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« Reply #579 on: November 02, 2019, 03:03:10 pm »
Whens the pre order? Titch wants! :D

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #580 on: November 21, 2019, 04:00:55 pm »
Gamecube ODE incoming!

https://twitter.com/smokemonstertwi/status/1190665891056357377?s=21

Nice,

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« Reply #581 on: November 21, 2019, 08:14:30 pm »
I got to see the CPS2 multirom thing and the Sega Saturn ODE at the Houston show. I wish they were a little  flashier but still pretty cool.

GameCube features the worst versions of Nintendo franchises. Pass.
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« Reply #582 on: November 22, 2019, 10:56:10 am »
A gamecube to sd card adapter can be bought for 2-7$ and you can boot into homebrew to play backups with any number of game discs.  If you want to get away from using the disc to boot there are modchips that override the ipl and allow direct booting to the sd card.  There's literally no reason that I can think of for such a device to exist. 

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« Reply #583 on: November 22, 2019, 12:12:02 pm »
Oh yeah, and you can already hook up an external HD to a Wii and play GameCube games that way....

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #584 on: November 22, 2019, 01:14:50 pm »
Yep,

It seems that a lot of this SD/CD rom drive replacement stuff was a bight thing for people like us. But now it all seems parity cheep.

I literally not aloud to work for the next few weeks, do to the surgery, but will be modding a will and a few other items over the next few weeks. Dances items like DDR, wii, and other PE stuff for my school cafeteria are going to be a goal.

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« Reply #585 on: November 22, 2019, 01:26:32 pm »
A gamecube to sd card adapter can be bought for 2-7$ and you can boot into homebrew to play backups with any number of game discs.  If you want to get away from using the disc to boot there are modchips that override the ipl and allow direct booting to the sd card.  There's literally no reason that I can think of for such a device to exist.

The main reason is compatibility.

Although many games will boot and run ok from the SD adapter many wont.
They dont stream audio 100%.

The latest version of swiss has improved significantly though still not perfect.

Also if your CD drive fails there is a shortage of the chips that will enable you to boot straight from the SD.

So they are actually pretty use-full :)

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« Reply #586 on: November 22, 2019, 05:08:42 pm »
I get what you are saying, but the gc disc drive is pretty darn reliable.  By the time we have to worry about it wearing out I figure swiss will have progressed to the point to where it won't be needed. 

btw pbj, I mentioned gc homebrew methods instead of the wii since, if I hadn't, someone would have brought up the Gameboy player and I'd have to type all of this anyway.  If the hdmi solutions come down just a bit more I'm going to pickup a player and softmod my gc just for it. 

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« Reply #587 on: November 22, 2019, 06:20:09 pm »
But why?  What could you possibly want to revisit on GameCube?

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« Reply #588 on: November 22, 2019, 06:25:13 pm »
Dunno theres a lot of failed GC drives out there.

Oh and double dash lan link is the shiz....

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« Reply #589 on: November 22, 2019, 10:50:37 pm »
But why?  What could you possibly want to revisit on GameCube?

Eh not much.... but Gameboy Advance/Gameboy/GBC on the other hand....

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« Reply #590 on: November 22, 2019, 11:47:05 pm »
But why?  What could you possibly want to revisit on GameCube?

I have fond memories of the Gamecube but when I look through the game list it is pretty weak.  My fondness must just be due to the fact that my kids played a ton of Gamecube.

Star Wars Rogue Squadron II was one of my favorites. I still play it as a matter of fact.

Being able to fight as Link in Soul Caliber II was pretty cool. 

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« Reply #591 on: November 22, 2019, 11:54:54 pm »
I liked multi platform games on it because the downloads were smaller.  Thatís all I got.

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« Reply #592 on: November 23, 2019, 02:45:47 am »
Nah multi-platform games sucked on the cube because of that stupid controller.  Smash players be damned, the gc gamepad is ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- for anything but first party Nintendo titles and even some of them (I'm looking at you Metroid Prime) didn't play well with it. 

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« Reply #593 on: November 23, 2019, 01:31:31 pm »
Yeah the controller was ass, As evidenced by how hard it is to find one that works well now!

And the ones that are still tight fetch crazy money most of the time!

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« Reply #594 on: November 23, 2019, 03:37:00 pm »
Yeah yeah, some people didnít like the controller. I didnít mind it.

But before modern consoles, the Wavebird was the greatest wireless controller on the market.

So the GC did something right.

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« Reply #595 on: November 24, 2019, 10:52:54 pm »
Gamecube ODE incoming!

https://twitter.com/smokemonstertwi/status/1190665891056357377?s=21

I have an older wii allready modded to run wii games off usb.
I just got the gamecube controllers in for it and that is next.

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« Reply #596 on: November 25, 2019, 08:14:34 am »
Gamecube ODE incoming!

https://twitter.com/smokemonstertwi/status/1190665891056357377?s=21

I have an older wii allready modded to run wii games off usb.
I just got the gamecube controllers in for it and that is next.

I there a development link for it? Out side of twitter?

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« Reply #598 on: November 25, 2019, 09:50:11 am »
Permanently modify your board versus replace a watch battery every 10 years? 

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« Reply #599 on: November 25, 2019, 10:02:12 am »
But before modern consoles, the Wavebird was the greatest wireless controller on the market.
Ahem...