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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #600 on: November 25, 2019, 04:29:13 pm »
The GameCube library is really unimpressive overall, but it's similar to the N64 in that a few exclusives make keeping a small selection of titles worth it, especially if you never bought a WiiU. However, the Wii is better than the GameCube in every way, including being a GameCube. If you mod your Wii, you can even enable GBA connectivity to play Pac-Man Vs. or have somebody ruin your session of Wind Waker with the Tingle Tuner or play 4 Swords, if you have a lot of GBA's and friends that like bad Zelda games. Basically, with a Wii as a GameCube, you lose the little used system link and the GBA player addon, but then to have a good time playing GBA you have to get a controller that actually controls GBA decently and those controllers are crazy expensive.

You gain so much by using the Wii as a GameCube that there is basically no reason to own a GameCube any more.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #601 on: November 25, 2019, 05:29:40 pm »
But before modern consoles, the Wavebird was the greatest wireless controller on the market.
Ahem...


Umm... no. The wave bird was first party and had the analog sticks in the proper position.  It even fixed a lot of the wired gamecube controller's layout issues by putting a flat surface for the dpad mount instead of those weird islands.  It was the best wireless controller until the next generation. 

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #602 on: November 25, 2019, 09:54:54 pm »
I only heard good things about Wavebird but I was still sitting five feet from a CRT back then, so I had no need for it.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #603 on: November 25, 2019, 10:17:08 pm »
I got one as soon as they came out.  I generally preferred it over the standard controller.... the only downside was the lack of rumble. 

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #604 on: November 26, 2019, 09:46:00 am »
The wave bird was first party and had the analog sticks in the proper position.

As someone who prefers Xbox controllers over the Dual Shock controllers, I at least agree with that part.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #605 on: December 10, 2019, 11:07:12 am »
The waiting list to get the Neo Geo CD ODE is now live.


http://furrtek.free.fr/sdloader/

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #606 on: December 10, 2019, 02:15:11 pm »
Permanently modify your board versus replace a watch battery every 10 years? 

 :lol

Good point. I have the cart that does memory and ram. That seems like the best solution.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #607 on: December 11, 2019, 02:16:21 pm »
Here's the page to order the GameCube ODE for anyone interested:

https://shop.dansprojects.com/gc-loader.html

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #608 on: December 11, 2019, 03:52:08 pm »
$80?  Well.  That was borderline reasonable.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #609 on: December 11, 2019, 05:00:27 pm »
That is tempting at the price point.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #610 on: December 11, 2019, 08:04:01 pm »
Yeah and add at least another 50 to get it to output hdmi… or you know, just buy a wii for 10 bucks and one of those $3 hdmi adapters. 

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #611 on: December 11, 2019, 08:53:34 pm »
Yeah, but if you were dead set on the nostalgia factor...

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #612 on: December 11, 2019, 11:23:34 pm »
Yeah, but if you were dead set on the nostalgia factor...

 :dunno

Yep, I have a wii all setup on a CRT and would not mind adding a mod to my original game cube.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #613 on: December 12, 2019, 06:46:39 am »
I think the ODE is meant for people who collect consoles that want to a) still fire up the console occasionally, b) prevent wear and tear on the optical drive, and c) want a solution that bypasses having to use the Action Replay disk every time. For $80, it's not too painful. If you just want to play GC games, a hacked Wii is definitely the way to go...

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #614 on: December 12, 2019, 01:11:51 pm »
That wasn't my point.  My point was the cost is actually $130 minimum because you'll need a hdmi adapter.  It'd be more reasonable at half the price. 

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #615 on: December 12, 2019, 01:14:37 pm »
That wasn't my point.  My point was the cost is actually $130 minimum because you'll need a hdmi adapter.  It'd be more reasonable at half the price.

Why would you need a HDMI adapter?

Mines still connected to a CRT.

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #616 on: December 12, 2019, 10:46:19 pm »
Because the best a gamecube can do without one is s-video.  PAL regions can do rgb, but even that forces the cube to output 480i instead of 480p

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #617 on: December 25, 2019, 02:22:04 pm »
Been some big updates to swiss recently that allows use of the bottom SP2 port with a microSD (up to 2tb I think).

I ordered the little board from here.   https://www.ebay.com/itm/SD2SP2-microSD-Card-Adapter-for-GameCube-Serial-Port-2/264500455936?hash=item3d9574aa00:g:MuMAAOSwJt9dptk7

And you can download and follow swiss development here.   https://github.com/emukidid/swiss-gc/releases

Slick set up for the money.


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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #618 on: December 30, 2019, 01:58:16 pm »
Been some big updates to swiss recently that allows use of the bottom SP2 port with a microSD (up to 2tb I think).

I ordered the little board from here.   https://www.ebay.com/itm/SD2SP2-microSD-Card-Adapter-for-GameCube-Serial-Port-2/264500455936?hash=item3d9574aa00:g:MuMAAOSwJt9dptk7

And you can download and follow swiss development here.   https://github.com/emukidid/swiss-gc/releases

Slick set up for the money.


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You still need to use the Action Replay disk with this right? You basically just lose the SD card adapter that goes in the memory card slot with this new adapter?

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #619 on: December 30, 2019, 02:09:55 pm »
I think the only point of it is so both memory card slots are free.  It's cool but imho completely unnecessary as most people are going to have one slot free anyway.  It'd also be a pain in the butt if you have a Gameboy player as you'd have to take it off every time you want to alter the sd card. 

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #620 on: December 30, 2019, 02:45:45 pm »
Been some big updates to swiss recently that allows use of the bottom SP2 port with a microSD (up to 2tb I think).

I ordered the little board from here.   https://www.ebay.com/itm/SD2SP2-microSD-Card-Adapter-for-GameCube-Serial-Port-2/264500455936?hash=item3d9574aa00:g:MuMAAOSwJt9dptk7

And you can download and follow swiss development here.   https://github.com/emukidid/swiss-gc/releases

Slick set up for the money.


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You still need to use the Action Replay disk with this right? You basically just lose the SD card adapter that goes in the memory card slot with this new adapter?

Correct, Or have it xeno chipped.

In other news I have a GC loader ODE en route to me :)

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #621 on: January 04, 2020, 08:52:22 pm »
I have been a bit out of it with keeping up with this thread. Will try to update the list on the first post soon.

Thanks chopperthedog for posting links to the items you're using.

Titchgamer, it the following the link you used?  https://shop.dansprojects.com/gc-loader.html

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« Reply #622 on: January 05, 2020, 04:33:59 am »
I have been a bit out of it with keeping up with this thread. Will try to update the list on the first post soon.

Thanks chopperthedog for posting links to the items you're using.

Titchgamer, it the following the link you used?  https://shop.dansprojects.com/gc-loader.html

Yup!

Thats the one, Cant remember if its been mentioned yet but theres a ODE for the Neo CD out soon to:

http://furrtek.free.fr/sdloader/

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Re: List of SD card hack, carts, alternative replacements to CD drive.
« Reply #623 on: January 12, 2020, 09:08:01 pm »
I still need to up date likes, and will soon, but here is the DC I modded for my brother.

It now has a better power supply, SD card replacement for the DVD drive, a 3D printed drive mount, and a external scaler to HDMI. The power cord it needs has been ordered from Amazon, and I’m hoping to test soon. This was a non working DC so hoping the power fixed it.