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Offline Miguel

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everdrive for GameCube?
« on: October 08, 2018, 04:25 PM »
Hi.:)
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I think this could be the last big thig for this kind of solutions to preserve our games...
a way to put an HDD into an GC console,
like wii, but in GC.
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What do you think?

Offline Relikk

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Re: everdrive for GameCube?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 11:44 PM »
Better off using Nintendont with a Wii or a Wii U.

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Re: everdrive for GameCube?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 12:31 AM »
Better off using Nintendont with a Wii or a Wii U.

Exactly. My GC is chipped (XenoGC), but it only gets used for GB Player. All of my Gamecube games are played on Wii using Nintendont.

But as for OP's question, I believe it has been done already, just the particular hardware needed to make it happen is rather scarce. (Wiikey Fusion + WODE, or something like that)

Now that there are HDMI adapters for Gamecube that equal or exceed the picture quality of the rare & expensive GC component cable, I'd probably consider doing such an operation to a Gamecube if there was a purpose-made device on the market.

 

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Re: everdrive for GameCube?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 12:49 PM »
I would buy an ODE for GameCube without hesitation  ;D

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Re: everdrive for GameCube?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 02:06 PM »
As ODE for gameCube, there was the Wiki Fusion (WKF) then the WASP (WKF clone) but they are now sold out everywhere. It's still possible to find some time to time on forum markets.

There are now 2 projects going :

http://www.gc-forever.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=3234  this one seems pretty close to release.

http://www.gc-forever.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=4105  this one is still far from release, but stil WIP

Offline Jeanpaul

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Re: everdrive for GameCube?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2018, 04:59 PM »
Better than Wii.  8)

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Re: everdrive for GameCube?
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2018, 08:15 PM »
Better than Wii.  8)

If you mean the Gamecube console itself, and its catalog, were better than the Wii .. absolutely.

If you mean playing Gamecube games on a Gamecube is better than playing Gamecube games on a Wii ... well, aesthetically yeah, I guess so. Strictly regarding console function/performance, if you have the original Gamecube component cable or one of those new GCvideo HDMI cables, maybe the display is slightly better. But if you just have regularly obtainable hardware, a Wii plays Gamecube games natively (not emulated) and has no special cable requirements for component-out. I bought my Wii component cable from Monoprice for under $10 IIRC. When softmodded, the disc drive on the Wii becomes redundant - all games can be kept on a USB hard drive, thumb drive, or the SD card. Also, using memory card emulation in Nintendont on the Wii, along with a homebrew save manager,  is much better than the proprietary GC physical memory cards IMHO.

I do love my Gamecube though. Oh yes.


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Re: everdrive for GameCube?
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2018, 01:25 AM »
I think there is a app to load gamecube games from the sd card detal sd loader homebrew firmware. expect capability and longer loading times thou. There is a older app also to read burnt disks but you still need to ajust the pot in most cases and a xeno chip is better.
If your just looking for gamecube games. A soft modded wii is a way to go.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2018, 01:34 AM by Deltax5 »

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Re: everdrive for GameCube?
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2018, 03:26 AM »
Keep dreaming.
Owned Everdrives: Everdrive MD, Mega Everdrive, Everdrive N8, Everdrive GB X5, Turbo Everdrive, Super Everdrive, Everdrive GBA

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Re: everdrive for GameCube?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2019, 12:19 AM »
You can do pretty well with SWISS emulator with ActionReplay.  However, the downsides are that the AR doesn't read SDHC cards, so you are forced to run SWISS on a low capacity SD card, then use another memory card reader/port for a larger capacity SDHC card.  It's definitely not ideal.   However, the way the GBC works, you COULD produce an updated version of the AR software with SWISS, or an offshoot, that could read larger capacity SDHC/SDXC cards from a single memory card slot.  Then sell the disc and the reader (basically the WiiKey).  I feel like SWISS compatibility is pretty good, to be honest, though it's not perfect. 

There are some homebrew options to replace the DVD drive, but it requires modifications, and isn't that feasible. Unfortunately I think most of the WODE hardware (like the Wasp) are no longer being produced, at least that was the case as recently as 2017. 

Now, as for a direct device that did not require drive replacement, the Cube actually has several existing ports.  The Parallel Port, used by the Gameboy Player, Serial Port 1, used by the Ethernet Adapter, and Serial Port 2, which was used by developers for USB access.  SP2 was removed in later systems, similar to how the Digital Out was.  Anywho, the serial ports use EXI protocol same as the memory slots, so technically you could build something that took an SD card same as the AR or WiiKey does.  Serial Port 1 makes more sense, as really nothing uses the BBA anymore (beyond some PSO), and there's more room to work with to fit an SD adapter of some kind.  The downside though is that both the serial ports and controller ports don't have a great bus speed.  I've read that you're probably talking about being 4x-8x slower than the DVD drive.  Again, the AR option still allows for decent compatibility though. 

The other option is to use the Parallel Port instead of the Gameboy Player.  There are some advantages there.  For one, that port is truly "hi-speed" and you would have more than enough bandwidth for any game.  You could also incorporate the existing GBP case design (injection or 3D printed) to fit such a device.  The downside is you'd "lose the GBP," although I guess an emulator or a possible hardware passthrough to "stack" one device on the other could be done, but at more cost. 

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Re: everdrive for GameCube?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2019, 10:50 PM »
Better off using Nintendont with a Wii or a Wii U.

The Wii U is very handy, but image quality-wise it scales to HD in a very shitty way.

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Re: everdrive for GameCube?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2020, 12:12 PM »
I use a gcloader now,its fantastic.