[GC]How to mod a gamecube

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  1. TrudleR
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    Hello there, I moved this tutorial from gulli to gbatemp because this is an english forum and it fits better here.
    NOTE: My english isn't the best and it really wasn't at the time this guide has come to live. :) I know that nearly nobody will be interested in this, but there are still some people out there who want to do this. It still feels more original/nostalgic (at least for me) to play GC games on a real GC. :)

    Current Version: 1.1 - Downloadlink below

    English:
    NOTE: Every version of the tutorial will be updated in this thread!

    I created a tutorial using other sources, stuff from me and my experience. In this tutorial is the whole modification process of "modifying a gamecube" described.

    What you need:
    - A XenoGC 2.0 modchip
    - A soldering iron
    - A gamecube... :)

    Content:
    - The built-in of a Xeno GC V2.0 modchip
    - How to tweak your laser
    - How to clean your laser lens the right way
    - Some information about burning Discs and ISO files
    - Links
    - Personal experience/tipps


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    German/Deutsch:
    NOTE: Jegliche Änderungen am Tutorial werden in DIESEM Thread hier festgehalten!

    Ich habe mal diverse Tutorials im I-net durchforstet, zusammengefasst, ergänzt, usw.
    Das Tutorial beschreibt den kompletten Prozess der Modifizierung einer Gamecube, u.a.:

    - Xeno GC V2.0 einbau (Modchip)
    - Laser Tweak
    - Reinigung der Laser Linse
    - Infos zum Brennen, ISO's
    - Links
    - Teils persönliche Erfahrungen/Tipps

    DOWNLOADLINK:

    Mod-Tutorial Download [pdf]
    (if the link does not work for you, right click ->"save link as...")

    Greets
    TrudleR
     
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  2. Ace Overclocked

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    Sorry bro but the link doesn't work.
    What kinds of additional hardware does this require?
     
  3. Langin

    Langin GBAtemp's kpop addict

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    Reported this thread since your guide contains rom links, please remove those because of the rules.

    Further it's a pretty nice guide. You should make a list of what people need to mod. :3
     
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  5. placebooooo

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    it sucks how there is no soft mod for the gamecube.
     
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  6. TrudleR
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    True, there is something called "SD Media Launcher", but this still needs a disc to run. (:

    EDIT: To get more specific: This would be a softmod, but buying a Xeno is cheaper. And if you cannot get rid of the drive, it's not worth it, because it is the most sensible/filigree part of the console.
     
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    gives a blank screen for me :/
     
  8. TrudleR
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    You maybe have problems with your browser-pdf-plugin. Try right mouse click on the link and choose something like "save link as". :)
     
  9. Ace Overclocked

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    Works now, thanks! :D
     
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  22. FIX94

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    The guide does directly lead to sites which provide ROMs and ISOs so I did take out the link for now, remove the whole "how to download roms" part and its ok.
     
  23. Devin

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    Back when I had a Gamecube I went the SD Media Launcher route for around $20 USD. It allows for home launching, SD game loading, as well as burned disc based loading. (Had to do a pot tweak on my Gamecube's laser to get it to read the discs but after that it's worked fine.) The SD game compatibility was alright but most of the major games I wanted to play weren't supported. (The Pokemon games being the main ones.) If someone wasn't decent enough soldering wise or doesn't want to open up their Gamecube for some reason I'd recommend a SD Media Launcher. (But check the compatibility list.)
     
  24. Thomas83Lin

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    Been thinking about modding my GC lately, but I wonder is it better to mod a Wii or a Gc for (audio streaming) Gc games. On the Wii I've read a wiikey v1 is best for audio streaming games but they are almost impossible to find now days.
    So I may just end up doing this unless someone knows of another modchip that properly supports audio streaming on a Wii D2B drive. Lots of Wii modchip's say they support it but most don't support it properly so I'd like to hear from someone that's actually tested.

    edit: just read up on yaosm 3.2, I believe it's going to be the solution that I've been looking for.
     
  25. slingblade1170

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    I had my GC modded for awhile but with a launch Wii it really didn't benefit me anymore to be modded.
     
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    Is there an alternative to burning GC iso's? Like loading the games from an HDD or something like that??
     
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    there is one, but you need a copy of Phantasy Star Online and a BB modem for the Game Cube
     
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    Been looking for German guide fore cousin everywhere. I'm like the only 3 people in my family that know English. Thank you life saver
     
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  29. TrudleR
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    Lol, I just noticed how bad my english was back then. :D

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask or send a PM, as some parts of the guide are really hard to understand.
     
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