Backup and play Retail GC games from HDD?

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  1. Kadin
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    Kadin Ain't no rest for the wicked...

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    I have a launch Wii which is softmodded and plays all my normal Wii retails disks from my ext. HDD via cfg Loader v70. I just found a box of all my older GC games and wondered if there's ANY way to get them onto this HDD and play them as well. Obviously I can just load them in one by one but like my Wii games, I'd prefer to install them and have them all available whenever I want.

    I'm sure this has been asked a lot but the only topics I've found are older and they all seem to say different things. Looking for a current yay or nay.

    Thanks!
     
  2. dude22072

    dude22072 GBAtemp Regular

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    their is a app called "CleanRip" that turns both wii and GC games into .iso files.
     
  3. nano351

    nano351 GBAtemp Regular

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    although it can rip them, there's no way to run gc games via USB HDD on a wii currently.
     
  4. ddetkowski

    ddetkowski GBAtemp Maniac

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    Yes, you can, you need to buy a WODE
     
  5. Fishaman P

    Fishaman P Speedrunner

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    A very talented developer is working on this, and he calls it Devolution.

    However, the thread has been locked due to excessive AP talk, and it doesn't look like a release is coming in the immediate future.
     
  6. dude22072

    dude22072 GBAtemp Regular

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    wbfs+neogamma?
     
  7. ddetkowski

    ddetkowski GBAtemp Maniac

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    not gonna work, only from disc or SD with neogamma........
     
  8. dude22072

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    neogamma reads from usb. well my version does. but it has to be wbfs.
     
  9. ddetkowski

    ddetkowski GBAtemp Maniac

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    Wii games only, dude.....
    The OP is asking if you can play GC from USB, you cannot.
     
  10. EnigmaBlade

    EnigmaBlade GBAtemp Regular

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    as awesome as that would be, i doubt it.
     
  11. FireEmblemGuy

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    Closest you can get at the moment without special hardware is through an SD card in the front slot, with Dios Mios Lite.
     
  12. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Swiss will do it with an SD adapter.
     
  13. nl255

    nl255 GBAtemp Addict

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    However, with some loaders you CAN keep your GC games on your USB drive and let the loader copy them over to the SD card before they are run. Of course, that means slow startup times even with a fast Class 10 SD card.
     
  14. PsyBlade

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    and it means that your SD card will wear out over time (because of continual rewrites)
    it might take a few years but I would not get the most expensive one

    while the loader might be able to employ strategies to counter that but I would not bet on it
     
  15. adamdbz

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    the usb ports don't work in gc mode
     
  16. nl255

    nl255 GBAtemp Addict

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    No, that is not true at all as there is really no such thing as "gc mode". What actually happens is that USB ports (and Bluetooth) can't be used at the same time as Gamecube ARAM. Since just about every Gamecube game uses ARAM that means only a handful of games can be run from USB and even those will have serious problems.
     
  17. wiismodrome

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    DML will play Gamecube games from SD, but not from USB. WODE rips and plays both Gamecube and Wii games using USB. Neither support audio streaming (streamed audio playback is muted).

    http://www.wodejukebox.com/wodestandard.php

    Yet to be released, Devolution will purportedly play Gamecube games from USB, with audio streaming support.
     
  18. adamdbz

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    i didn't know that now i do.
     
  19. Devante

    Devante Crescent fresh at best.

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    To clarify, I know this is how it works with the latest USB Loader GX MOD.
    - Install Gamecube game to USB drive.
    - Click on Gamecube game to play.
    - USB Loader GX MOD will ask to temporarily copy game to SD card.
    - It also gives you the option to view other games copied this way and delete them if you want.
    - After this initial copy, it keeps it on the SD and will never ask to copy again unless you delete it.

    This way you keep all your GC games on your USB hard drive.