Best Current Way to Play Gamecube Backups?

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Mar 17, 2010
  1. junkyard
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    I currently have a WiiKey 1 Wii, which I use Customizable USB Loader, to play my Wii games with.

    However, I was looking to go back and fit in a couple Gamecube games I missed playing.

    What currently is the smoothest way to play game cube games?
    Any way to get away from disc based media?

    SD Boot? Anyway to stream from computer using an older gamecube dol?
    If I must use my Wii Drive, any general tips in the that arena for getting a pleasant experience. In general I HATE disc based gaming as its loud, slow, and extremely susceptible to disc quality, burn quality , etc. I would much rather play off HDD, SD, or Network.

    Are there any projects on the horizon that will allow gamecube games from HDD or SD? I saw something about SD-Boot, as well as the WODE avenue. The day a mIOS is patched with USB functionality will be great.

    Thanks in advance.
     


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    If your wii is softmodded, i think this is the best way. Loads GC games off of DVD-R or DVD+R (booktyped to DVD-ROM)
     
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    sounds like u have all the info

    so far u can only play GC games off disc, SD Boot isn't released yet (and when its released it will be under a different name, but it will still require either a usb gecko or an sd gecko)

    to play GC rips, u need a cmios and any one of the following: gc backuploader, or neogamma, or cioscorp

    not 100%, but i think a WODE can play GC backups without using a disk
     
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    wode and flatmii can play GC games over USB. wode reads them from a HDD connected to the wii. flatmii reads them from a windows PC. the down side is that you have to fork out money and buy hardware and then crack open the wii to install it. the upside is that you dont need any cIOS or firmware modification, and no update from nintendo is likely to block them from working.
     
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    Seems easier to pick up an old cheap gamecube really lol.
     
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    An old gamecube with a dying screaching lurching laser...
    i HATE disc media.

    or am I being over the top.
     
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    No actually that's a very good point. I've heard things about having to do pot tweaks etc...too much work for my liking!
     
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    Short of buying an Oscilloscope and exacting the pot on the lasers.....which is possible, i read about it long ago in my PS2 days, disc based backups are generally a nightmare.
     
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    Does anyone remember what the slickest way to play gamecube backups was at the time? Or was it all from disc based media?

    Does anyone know how to make disc based reading quiet?
     
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    Old school, the slickest way was to stream the iso via ethernet connection. Second coolest was using a chip, such as http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=25814 and burning multiple games to one dvd-r w/ something like http://www.modingmaniacs.com/gamecube-repl...lable-p-37.html
     
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    my wiis drived is totaled... like my only option i think is a flatmod whatever. but is there any usb iso loaders that suport the gamecube?
     
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    No, gamecube games can't be played via USB loaders.
     
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    Buy a WODE or Flatmii with Flatzii
     
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    What was the compatibility of the streaming? I remember streaming in the very beginning with PSO...but the compatibility wasn't that great. Did it ever improve towards the end of the gamecube's life? Any compatiblity lists still up. With the loss of mod that cube, a huge amt of gamecube information was lost [​IMG].

    Does anyone have any links to getting the Gamcube/Wii laser under control ie noise and readtimes? Its something I've fought since the PS2, with shitty lasers, media, burners. HDD is so much better.

    What other options on the horizon are there for gamecube game loading for the WII? I know that the Wode team is coming out with a cheaper product, with a broswer channel. The Flatzii doesn't seem to be in production yet.
     
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    I heard that WiiPower was working on a homebrew GC Loader. It starts cMIOS as well as the cIOS so all hardware is avaliable in this "hybrid" mode.
     
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    That'd be pretty awesome if that ever came out.
     
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    You heard wrong. Please give me a link to the post that made you think that.
     
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    Damn, WiiPower certainly put an end to that rumour!

    PS WiiPower, you should work on this!
     
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    ahahah i was gettting all excited about that gc hybrid thing, and then BAM [​IMG]
    made me laugh [​IMG]
     
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    From HDD
    WODE (works fine HDD or Disc aswell as region free but no streaming audio support from hdd)
    Flatmii/flatzii (works from PC flatzii addon not released yet)
    Flatmii fusion (atleast so ive read disc or SD)
    Sundriver (should work fine but no optical drive no idea about region free or streaming audio)
    USB-boot (not ideal gecko costs more than most drive chips, slow loading and freezes aswell as compatibility issues)
    SD-boot (not ideal but can get adapters for under $4,slow loading and freezes aswell as compatibility issues)

    From disc
    Drive chip (cheap but stuck with discs)
    cMIOS (compatibility debatable but free)


    None are perfect but I would say WODE is the best at the moment as it will load games from almost every media you chuck at it maybe things will change when Sun-HD or Flatzii get out there.
     

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