Cheapest and safest way to play GC backups?

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  1. airpirate545
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    airpirate545 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hi, I've really wanted to play some GC bakups on my Wii lately and I have a few questions...
    • First of all, what is the cheapest and safest way to do so
    • About how much will it cost me
    • Can u make GC backups from original discs
    • Can u give me a range of iso sizes?
    • any great snes emulators for Gamecube
     
  2. manias

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    you need a modchip. cost depends on your wii chipset. not sure if you can make backups, but no need if u have an original disc ;p
    iso size is very variable depending on the game (if you remove the padding)
    yes.

    do a search dude
     
  3. arctic_flame

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    1. Get a modchip. Cheapest are OpenWii and YAOSM
    2. Depends on how much you do yourself. If you pay other people to do everything, it will probably cost you a lot. But it's safer to pay if you can't do it yourself.
    3. Yes. Use and of the available disc dumping utilities. However, you will need an SD gecko
    4. 1.47 GiB is the full ISO size, once trimmed and strpped games can get much smaller. Animal Crossing GC is 50MB
    5. Snes9xGx
     
  4. kedest

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    Gamecube iso's vary in sizes. They can be anywhere from a few hundred megs up to 1.5GB for a single disc
    Using GCOS, you can put multiple games on 1 DVD.
    An excellent Snes emulator in GC-mode is Snes9xGx. There also is a wii-mode test build of this
     
  5. airpirate545
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    Was really hoping i wouldn't have to resort to modding but if it's for Gamecube it's worth it, I think. Does Snes9xGX support sound and have high compatibility?
     
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    yes, it has excellent compatibility. and sound works too, of course.
     
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    it would be cheaper to buy a gamecube and PSO and a broadband adapter (Gamestop used $29.99 + $9.99 + $3.99)
     
  8. B4rtj4h

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    Bikini Bottom
    There is also the Wiibos

    This chip cost in total 8 $... but its not so known... i own myself a Wiikey [​IMG]
     
  9. larvi

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    You don't need to mod it, the Datel SD medial launcher will let your run GCOS, Snes9xGx and other homebrew too:

    http://us.codejunkies.com/Products/GameCub...__EF000589.aspx

    $19.99 plus the cost of a SD card if you don't laredy have one.

    Edit, not 100% sure this works on a wii, I think it does but I've only used it with an actual GC.
     
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    IIRC, the wii blocks such disks.
     
  11. assassda

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    in addition you would need to buy SD Gecko
     
  12. arctic_flame

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    The SD media launcher comes with a SD adaptor.
     
  13. manias

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    it is blocked by the wii but you can run homebrew using the zelda exploit without a modchip. but NOT gamecube games