Doubt about gamecube link cable

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  1. gengardenne
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    Hi,
    I'm buying a cable from Japan,but my console is EUR.
    I would to know if these cables are region locked or not?
    Thank you :)
     
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    Has there ever been a region locked peripheral that was not a TV decoder nor modem, or a I guess a video out that was not available in that region?

    But anyway GBA-GC cables are not locked and should work just fine.
     
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    Yes there has been region locked peripherals in the past one example being snes controllers an American snes controller works in a American snes and a Japanese super Famicom but not in a European Snes just as a super Famicom controller works on a American snes but not a euro snes. Now here is the strange thing a euro snes controller works on all the regions lol.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    i wonder why, is it related to the 50/60hz thing?
    or difference in voltages?
     
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    Hmm apparently the euro controller had an extra resistor in it and to get American or Japanese controllers to work on the euro snes you had to add the resistor.
     
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    Ok so I can buy the cable safely?None lock?
     
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    I've got a selection of Jap, Eur, and NA SNES/SFC controllers and I've never had a problem with mix-and-matching them between my Eur and US SNES's.
     
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    Thats because they must have been made after the Snes came out in Europe so they will have the extra resistor built in already.
     
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    That makes sense. My US SNES is the Jr/Mini, so the controllers that came with that would obviously be more recent than my release day EUR SNES.
     
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    The big question is why did they add in the extra resistor to the euro pad. I can only guess it has something to do with the mega strict safety laws in Europe in regards electrical goods but who knows lol
     
  11. gengardenne
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    I know some dispositives/accessories have an internal chip that reconduce itself to the specific console.
    Anyway what I'm buying is an unbranded cable.
    You know if this cable in particular is region free?
    Sorry for my insistent but the good offer was expiring XD
     
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    As far as I know there is no difference in Gamecube controller cables between regions. There isn't anything but wire in them.
     
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    On the gcn cables of controllers,but is the same for the gba cable to connect gcn to it?
    I don't know
     
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    The GBA-GC cables do have things in them, I have some pictures
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/diy-gba-gc-cable.393436/

    Anyway I have a PAL gamecube, a US official cable, some third party ones I got in the UK, a US GBA, a bunch of European GBAs. Never had a problem other than my third party ones did not have the locking feature so it came out once during a particularly exciting game of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles.
     
  15. GreyWolf

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    It doesn't look like any of those are ICs, though. Just resistors and capacitors... It's likely the GBA port doesn't use the same voltage levels as the Gamecube controller port.