Gamecube Games?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by Roads1, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Roads1

    Roads1 Advanced Member

    May 27, 2012
    United States
    I have the dumb new Wii model without Gamecube support. So, am I limited to only backup loaders for it, or is there some way to softmod it so it loads discs? (Unlikely, since I think the lack of compatibility is in the disc drive itself...)
  2. Tom Bombadildo

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    Jul 11, 2009
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    I forgot
    The lack of disc drive support isn't the only thing stopping you, there are also no controller/memory card ports for the GC on the new Wiis. It's been proven that you can install one yourself, but that can be a bit hard.

    As for now, there is no way to play them on a Wii without GC ports. However, there is an app supposedly being developed called Devolution which will allow you to play GC games from USB and SD cards and will allow you to use any controller you want, but has not been released yet to my knowledge. You'll have to wait for now.
  3. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    It isn't worth going through much trouble. Used Wii's flood the market now. Might not be long before decent units appear on ebay, pawn shops, or similar under $40 (before any postage/tax). Assuming they haven't already.

    The one certain way to get a Gamecube ready Wii is Japan. If you *really* need as close to 100% guarantee as possible and don't mind steep shipping. Short of examining the system in person. AFAIK Nintendo for whatever reason has NOT brought that new model there. But I don't know if or how well they could be soft modded into US format...
  4. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

    Mar 31, 2009
    United States
    Would it even be necessary? AFAIK, Japanese Wii's output NTSC, meaning that they should be plug-and-play with US TV's. To play a US game all one would need to do would be to load it through a loader of some sort, such as NeoGamma or even Gecko OS.
  5. Taleweaver

    Taleweaver Storywriter

    Dec 23, 2009
    What Lumstar said: just get one with the proper ports if you really want one. And don't forget to find and buy a gamecube controller and memory card either.

    Devolution isn't released and there's no release date mentioned. It could be here next week, it could never be released at all. Plus that the author said that it wouldn't have support for wii controllers to begin with. That's a possible later feature. But a project this size WILL have bugs, issues and things to be added. That, and the fact it's a one man show, certainly doesn't make it worth the wait. Two months (random time) before you could play your first gamecube game on that newer model wii seems like a very positive guesstimate.
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