GCOS as a Wii app?

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  1. Jm9760
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    Ok, here's my situation. I have a modded gamecube, but a normal wii. So I have a bunch of gamecube backups that I can only play on my gamecube, but not on my wii. Would it be possible for GCOS to be made into a .elf file and run through the homebrew channel in order to play gamecube backups without a chip?
     


  2. KrashLF

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    No, the unmodded Wii won't read the burned discs.
     
  3. Jm9760
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    But that's what GCOS allows. On a gamecube you can use a softmod to load GCOS and then it will read the burned games. Is the wii different?...If it was run in gamecube mode I would think it would be exactly the same.

    EDIT: Actually I know the wii can read burned discs because the sd media launcher can be used to run GCOS and then backups on wii.
     
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    Mkay, these are new information for me. Good to know. =)
     
  5. Arakon

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    gamecube software can't be launched as a channel, since channels always run in wii mode.
     
  6. shred6waves

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    arent ".dol" files gamecube files? they can be launched in the HBC
     
  7. deba94

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    If you don't believe him, why don't you just inject the .dol yourself?
     
  8. shred6waves

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    i dont know anything about that or else id try [​IMG]
    i was just thinking it COULD be possible because the wii can run GCN homebrew, but then again, i dont really know much about coding and all that good stuff
     
  9. manias

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    gamecube homebrew can only be run from a disc, not a channel. so nope won't be possible!
     
  10. OSW

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    but can't gamecube games be streamed from SD? (SDgecko that is).

    why not homebrew lol?

    (just making a point, i trust you guys that it isn't possible. besides i dont know why im posting here i don't even have a wii hahaha [​IMG])
     
  11. Jm9760
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    So no gamecube-mode homebrew can be run on a wii unless it's modded? Not even with an sd gecko?
     
  12. Arakon

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    .dol is a file extension and a format, it isn't exclusive to wii or GC. that's like saying you can play VC games in doom cause doom uses .wad too.
     
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    AFAIK the SD slots are off in gamecube mode. also, you don't have a network adaptor in gamecube mode.. USB is not enabled, and the gamecube doesn't do wifi so no streaming whatsoever
     
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    SDGecko uses the GC MemCard slot, and yes, there is a program that boots GCN ISOs.
    You need a USBGecko or an SDGecko, I forget which one [​IMG]
     
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    .dol is a Gamecube (Dolphin) executable file. Your comparison to .wad files is erroneous.

    Running GCOS or the Wii's own GameCube emulation to execute as part of a user created channel and read Gamecube backups is very possible, it just hasn't been coded yet. It's possible that the code to read gamecube backups on the Wii already exists and won't be released by those with the knowledge to do it because of their stance against piracy.
     
  16. denzil

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    Please stop making up stuff.
     
  17. manias

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    yeah THAT is possible. But that's already in gamecube mode, not in wii mode, so can't run it as a wii app.
     
  18. Totakeke

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    I posted about a method I heard worked a long time ago, but received rude remarks. People should learn that asking for that stuff here is like putting a red sign on your forehead that spells "FLAME ME." Ironic, given the eagerness of the the majority of GBATemp users to pirate VC and Wiiware games. Just don't bother asking for it. There are hypocrites just waiting to attack you.

    The method I posted about can be found here, by the way, but it requires a Max Drive Pro. Not sure if the Max Drive Pro disc has also been blocked like the AR disc was.
    http://forums.maxconsole.net/showthread.php?t=15482
     
  19. denzil

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    The method you refer to is about loading Gamecube software, in Gamecube mode, or on an actual Gamecube. Whereas this thread revolves around achieving the same on a fully enabled Wii. It is of no use in this case.
     
  20. Jm9760
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    Yea, thanks. I already knew about this but I was just wondering if GCOS, which this allows to load, could me made into an app that could be launched straight from the wii instead of requiring a disc like this or the sd media launcher.