How to softmod GC?

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    i want to softmod a Gamecube, i want to play games off a SD card if possible. I heard from a friend that i need a memory/SD card reader.
    Can someone explain how or steps or items that are necessary for softmoding a GC.
     
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    You need a Action Replay disc.
    And a SDGecko with Swiss on it.

    You'll also need to prepare a real Memcard with SDLoad.

    It's better to install a chip like the XenoGC.
     
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    so just a modchip should do it? no hassle after that? and it region free after that right? just to burn dvd-s?

    in case of softmoding, you mean the action replay disc that comes with the SDcard bundle? [​IMG]

    and how to prepare the real memory card with SD load?
     
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    Well, basically yes.

    You can burn it on regular DVD's but it won't fit.
    Mini DVD's will do the job in a original shell (normal DVD's require a replacement shell)

    And you might have to tweak the laser POT.


    As for the "softmod"
    Yes thats the one.
    And to prep the real Memcard, I don't remember it anymore.
    you did need to insert some code and you'll have to inject a special bootsector in the SD card for the SDGecko.
     
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    Seems like moding a GC is far more complicated that moding a Wii.
    Its not like the GC games are that expensive, trust me i have found some " rare" expensive GC games :D
     
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    Yes.

    Well it's a console that doesn't have a onboard NAND so indeed "softmodding" is tricky.
    I'd love to see a solution like FMCB on the Cube but I doubt it.


    Most of them aren't that expensive indeed.
     
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    is this the aformentioned sdgecko?
    http://www.dealextre...er-for-wii-3993

    and i have the ar, and a regular memory card, what else is needed/involved. if you know of a guide that would be aprreciated. im late to the GC hacking scene (way late)
     
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    yes a complete step by step guide would been appropriate.
     
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    I don't think Action Replay is what you're looking for. I think you should go for SD Media Launcher, by the same company, Datel.
     
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    In fact, the SD Media Launcher is an extended, relaunched ActionReplay for GameCube from Datel, as it not also includes the possibility to launch GC Homebrew from an USB/SD Gecko, but also has the ActionReplay Cheating Engine and the Freeloader (run GameCube games region free) for original discs onboard.