How To Use Gameboy Advance With GameCube?

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    I have had a gamecube for quite a long time now. And i found a Gameboy To Gamecube cable but had no gameboy. Just today i got a gameboy advance SP. How do i use it with my gamecube?
    Do i need a specific game?
     
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    You need a Game Boy Player and disc to play Game Boy/Game Boy Advance games on a Gamecube. Those cables are for connecting a GBA to the GC for offscreen play/extra features with select games. They can also be used to use the GBA as a controller for GBA games on the Game Boy Player.
     
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    Cani use it with Nintendont?
     
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    What is this then??
    Pls help is the gameboy player available?
     
  7. Muffins

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    What is being referred to is different than the cables themselves.

    The Game Boy Player was (is?) an attachment containing essentially a GBA's core that snapped into the GameCube, underneath the system. You put a special disc in the Cube's tray and a cartridge into the Player's cartridge slot and you basically had the GBA equivalent of the Super Game Boy. However, that meant using a GameCube controller, and some people found that less than appealing for GBA games.

    If you had the GameCube to GBA cables, you could plug one end of the cables into the Cube and the other end into a GBA and control your GBA Player with your GBA.

    The cable had other (limited) uses, of course. You could use it to seek out Tingle things in Wind Waker, or if you had four friends who all owned GBAs and the cables AND a copy of Four Swords, you could play one of most collectively expensive titles on the system and get in fights with your closest buddies.

    Nintendont apparently supports this latter function- so you could get the Tingle bonuses, for instance, or play Four Swords.

    Nintendont does not support the GBA Player, for obvious reasons; the logistics of it would involve a completely separate emulation core involving not just the GameCube but also the GBA that is inside the Player AND everything involved in making those two systems talk to each other. Plus, of course, none of it would work without the disc or disc image from the Player, which opens up a host of copyright issues as well. In a nutshell, it's just not gonna happen.
     
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    @The_Meistro There are a bunch of GC games that support the GBA to GC link cable, some of them require a specific game, like Pokemon Colosseum/XD linking with the GBA Pokemon games. While others just use them as controllers/screens, the two most well-known ones probably being Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Four Swords Adventures, but of course, in order to play multiplayer in those games, you will need more than one GBA and link cable.

    The original disc is actually not needed since there's a homebrew alternative, called Game Boy Interface.
    But everything else you said is true, and in addition to that, I don't think the Wii is fast enough to be able to both run GameCube games and a GBA emulator at the same time.
     
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    I was not aware of an alternative to the Player Disc.

    I am ashamed.