Is it still impossible to boot Gamecube games through USB

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by GH0, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. GH0
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    Is it still impossible to play Gamecube games through a USB Formatted hard drive of some sort? I was under the impression that it was because of the way that the Wii boots into Gamecube mode (restricting or turning off USB Access).

    Is it still this way? Has any improvement been made on the forefront of this? My wii can no longer read burned DVDs as it had to go into warranty, so I am looking for the next best thing.
     
  2. JoostinOnline

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    It's never happening.
     
  3. GH0
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    Do you have an alternative to play the games then? Dolphin doesn't work with every game, and I need actual hardware to do so.

    Any hardware that I can use to get it to work?
     
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    Try the Wii and a gamecube game.
     
  5. GH0
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    Any OTHER hardware? Modchip for example?
     
  6. JoostinOnline

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    A Wode or modchip, but the latter only works with old Wii's. I hope you aren't a pirate too cheap to pay for your own games.
     
  7. Bowser-jr

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    Just make things easier if all game are in one place, right? ^^
     
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    The Wii will never run Gamecube games off a USB. Because of the shut down into Gamecube mode, it will be extremely hard if not impossible to work the wii into running both Wii and Gamecube mode together. I bought this topic up a few years ago and still absolutely no headway. But maybe that one genius will figure it out, and we will praise him for his work.
     
  9. tagzard

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    Get a WODE. I am saving up for one.
     
  10. Ergo

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    I'd be all over a WODE, but the odds of the streaming audio issue ever being fixed on it are approaching nil.
     
  11. Rocco Savadgie

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    Get a WODE and run WODEFLOW with the Gamecube theme for all your cube needs.
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9aGbeFLUF8[/youtube]

    Caveat - no music on the 30+ games with streaming audio. Keep the originals of those at hand.
     
  12. Taleweaver

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    The odds of other means are well below nil. There is some sort of other chip that allows it, but that's for disks only.

    Aside WODE, you can buy a cheap sd-gecko and use swiss+an SD-card. It's still in beta, and yes, the streaming audio issue is present there too, but price/quality-wise, you certainly can't complain. [​IMG]
     
  13. thela_kid

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    last i heard there was homebrew in development by some guy and he's made some progress. he just posted here on the 'temp not too long ago
     
  14. FIX94

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    You mean dios-mios lite? Yeah with enough time it should be possible to play gamecube from sd and (hopefully) from usb too.
     
  15. Red_Gh0st

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    There are some good devs working with it
     
  16. FIX94

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    Yep, they are making a fast process [​IMG]