Loading Gamecube Games through USB Gecko? (Any Other Ideas)

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  1. crwys
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    Everyone wants a USB loader for gamecube games but it is somewhat not very possible since gamecube locks out the sd slot and usb slots on the wii. So what about loading games through the usb gecko from your computer to the wii? Usbgecko works through the GC slot so it wouldn't be locked out. I know this method probably won't work just because it seems too easy and simple for it to work. But a lot of people want to load their gamecube games through a usb loader like interface. So I figure I would through this idea out there.
     


  2. TRushInfo

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    this is GBAtemp, Ideas are stupid here. no matter how relevant they are
     
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    I would not rather argue with you on ideas when it is nothing related to the topic. Also there is very successful ideas if you just think hard enough on what was an idea and became very successful. Thanks for bumping the topic [​IMG]
     
  4. Tonitonichopchop

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    I'd almost like to think it's possible, but I was one of the people who thought a patched mios could solve our problems. It just won't work until more research has been done on gamecube mode.
     
  5. Blue-K

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    Live with that. If you want GC-Loading from USB, buy a good ModChip, or leave it.
     
  6. OSW

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    You're all blind [​IMG]

    You already can load gamecube games through USB Gecko. The app is called USB-Boot i believe. It used to be available on tehskeen but that site is down so you'll have to look elsewhere if you want it.

    The catch?

    1. Games run really slow, slower than SD-Boot.
    2. You need a USB Gecko, which isn't that cheap.

    Enjoy fellas!
     
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    this is why I've bought WODE (even if I didn't received it at this time...)
     
  8. Davess

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    The flatmii supports Game Cube games Thru USB,

    As for the Gecko USB idea, Gamecube mode Shuts off most of the wii hardware, So I'd say no on that [​IMG]
     
  9. tj_cool

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    An USB gecko is a small device that plugs into one of the GC memory card ports
    So the shutdown of Wii hardware is no excuse there
     
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    Sorry, My mistake [​IMG]
     
  11. crwys
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    Thanks for the useful post, let the hunt begin for this file!
     
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    I think i heard that the usb gecko is using usb2.0. Can someone confirm this? If that's true i wonder why its slower than gamecube disc reading, which is 3x(~4MB/s).
     
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    Can the GC memory ports handle the speed of USB2.0 ?
     
  15. WiiPower

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    I don't know. But this would not explain why it's slower than reading with a sd gecko.
     
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    Maybe the code just needs to be updated/fixed? By that I mean the USB-Boot.dol and usb-boot.exe loading programs.
     
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    I'm no coder, but if anyone wants to improve this I'm pretty sure emu_kidd would provide the source code if asked nicely. [​IMG]
     
  19. WiiPower

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    I just tried it. For me it does not do anything. Directly after starting you are prompted to press A. The wiimote disconnects and tapping A on the gamecube controller does nothing. And yes the gamecube controller works and is connected in slot 1.
     
  20. giantpune

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    using the DVD dumper from nuke, i get a really constant 600KB/s. sometimes it spikes to 660kB/s.
    i would assume that if the gecko could do faster, that he would have found a way.

    another thought is to try to use linux. since windows is using the FTD or whatever its called driver. and in linux you can access the gecko directly. maybe the driver is the bottleneck here.