Official GameCube SD slot memory card

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    It didn't let you use an SD card for saves. It was for homebrew. I've got one myself.
     
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    Are you sure? I don't think Nintendo made an official SD card reader for homebrew xD
     
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    The Nintendo one was for Animal Crossing, but it still didn't let you use an SD card for normal savegames.
     
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    The GC forever wiki there says the official one was made exclusively for Animal Crossing...

    Edit: Ninja'd!
     
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    I feel bad for the sorry sap who spent 89.99 on that PoS :|

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    It's unsold, relisted with make an offer now.

    I still have SDML which was pretty good at the time.
     
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    I have a generic if someone wants to buy it. I got it for homebrew development. I'd sell it for $10 or something.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    SD card won't be included, I just put it in there to show you how it works. I anyone is interested, I'll make a topic in the appropriate forum.
     
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    Well, the one on ebay seemed like some sort of official Nintendo component, not some general 3rd party chinese knockoff.
     
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    They are essentially the same. I don't think it's a knock-off if it came out before Nintendo's version either. It is from China though, lol. It took almost a month to arrive, IIRC.

    I think the main use for it is if your SD card slot is broken on your Wii.
     
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    It is really just straight-through wiring. There is no special electronics or anything in there that would cause any potential for imperfect clones, so any third-party adapter is functionally identical to the official one.
     
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    Do we know how/when SD gecko was invented, or by whom? Nintendo's came out in 2003. Seems unlikely to me the knock-offs existed before then.
     
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    I found mentions of the SD Media Launcher (the original) as far back as 2002. It was made by Datel. They've been supporters of homebrew for a long time. I think they donated a grand to wiibrew
     
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    What do you mean by 2002? That would make Nintendo's adapter the clone.
     
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    It was. Do you really think that Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are the only companies to ever come up with original accessories? Nintendo didn't even have a rechargeable battery for the Wii remote till a couple years ago.
     
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    Tis true. Nintendo has a long history of utilizing innovations from others, even when the public at large may think "first party item". The Power Glove, The Power Pad. The tech behind the Wii Remote. And of course the vast majority of "Nintendo" accessories on the market have the PDP logo on them.
     
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    I guess but aren't you guys supposed to be convincing me of SD Media Launcher's release date? It could've been initially PAL only, that'd be one reason for me not hearing about it back then. Interact brought several of Datel's products to the US until their demise. I know the Gamecube Gameshark was canceled.
     
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    Just google it yourself and filter out any recent results. They've made several models, including ones for the Wii, so you'll see new announcements in 2010.
     
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    Quit pulling my leg. I don't recall google having an option to filter results THAT thoroughly.