Play PAL games on NTSC switched Gamecube

Discussion in 'Nintendo GameCube' started by poo-man, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. poo-man

    poo-man Newbie

    Apr 25, 2008
    Hi guys. Had a good dig around and can't find an answer to this. I have an NTSC GC that has a switch so I can play Jap games on it too. However, I've just been given some old PAL games and I fancied a quick blast. How do I get them to work? I've read about the freeloader, but there seems to be a bit of confusion over which version I would need. Would it be the NTSC version of the freeloader? Any other ideas are welcome.

  2. Apache Thunder

    Apache Thunder I have cameras in your head!

    Oct 7, 2007
    United States
    Levelland, Texas
    Obviously you will need an NTSC Freeloader disck (or an NTSC version of Action Replay that comes with it) to do anything wit the PAL games. If your GameCube is also able to run games from Japan, then a Japan version of Freeloader/Action Replay would work as well.
  3. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    PAL games on NTSC gamecube have two effects. Some games play in English only.
    50hz video needs an expensive component cable to look right.

    I don't know much about Japan version Action Replay either, except its menus are translated.
  4. CosmoCortney

    CosmoCortney Chemtrail Pilot

    Apr 18, 2013
    on the cool side of the pillow
    you could also get the ntsc-u sd media launcher and get the geckOS build especially made for the cube. it can load games of any region. (some games are incompatible. the only incompatible one I have is harvest moon - a wonderful life. other pal games are semi incompatible, but boot up correctly by forcing pal 60 mode (for example nfs - carbon). so.. it is able to force the video mode of your choise.

    and do you have a wii?
    there are much more homebrew tools to load games from any region.
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