Softmodding a GameCube for backup capabilities

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  1. jonthedit
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    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I recently found my old GameCube and decided I want to softmod it. I do not have the original action replay.

    Is it possible to softmod a gamecube without the Phantasy Star Online exploit or the Action Replay exploit?

    How would I go about softmodding my GameCube?
    If I bought a SD Media Launcher, would I be able to softmod it to load backups?

    I would like to know because most of my loaned disc are dying.

    Thanks!

    http://us.codejunkies.com/Products/GCNWii-SD-Media-Launcher__EF000589.aspx
    Notice : I want to know if buying a SD Media Launcher NOW is a good idea.
    Everyone knows the new action replays suck, so does that mean the new GameCube media launchers suck?



    Edit:
    I no longer have a GameCube to use. Looking for one.
     
  2. Magsor

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    I would say if you want to invest in anything you should invest in a wii.
    Gamecube loading is better now than i could have dreamed it in my wildest dreams.
    Gamecube modding is better with a hard mod if you still want to go that route.
     
  3. jonthedit
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    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I have a wii and enjoy dios MIOS.

    However, Id prefer to make a portable GameCube.
     
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    You can use SDLoad to load up Swiss.
    This can be achieved with either SD Media launcher or an actual exploit like the Phantasy star online hack.

    That's all I know
     
  5. Tom

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    Get SDML (SD Media launcher) Same thing only has sd launching or get a wiikey :)
     
  6. jonthedit
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    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    So... Ugh... Does that mean it still works out and isn't like the faulty new "wii version" action replay?
     
  7. Tom

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    As far as I know the new one is fine , reallly as long as it can boot swiss you're set
     
  8. Foxi4

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    Every singe memory card-to-SD adapter works the same way. In fact, you can fashion one yourself out of a spare memory card and an SD card slot (rip one out of a card reader). It's going to work just fine.
     
  9. jonthedit
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    So... Should I buy a XenoGC or what?
     
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    You don't need to buy anything other than the SD adapter and any means of running an exploit, really.
     
  11. Tom

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    I saw that dude selling them for 8 bux which is good , however you can't run from an sd slot with that and it is only burned games that it plays, you would either need the mini cds(which I think are expensive ) or mod your console for bigger ones. I just like the sd slot because I have a ton of games I want to play
     
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    XenoGC is the popular and easy to obtain basic chip. Other more expensive chips have special features.

    If intending to dig into Japanese games, also fit a switch for that.
    Modchips are like Freeloader or Action Replay. They break region without changing the Gamecube's language. An approach some games have compatibility issues with.
     
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    Sorry for the late response but, If you are going to make it portable, I HIGHLY suggest using a WiiKey Fusion. It makes it so much easier and you don't need the disk drive.
     
  14. Ron

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    Portable Gamecube...

    Like These?
     
  15. jonthedit
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    Yep. Like those.
     
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    You start on that yet ;)
     
  17. jonthedit
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    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Actually, no.
    I can't find any gamecubes anymore. Not even refurbished ones at GameStop...
     
  18. Tom

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    Ebay a motherboard at least and I can send you a DD and a controller port setup once I finish on devins if you want to pay the $5 shipping
     
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    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    So do you think a WiiKey is a better deal or a xenogc with a DD?
     
  20. Tom

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    xenogc is the better deal but you have to mod the case to fit normal sized discs or buy smaller ones that are more expensive.