1. neo1607

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    I've got 2 Gamecubes sitting here that I fancy using as projects. Can anyone suggest any modifications I could do to them to make them a bit more unique than a bog standard gamecube?

    I was thinking of paint jobs, and was looking at possible modchips but I have seen that many such as Xeno, Wasp, GCLoader etc. But not sure where to start with them, tried searching but there's no definitive what's best etc.

    I was looking for slightly more budget friendly mods as I don't want to go spending a fortune on it as I will probably sell them on locally once I have modified them

    Any help appreciated :-)
     
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    Shadow#1 Wii & 3DS Softmod Expert
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    Xeno GC run about $2-5 each
     
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    And am I right in thinking Xeno GC is just a drive chip to allow backup DVD+R? Whereas likes of GCLoader allows backups from a SD card?

    Gonna be replacing the laser in one of them anyway as it is struggling with some discs
     
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    Shadow#1 Wii & 3DS Softmod Expert
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    U can boot homebrew with Xeno GC
     
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    gcloader will get you the best compatibility, basically 100%, because it's actually pretending to be the disk drive. it's like $80 which is expensive compared to a modchip.
    using modchips like the xeno gc, yes you can use it to boot homebrew like swiss, and from that boot isos, but that's from the sd card and it's not perfect compatability, and probably won't ever be 100%. but for many games they do play fine. check the swiss compatibility tables to see how well the games you want to play are supported.
     
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    If money (and soldering skills) were no object, I'd go with the GCLoader and an internal HDMI out mod.
     
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    Or don't. It's worthless.
     
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    LOL hilarious as your the dev
     
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    No, seriously. The compatibility list is worthless and completely outdated.
     
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    If the laser still works a XenoGC is a good option for loading Swiss fast – and loading games from SD-Gecko or SD2SP2 has become really good.

    As the GCLoader is the more expensive solution, why not check out the XenoGC first? Replacing the drive is still an option later.

    I could do some tests if it helps. The few games I tried so far work great.
    A GameCube is incomplete without Swiss!
     
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    Yep, 2 days later after getting my SD2SP2*, my recommendation is unchanged - chip (Xen8 = accurate XenoGC clone), Swiss miniDVD, and traditional SD Gecko*

    * Both have their exclusive advantages, and my opinion is that being able to use 2 memory cards or 1 memory card and 1 SDSC for the two SD-compatible games < fitting every model of console, using the superior full-size SDs, and being supported in pretty much every homebrew of any age
     
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    You should port Smash Melee to GameCube!
     
  13. neo1607

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    Finally getting round to modding these gamecubes, ordered a couple of Xeno chips, I've got plastic primer and paint to freshen up the shells.

    I was planning on doing the LED controller port mod, can't seem to find a definitive guide on it, is it just standard 3mm 5v leds i use? Some threads I've seen say they had to use resistors and some are saying just solder them straight on, anyone done the mod and can give a little advice?
     
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    I'm still waiting for somebody to come up with a better ODE for Gamecube with hard drive support and near-perfect compatibility.
     
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