1. alucard_xs

    OP alucard_xs GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    Hello everyone,

    I bought a SD-Gecko and a SD2SP2 and I'm wondering, do I need a real memory card to hack my Gamecube ?
    I thought ont SD-Gecko and a SD2SP2 would be enough as I'm gonna put swiiss on the SD2SP2 ...

    Thanks for your answer.
     
  2. KleinesSinchen

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    You need an entry point to start homebrew software (Swiss). That can be:
    • Save exploit (→ Memory Card containing the modified save and legit disc from the same region as the console)
    • Datel SD media Launcher (→ SD non-HC, max 2GB for the Datel software, After loading Swiss any SDHC or SDXC should do)
    • Burned Swiss DVD (→ solder in cheap XenoGC clone modchip, most likely adjusting potentiometer)
    • IPL Replacement modchip
    • GC Loader (the new optical drive emulator)
    As far as I know saving games still requires a Memory Card and does not work on SD2SP2 or SD-Gecko

    Good luck and have fun!
     
  3. alucard_xs

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    Thanks for your answer.

    Actually I've got :

    Splinter Cell (PAL version)
    SD2SP2
    SD-Gecko

    I do not have a "real" memory card atm (I don(t need to save games right now, it's to see if everything is working).

    Can't I use the SD-Gecko as the main memory card ? (I upload the modified save file on it, put Swissi on the microSd on the SD2SP2 ? and voilà ?
     
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  4. nolimits59

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    Nope, it doesnt work
     
  5. alucard_xs

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    damn it, is there some websites that sell cheap "already made" memory card ? (I don't have a Wii anymore)
     
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    If you can get your hands on an action replay disc, you can simply use that to load Swiss from the SD-Gecko instead of using a save exploit on a memory card.

    https://www.codejunkies.com/Products/SD-Media-Launcher__EF000580V.aspx < This is actually what I ended up purchasing myself when I decided to use homebrew on my GC, it comes with a MC->Micro SD card adapter, and then the action replay disc needed to launch .dol's from the memory card adapter (or your SD-gecko, either should work fine). If you can't get your hands on a memory card with the needed save exploit, that may be your best bet.
     
  7. alucard_xs

    OP alucard_xs GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    I managed to find a memory card with integrated savegames for 15 euros (shipping included).
    I guess it should be OK.

    btw, thanks everyone for yours answers.
     
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    Necro-ing the hell out of this thread, but I have to ask:

    If you have a DOL-001 (US region) GC who's mini-DVD drive is so unreliable that trying a disc out to fix things would be a fool's errand, is there any other way to get past the need for a disc to try and boot anything? GC games, homebrew, whatever? Because I would like to give some of these old systems that are laying around new lives.
     
  9. piratesephiroth

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    the only way is with a modchip like the Qoob or one of these [not too cheap] SD readers that replace the optical drive
    https://www.badassconsoles.com/wasp-custom/
     
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  11. Silent_Gunner

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    Yeah, I just found out about the GC PNP after watching a video by MrMario2011. I think I'll have to check that out...when I'm back at work. (I hate not having money...)
     
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