Where can i buy REAL Xeno mod-chip for GameCube?

Discussion in 'Nintendo GameCube' started by Metoroid0, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Metoroid0
    OP

    Metoroid0 GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,483
    220
    Nov 2, 2012
    United States
    K-2L
    There is this dude that put modchips in consoles and he is good, and i would give it to him to mod my console, but he said i stopped working with GC modchips because when i order 10 only 2 works, he say they are knockoffs. He would mod my GC if i want but if i provide him with Xenon...where can i fing genuine Xenon that works?

    Please, help me. Thanks guys in advance!

    Also if you know any other better way to play GC backups natively, please, do tell!

    [​IMG]
     


  2. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    9,476
    4,687
    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    What is it for? Couldn't you load homebrew with a action replay and some SD card reader thingy for the game cube? or something... the sd gecko?
     
  3. Metoroid0
    OP

    Metoroid0 GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,483
    220
    Nov 2, 2012
    United States
    K-2L
    Well the guy told me i can play burned games with it...just like modchip for PSX
     
  4. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    9,476
    4,687
    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    So you can't do it without a mod chip like wii can? Or least some homebrew loader? Honestly i dunno much about homebrew loader except the ones that seem to be ported to wii like the genesis and snes emulators but maybe there is something possibile?
     
  5. Metoroid0
    OP

    Metoroid0 GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,483
    220
    Nov 2, 2012
    United States
    K-2L
    I was thinking the same, maybe some soft-mod like wii..but wii have SD card slot, so for a gc i presume youll need some adapter that is i presume rare and i presume expensive xD but idk, thats why i asked for alternatives..i know nothing of GC hacking except that Xeno chip... i always used original discs
     
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    9,476
    4,687
    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    I think you want something like this.
    [​IMG]

    Is made by datel the same people who make action replay for gamecube and such. http://us.codejunkies.com/Products/GameCubeWii-SD-Media-Launcher__EF000589.aspx#

    You can find them on ebay i guess, or some online market. I think any Memory card SD adaptor like this should work, but you still may need boot disk, again, never had gamecube homebrew, since i can do it with wii, Why don't you get a wii instead?
     
  7. zfreeman

    zfreeman GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    371
    108
    Mar 9, 2013
    United States
    Pennsylvania
    Gamecube softmod: https://www.reddit.com/r/Gamecube/comments/40u3d6/sd_media_launchersd_gecko_and_homebrew_set_up/

    All you need is an Memory Card SD Adapter and an Action Replay Disc. The downfall of the SD Media Launcher Software itself is that it cannot read or recognize any card over 4GB in size. So you need to swap SD cards after accessing homebrew or get 2 SD adapters, one for the 128MB-4GB card with .dol files and another for a larger SD card with games, .gcm or .iso. The adapters branded "WiiSD" are confirmed to work on GameCube, but have not been tested Wii. They also will not work as a memory card.
    The latest version of the Action Replay Disc and the SD Media Launcher Disc are one and the same. I believe that you need an SD inserted with a .dol file on it before booting Action Replay or "FREELOADER" will not appear for you to boot the .dol file.
    s-l1600.jpg s-l500.jpg
     
    Last edited by zfreeman, Feb 17, 2017
  8. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Member
    3,629
    89
    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    Darling
    For most users, gamecube needs a boot disk every time. There's no known system menu exploit.
    Xeno helps by letting you burn homebrew to DVD-R.

    Other modchips like Wasp Fusion and Qoob Pro go further, they have ways to run apps without any disc.
     
  9. ScarletDreamz

    ScarletDreamz [Debug Mode]

    Member
    2,458
    1,032
    Feb 16, 2015
    United States
    California
  10. Robert McCoy

    Robert McCoy GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    328
    76
    Apr 9, 2015
    United States
  11. ScarletDreamz

    ScarletDreamz [Debug Mode]

    Member
    2,458
    1,032
    Feb 16, 2015
    United States
    California
    Its a modchip, it does the job, besides its 7 bucks... most clones its literally the same, just in mass production, and it does the job.
     
  12. Robert McCoy

    Robert McCoy GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    328
    76
    Apr 9, 2015
    United States
    True enough but if it were me I'd look for a seller from my own country in case something goes wrong the return would be easier.
     
  13. Elrinth

    Elrinth :Master beyond your imagination:

    Member
    2,870
    87
    Nov 6, 2002
    I bought 3 xeno gc on ebay... they worked for like 10 minutes, then they stopped working.
     
  14. Xanthe

    Xanthe Sith

    Member
    799
    505
    Dec 23, 2015
    United States
    Your best route would be to play off SD Media. Seriously. Works like a charm for me
     
  15. Robert McCoy

    Robert McCoy GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    328
    76
    Apr 9, 2015
    United States
    But how would you burn those mini DVD? My drive isn't small enough for those discs.
     
  16. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

    Member
    3,953
    33
    Mar 31, 2009
    United States
    You wouldn't -- you'd put ISOs on SD cards and play them directly, no disc required.
     
    Xanthe likes this.
  17. Xanthe

    Xanthe Sith

    Member
    799
    505
    Dec 23, 2015
    United States
    You put them on an SD card.
     
  18. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Member
    3,629
    89
    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    Darling
    Check the disc tray. Most PC drives have an area marked to fit mini DVDs.
    It is possible, if difficult, for a non modified Gamecube to read them (Swiss has such an option). Nintendo's factory laser settings aren't tuned for it.
     
  19. Robert McCoy

    Robert McCoy GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    328
    76
    Apr 9, 2015
    United States
    Well when I looked it up for playing games with SD media launcher everyone was using burned discs. But okay I was just curious.
     
  20. Hanafuda

    Hanafuda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,846
    651
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States

    I agree that's probably a knock-off. IIRC the real Xeno's were selling at 20-25 dollars (maybe more?) the last time they were available at retail. But as ScarletDreamz said, it's very possible it would work fine anyway.
     
    Last edited by Hanafuda, Feb 17, 2017