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Gamecube Homebrew (and other stuff)

Post by Acid_Snake » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:15 pm

I want to start this topic to discuss about homebrew on the GameCube, and the system in general.

What is the GameCube?
For me, the GameCube is the last good console that came out of Nintendo, for other people is the type of "did it really exist?" console, it belonged to the sixth generation home consoles. To learn more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamecube

Terminology:
GOD: Gamecube Optical Disk, a special type of DVD with a special filesystem created specially to prevent piracy.
GCM: An .iso copy of a GameCube disk, it may have a .gcm or .iso extension.
DRE: Disk Read Error. The GameCube was not created to read DVD, so it has problems reading them, these problems result
in an error message been thrown by the system. Many factors influence on a DRE:
- Bad quality DVD *
- Bad burn
- Bad iso
- Non-fixed iso
- Bad quality burner
- Bad quality burning software
- etc
*The GameCube is very picky when reading a DVD, there is no global brand since each Gamecube is a different world.
SD: Secure Diginal memory card.
SD-Gecko: An SD card adaptor, with this you can use an SD card with your GameCube.

List of homebrews for the GameCube:
(Name - description - download)
Mplayer-ce - Multimedia player - http://code.google.com/p/mplayer-ce/dow ... e_r646.zip
GCOS - Backup loader - http://www.mediafire.com/?8u2h4ou13eo35ss
SD-Boot - Backup loader for the SD-Gecko adapter - http://www.mediafire.com/?va0etwtbyis6jy1
SD-Load - Same as SD-Boot - http://code.google.com/p/quake-gamecube ... p&can=2&q=
Swiss - Based on SD-Boot with more functions - http://code.google.com/p/swiss-gc/downloads/list
DVDtoSD - Backup your original games to an SD card - http://www.mediafire.com/?d6p62p6bwd4nvrr
GCOM - Backup your original games through a LAN - http://softdev.tehskeen.com/downloads.htm
GCMM - Manage game saves - http://gcmm.googlecode.com/files/gcmm_10.rar
Vba gx - Gameboy Advance Emulator - http://vba-wii.googlecode.com/files/Vis ... meCube.zip
Snes9xGX - Snes Emulator - http://code.google.com/p/snes9x-gx/down ... p&can=2&q=
Cube64 - Nintendo 64 Emulator - http://code.google.com/p/mupen64gc/down ... p&can=2&q=
CubeSX - Ps1 Emulator - http://code.google.com/p/pcsxgc/downloa ... p&can=2&q=
Hu-go! GX - PC-Engine Emulator - http://code.google.com/p/hugo-gx/downlo ... p&can=2&q=
GenPlus GX - Genesis/Megadrive Emulator - http://code.google.com/p/genplus-gx/dow ... p&can=2&q=
SMS Plus - Mastersystem Emulator - http://code.google.com/p/smsplus-gx/dow ... l&can=2&q=
FCE Ultra GX - NES Emulator - http://code.google.com/p/fceugc/downloa ... p&can=2&q=
Neo Geo CD - Neo Geo CD Emulator - http://www.mediafire.com/?w92cdwfgqggdoiy
GNUboy GX - Gameboy Classic/Color Emulator - http://code.google.com/p/gnuboy-gx/downloads/list
NeoPop GX - Neo Geo Pocket Color Emulator - https://neopop-gx.bountysource.com/downloads
Quake - port - http://code.google.com/p/quake-gamecube/downloads/list
Supertux - A Mario-like side-scroller starring the Linux mascot - http://sourceforge.net/projects/gc-linu ... 2/download

GameCube related PC utilities:
Wiped GCM Fixer (fstfix) - Fix GameCube ISOs to prevent DREs - http://filetrip.net/wii-downloads/tools ... -f604.html
GCM ISO Tools - Set of tools (mostly a GUI for fstfix) - http://www.4shared.com/file/5ROJ_YlR/gc ... -12b4.html
Wiped GCM Fixer GUI - A GUI for fstfix - http://www.theisozone.com/downloads/gam ... r-15f-gui/
Fstfix GUI - Another GUI for fstfix, written by me - http://sourceforge.net/projects/fstfixg ... t/download

HOW TOs:

How to: burn GameCube ISOs
Any burning software should work, however it is highly recommended to use the following:
- Windows: IMG Burn is the best you can find and is free.
- Linux: gnomebaker seems to be the best solution.
- Mac: Disc Utility should work just fine.
Also make sure burn speed is 1x or 2x at most to prevent errors.

How to: fix GameCube ISOs
Download fstfix.exe (above) and "cd" to it's location (using a command prompt). The general command for fstfix is:

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fstfix iso options
iso has to be the name of the iso file you are fixing, options can be:

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t    Align data in blocks of 32K
f    Change the iso size to fit a miniDVD (1.4 GB)
g    Change the iso size to 3GB
s    Streamfix, not recommended since most modchips do it on the go
Normally you only need to specify t and f.
You can also use Fstfix GUI, it's easy to use so no more details on it. Fstfix GUI has an autofix option, to use just rename your iso to "fixme.iso" and run Fstfix GUI, the iso will be fixed using the standard t and f option.
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Re: Gamecube Homebrew (and other stuff)

Post by jd20dog » Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:11 pm

arnt alot of the gc homebrew ported to the wii?(the blue wii is a sin to mankind)
i like the wii as i can hack on it , and not just copy other peoples hacks
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and eating thrifty maid noodles because of it......seriously!?! off brand noodles.....ouch i got burned by tech support.....ouch........

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Re: Gamecube Homebrew (and other stuff)

Post by Acid_Snake » Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:37 pm

Most homebrews are made to work natively on both consoles (the wii is a gamecube 1.5 ater all)

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Post by jd20dog » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:21 pm

im not able to pull the cracked 8gb memory card back out of my wii and dont want to break it
i gave my game cube to a friend online but i still have the chips, tv screen, battery pack and car charger
are theses hacks under your topic as well or are you talking software only?
this is awesome a mod
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mZ5O3ifid8
i would like to make this if it is ever possible
http://www.joystiq.com/2005/05/05/are-t ... pics-real/
and eating thrifty maid noodles because of it......seriously!?! off brand noodles.....ouch i got burned by tech support.....ouch........

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Re: Gamecube Homebrew (and other stuff)

Post by Acid_Snake » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:47 am

Those kind of things are usually fake, I know you can hook up a battery and an LCD screen to the video output (requires soldering) more or less like the LCD screen made for the Psone.

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Re: Gamecube Homebrew (and other stuff)

Post by jd20dog » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:29 pm

Acid_Snake wrote:Those kind of things are usually fake, I know you can hook up a battery and an LCD screen to the video output (requires soldering) more or less like the LCD screen made for the Psone.
the first one was real , i made one similar a few nears ago as a toy to occupy my time over seas sense i couldn't talk to any locals
though the battery as sense died
the second one was more of a modders dream
and eating thrifty maid noodles because of it......seriously!?! off brand noodles.....ouch i got burned by tech support.....ouch........

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Re: Gamecube Homebrew (and other stuff)

Post by jd20dog » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:15 am

youll like this one alot lol
and eating thrifty maid noodles because of it......seriously!?! off brand noodles.....ouch i got burned by tech support.....ouch........

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Re: Gamecube Homebrew (and other stuff)

Post by Disturbed0ne » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:58 am

All this talk of GameCube mods etc and no ones mentioned ShockSlayer at all..? :shock:

That makes me sad, he's made one of the smallest and coolest GameCube portables ever, the XGC (as seen in the video below)
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Post by Acid_Snake » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:47 am

I don't get it, do they use Gamecube hardware or similar hardware + emulation cause I've open my Gamecube many times and the chips are too big to fit on a portable, and they need some sort of cooling.

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