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
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
*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 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
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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
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.