How to soft mod Gamecube

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  1. NeoGamer

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    With GameCube/Wii SD Media Launcher, you can run all your home brew Cube software on an unmodified GameCube, or on a Nintendo Wii in GameCube Mode. All you need to do is download the program of your choice from one of the many web pages dedicated to amateur programming on the Cube. Drag and drop it onto your SD card or burn to mini disc then plug it into your Wii or GameCube. Launch the application CD on your console and the home brew program is run from there. Easy! I have 2 of these and they work great. Get them from codejunkies. It's best to run games you burn to Mini DVDs as they work perfect. There's a maximum size of 2gb with sd cards so only 1 game can be placed on the sd card. The compatabillty is a lot lower too running from sd card. I have 40 of the best GameCube games burned to disc and they all play perfectly.
     
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    I've never been able to get burned disks to work without crashing on my GC with SDMediaLauncher - I've read that it's pretty common, and that the console will need to have the drive pots tweaked.
    Running emu's/homebrew from the sdml card works great though, and I've even had some success running iso's of rips directly from sdml card (although it's pretty choppy).
    It's also a great device for backing up save files from legit memory cards - even stuff that's normally unable to be copied (like Animal Crossing).
     
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    Maybe the discs your using. I'll show a photo of the discs I use. 1 minute
     
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    They're the exact same disks I'm using :(

    [​IMG]

    Like I said, it's pretty well documented online (www.gc-forever.com) that sd media launcher requires non-hard modded consoles to have the potentiometers tweaked to read burned disks more accurately - I think you must be in the lucky small percentage that hasn't experienced any problems.
    What launcher software are you using on your card? Swiss? Which version?

    ...I've just not had time to take my gamebits to my gc to fiddle with the pots yet ;)
     
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    Its how your burning them then. They work great for me
     
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    i honestly cant remember what i use for the disk backups. Im gonna start her up now and see for you. Then i will upload what im using
     
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    I use the highlighted .dol not swiss @Duwen click on that one from the standard Gcos1.5 package
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    Press A here
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    Swap discs over from the sd media launcher action replay disc to your burned game
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    Try that mate. Works fine here on any game ive burned
     
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    Thanks, I'll give it a go. I've had my suspicions that Swiss (or the couple of versions of it I've tried) might be the issue - and the requirement of tweaking the drive pots is always mentioned in conjunction with using Swiss as a loader.

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    Any chance you can upload your GCoS file? I can't find any valid links for it anywhere...

    2nd EDIT

    Actually, I just found it. Here's a link for anyone else that may need it. GCOS Releases - gc-forever - Gamecube/Wii Forums

    ...and while searching, I'm still coming across multiple guides stating that the laser pots will need tweaking... like this one from a guide on 128bit.me
     
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    Ive no drive pots tweaked here and the games i burned works great. I have all these games on wii flow but theres something about playing it on the original hardware more fun. I remember a lot of posts about tweaking drive pots and stuff and some games not running like mario sunshine but it works here 11.jpg 12.jpg 13.jpg
    Let me know how you get on.
     
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    I'll upload now @Duwen just copy the whole lot to a 2gb sd card as you will know anyway.
     
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    pso.dol you want to run
     
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    Sorry - I found it, you must've missed my second edit :confused:

    ...it didn't help though - I'm getting the same 'media not recognised' message that all the other loader dol's give me.

    I'll get around to adjusting the pots at some point... although I've been considering sending my GC away to have it fitted with a full hdmi out and region mod (the hdmi output is a very expensive mod though), in which case I'll just ask the modder to do the adjustment.

    I'm quite into my GC at the moment, but I've got a decent enough library of legit games to not be too fussed about having the full benefit of SD Media Loader.

    [​IMG]
     
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