Advertisement
Boards Golf Society are looking for new members for 2022...read about the society and their planned outings here!
How to add spoiler tags, edit posts, add images etc. How to - a user's guide to the new version of Boards

soft modding a gamecube

  • #1
    Registered Users Posts: 3,892 ✭✭✭ madrab


    anyone have any experience with a Datel Max Drive Pro softmodding a gamecube?


Comments



  • no but i chipped mine myself and it works a treat




  • what chip?
    Venom or qoob?
    Planning to get a qoob pro myself, for a Rev B GC (afaik)




  • was thinking about getting a qoob pro and a replacement case(or can the normal case play full size dvds?)

    interesting, shame my solder skills are crap




  • wat benifite does this mod have lads i never knew nintendo could be modded as there all mostly carts and different size cds.




  • You can play backup (i.e. stolen) games and game from other regions. You need to buy a new case for it to read normal DVD's.


  • Advertisement


  • madrab wrote:
    anyone have any experience with a Datel Max Drive Pro softmodding a gamecube?
    No but I didnt know it was possible untill you mentioned it. It seems to be fairly handy, you just copy GCOS to the Max drive, run it with the disc supplied with the Max Drive and swap the disc for a homebrew one when you are prompted. GCOS 1.5 is out soon as well which means that development is still in progress.

    I'd like to know how much the datel max drive is though before going down that route but not having to open the gamecube is a definite plus

    Another issue is the cost of 8mm blank DVDs, I'm sure they're not cheap but maybe there's a simple DIY casemod that'll allow you to use full size DVD-rs




  • Ciaran500 wrote:
    You can play backup (i.e. stolen) games and game from other regions.
    Read: homebrew games and 'curiosity'

    I'm re-casing mine with an Xecuter IceCube, I can get the chip for an extra 40euro and I'll invalidate whatever warranty is left on the thing when I open it.
    So it's more of a case of "Why not" rather than "why".


    Not taking a swipe Ciaran, I just don't like modding immediately being associated with piracy




  • there's a shop in parliament st. that has the mini dvd-r discs 5 for €5




  • No but I didnt know it was possible untill you mentioned it. It seems to be fairly handy, you just copy GCOS to the Max drive, run it with the disc supplied with the Max Drive and swap the disc for a homebrew one when you are prompted. GCOS 1.5 is out soon as well which means that development is still in progress.

    I'd like to know how much the datel max drive is though before going down that route but not having to open the gamecube is a definite plus

    Another issue is the cost of 8mm blank DVDs, I'm sure they're not cheap but maybe there's a simple DIY casemod that'll allow you to use full size DVD-rs
    yeah was looking at the datel site, it costs around 45 euro for the max drive pro


Advertisement