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by noobcube
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: News
Topic: XenoGC Full Source Code
Replies: 122
Views: 93506

Re: XenoGC Full Source Code

Got 1.01 flashed using Swiss after half a dozen attempts. The first try looked like it worked perfectly but rendered the Xeno GC inoperative (no LEDs), so I went searching in vain for the serial programmer I built a few years ago. Thankfully I also have a Viper GC Extreme, so I was able to use that...
by noobcube
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: No Audio after XenoGC install
Replies: 7
Views: 1851

Re: No Audio after XenoGC install

Although I don't know all of the intricacies, it doesn't seem to me that a XenoGC installed on the drive board could have an effect on the audio output (which is on the main PCB). If the GC is booting backups, that proves that the XenoGC is working properly. Perhaps the cause of the lack of audio is...
by noobcube
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Unable to play backups - 1 YEAR ISSUE
Replies: 45
Views: 8964

Re: Unable to play backups

When testing, what I do is try fairly high and low resistance values on the laser, note the results, then narrow down incrementally in an effort to home in on the best solution. Some lasers have a wider "sweet spot", while others read reliably over a relatively broad range. Some lasers read burned d...
by noobcube
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Unable to play backups - 1 YEAR ISSUE
Replies: 45
Views: 8964

Re: Unable to play backups

... Pretty sure it's my burner, I have two old pioneer burners in a pentium 4 rig but they are IDE only so I'd have to set that machine up just for burning discs. Not worth it. FWIW, in my experience older IDE Pioneer DVD/CD burners are high quality and work very well for burning Gamecube discs. I ...
by noobcube
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Wii DVD/Wiikey Fusion/WODE to GC tutorial + Compatibility
Replies: 75
Views: 141026

Re: Wii DVD/Wiikey Fusion/WODE to GC tutorial + Compatibility

whyat wrote:I'm confused about the wiki, it says we can boot burned DVD backups of GameCube games with a wiikey model 1 chip installed in a dms model wii drive. Dms drives are very hard to find. Can I use any other GameCube compatible wii DVD drive?
The D2A and D2B also work with the original WiiKey.
by noobcube
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Wii Or Gamecube
Replies: 22
Views: 4383

Re: Wii Or Gamecube

For gamecube games: GC Component > Wii Component > RGB Scart > GC/Wii composite = GC/Wii S-Video GC S-video looks noticeably sharper than GC/Wii composite. A Wii essentially becomes a Gamecube upon entering Gamecube mode. The hardware is set to Gamecube specifications and all Wii functions, like wi...
by noobcube
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Wii Or Gamecube
Replies: 22
Views: 4383

Re: Wii Or Gamecube

Although I generally prefer Gamecube games, the Wii is a more practical and convenient console for me as it works with USB loaders (Nintendont) and has an inexpensive component output which works well with my Trinitron. I'd say that Wii component looks considerably better than the Gamecube's composi...
by noobcube
Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Wasp + Qoob
Replies: 11
Views: 2017

Re: Wasp + Qoob

Streetwalker wrote:You don't need the Qoob at all for that, Swiss handles it all.
Does Swiss support audio streaming now?
by noobcube
Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Viper GC
Replies: 113
Views: 62793

Re: Viper GC

I've had a Viper GC Extreme for many years along with an IcedCube case. Although the Viper is a powerful modchip, I've found it somewhat unreliable for creating backups and it seems a little worse than a XenoGC for reading them. As far as the IcedCube case goes, I added some washers to lift up the D...
by noobcube
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: XenoGC Help - At my wits end lol
Replies: 6
Views: 1605

Re: XenoGC Help - At my wits end lol

How is the chip soldered in? If soldered directly over CN302, I would very cautiously and quickly reheat the various points, testing after each one to see if there is any change. There is a danger of bridging connections with solder if not careful (especially underneath the top two contact points PW...
by noobcube
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Gamecube lens and potentiometer
Replies: 16
Views: 4700

Re: Gamecube lens and potentiometer

So, the best value is 0 ohms??? (considering the 150 resistor) There is no universal best value for the laser potentiometer. There are too many other variables involved. I have modded several Gamecubes and they all required different laser adjustments for most reliable disc reading. That is why it ...
by noobcube
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Gamecube lens and potentiometer
Replies: 16
Views: 4700

Re: Gamecube lens and potentiometer

In my experience, there is no substitute for trial and error testing. Different burners, different media, and different lasers, will require different laser potentiometer values for most reliable disc reading. Try adjusting higher and lower to see if there is improvement or not. Some fussy drives ha...
by noobcube
Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: Modchips
Topic: Xeno GC
Replies: 7
Views: 2322

Re: Xeno GC

The laser might read DVD-RW if you're very lucky and set the potentiometer just right, though I would not count on it. DVD-R is a much better choice.
by noobcube
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Gotten my hope back, but still suffering xenogc n media prob
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Re: Gotten my hope back, but still suffering xenogc n media

We know that your modchip is working. That's good. That leaves media type, write speed, DVD burner, and the laser pot, as variables. My own experience with the Gamecube suggests that it is rather picky about reading burned discs. I just installed a new laser in mine and it is still much less reliabl...
by noobcube
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Wii DVD Drive into a Gamecube
Replies: 32
Views: 7538

Re: Wii DVD Drive into a Gamecube

Hmm, how would I program the Xeno though? I found a site that sells a SunKey drivechip.. says something about having a GC audio fix.. for $15, I'm thinking it might be worth a try. mega, do you include the ffc cable from the wasp to the Wii drive in your megadrive kits? The XenoGC Clone page explai...
by noobcube
Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Wii DVD Drive into a Gamecube
Replies: 32
Views: 7538

Re: Wii DVD Drive into a Gamecube

The Wiikey v1 and XenoGC use the same basic circuit (except the Xeno has a pair of status LEDs). So, a DIY or retail XenoGC can be flashed with the Wiikey hex and turned into a Wiikey, which should be able to patch the drive for Gamecube backups with working audio streaming. I'll bet it can even rea...
by noobcube
Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Wii DVD Drive into a Gamecube
Replies: 32
Views: 7538

Re: Wii DVD Drive into a Gamecube

if all you want is a GC with Wii drive then all you need is MEGAdrive no wasp needed http://www.badassconsoles.com/megadrive-v5/ If just connecting a Wii drive, all you would need are the data/power/switch connections. Would this work? From what I understand, the Gamecube reads discs at 3x while th...
by noobcube
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: XenoGC Full Source Code
Replies: 122
Views: 93506

Re: XenoGC Full Source Code

Got 1.01 flashed using Swiss after half a dozen attempts. The first try looked like it worked perfectly but rendered the Xeno GC inoperative (no LEDs), so I went searching in vain for the serial programmer I built a few years ago. Thankfully I also have a Viper GC Extreme, so I was able to use that ...
by noobcube
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: XenoGC Full Source Code
Replies: 122
Views: 93506

Re: XenoGC Full Source Code

Not sure where to post this question... I have an NTSC Gamecube with a Xeno GC v2.0 with the PAL 1.05 shell. The shell is useless, so I'd like to flash it with an earlier firmware. Assuming the Xeno is put into reset/programming mode, can this be done booting with SDLoad (or Swiss) on DVD-R and flas...
by noobcube
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GC - Wii U controller adapter with Devolution
Replies: 4
Views: 2505

Re: GC - Wii U controller adapter with Devolution

The Nintendont team already has it working, though apparently it has to be activated in Wii U mode first.
by noobcube
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Hardware / Modding
Topic: Cloning the GameCube component cable
Replies: 723
Views: 213235

Re: Cloning the GameCube component cable

Looks great! Just curious how this compares with the component cable using the MX chip in terms of latency and display quality?
by noobcube
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Need Help fixing my Broken Component Cable / Useing MX Chip
Replies: 35
Views: 7337

Re: Need Help fixing my Broken Component Cable / Useing MX C

The second video cable may come in handy for checking continuity of the circuit on the messed up board. Did you try to remove the MX chip from the board; it looks like it because the chip is at an angle? One trick I use to remove SMDs is to drop a large blob of solder across all the pins on each sid...
by noobcube
Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: GameCube
Topic: Need Help fixing my Broken Component Cable / Useing MX Chip
Replies: 35
Views: 7337

Re: Need Help fixing my Broken Component Cable / Useing MX C

Step away from that soldering iron before you kill again. :o

It can probably be brought back to life, but will require a very delicate touch. Either brush up on soldering skills before attempting a repair or have someone with SMD experience do it.
by noobcube
Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Does Burn Speed Matter?
Replies: 4
Views: 2101

Re: Does Burn Speed Matter?

Yes, especially if the laser in your cube is picky. FWIW, after trying various speeds, I found that mine read most reliably when I used 8x for full-size and 2x for mini-DVDs. Also, some burners work better than others. Burning a few test discs should give a good idea of what works best.