Newbie PAL Gamecube questions. Please help!

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Newbie PAL Gamecube questions. Please help!

Post by Kaart » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:04 pm

I'm completely new to the Gamecube modding scene and not a native English speaker but please bear with me.

This is probaly a realy noob question but I cannot find a definitive answer anywhere on the internet. I own a PAL Gamecube with some games. I'm trying to get the best image quality possible and looking to buy a Carby HDMI adapter.

I know that PAL games don't support 480p but can be forced to run in 480p with Swiss.
1. Do the games look the same as NTSC games using a NTSC Gamecube?
2. And are they running in 60hz? Even if they don't support PAL60 like most PAL Gamecube games.
3. Is there an other/better way to play PAL Gamecube games in 480p/60hz other than buying a NTSC Gamecube and games.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Newbie PAL Gamecube questions. Please help!

Post by Extrems » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:43 pm

1) Yes, or better.
2) Yes, but PAL-optimized titles can run fast. 576p is also an option.
3) No.
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Re: Newbie PAL Gamecube questions. Please help!

Post by Kaart » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:53 pm

Extrems wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:43 pm
1) Yes, or better.
2) Yes, but PAL-optimized titles can run fast. 576p is also an option.
3) No.
Thank you for your answers. What are PAL-optimized games? How do I know if a game is PAL-optimized? I have the following games.

Metroid Prime
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II
Pikmin 2
TimeSplitters 2
Beyond Good & Evil
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Resident Evil 4
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Soul Calibur 2
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
SSX 3
Super Mario Sunshine
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Post by Extrems » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:08 pm

They're games running at normal speed in 50Hz.

TimeSplitters 2 has clipping issues in 480p, and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time just got fixed.
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Re: Newbie PAL Gamecube questions. Please help!

Post by Kaart » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:24 pm

Extrems wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:08 pm
They're games running at normal speed in 50Hz.
Ah, I see. Is there a list of games that don't run well at forced 60Hz?
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Post by Extrems » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:44 pm

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Re: Newbie PAL Gamecube questions. Please help!

Post by theclaw » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:00 pm

Swiss has better compatibility than other ways of forcing video modes.
I'm not familiar with which games are PAL optimized.

In my experience, it's not just PAL. People take for granted how many NTSC games also have to be forced for 480p.
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