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Official GameCube SD Adapter DOL-019, a few pics.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:12 am
by MockyLock
So i could get one of those pretty rare pieces of hardware.
It seems that it was mail-order only, in Japan, and was used by only two games : Pokémon Channel, and Animal Crossing e+
Enough of writing, let's see the pics.
Here is the box :
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Mine is a bit worn sadly.
The box had this label on its back, dunno what it means :
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Once opened :
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And this is the SD Adapter :
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Once inserted, the SD is flush to the adapter :

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Running swiss on my GameCube, the adapter seems to behave like any SD adapter.

Re: Official GameCube SD Adapter DOL-019, a few pics.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:57 am
by Aleron Ives
The label says SD Card adapter. I'm shocked that this exists. I guess it must have come out late in the GC's life when Nintendo was already resigned to the fact that there were ways to run homebrew on the system?

Re: Official GameCube SD Adapter DOL-019, a few pics.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:32 am
by GizmoTheGreen
I think it was an accessory for animal crossing in Japan?

Re: Official GameCube SD Adapter DOL-019, a few pics.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:32 am
by Streetwalker
Very nice.
Aleron Ives wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:57 am
The label says SD Card adapter. I'm shocked that this exists. I guess it must have come out late in the GC's life when Nintendo was already resigned to the fact that there were ways to run homebrew on the system?
Both of the games he mentioned used the SD card to let you take screenshots.

Re: Official GameCube SD Adapter DOL-019, a few pics.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:09 am
by Aleron Ives
Yeah, but I'm surprised Nintendo allowed such an accessory when it gives you writeable media to use with the console.

Re: Official GameCube SD Adapter DOL-019, a few pics.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:42 am
by Sierron
Aleron Ives wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:57 am
The label says SD Card adapter. I'm shocked that this exists. I guess it must have come out late in the GC's life when Nintendo was already resigned to the fact that there were ways to run homebrew on the system?
It came out early not late in gc's life. If anything they stopped providing it because of homebrew.

Re: Official GameCube SD Adapter DOL-019, a few pics.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:43 pm
by Insomnia
Hehe @MockyLock, didn't know u were active on these forums aswell! It's me InsomniaBro from assemblergames from you've bought the sd-card adapter. I hope you enjoy the sd-card adapter. Those are nice and visible pictures u got there!

Re: Official GameCube SD Adapter DOL-019, a few pics.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:52 pm
by Streetwalker
Insomnia wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:43 pm
Hehe @MockyLock, didn't know u were active on these forums aswell!
That's because he never posts, only lurks. :)

Re: Official GameCube SD Adapter DOL-019, a few pics.

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:36 pm
by Insomnia
Streetwalker wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:52 pm
Insomnia wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:43 pm
Hehe @MockyLock, didn't know u were active on these forums aswell!
That's because he never posts, only lurks. :)
LOL, kinda my style. I'm lurking on the ODE thread. I'm really eager to see what's coming.

Re: Official GameCube SD Adapter DOL-019, a few pics.

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:48 am
by MockyLock
oh yeah, i'm here too, and many other oldies places :)
We missed documentations about this SD Adapter, so at least there are those few pics.

Re: Official GameCube SD Adapter DOL-019, a few pics.

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:03 am
by GizmoTheGreen
any takes on what the other components on the board are? just to stabilize signals?

Re: Official GameCube SD Adapter DOL-019, a few pics.

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:31 am
by Streetwalker
Mostly resistors, likely pullups. Three caps, probably decoupling, and the two ICs are probably buffers or protection transistors.

Re: Official GameCube SD Adapter DOL-019, a few pics.

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:42 am
by Haydinho
I picked one these up and am waiting for it to arrive, any issues running games with this?

Re: Official GameCube SD Adapter DOL-019, a few pics.

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:04 pm
by Alterac
If you could post a closer picture of u1 u2 or just post the markings on the chips it's pretty easy to look up what they do.