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Auto boot Swiss & load Backups

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:01 pm
by speedy
My goal is to be able to boot GameCube automatically into Swiss and then use Swiss to load game backups without requiring that I swap discs or SD cards.

I also want to be able to use my GameCube Player with Game Boy Interface.

What (if any) hardware mods would I need to perform to be able to do this most easily in 2019?

Thanks!

Re: Auto boot Swiss & load Backups

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:36 pm
by Streetwalker
Your options are:
- xenogc with a Swiss DVD, also allows booting DVD backups directly
- qoob or viper with iplboot + Swiss on SD, Swiss as a "plugin", or a Swiss DVD; Swiss, Cobra and the Qoob BIOS allow booting DVD backups directly
- wiikey/wasp fusion or wode (best compatibility for backups on an SD card, but expensive and requires removing your DVD drive)

Re: Auto boot Swiss & load Backups

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:46 am
by speedy
Streetwalker wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:36 pm
Your options are:
- xenogc with a Swiss DVD, also allows booting DVD backups directly
- qoob or viper with iplboot + Swiss on SD, Swiss as a "plugin", or a Swiss DVD; Swiss, Cobra and the Qoob BIOS allow booting DVD backups directly
- wiikey/wasp fusion or wode (best compatibility for backups on an SD card, but expensive and requires removing your DVD drive)
What is the best way to acquire the parts for the third option?
Are they readily available?
How hard are they to install?
Will I be able to use a 200 gig plus SD card?
Thanks!

Re: Auto boot Swiss & load Backups

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:42 am
by Streetwalker
There's no best way. You'll have to look for someone who has one and is willing to sell it. They're fairly rare nowadays.
Difficulty of installation depends on the adapter that you get for it, but it'll most likely require soldering.
I think big SD cards will work on wode, which also supports USB drives. WKF and wasp will accept large cards but you'll only be able to read the first 64GB.

Re: Auto boot Swiss & load Backups

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:20 pm
by emu_kidid
WODE is also a bit slow and clunky to use since it was originally intended to simulate the disc drive as accurately as possible, including the slow "eject" and disc init parts of the process. It also takes at least 20-30 seconds to read the contents of a moderately filled SD card (30-40 games).

I'd recommend something short term like SDML or a XenoGC + Swiss on DVD-R, or even a save game exploit until the new drive emulators hit the public at some point.

Re: Auto boot Swiss & load Backups

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:11 pm
by Jdurg
Definitely looking forward to new drive emulators coming out. Just getting into Gamecube myself and have a XenoGC I installed, but would love an ODE so I don't have to keep burning mini DVD-R discs. Heh.

Re: Auto boot Swiss & load Backups

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:30 pm
by Streetwalker
Use an SD gecko to load backups, it's cheap and you can reuse the card later with any ode you buy.

Re: Auto boot Swiss & load Backups

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:42 pm
by speedy
Is it possible to read a 200GB SD card with an SD Gecko?

Re: Auto boot Swiss & load Backups

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:47 pm
by emu_kidid
Yes, Swiss supports it either via FAT32 or exFAT

Re: Auto boot Swiss & load Backups

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:08 am
by DoctorOcho
emu_kidid wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:20 pm
I'd recommend something short term like SDML or a XenoGC + Swiss on DVD-R, or even a save game exploit until the new drive emulators hit the public at some point.
Do you feel confident that the new drive emulators will actually get developed?

Re: Auto boot Swiss & load Backups

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:41 am
by emu_kidid
DoctorOcho wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:08 am
emu_kidid wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:20 pm
I'd recommend something short term like SDML or a XenoGC + Swiss on DVD-R, or even a save game exploit until the new drive emulators hit the public at some point.
Do you feel confident that the new drive emulators will actually get developed?
They're more than developed at this point, it's just a matter of getting them out as a product.

Re: Auto boot Swiss & load Backups

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:40 am
by DoctorOcho
emu_kidid wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:41 am
They're more than developed at this point, it's just a matter of getting them out as a product.
Thanks! They will still require a mod chip, right?

What are the advantages of using a mod chip+ode+HDMI vs using a modded Wii to play GameCube games? Would I be able to use the widescreen hack with that GameCube setup?

Re: Auto boot Swiss & load Backups

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:17 am
by emu_kidid
DoctorOcho wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:40 am
emu_kidid wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:41 am
They're more than developed at this point, it's just a matter of getting them out as a product.
Thanks! They will still require a mod chip, right?

What are the advantages of using a mod chip+ode+HDMI vs using a modded Wii to play GameCube games? Would I be able to use the widescreen hack with that GameCube setup?
They won't, they will likely ship with something resembling a "boot" disc that the menu will go into.