Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

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Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by Ridley » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:06 pm

Hi all,

I can't find any place where I can buy a Viper GC Extreme for my new Cube...

I know it's hard to find one these days but let me know if you know a shop ;)

Thanks
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by andzlay » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:42 pm

I just ordered one at Konsola.net. It's a shop from poland with low prices.
Viper GC USB: http://www.konsola.net/m/component/page ... Itemid,52/

I just guess it's the EXTREME because normal Viper GC has parallelport (a.k.a. LPT Port) and Viper GC extreme has USB. Shipping costs to Germany (where I live) is quite good. 15PLN + 69PLN for the modchip = 84PLN
In euro it's about 21,50€ - quite cheap! :geek:
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by emu_kidid » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:29 am

extreme cause it has 2mb instead of 128kb and a nice blue LED :)
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by ct_the_1 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:59 am

and extreme, because it has the extreme advantage that you can flash big plugins to it (like swiss :D )
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by harsky » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:59 am

ct_the_1 wrote:and extreme, because it has the extreme advantage that you can flash big plugins to it (like swiss :D )
Sorry to hijack this topic but I have a Extreme chip but I never played about with flashing the plugins. How do I go about doing it?
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by emu_kidid » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:53 am

you can use the supplied .exe. Should come in the Cobra 2.0 or 2.1 pack.
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by liquitt » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:45 am

alechip.com from Spain also sells them
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by gtmtnbiker » Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:47 am

andzlay wrote:I just ordered one at Konsola.net. It's a shop from poland with low prices.
Viper GC USB: http://www.konsola.net/m/component/page ... Itemid,52/
Looks like the site has an English option at the top. When you click on that, there's nothing in the Gamecube section for some reason.
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by liquitt » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:32 pm

gtmtnbiker wrote:
andzlay wrote:I just ordered one at Konsola.net. It's a shop from poland with low prices.
Viper GC USB: http://www.konsola.net/m/component/page ... Itemid,52/
Looks like the site has an English option at the top. When you click on that, there's nothing in the Gamecube section for some reason.
exactly. the english button links to a different site. i got me a colleague who is able to read polish and ordered :D
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by ct_the_1 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:58 pm

harsky wrote:
ct_the_1 wrote:and extreme, because it has the extreme advantage that you can flash big plugins to it (like swiss :D )
Sorry to hijack this topic but I have a Extreme chip but I never played about with flashing the plugins. How do I go about doing it?
emu_kidid wrote:you can use the supplied .exe. Should come in the Cobra 2.0 or 2.1 pack.
Usage:
X:\cobra21\Plugins\> CobraPlugin.exe source.dol destination.cbp "Name (16 chars max)"

The destination.cbp will be compressed like with dollz, but be careful, it should not be bigger then 45056 bytes!

You can add it then to the cobra flash file with:

X:\cobra21\Plugins\> copy /b cobra21.vgc+destination.cbp output.vgc

Then you can flash it to the viper chip.
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by harsky » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:18 pm

Thanks! Unfortunately, I ran into ANOTHER problem. I have no Windows XP PC in the house so connecting the Viper Extreme to my Windows 7 results in it not being recognised. Google hasn't helped as all the instructions are for XP.
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by yamaharacer » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:31 pm

if you have windows 7 ultimate or vista ultimate then you can use the xp mode to install a xp version on your pc. there you can install the viper gc modchip and flash it.
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Post by liquitt » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:37 pm

and if that doesnt work: install windows xp into a virtual machine.
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by andzlay » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:28 pm

@liquitt: yeah virtual machines are awesome!

but: the shop does not sell any viper extreme. all sold out.
i just received this mail from konsola
Hello.

Thank you for your order. Unfortunately, Vipers GC USB are out of stock now, we have only Vipers GC with LPT adapter on sale. Vipers GC are programmed with GCOS 1.X or Cobra 2.1, also the price is a little bit lower – only 55 PLN instead of 69 PLN. Because your payment is at our Paypal account already, you can cancel your order and we send you back all your money- or we can change this order and we’ll refund you 14 PLN.
I'm sad :( I try the spanisch shop!

Edit: nooooot! 53euros are way too much.
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by liquitt » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:20 pm

you should try the gamefreax forums or their marketplace specifically. try asking for one!
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
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http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by Dragoon » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:27 pm

try mod-chip.com I ordered mine there, and they have perfect service :D
Edit: nvm the extremes are sold out :S, but you can also take a qoob pro they can disc swap :D
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by liquitt » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:47 am

i hear somebody found some deadstock....maybe there'll be some for sale soon?
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by doktor_krotch » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:21 am

Oh ya, like here or elsewhere?
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by liquitt » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:09 am

the wind didn't tell me
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
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http://is.gd/MDmZcr

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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by andzlay » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:45 am

I would appreciate to hear more of that...
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by gtmtnbiker » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:29 am

I have a Viper Extreme and was wondering if anyone else had this problem? The USB adapter goes into the serial port on the bottom of the cube. When I try to flash a program, it goes and then it says it's not responding. It seems that the USB adapter doesn't have a tight fit in the slot. So I found that I can get it to work reliably by pushing on the card at a slight angle to help make better contact.

Has anyone else had this issue? Someone else suggested to me to put some solder on the card contacts to make it a little thicker.
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by emu_kidid » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:35 am

if you're not using those rubber pads under the usb adapter, the adapter won't be pushed properly into the slot. Or, put some solder, but very lightly.
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by WoodyWoodpecker » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:34 pm

I know this is only partially related but I just found a site that sells Viper GC's (NOT Extremes) for $29.99
http://www.consolesource.com/ecomm/cata ... -2125.html

Never ordered from them / Checked any further details though. Just thought I'd share.
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Re: Where to buy a ViperGC EXtreme modchip??

Post by andzlay » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:09 am

How funny I found that website today too. But normal ViperGC is not mighty as the extreme. More space for homebrew tools = more fun.
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