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Hello from New Zealand

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:31 am
by Haydinho
Hi everyone,

I'm from NZ and have been following the forums for a number of months now.

Retro gaming is an interest of mine and I have a collection of mainly Nintendo handhelds and systems including ~300 original games.

The Gamecube stands as a favorite of mine as I was in my teens at the time of launch, it introduced me to many great Nintendo franchises as it was my first experience with Metroid, Zelda and Mario.

Currently I have 6 Gamecubes - 1 Purple PAL system from NZ, 1 Orange NTSC J system, 3 Black NTSC J system and Char's customized box gamecube with matching wavebird from my times in Japan.

I want to build a really good Gamecube setup, unfortunately NZ runs 230-240 50hz power so the Panasonic Q isn't a good option here:
  • NTSC-J Gamecube (Orange and Char's)- DONE
    Gameboy player (Orange, Char's and Indigo)- DONE
    GBA everdrive - DONE
    Hori gameboy player controller - TO DO
    HDMI adaptor (Carby) - DONE
    Wavebird x 4 (2 grey, 1 silver and 1 Char's model) - DONE
    Drive replacement (meneerbeer's project)- DONE
Currently my setup runs via GC Loader on one GC and the Dōbutsu no Mori / F Zero exploits.

When in Japan recently I tried tracking down the Hori gameboy player controller but had no luck. I'm not willing to pay Ebay prices, so i have purchased a Raphnet SNES mini / Wii nunchuck to Gamecube adapter and it with the SN30 Pro G controller from 8Bitdo.

Great to come across some many people passionate about this system.

Re: Hello from New Zealand

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:10 am
by emu_kidid
Welcome :)

Did NZ get AUS coded GameCube stuff or ?

Re: Hello from New Zealand

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:21 am
by Haydinho
emu_kidid wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:10 am
Welcome :)

Did NZ get AUS coded GameCube stuff or ?
Yes AUS Pal covers NZ, we get all the same packaging, although more recently we have been missing the distribution of some releases, for example some Switch games get sold in EBgames Australia miss releasing in the NZ EBgames stores