Project: Worldwide finding rare GameCube information
It would be great, if the words that I choose in this post will describe the problem in a good way to hit the point.
I hope, some one or many people (with seldom/rare/unpublished GameCube disc treasures) will find this article in google, while searching for GameCube related topics.
The past weeks I did use google.com to find and read many, many GameCube related articles about:
GameCube hardware, software, programming, pinouts, GameCube schematics, protocols etc...
Well, while I did the GameCube articles research, I figured out that in the past few days some sites / articles with unique information
did suddenly disappear / suddenly are not available anymore - for example:
--> a good page about GameCube DVD internals
( found via: https://www.google.com/search?q=+Anatomy+of+an+Optical+Medium+Authentication , https://www.google.com/search?q=debugmo.de+gamecube , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_optical_discs )
- http://www.720k.net/ ( found via: https://www.google.com/search?q="file+service+protocol"+"hard+coded+to+port+80" )
-->A good homepage with (nearly?) everything about the _File _Service _Protocol including information/downloads about FSP programs for Windows/Linux etc.
-->The FSP server windows release (without the hardcoded port 80) seems/seemed to be available only on this page. Well, this release works really great with Swiss for GameCube.
I know, that there is Google cache and that there is web.archive.org.
But, these tools are just usefully, if you already know the (death) GameCube related links.
To fight against this problem, I started to build up a GameCube Links library (html file) - in this way:
Code: Select all
keyword (or: keyword a, keyword b, keyword c) URL 1 keyword (or: keyword a, keyword b, keyword c) URL 2 URL 2.1 etc...
While finding and reading all the GameCube related articles, I did also find information about:
GameCube Tech Demos:
- Mario 128
- SpaceWorld 2000 Tech Demo ( Link and Ganondorf )
- (Princess) Peach's Castle Gamecube Tech Demo
(--> Peach Tech Demo disk in dolphin: https://www.google.com/search?q=%22C2+33+9F+3D%22+peach)
- Dodger Gamecube Tech Demo
(google.com --> GameCube tech demo , https://hiddenpalace.org/Category:Nintendo_GameCube_prototypes)
Furthermore I did find information and .iso images about:
GameCube Service Discs / GameCube Aging Discs:
a) GameCube Service Disc v1.0/03
- (Name: Service Disc 1.0 (Disc 1, Revision 0) ; Game ID: 301E01 ; Country: USA ; Maker: Nintendo (01) ; Apploader Date: 2002/09/05)
https://hiddenpalace.org/Nintendo_GameCube_Service_Disc_(Version_1.0-03) -- Hidden Palace - Nintendo GameCube Service Disc (Version 1.0-03)
https://tcrf.net/GameCube_Service_Disc_v1.0/03 -- The Cutting Room Floor - GameCube Service Disc v1.0/03
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tww-250arZw -- Running Gamecube Service Disc on Dolphin (and Aging Test Disc)
b) Aging Test For Production. try59 (also known as: "Gamecube Service disc 0.7" =? "Aging Disc DOL-USA Ver. 07" =? "Aging Test For Production")
- (Name: Aging Test For Production. try59 (Disc 1, Revision 7) ; Game ID: 102E01 ; Country: USA ; Maker: Nintendo (01) ; Apploader Date: 20011/11/14)
https://www.gc-forever.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2780 --- gc-forever.com - Aging Test disc
("agingtest.png" - https://www.gc-forever.com/forums/download/file.php?id=1735)
https://forums.dolphin-emu.org/Thread-gc-aging-test-for-production-discs?pid=476715 -- Dolphin, the GameCube and Wii emulator - Forums > Game Support > GameCube > [GC] Aging Test For Production Discs
https://wiki.dolphin-emu.org/index.php?title=Aging_Test_For_Production_Discs -- Aging Test For Production Discs - Dolphin Emulator Wiki
https://archive.org/details/102E01 -- GameCube: Aging Test For Production. try59 (USA) - Internet Archive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ4ElJ48trU -- Nintendo Gamecube Service Disc 0 7 - YouTube ("Gamecube Service disc 0.7" =? "Aging Disc DOL-USA Ver. 07" = "Aging Test For Production")
Furthermore, I did find this page about "GameCube DIAG" / "GameCube DIAG Disc":
https://wiki.mariocube.com/index.php/DIAG -- DIAG - RGDWiki (DIAG for GameCube / GameCube DIAG Disc)
So, I did use google...:
...and I found this:
c) Gamecube Diag disc 2001/06/01
- Diag 2001/06/01 ( DOL-017J-JPN )
https://www.picuki.com/media/2256749546457514030 -- picuki - @galdius_ - Gamecube Diag disc 2001/06/01
Then, I did some further research and I figured out that it is from:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B9RlcF3n8Au/ -- Galdius on Instagram: Gamecube Diag disc 2001/06/01
So, I did create an instagram account and I wrote him a message, if he could dump the Diag 2001/06/01 ( DOL-017J-JPN ) disc please.
d) IRD Diag Ver3.1 (build:03/23/2006)
- DIAG_Ver3_1_1 (Disc 1, Revision 0) DOL-060J-JPN
Finally, I found this page...:
http://wiki.redump.org/index.php?title=Nintendo_Gamecube_Asia_Missing -- Nintendo Gamecube Asia Missing - Redump Wiki
...and I thought: Are there more people who:
- have seldom / rare / unpublished GameCube Discs at home or in the attic or in the cellar?
- are able to do the same (small) efforts finding other people with seldom / rare GameCube Discs?
Dear reader, as I described the problem above: GameCube related links / sites / pages will disappear in future - more and more.
(possible reasons: no more money to host a page with GameCube related content, accidents with the server/harddisk where the GameCube related content is/was stored on, personally accidents, lost access data, no desire to continue a GameCube related homepage, etc...)
So, please help that the problem of GameCube related pages disappearing will not expand to a disappearance issue of rare/unpublished/seldom/developer related GameCube Discs / Disc images / GameCube Disc Dumps an GameCube Disc Photos.
If you have a rare (not for sale / unpublished) GameCube Disc then please do not hesitate to dump it (e.g. with CleanRip), make some Photos and publish/post the news....
Thank you very much.