Worldwide finding rare GameCube Discs

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Borg Number One
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Worldwide finding rare GameCube Discs

Post by Borg Number One » Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:18 pm

Project: Worldwide finding rare / unpublished GameCube Discs
Project: Worldwide finding rare GameCube information

Preface:
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I hope, some one or many people (with seldom/rare/unpublished GameCube disc treasures) will find this article in google, while searching for GameCube related topics.

Introduction
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:

The problem
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...
...I will publish it - hopefully soon.


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 )

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

Image
("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
Image
(https://wiki.dolphin-emu.org/images/9/93/Aging_Test_For_Production_Discs.jpg)

https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24857
Image
(https://www.betaarchive.com/imageupload/2014-12/1419992197.or.34095.jpg)

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...:
https://www.google.com/search?q="GameCube+diag+disc"

...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

Image
( http://archive.is/b4StT/335efd4b27325611d562177f6345bc5b2e4f3e2a.jpg)
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


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GameCube DIAG V3-1--GC-Tool.png
(31 KiB) Not downloaded yet
GameCube DIAG V3-1--GCRebuilder.png
(42.18 KiB) Not downloaded yet
GameCube DIAG V3-1--GameCube-Iso-Analyzer.png
(58.63 KiB) Not downloaded yet
GameCube DIAG V3-1--Dolphin-Emulator.png
(65.96 KiB) Not downloaded yet
GameCube DIAG V3-1--GameCube-Explorer.png
(75.5 KiB) Not downloaded yet

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?
In other words:
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.
Borg Number One
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Re: Worldwide finding rare GameCube Discs

Post by Borg Number One » Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:25 pm

refreshed the article a little
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