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GCos Multigame DVD

Post by NeoCortex » Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:02 pm

Hej it's me again annoying you :roll:

Is GCos (in any version) able to boot a MultiGame DVD?
I tryed to read some readmes and google for it, but it's hard to find gamecube related informations nowadays.

If yes, which programm would i use to create a multigame iso?
I found Multigame ISO creator version 3.2.4F+ by patman but it looks like this is only for a Wii + modchip.
GCM Ultility 0.5 crashes when i try to create a multigame iso (TProgressBar hors limites)

Thanks for all the patience you have with me :)
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Re: GCos Multigame DVD

Post by liquitt » Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:33 pm

i sadly missed the later days of gcos so i have no idea, but maybe it can boot viper multi discs?
created with this baby e.g.
Viper_Multi_Boot_ISO_Creator_V1.3b-LOONYCUBE
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Re: GCos Multigame DVD

Post by NeoCortex » Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:47 pm

I just created a testdvd, put 3 games on it with the Multigame ISO creator.
GCos 1.5 recognizes it as "GCos Multigame DVD" and starts it.
It boots into a Menu "GCos MultiGame DVD9 Ver" that seems to come from the DVD.
Sad part, it only shows the first game on the DVD even the DVD has 3 on it.

Edit:
Created a second dvd with emu_kidids "GCOS MultiGame Creator V4F" same result.
Put 3 games on it and it only shows the first one on the disc.
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Re: GCos Multigame DVD

Post by emu_kidid » Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:22 pm

Are you trying these on a Gamecube? GCOS Multigame dvd's have the bootloader menu installed on them so they can self-boot. The bootloader menu is possibly only showing one game (the first) because the second and subsequent game(s) are going past the 1.35GB read limit that the GC has.

If this is on a Wii, let me know what drive you're using + modchip.
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Re: GCos Multigame DVD

Post by NeoCortex » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:00 pm

Hell am i stupid. Of course, the gamecube laser even can't go back that far :roll:
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Re: GCos Multigame DVD

Post by liquitt » Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:48 am

NeoCortex wrote:Hell am i stupid. Of course, the gamecube laser even can't go back that far :roll:
:mrgreen:
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Re: GCos Multigame DVD

Post by gtmtnbiker » Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:06 pm

I thought the gamecube laser can actually read up to 3.1GB of data or something like that with the case removed. I seem to recall seeing this somewhere in some forum.
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Re: GCos Multigame DVD

Post by emu_kidid » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:00 pm

No, that's a lie. People used to pad backups up to 3GB because there was a myth that the laser would try to read past the end of the track and screw up.
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Re: GCos Multigame DVD

Post by liquitt » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:41 am

gtmtnbiker wrote:I thought the gamecube laser can actually read up to 3.1GB of data or something like that with the case removed. I seem to recall seeing this somewhere in some forum.
this is simply impossible by any physical means. just have a look at the laser/drive :)
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Re: GCos Multigame DVD

Post by WiiPower » Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:49 pm

emu_kidid wrote:No, that's a lie. People used to pad backups up to 3GB because there was a myth that the laser would try to read past the end of the track and screw up.
Well in case of Baten Kaitos, padding it to 3GB helps to get it work from backup disc on a Wii. I tried everything i could to find out what causes the random crashes if you don't do it, but i haven't found anything. It looks like it's speed related, i expect the wii to the data faster, the closer it is to the outer edge.

Does any of the Baten Kaitos games work in SD-Boot? If not, random crashes?
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Re: GCos Multigame DVD

Post by emu_kidid » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:14 am

They seem to work fine last I tried.
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