Ripper 3 GC

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Ripper 3 GC

Post by emu_kidid » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:25 pm

Ripper 3 GC Modchip Information

The Ripper3 GC was possible one of the least selling Gamecube modchips. It was derived from the tmbinc IPL, and used a supposedly hacked and decrypted Cobra 0.4 and 1.0 BIOS. There were two revisions, the initial release and V2. V1 was seemingly using Cobra 0.4 BIOS apart from the "Cobra 0.4" and the ability to flash via DVD being removed. V2 eliminated the need to solder additional wires from the modchip to the DVD drive lid switch pins, but it also removed the Cobra 0.4 looking bios menu and simply booted the disc as soon as the console was powered on. It was not around for very long and didn't appear in many of the online retailers which were stocking the popular chips (ViperGC/Qoob). I hope to gather what little is known about this chip and gather it here :)

(taken from original ripper3.com before it went down)
Ripper///GC

We are proud to present our latest product The Famous Ripper///GC
modchip. The best design is, as always, brought to you by The Ripper
Team.


The CORE of the Ripper///GC modchip is specially designed for the GC
console. In order to fulfill the demanding and very high speed
transmission over the serial interface we had to redesign the PCB to
make it more compatible with the 32Mbit data stream. The GND plane on
the back side of the Ripper///GC is redesigned and looks hashed.
Please look at the images below. The GND plane redesign was a must to
lower the capacitance of transmission lines and to provide an error
free transmission. Also the impedance of transmission lines is
precisely balanced. Our chip does not freeze. The Ripper///GC starts
every time you press the power button and it does not freeze the
console causing the laser unit of your GC to fail. It will _NOT_
freeze your GC's laser with the laser diode ON:-)


* Only 7 wires to solder including power and ground.
* Special and unique chip disable feature by the DVD door switch state.
For example if you want to boot an original game from your region, you don't need to do anything special. Simply close the GC's DVD cover and press the power button. Nothing else! The Ripper///GC will stay in the hardware reset state ensuring it will not interfere with the GC's electronics. If you want to boot any other DVD like an original DVD from another region, backup of your legally owned game or homebrew software you must power up your GC when the DVD cover is opened. This feature can be helpful in the future for online gaming if some new games will have testing for the presence of the modchip enabled.
* LED diode test feature for the proper chip functionality. You don't need to assemble the console, even the heat sink to test if
everything is OK. You can check if you don't have a short circuit. You can power the motherboard for several seconds without aluminum heat sink before assembly. The LED diode also tests the CRC of the contents of the on board flash memory, ensuring you that everything
is working perfectly. If the sophisticated CRC mechanism inside the FPGA discovers that something has been altered then the chip will be disabled.
* Every chip delivered is 100% guarantied to be operational by extensive jig testing of every device before shipment.
* Pb-free soldering process.
* We use Actel's low power, extreme secure, antifuse FPGA.
* 3.3V Actel low power technology with 2.5V digital core.
* 70ns 1Mb on board Flash memory. (Can be easily expanded to 4Mb).
* Fully static, ground bounce free technology.
* Extremely good timings and logic levels on the high speed GC bus.
* Ripper///GC has an excellent setup menu where you can make some choices and save them on the chip.
* Special and unique chip disable feature by the DVD door switch state. For example if you want to boot an original game from your region, you don't need to do anything special. Simply close the GC's DVD cover and press the power button. Nothing else! The Ripper///GC will stay in the hardware reset state ensuring it will not interfere with the GC's electronics. If you want to boot any other DVD like an original DVD from another region, backup of your legally owned game or homebrew software you must power up your GC when the DVD cover is opened. This feature can be helpful in the future for online gaming if some new games will have testing for the presence of the modchip enabled.
* The Ripper///GC is tested and in general there is no need to reflash it any more.
* We give you a warranty that our products are bug free from the beginning !

Installation diagram
Ripper GC.7z
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Installation diagram for V2
RipperInstructionsV2.7z
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Re: Ripper 3 GC

Post by emu_kidid » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:21 pm

Ripper GC version 1 Screenshots (Cobra 0.4 knockoff)

Main Menu
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Configuration Menu
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Version Page 1
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Version Page 2
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Re: Ripper 3 GC

Post by infact » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:12 pm

looks exactly like cobra, they literally "ripped" it. :lol:

btw. the new wayback machine has deleted the archived website.
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