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Qoob Chip

Post by emu_kidid » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:51 pm

Qoob Chip Modchip Information

Qoob Pro & Qoob SX were modchips produced for the Nintendo Gamecube, very similar in features to the Viper GC series, each acting as an IPL replacement, with 128Kb and 2Mb programmable ROM receptively. The Qoob Pro was an improved variant of the tmbinc ipl replacement with added security, USB flashing support for the Pro series and DVD/ELF flashing for the SX. It was initially bundled with a full size case replacement for around $99 USD and sold very well.
Features
Pro version

The pro version of the Qoob chip is intended for developers and/or advanced users. The biggest differences from the sx version is the USB upgrade feature and 16Mbit flash memory.
A Qoob Pro modchip installed inside of a Gamecube.

List of features:

* Direct booting of all media.
* Support for all regions (PAL, USA and Japan).
* Upgrades via USB, DVD or network (network upgrade requires a Nintendo GameCube Broadband Adapter).
* 16Mbit on-board flash memory for application storage.
* BIOS selection/control.
* Support for all retail hardware, including Panasonic Q.
* Fastboot of original GameCube discs.
* Integrated media compatibility check.
* IPL replacement compatibility via SD card or network.
* Streaming Audio Fix.
* MP3 player software included. (removed in later BIOS revisions)
* Status LED
* Support for DVD-R, DVD+R and MiniDVD
* Support for multiple games per disc
* Support for multi-disc games.
* Support for Datel Action Replay.

[edit] SX version

Released after the pro version, the sx version is a stripped down version of the Qoob Pro chip, missing the usb upgrade feature and containing only 1Mbit of flash memory. The sx is equipped with a backup read-only bios preventing users or malicious code from "breaking" the chip.
A Qoob SX modchip installed inside of a Gamecube.

List of features:

* Direct booting of all media.
* Support for all regions (PAL, USA and Japan).
* Upgrades via DVD and network (requires a broadband adapter).
* BIOS selection/control.
* Support for all retail hardware, including Panasonic Q.
* Fastboot of original GameCube discs.
* IPL replacement compatibility via SD card or network.
* Streaming Audio Fix.
* Integrated media compatibility check.
* Support for DVD-R, DVD+R, and MiniDVD
* Support for multiple games per disc
* Support for multi-disc games.
BIOS
Qoob 1.0 versions.7z
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Qoob (1.1).zip
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Qoob (1.2).zip
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Qoob (1.3).rar
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Qoob (1.3a).zip
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Qoob (1.3b3).zip
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Qoob (1.3b4).zip
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Qoob (1.3c) (Flash-Disc).rar
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Qoob (1.3c).rar
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Installation (Qoob PRO)
Qoob PRO.7z
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Installation (Qoob SX)
Qoob SX.7z
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Installation (Qoob PRO/SX) for Panasonic Q (includes how to pull apart the Q - German)
PanasonicQ-install.zip
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Flashing Software 1.0
qoob flash 1.0.7z
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Flashing Software 1.3
qoob-flash-13.7z
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Flashing Software 1.3 (cracked allows read/writing the AR engine)
qoob-flash-13crk.7z
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Debug Flasher (Standard flasher with many more features added)
Qoob-Chip-Hacked-Flasher-Pack-1.0.rar
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Flashing Software for *nix


Wikipedia Page on the Qoob Chip

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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by ayadsign » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:11 pm

Hi emu_kidid, I have got the SX version which has 1 Mb Internal Memory.
How can I use to load homebrew in this Internal Memory.
In Pro version you can upload homebrew with usb port, but in Sx I couldnt find any tutorial about it.
I have the internet adapter and bios 1.3c upload by DVD.
Thx.

PD Is vbagx last version ok? It doesnt detect sd with this version. This sd work with older version.
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by emu_kidid » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:19 pm

ayadsign wrote:Hi emu_kidid, I have got the SX version which has 1 Mb Internal Memory.
How can I use to load homebrew in this Internal Memory.
In Pro version you can upload homebrew with usb port, but in Sx I couldnt find any tutorial about it.
I have the internet adapter and bios 1.3c upload by DVD.
Thx.

PD Is vbagx last version ok? It doesnt detect sd with this version. This sd work with older version.
The Qoob SX has 1MBit memory, so it's 128Kbytes. You cannot load homebrew into the internal memory, you can only load from DVD or over the BBA.

Latest VBAGX is not ok, I am still working on reviving it for GC.
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by Lutzero » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:58 pm

I have the Qoob Pro, one chip to rule them all !
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by ayadsign » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:57 pm

OK. Thank you kidid. I will wait the release.
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by HyperIris » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:48 pm

emu_kidid wrote:
ayadsign wrote:Hi emu_kidid, I have got the SX version which has 1 Mb Internal Memory.
How can I use to load homebrew in this Internal Memory.
In Pro version you can upload homebrew with usb port, but in Sx I couldnt find any tutorial about it.
I have the internet adapter and bios 1.3c upload by DVD.
Thx.

PD Is vbagx last version ok? It doesnt detect sd with this version. This sd work with older version.
The Qoob SX has 1MBit memory, so it's 128Kbytes. You cannot load homebrew into the internal memory, you can only load from DVD or over the BBA.

Latest VBAGX is not ok, I am still working on reviving it for GC.
I've tried many times on my Qoob SX, and I can't load from BBA, do you know how to do it correctly?
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by emu_kidid » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:30 pm

netcat on port 4000 as i recall.
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by HyperIris » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:58 am

well, thanks, I'll try again
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by OhBaze » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:50 pm

When connecting my chip to my desktop pc (Win7 64bit), it wont install the driver. I've tested it on my laptop (Vista 32 bit), and that works fine.

Any ideas what to do? :-)
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by KrzyInuYasha » Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:56 am

Reason it won't install the driver is that it's probably a 32-bit version and you have to have a 64-bit driver. So you either have to find a 64-bit driver or use a Virtual Machine that's 32-bit like the Win XP Mode for Windows 7 Ultimate.
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by liquitt » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:05 am

try to run it in compatibility mode! that MIGHT work
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows- ... lity-mode/

otherwise it will be the mentioned 64/32 bit conflict
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by OhBaze » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:16 am

Oh i see, then i guess I have to install a virtual machine, thanks a lot! :)
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by OhBaze » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:27 pm

A friend of mine installed the chip, when booting = Green leds.

I thought "Succes" but no, when flashing a bios to the chip, I only get black screen, and thats about it. When flashing GCOS, I get the normal boot screen. Quite frustrating..

Any ideas? :)
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by emu_kidid » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:52 am

Yeah, this seems to be happening on a lot of Qoobs I've seen lately. Where did you buy yours from? where I got it from, they offered a refund/exchange.
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by OhBaze » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:24 am

I bought from Eurasia, is it sure that it is a faulty chip? Since I've paid extra taxes for about 40 dollars, just to get it in country (Europe, Denmark) :(
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by emu_kidid » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:37 pm

I tried a lot to get it working, tried another GC which had an already installed Qoob, tried a working qoob with the wiring from the faulty one, all the setups pointed to a faulty chip.
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by cissou » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:19 pm

Is someone succesfully built the *nix flasher?
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by gtmtnbiker » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:11 pm

emu_kidid wrote:I tried a lot to get it working, tried another GC which had an already installed Qoob, tried a working qoob with the wiring from the faulty one, all the setups pointed to a faulty chip.
Will they give you a replacement chip for free or are you hosed?
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by shuffle2 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:55 pm

fwiw, I had no problems with my qoob pro and win7 x64...
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Post by emu_kidid » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:57 pm

gtmtnbiker, (late reply) but no, they did nothing.
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by liquitt » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:28 am

gtmtnbiker wrote:
emu_kidid wrote:I tried a lot to get it working, tried another GC which had an already installed Qoob, tried a working qoob with the wiring from the faulty one, all the setups pointed to a faulty chip.
Will they give you a replacement chip for free or are you hosed?
The question is who "they" are. You might be able to talk eurasia into replacing it i guess.
...or were you talking about Eurasia too emu?
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by shuffle2 » Tue May 03, 2011 6:34 pm

I upgraded my motherboard to this http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-C43--B3-.html and now qoob is not recognized :(
It seems to be a problem specific to the usb controller on the board - I've tried a bunch of different settings in the bios but nothing helped. The qoob still works fine on other PCs.
Just wondering if anyone else had problems like this, and if there's a way to fix it besides buying a usb to pci card or something...
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by epoch » Tue May 03, 2011 7:02 pm

shuffle2 wrote:I upgraded my motherboard to this http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P67A-C43--B3-.html and now qoob is not recognized :(
It seems to be a problem specific to the usb controller on the board - I've tried a bunch of different settings in the bios but nothing helped. The qoob still works fine on other PCs.
Just wondering if anyone else had problems like this, and if there's a way to fix it besides buying a usb to pci card or something...
i'd try a hub first, before i buy a new card...

do you have another computer to check that against?
(to make sure it's not the chip that lost its magic blue smoke)
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by shuffle2 » Tue May 03, 2011 8:09 pm

oops, too late :p
I bought one of these at a local store (instant gratification ftw): http://www.amazon.com/Dynex-DX-2P2C-2-P ... B00099YIP0
..works fine with the qoob.

In other news, I can't seem to get my gc to read burned discs...I even tried to lower the resistance from the laser's potentiometer (down to 170 from 375 at the moment)...still the same read errors. Tried with dvd-r and dvd+r (both 4.7GB discs).
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Re: Qoob Chip

Post by shuffle2 » Tue May 03, 2011 8:38 pm

Well nevermind that, I re-burned on the dvd-r media at 2x and it works! FINALLY :D

edit: seems I spoke too soon, the disc reads successfully 1/20 times, if that. Maybe I need to hunt out some better media... :/

edit 2: I re-burned on the dvd+r media at 4x (turns out 2x wasn't being reported as "supported" for my drive/media combo), and qoob will successfully launch the game every time.
However, GCOS fails to run it every time. This is a bummer since I've specifically been trying to get this game to work with wiird. Guess I'll take it to another thread though since the qoob is working fine :p
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