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Mod chips available in 2018?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:24 am
by xx77Chris77xx
I am looking to install a mood chip on my GC to run home brew but I can only seem to find knock off Xeno GC's on eBay and I am wondering if there are any places still selling authentic mod chips in 2018. I have heard many very mixed reviews on the Chinese knock off Xeno GC's and I would like to avoid them if possible. I am looking to burn DVD-R disks and run them, I don't want to have to use SD Media Launcher. Any help is very greatly appreciated!

Re: Mod chips available in 2018?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:42 pm
by Streetwalker
Nothing wrong with "knockoff" xenos. The firmware is open source and anyone can make one. Your other options are finding a WKF, WASP, WODE, Qoob or Viper but those are all pretty expensive these days.

Re: Mod chips available in 2018?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:00 pm
by xx77Chris77xx
Streetwalker wrote:Nothing wrong with "knockoff" xenos. The firmware is open source and anyone can make one. Your other options are finding a WKF, WASP, WODE, Qoob or Viper but those are all pretty expensive these days.
I've heard a few complaints about them burning out after a few minutes or a few hours of use or they just straight up didn't work. They are prety cheap though so I think I'm just going to go for it. So long as it doesn't damage my GameCube it won't be a very expensive mistake if it doesn't work anyways.

Re: Mod chips available in 2018?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:21 pm
by Streetwalker
Most of the issues come from poor installation, nothing else.

Re: Mod chips available in 2018?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:43 pm
by xx77Chris77xx
Streetwalker wrote:Most of the issues come from poor installation, nothing else.
That's comforting to know. Thanks for the help!

Re: Mod chips available in 2018?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:29 pm
by Streetwalker
You're welcome. I recommend the wired install if you do get one as it's a lot easier and has a much higher success rate.

Re: Mod chips available in 2018?

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:13 am
by xx77Chris77xx
I was planning on doing the wires install. I have a lot of experience soldering but not on stuff as small as that. No point in me risking it.

Re: Mod chips available in 2018?

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:49 pm
by GizmoTheGreen
Has no one made an opensource IPL replacement modchip?
With Arduino or similar.


looking through moving boxes I found my old GC with Viper GC installed, I think it's the PRO too.
I'll be looking into making the SD loader default boot, and maybe HDMI mod my GC :)

Re: Mod chips available in 2018?

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:33 pm
by Streetwalker
It's not feasible with arduino, but it can be done with really cheap hardware.
For your viper, just install iplboot on it and you're set.

Re: Mod chips available in 2018?

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:43 pm
by GizmoTheGreen
Streetwalker wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:33 pm
It's not feasible with arduino, but it can be done with really cheap hardware.
For your viper, just install iplboot on it and you're set.
Well sure that works, but if I want to mod any other gamecube in the future my only option is xeno-gc clones/diy xeno?

I've looked around for any diy IPL guides but not found anyting.

Re: Mod chips available in 2018?

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:46 pm
by Streetwalker
There is one open source design but it's not friendly for end-users and I disapprove of the design so I won't link it here. I am interested in providing an option in the future, but I haven't really started working on a friendly solution yet.

Re: Mod chips available in 2018?

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:04 pm
by GizmoTheGreen
Streetwalker wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:46 pm
There is one open source design but it's not friendly for end-users and I disapprove of the design so I won't link it here. I am interested in providing an option in the future, but I haven't really started working on a friendly solution yet.
ok keep me posted I'm definately interested, user friendly or not
my soldering skills are intermidiate

Re: Mod chips available in 2018?

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:31 pm
by Streetwalker
It's not just about soldering, the CPLD has to be programmed and a bit of software needs to be written. And then it needs to be documented.