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Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by DLDrago » Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:47 pm

I've tried a lot of things trying to get a disc to build and run, but I can't seem to find one. What's the best way to get a homebrew disc to work?
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by dilav » Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:25 am

What are you trying to run? How are you trying to run it? Have you checked the wiki:
https://www.gc-forever.com/wiki/index.p ... g_homebrew
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by DLDrago » Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:54 pm

dilav wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:25 am
What are you trying to run? How are you trying to run it? Have you checked the wiki:
https://www.gc-forever.com/wiki/index.p ... g_homebrew
I've tried following the instructions, but when I look at the ISO in Dolphin, no info shows up and it doesn't boot. I'm trying to get a sample from devkitpro to work.
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by Andross89 » Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:45 pm

DLDrago wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:54 pm
I've tried following the instructions, but when I look at the ISO in Dolphin, no info shows up and it doesn't boot. I'm trying to get a sample from devkitpro to work.
Do not use Dolphin to test whether it works or not. ISOs bootable may not work, executables may not work... Even games may not work. You will always need the console.

That's why SNES9xGX always has some problem. The author does not test on the console. Or didn't test...
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by DLDrago » Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:46 pm

Andross89 wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:45 pm
DLDrago wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:54 pm
I've tried following the instructions, but when I look at the ISO in Dolphin, no info shows up and it doesn't boot. I'm trying to get a sample from devkitpro to work.
Do not use Dolphin to test whether it works or not. ISOs bootable may not work, executables may not work... Even games may not work. You will always need the console.

That's why SNES9xGX always has some problem. The author does not test on the console. Or didn't test...
Ok. Now, will the iso work on a Wii running Nintendont?
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by Andross89 » Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:55 pm

DLDrago wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:46 pm
Ok. Now, will the iso work on a Wii running Nintendont?
Maybe yes, maybe not. I don't have a Wii. But it doesn't hurt to try.
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by DLDrago » Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:02 pm

Maybe yes, maybe not. I don't have a Wii. But it doesn't hurt to try.
It didn't work.
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by Andross89 » Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:12 pm

DLDrago wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:02 pm
It didn't work.
You really need the console, my friend. There is a possibility that you are simply looking for a problem where you do not have it. It will just waste your time.

But you can try other versions of Dolphin, ask for help to the forum users from there. Or wait for help from another user here. Good luck.
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by DLDrago » Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:14 pm

Andross89 wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:12 pm
DLDrago wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:02 pm
It didn't work.
You really need the console, my friend. There is a possibility that you are simply looking for a problem where you do not have it. It will just waste your time.

But you can try other versions of Dolphin, ask for help to the forum users from there. Or wait for help from another user here. Good luck.
Ok.
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by Andross89 » Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:19 am

I had not realized that you tested this ISO quickly. Did you burn on a disc and try to boot? I'd try.
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by DLDrago » Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:27 pm

Andross89 wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 9:19 am
I had not realized that you tested this ISO quickly. Did you burn on a disc and try to boot? I'd try.
I don't have blank discs to burn. Does Nintendont support raw DOL files for the GameCube? It only mentions ISOs.
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by Andross89 » Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:06 pm

DLDrago wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:27 pm
...Does Nintendont support raw DOL files for the GameCube?...
I don't know. And I only have the GameCube.
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by DLDrago » Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:09 pm

Andross89 wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:06 pm
DLDrago wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:27 pm
...Does Nintendont support raw DOL files for the GameCube?...
I don't know. And I only have the GameCube.
Ok. Yeah, I did some research, and Nintendont doesn't seem to work unless it's a GameCube ISO.
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by Papy.G » Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:12 pm

You'll be able to run Dols as well as ISOs from SWISS on either a GameCube or a Wii in GC mode. This only way you would be able to test real hardware compatibility.

Dolphin is going beyond what the GC has ever been able to do, without ever having been able to do everything the cube can do. This is not an accurate emulator!
DMG/MultiFreq OC/EDGB/EZF Jr, AGB/SC miniSD, NTR/NeoMK3, USG/flashme V8/SC miniSD
DOL001(EUR)/RGB/GCPlug/GBP/SD2SP2, RVL 001(EUR)/RGB/CMP/WiiSD

Zelda WW with Tingle Tuner in split screen was what the GC RF modulator was made for! (Video)
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by DLDrago » Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:14 pm

Papy.G wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:12 pm
You'll be able to run Dols as well as ISOs from SWISS on either a GameCube or a Wii in GC mode. This only way you would be able to test real hardware compatibility.

Dolphin is going beyond what the GC has ever been able to do, without ever having been able to do everything the cube can do. This is not an accurate emulator!
Ok. I already have the Swiss DOL, so all I need is to put it on my SD card, right?
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by Andross89 » Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:49 pm

It makes no sense to want to start ISO by Swiss. You just need the executable. It would be a waste of space at the end of the day.

But if you want to do it anyway, let me know if it worked. I was curious about the result.

Just put everything you need in the root of the SD and start Swiss. It's pretty simple.
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by DLDrago » Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:50 pm

Andross89 wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:49 pm
It makes no sense to want to start ISO by Swiss. You just need the executable. It would be a waste of space at the end of the day.

But if you want to do it anyway, let me know if it worked. I was curious about the result.

Just put everything you need in the root of the SD and start Swiss. It's pretty simple.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking, using the executable.
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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by Papy.G » Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:54 pm

You need a way to load SWISS first, either a game exploit, or the SWISS forwarder from the HB channel.
DMG/MultiFreq OC/EDGB/EZF Jr, AGB/SC miniSD, NTR/NeoMK3, USG/flashme V8/SC miniSD
DOL001(EUR)/RGB/GCPlug/GBP/SD2SP2, RVL 001(EUR)/RGB/CMP/WiiSD

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Re: Help Making Bootable GCN Homebrew Discs

Post by DLDrago » Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:55 pm

Papy.G wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:54 pm
You need a way to load SWISS first, either a game exploit, or the SWISS forwarder from the HB channel.
Got it.
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