Qoob

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Qoob
Qoob Modchip
Qoob modchip
Specification
Generation IPL Replacement
Flash Size
PRO Series 2Mb (16MBit)
SX Series 128Kb (1MBit)
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General

The Qoob modchip surfaced around late 2004-2006. It came in quite late in the IPL Replacement era of modchips and was one of the last to be produced with the exception of the Extreme series of Viper GC.

The Qoob chip came in two varieties - Pro & SX. They were both very feature rich and were similar to the Viper GC series, each acting as an IPL Replacement, with 2Mb & 128Kb 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.

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.


DVD Ripping

Qoob offers the ability to rip DVD backups via LAN with a Nintendo GameCube Broadband Adapter.
PC IP Address: 192.168.1.100
GAMECUBE IP Address: 192.168.1.32 (automatically set)

Start Internet Explorer, in the navigation bar type: http://192.168.1.32/DVD
A window will open allowing the ability to save the file. Rename the file appropriately. ( FireFox is not recommended due to interface issues )
Once ripping is completed, manually add the ."iso" or ".gcm" file extension
Average ripping speed: 600KB p/s


BIOS

BIOS files available at gc-forever.com

Further Info

Qoob Chip @ Wikipedia


Qoob
Developers
CPU Actel ProASIC Plus APA075
Modchip Type IPL Replacement
Features Gamecube BIOS
Installation 6 wires