NTSC Disk Drive in a PAL Console

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NTSC Disk Drive in a PAL Console

Post by JohnSmith1882 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:36 pm

I recently put a xeno chip in my ntsc gamecube. Unfortunately, my gamecube is one that doesn't allow for component cables (plus they're so expensive that I probably wouldn't bother buying them). I'm willing to settle with upscaled RGB Scart. So I was just wondering if it would be possible to replace a PAL disk drive with a modded NTSC drive? Would it work and could I get RGB?

Thanks in advance
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Re: NTSC Disk Drive in a PAL Console

Post by emu_kidid » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:59 pm

I've done exactly this only the other way around so I assume it'll be fine.
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Re: NTSC Disk Drive in a PAL Console

Post by theclaw » Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:22 pm

JohnSmith1882 wrote:I recently put a xeno chip in my ntsc gamecube. Unfortunately, my gamecube is one that doesn't allow for component cables (plus they're so expensive that I probably wouldn't bother buying them). I'm willing to settle with upscaled RGB Scart. So I was just wondering if it would be possible to replace a PAL disk drive with a modded NTSC drive? Would it work and could I get RGB?

Thanks in advance
No. It's a disk drive, not where the video output comes from.
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Re: NTSC Disk Drive in a PAL Console

Post by emu_kidid » Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:41 pm

The RGB scart I assume he means is what he'd gain from putting the drive in a PAL motherboard which is where the RGB would come from :P
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Re: NTSC Disk Drive in a PAL Console

Post by JohnSmith1882 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:06 am

That's exactly what I'd be hoping to gain. I'll give it a shot, seeing how it would be cheaper to do that than buy a digital port cube and component cable.
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Re: NTSC Disk Drive in a PAL Console

Post by theclaw » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:17 am

Yeah you'll gain RGB, lose s-video and the Japanese region mod.
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Re: NTSC Disk Drive in a PAL Console

Post by Streetwalker » Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:26 am

Some recent Swiss revision made the ntsc-j switch mod obsolete.
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Re: NTSC Disk Drive in a PAL Console

Post by theclaw » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:04 pm

Eh, I'd rather not have to use a boot disc every time.
Unless flashing Swiss to Qoob Pro via DVD has made progress.
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Re: NTSC Disk Drive in a PAL Console

Post by MockyLock » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:28 pm

Why not flash the Qoob using the USB port and software ?
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Re: NTSC Disk Drive in a PAL Console

Post by Streetwalker » Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:00 pm

Maybe he doesn't have the board or the software doesn't work on his pc ?
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