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Generation Drive Replacement Chip
CPU Spartan 6
Flash ?Mbit onboard flash
Storage Interface SD Slot
Min Supported 4GB SDHC
Max Supported 2TB SDXC
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General information

GC Loader is GameCube DVD drive replacement that allows you boot homebrew and your existing library of games on DOL-001 and DOL-101 models. No longer do you need to worry about when your laser will burn out on your DVD drive. The GC Loader is a full replacement and acts exactly* like an original DVD drive but uses memory cards for its media.

  • Some titles will load noticeably faster compared to the original DVD drive. GC Loader also has full audio streaming support.

Available for purchase here, installation video here


  • DOL-001 and DOL-101 support
  • Minimum SDHC 4GB to maximum SDXC 2TB (theoretical) supported SD cards
  • Update via DOL file at Dans website
  • Easily launch homebrew and your existing library of games.
  • Installation is fast and simple (does require basic soldering skills)
  • Full Audio Streaming Support.
  • Swiss can read from it and launch games
  • Faster loading times compared to original DVD drive.
  • Firmware is updatable and a simple procedure


Firmware updates can be found here.

GCLoader firmware
Version Release Notes
0.9.0 beta Initial Release
0.10.0 beta No SD card inserted boots to dashboard
1.0.0 beta Fragmentation and multi disc fix.


API is documented here.


Developers meneerbeer
CPU Spartan 6
Modchip Type Drive Replacement Chip
Features Gamecube BIOS
Installation Flex cable or connector from existing drive