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    What to do with a Gamecube?

    So I found and bought a gamecube cheap off of craigslist.
    I bought it to use the controllers with a Wii.

    Now what can I do with the gamecube? Are there any interesting hacks?
    Should I just "roof test" it? Will it work as a wheel chock for a trailer?

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    1. Purchase a Mod-Chip to enable your Gamecube to run Gamecube backups.
    2. Purchase the SD Media Launcher to run emulators/roms on your Gamecube.
    3. Purchase a Gamecube Gameboy Player to run Gameboy Advance and gameboy Color games on your Gamecube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HackMii88 View Post
    1. Purchase a Mod-Chip to enable your Gamecube to run Gamecube backups.
    2. Purchase the SD Media Launcher to run emulators/roms on your Gamecube.
    3. Purchase a Gamecube Gameboy Player to run Gameboy Advance and gameboy Color games on your Gamecube.
    All of that can be done with your Wii though. Personally my GC is sitting in my basement collecting dust. All of the games, controllers, and memory cards are now in use on my Wii. The Wii kind of makes the GC obsolete being able to do everything the GC can do and then some. And you don't have to worry about buying mini-discs or modding your case to play normal size DVD GC backups on the Wii.
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    If you have no use and don't want your Gamecube would you sell it to me? Is it in good condition besides the dust?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HackMii88 View Post
    If you have no use and don't want your Gamecube would you sell it to me? Is it in good condition besides the dust?
    Collecting dust was just a figure of speech. It's not really dusty. I would if didn't collect systems. I still own every system I've ever owned back to my 2600 and Intellivision. Well...Other than a few that went bad and I replaced. Even though I don't play it anymore I wouldn't be complete without it.
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    You could mod it for fun to try something new

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    well since my wii can't run GC backup discs (new drive version or something like that) i'd like to find a modchip for my gamecube. but these times they are hard to find. also even tho tje GC memory card and controller can be used on a wii. it still has that extra nostalgic feeling when you see the GC with that orange light standing right in front of your tv... i am the kind of person who likes to play his games on the system they are designed for. playing them on an emu just doesn't have the same feeling (but has more options tho)

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    I found myself in the same position. I have a Wii and therefore my gamecube is completely useless unmodded - I can do everything the GC could do on the wii. So through some research, I found that you could load Linux on the Gamecube and use it as a PC! I thought that it would be awesome to make a compact, portable computer out of it!

    So I decided to take it a step further, and my current project is to load Windows NT 4.0 Workstation on it. I've seen other guys do it with Windows 3.1 and Windows 95, so it must be possible!

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    You realize the GC only has 40MB of RAM right? Linux can be installed because it is so light and not bloated like Windows but you are severly limited to what you can run.
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