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GC Gamecube GC Loader, SD2SP2 Drive Replacment Options

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Any word on restock?
 

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Get a $2 xenogc, burn a swiss disc, assemble the SD2SP2 yourself and you're looking at $10 for the entire library sans the SD card.

Or just do this, been around forever.



GC Loader for what, if your laser is dead you can get a brand new one from China for $5-8. I don't understand half the stuff coming out nowadays... Reminds me of spinning rims for your car or something sometimes.
 

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GC Loader for what
Is the SD2SP2 at a full 100% compatibility yet? OK, the GCL isn't either, but I believe the odds of reaching that goal are higher for a solution simply mimicking an original drive than for one trying to patch each and every file access.

Reminds me of spinning rims for your car or something sometimes.
I believe you're thinking of gaming PCs. RGB ALL THE THINGS!
 

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Looking forward to play around with these things now that I bought a Carby.
One of my Cubes has a broken disc drive that I may or may not be able to revive with proper pot adjustments, but GC Loader looks like the proper upgrade to me. Adding in a SD2SP2 to store settings etc seems like the sensible thing to do as well.
 

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Get a $2 xenogc, burn a swiss disc, assemble the SD2SP2 yourself and you're looking at $10 for the entire library sans the SD card.

GC Loader for what, if your laser is dead you can get a brand new one from China for $5-8. I don't understand half the stuff coming out nowadays... Reminds me of spinning rims for your car or something sometimes.
Is the SD2SP2 at a full 100% compatibility yet? OK, the GCL isn't either, but I believe the odds of reaching that goal are higher for a solution simply mimicking an original drive than for one trying to patch each and every file access.
The SD2SP2 is barely more than $10 assembled, and it's not fully compatible. It has the same streaming audio issues that any SD-Gecko method uses, and you don't have easy access to the microSD card. GC Loader is far more compatible, I think probably fully unless certain games simply don't run on SWISS. It's not about replacing dead lasers, it's about an inexpensive method at high compatibility and using roms not actual discs. I'm not a big fan of pulling the drive hardware out myself, but there doesn't seem like there's going to be a better method.
 

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I am foaming at the mouth for this to release! Can't wait to load all those sweet NTSC-U roms and not have to use my crappy PAL version discs any longer. Curse Nintendo for not including 480p for PAL region.
 

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Cant wait for the GC Loader PNP. Looks awesome!
 

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Got my pre-order in :)

Site is getting pounded with traffic. Looks like will sell out in well under an hour. 900 units sold out in half an hour...
 

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Managed to miss out as I just couldn't get through to place an order. I am sure loads of scalpers got two or more though, so that is nice.
 

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I also missed it, but oh well. One of the next preorder rounds will be good enough for me. :D
 
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