Recently picked up GCHD for my Gamecube

  • Tiger_Uppercut 14 Sep 2018 13:38:02 4 posts
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    I recently picked up a GCHD for my Gamecube as I wanted to use the GB player as well as wanting 480p resolution (using swiss). Have to say it looks fantastic on my Samsung HDTV. They are expensive but being a huge GC fan well worth it for me as I wanted to use the GB player which sadly can't use on the Wii. Games like Smash, Zelda and F-Zero look stunning.



    Edited by Tiger_Uppercut at 13:38:40 14-09-2018
  • Psiloc 14 Sep 2018 13:43:14 4,767 posts
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    Fair warning, these things can brick your GC if there's any movement of the unit or the cables while it's powered on. They can short circuit the console.

    Other than that though I have heard good things.
  • Tiger_Uppercut 14 Sep 2018 13:58:36 4 posts
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    @Psiloc Not seen a single person have those issues from when I was reasearching the GCHD. I know they need to be connected firmly to click into place but not heard of any other issues.

    Edited by Tiger_Uppercut at 13:59:56 14-09-2018

    Edited by Tiger_Uppercut at 14:01:41 14-09-2018
  • Psiloc 14 Sep 2018 15:32:21 4,767 posts
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    I've literally seen it happen
  • samharper 14 Sep 2018 15:45:49 1,010 posts
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    Is there actually any benefit to this as opposed to just playing the GC games on a Wii with component cables and a 480p output as far as image quality goes?
  • Tiger_Uppercut 14 Sep 2018 15:48:17 4 posts
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    @samharper Image quality is only slightly better on Gamecube but being able to use the GB player is the big thing for me. Which the Wii does not allow

    Edited by Tiger_Uppercut at 16:00:59 14-09-2018
  • richarddavies 14 Sep 2018 15:52:59 6,360 posts
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    Psiloc wrote:
    I've literally seen it happen
    Heh.
  • Fake_Blood 14 Sep 2018 17:41:09 8,928 posts
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    If youíre after picture quality you can just hack a wii u. It plays GC isoís at 480p over hdmi, just takes a bit of reading and a SD card. Never looked into it but I canít imagine there not being a GB emulator too.
  • Cappy 14 Sep 2018 19:53:47 13,895 posts
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    Yep.

    Once a Wii has been hacked it's easy as pie to put emulators on there, then just make a few folders with the right names on a USB device or SD card, load them up with ROMS and you're ready to go.

    Though Gameboy Player on the Gamecube does look better than the emulated equivalent on the Wii for some reason on my setup. I guess it depends on the emulator.
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