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Old 07-25-02, 07:39 PM
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Modify US Gamecube

Does anyone know anywhere in Southern California to get a US Gamecube modified to play Japanese games? One store told me they could do it, now they are backing out.
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Old 07-25-02, 07:43 PM
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they might be backing out for a reason. theres legal stuff behind modifying a system. you may screw it up and simply by opening it messing with it you void the warrenty.
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Old 07-25-02, 07:55 PM
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Check out IGN, they had a nice How-to, it's pretty easy to do.
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Old 07-25-02, 08:47 PM
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This site has a tutorial if you're brave enough to do it on your own.
http://www.bakaneko.com/gc/
They'll also mod your system for a fee if you ship it to them.

The only thing wrong with modding a console to play import games is you'll void your warranty. It's not illegal or anything.
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Old 07-25-02, 08:56 PM
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Store don't want to touch it because of the warranty problem. not to mention if there is a problem with the machine they don't want to take responsiblity because of it screwing up.
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Old 07-25-02, 11:22 PM
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http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...ight=universal

That thread has info on a Universal Gamecube boot disc that's coming out that will let you play Japanese games on a U.S. system. All you have to do is pop this disc in first, then the japanese game. There was a disc like this for the Dreamcast and it worked fine.
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Old 07-25-02, 11:39 PM
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I heard the xbox universal boot disc is hitting around aswell.
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Old 07-26-02, 10:21 AM
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Thanks guys I was actually able to find a store to do the mod. I had heard about the freeloader disk, but I really don't like disk swapping. I wouldn't mind doing the mod myself except I don't know how to solder and I don't have the gamebit required to remove the case.
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Old 07-26-02, 11:41 AM
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According to the people I know who have modded a Cube said it is considerably harder then Ps1/2 (all we have done), because of the size.
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