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Crimson_Night
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I know pretty much no1 is anymore, but i'm still in love with my GC (and yes, i do have a ps3 +wii, but GC is still awesome - i'd take MKDD online anyday over Warhawk)
It would be so awesome playing MKDD (as well as kirby + 1080) online, but is it worth buying a broadband adapter, is anyone ever in the (PAL) GC rooms anymore..?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Crimson_Night wrote:
I know pretty much no1 is anymore, but i'm still in love with my GC (and yes, i do have a ps3 +wii, but GC is still awesome - i'd take MKDD online anyday over Warhawk)
It would be so awesome playing MKDD (as well as kirby + 1080) online, but is it worth buying a broadband adapter, is anyone ever in the (PAL) GC rooms anymore..?

Well, seeing as the Wii has been hacked, and GameCube BBA emulation will probably be made for the Wii within a matter of months, I'd wait for that. Once the Wii hacks mature, you should be able to just download a hacked channel to your SD card, insert it in your Wii, and away you go!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

oh awesome, ty - is there anything available like that at the moment for modded systems?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I don't believe so... (I haven't posted here in awhile)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Crimson_Night wrote:
oh awesome, ty - is there anything available like that at the moment for modded systems?

There is not at the moment. I think the only Wii hardware that's been reverse-engineered is the Wiimote. However, if the history of the GameCube hacking scene is any indication, the Wii Ethernet or Wi-Fi adapter will probably be reverse-engineered, and then it's a simple (to someone who writes GameCube software) matter of writing a program which hooks the BBA routines and maps them to the Wii hardware.

That said, there is another way that this could be done before the Wii homebrew becomes widely understood. There's a USB adapter for the GameCube/Wii that plugs into a GC memcard slot; it's called the USB Gecko. The same technique could be used, mapping the BBA to the USB adapter. Then a program on a PC could convert it back to Ethernet. http://www.tehskeen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6076

Of course, none of this is done yet, so no one knows for sure that either of these will actually happen in the near future. Maybe I'll ask Fuzziqer about the USB Gecko....
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, it's a tough question. If the Wii's Wi-Fi capabilities are hacked to be compatible with Gamecube games, it probably won't be worth it. But, then again, who knows how long that may take? If you are anxious to play the GC's LAN games, then by all means, get one. I really don't know what to tell you; it all comes down to how much you want to play the games.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

No means to be rude but the last post for this was made by biolizard89 on Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:25 am
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:22 am Reply with quoteBack to top

ametur_poet wrote:
Well, it's a tough question. If the Wii's Wi-Fi capabilities are hacked to be compatible with Gamecube games, it probably won't be worth it. But, then again, who knows how long that may take? If you are anxious to play the GC's LAN games, then by all means, get one. I really don't know what to tell you; it all comes down to how much you want to play the games.


MKDD was pretty fun back in the day before REAL online Mario Kart.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

well i dont have a wii haha, so ill still try mkdd on xlink
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

(-TU-)SgtLegend- wrote:
No means to be rude but the last post for this was made by biolizard89 on Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:25 am

Well... this is awkward. Razz
Anyway, I apologize for the thread bump. I had just never seen such an old thread so high up in the list be so old. I didn't stop to think it might be a bump.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

i'm surprized no ones tried posting a SNES MK match since there is an adapter for the SNES.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:33 am Reply with quoteBack to top

lol really?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:07 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I belive it was called XBand & Nintendo in the US promoted it with Dial Up from primus even though this sega/nintendo service charged fees for use of their network. the site was bought by the creator of the service but now its forum is constantly spammed
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