500 units have been purchased for production. These are due in December. Our goal will be to keep units readily available for purchase.
- Easily launch homebrew and your existing library of games.
- Installation is fast and simple (does require basic soldering skills)
- Full Audio Streaming Support.
- Swiss is supported
- Faster loading times compared to original DVD drive.
- Firmware is updatable and a simple procedure
This project is possible because of Daniel Kraak (meneerbeer), without him this project would not exist. I thank him for his continued support in the Gamecube community.
I would also like to thank Emukidid for creating (also any other contributors) swiss. Though Swiss is not required or shipped with this product it is recommended to use. Without Swiss the GC Loader would be hindered in many ways.
GC Loader is Gamecube DVD drive replacement that allows you boot homebrew and your existing library of games on DOL-001 and DOL-101 models. No longer do you need to worry about when your laser will burn out on your DVD drive. The GC Loader is a full replacement and acts exactly* like an original DVD drive but uses memory cards for its media.
*Some titles will load noticeably faster compared to the original DVD drive. GC Loader also has full audio streaming support.
FAT32 format a 512GB* or lower memory card. Place an ISO file on the memory card called boot.iso and insert the memory card.
If you would like to take advantage of a full menu, Swiss is needed. Simply place swiss on the memory card called boot.iso. Drag your other homebrew and backups to memory and insert it in the GC Loader. Swiss will automatically boot and you will have access to your library.
* 1TB cards are untested but should work. There might be some memory cards that will not work but is not expected.
Over 400 tittles have been tested but there might be some issues that still exist that we have not found. The firmware is easily updated so if there are any problems they will be fixed. We expect and strive for 100% compatibility.
A flex cable is supplied with each unit that is easily soldered to the bottom of the Gamecube’s DVD drive port. The flex lays over through hole pins so soldering is simple. You can desolder your existing DVD drive connector and solder this to bottom of the GC-Loader but this requires advanced desoldering skills. The flex installation performs identical to this.
Existing wasp installations can plug directly into the GC Loader. However it is recommened you remove your existing setup and install the new flex for a cleaner installation.
A full length video will be linked here in the future. But the total installation is fast, simple and only requires basic soldering skills.