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Gamecube is too expensive now for being a 6th gen console, the games are more expensive and the component cables cost like 4-5 times more than the system. I wouldnt buy unless you really want to play exclusives. Now you can also buy a wii with cheaper cables like the others said



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Nogamez said:
My wii has no slots for controllers that i can see and i dont have a pc im afraid. I keep hearing good things anout dolphin though. Wish.nintendo would just hd a load of gc games


The best way to play gamecube games is with a Wii original model (100% backward compatible wiht gamecube via hardware).

The image quality of gamecube games on Wii is better than with the original gamecube particularly if you use a component cable on Wii (couldn't use any component cable with my PAL gamecube ). And also you'll be guaranteed to play all your gamecube games via the component cable quality.

 

 

 



LemonSlice said:
artur-fernand said:

Nintendo released a new model of the Wii late into the console lifecycle, the Family Edition (it was 2011). For whatever fucking reason, they removed backwards compatibility from that model. That's what the OP probably has. I find that a rather dick move from Nintendo, but oh well.

Maybe, but it was certainly based on the fact that few people used that function and the ports only confused the majority of owners. Still pretty stupid to have a BC console and not have the connections.

Still sounds pointless at me. By 2011, the people who get confused at this kind of stuff (aka "the casuals") had already bought the system and were most likely not playing with it anymore. Hell, it was just like one year before the Wii U, so really, why do such a thing? This only serves to annoy people who want Wii with BC because they missed the GC (which, based on the sales of the PS2 vs. GC... was quite a lot)



Get a Wii that plays GC games and purchase a Wii component cable for it. Most major NTSC Gamecube games support 480P through component cables which look MUCH better on HDTV's than through composite(the standard red, white and yellow leads that come stock with all consoles) as component allows a higher resolution and truer picture quality. It would actually be cheaper to get a Wii console AND Wii component cable than it would be to get a Gamecube component cable because they are super rare and people want $250+ for the component cable.

Important note: Most PAL Gamecube games had the 480P support stripped out even though the early PAL Gamecube consoles have a component outlet in the back. I found this out the hard way so I have to import all NTSC versions of the Gamecube games I own and use a region-free patch on the Wii in order to use the 480P option.

The notion that Gamecubes, Dreamcasts, OG Xbox, PS2 etc all can't look great on HDTV is fallacy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXvXE-Nqr54

Dreamcast supports VGA support. Now most TV's don't have a VGA port so you need a VGA-to-HDMI convertor which in turn upscales the picture to 1080P so it looks even better than straight VGA alone(although it is not TRUE 1080P, it looks alot better than on a CRT tv). Gamecube/og xbox/PS2 are similar in that they support component cables although GC component cables are veryyyyyyyy expensive so the Wii component cables and console are a cheaper choice to enjoy GC games in higher quality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl_DuTaN_v8



artur-fernand said:
LemonSlice said:
artur-fernand said:

Nintendo released a new model of the Wii late into the console lifecycle, the Family Edition (it was 2011). For whatever fucking reason, they removed backwards compatibility from that model. That's what the OP probably has. I find that a rather dick move from Nintendo, but oh well.

Maybe, but it was certainly based on the fact that few people used that function and the ports only confused the majority of owners. Still pretty stupid to have a BC console and not have the connections.

Still sounds pointless at me. By 2011, the people who get confused at this kind of stuff (aka "the casuals") had already bought the system and were most likely not playing with it anymore. Hell, it was just like one year before the Wii U, so really, why do such a thing? This only serves to annoy people who want Wii with BC because they missed the GC (which, based on the sales of the PS2 vs. GC... was quite a lot)

Maybe it was necessary for the smaller form-factor (which was the aim of the console.) Gamecube controller ports definitely could have added an inch and half-inch to two dimensions of the Wii, making it not all that different. 



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I bought GameCube Component cables back in the day for $20. I had no idea they are worth like $200 now. I still play it to this day and the games that support Progressive Scan look great on a HDTV. My only suggestion would be that if you're going to buy one that you should buy it ASAP. Its only going to get more difficult to find and its collectors value will only climb more.



I loved how good resident evil looked on the GC. For me, it was the best looking game for its gen. Play it on the Wii. It will be the same if not better. 



you could hook up the gamecube with S-cables.



Chevinator123 said:
artur-fernand said:

Nintendo released a new model of the Wii late into the console lifecycle, the Family Edition (it was 2011). For whatever fucking reason, they removed backwards compatibility from that model. That's what the OP probably has. I find that a rather dick move from Nintendo, but oh well.

what?? that sucks, did not know that

Yeah. It's model number is RVL-101. The black version is more common. Easiest way to tell from the outside, is if the front pannel Wii logo is vertical when the console is standing up. You can get a GC. People are working on a HDMI mod for the system. But than you'd have to send in your console to whoever offers the mod work.