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Good morning everyone, so, over the weekend I hoked out the old gamecube to play some games with @kris_doe.  Was plenty of fun.  However, the picture on my new TV is pretty shit for most of the time.  I do have a Framemeister, but the GC is only outputting composite.  

 

I see the official RGB cables are ludicrously expensive, so I'm wondering how much cop these £5-£10 ones are?

 

Anyone got any experience?

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I watched a video last week on a new hdmi adapter for the gamecube. It was from metal jesus and he had killled his gamecube with it (by dropping it off a tv stand causing it to short).

 

It actually looked nice however and the creator has already made a design change to make it more robust. It's still expensive enough (roughly 100 dollars) but may be an option in some cases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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$100 for a tiny plastic adapter that is supposed to negate the whole issue with the component being ridiculously overpriced. Yeah that makes total sense to sell it at that price. 

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I agree it's expensive but I thought the component cables went for over $200 dollars due to how rare they were.  A quick search on ebay shows them typically going for between $200 and $400 with one person looking for  $699 for sealed original cables. At that price you could buy a wii u and play the games on that with a bit of work.

 

I'd hope this adapter comes down in price as I doubt it costs anywhere near that to make it but it's already half the price of a hdmi mod was last year so it's a step in the right direction.

 

 

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Now, I might be a complete idiot for even asking the question, but since you can buy a Wii for a tenner in Cash Convertors, and the Wii takes gamecube disks, gamecube controllers and gamecube memory cards, outputs 480p and takes a component cable that costs a fiver, and has very cheap HDMI adaptors, why would anyone want to buy a Gamecube and any sort of overpriced cable?

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I was wondering the same.

 

I love the game cube. I own maybe 5 or 6 of them in different colour schemes.  I couldn't tell you the last time one was plugged in, component output from the Wii is ideal.

 

That said, I use a WiiU for Wii games for HDMI.. What are these cheap Wii HDMI converters and are they good?

 

 

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9 hours ago, dumpster said:

Now, I might be a complete idiot for even asking the question, but since you can buy a Wii for a tenner in Cash Convertors, and the Wii takes gamecube disks, gamecube controllers and gamecube memory cards, outputs 480p and takes a component cable that costs a fiver, and has very cheap HDMI adaptors, why would anyone want to buy a Gamecube and any sort of overpriced cable?

 

Why do people buy anything, though.  Arguably Neo Geo Collection on the Wii is better than the original games on original hardware, etc.

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10 hours ago, dumpster said:

Now, I might be a complete idiot for even asking the question, but since you can buy a Wii for a tenner in Cash Convertors, and the Wii takes gamecube disks, gamecube controllers and gamecube memory cards, outputs 480p and takes a component cable that costs a fiver, and has very cheap HDMI adaptors, why would anyone want to buy a Gamecube and any sort of overpriced cable?

 

Original hardware!

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I've backed up my Gamecube games and have run them through the Wii U now and I'm really impressed, I also have the GC adapter for it and it's perfect.  I was playing 1080 Avalanche with the widescreen hack enabled and it looks excellent!

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2 hours ago, paddy gamer said:

I've backed up my Gamecube games and have run them through the Wii U now and I'm really impressed, I also have the GC adapter for it and it's perfect.  I was playing 1080 Avalanche with the widescreen hack enabled and it looks excellent!

 

How is this witchcraft achieved? 

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