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Offline Negima

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« on: October 19, 2004, 05:14:45 pm »
I was wondering if you need some sort of adapter or something in order to play a Japanese game on the following systems (in America): Gamecube, Gameboy advance, and PS1.  I heard at the Con that you need some kind of disc for the Gamecube but I didn't know if it also applied to other systems.

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2004, 09:30:24 pm »
I know the ps systems need either a mod cd, or a mod chip. (the cd is by far more legal and safe for your system) I don't know what you would do about a gba though, I know the old gameboys would play the japanese pokemon games, and I've never heard of an adapter thingy for it either.

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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2004, 12:07:38 am »
Quote from: "Nyco27"
I know the ps systems need either a mod cd, or a mod chip. (the cd is by far more legal and safe for your system) I don't know what you would do about a gba though, I know the old gameboys would play the japanese pokemon games, and I've never heard of an adapter thingy for it either.

Hope that helps.

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Actually, that does.  Thanks for the help.  ^_^

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2004, 12:17:46 pm »
The gamecube all you have to do is change a wire around or you can get something  I forgot what it was called but hey 1 out of 2 aint bad
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2004, 08:01:09 am »
for the Gamecube. just buy freeloader
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2004, 12:21:55 am »
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The gamecube all you have to do is change a wire around or you can get something  I forgot what it was called but hey 1 out of 2 aint bad

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for the Gamecube. just buy freeloader

I plan on buying the freeloader instead since my technical skills do not go pass the ability to plug something into the wall.  :wink:
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2004, 02:41:23 pm »
freeloader is that GC mod, right? with the 2 switches? thats pretty nice... I was shocked that they got to modding them that easily.
I doubt its really that technical to do it... but get someone that knows how to sauter

PS1 needs one of those codebreakers or back panel modchips to run imported ps1 games.  But those are only for the older ps1 models that have the port in the back.  
Ps2 however needs either a mod or a fliptop.  Flitop is just a bootable cd, and a covverfor your ps2, so you just open up the top... I believe it doesnt play ps1 backup games however, so modding would probably be your best bet... which requires some major sautering.  And that still wont help with some anti-mod ps1 games.  (an import of Ore no Ryouri will not run on a modded ps2... *sniff* *sniff*, but will run on a codebreaker'ed (or whatever'ed) ps1.

GBA... hell, just get a flash cart.  Itll play anything... I dont think its region encoded, either...
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2004, 06:39:00 pm »
no freeloader is a disc right
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2004, 12:35:42 pm »
My PS (teh old one, regular type) has a Gold Finger and it allows for play with foreign games.  If you have spring to hold down that little button in the back of the lid compartment.  You load it up with an American game, open the lid when the disc stops spinning, put in your foreign game, and there you go!!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2004, 02:01:20 pm »
I've heard that there are region codes in the new Gameboy DS, but other than that, the all the Gameboys are region free.  I have a Pink Japanese Gameboy Advance SP and it plays everything.
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2005, 11:12:15 am »
Nah, the DS is region free. I have one, and it played the Japanese Puyo Puyo just fine.
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2005, 12:30:34 pm »
get the Action Replay Max for the gamecube, has a built in freeloader and you can also use it for codes and stuff... no rewiring neede... too bad PS2 version doesnt have one >.<
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2005, 03:30:35 pm »
I still say its best to just buy the import system.  I did and I have never regretted it.
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