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Read this on Xbox Scene some time ago, but just now thought to bring it to everyones attention.


Viper GC is the world's first amateur coding module for NGC. The onboard flash memory allows users to boot Homebrew applications, loaders or BIOS'.

A high speed parallel port programmer is provided along with the FFC cable to connect to the Viper GC main module. An intuitive PC application has been authored to facilitate easy transfer of BIOS', loaders or Homebrew applications to the flash memory.

Viper Gc is based around the Actel ProAsic Plus FPGA, providing flexibility and security to ensure that the user gets the product they ordered, not a cheap clone.

The viper GC's tailored PC application will enable users to transfer code via their PC Parallel port to the module's flash memory.

We're sure that the recent Homebrew developments (like GC-Linux) on GC will take advantage of the Viper GC's ability to run code directly from flash memory, instead of the current BroadBand Adaptor/Phantasy Star Online + Loader solution, leading to rapid development of the GC Scene.

The Viper GC has just 4 wires to solder and two connectors which could assume control of the lid sensor switch, should the appropriate commands be included in a third party BIOS release.

Viper GC is more than a BIOS replacement, it offers the unique possibility through special hardware commands, to run the original BIOS after the user's loader or Homebrew BIOS has been executed.

The Viper GC programmer includes a logic I.C. to increase transfer speeds and a DIP switch to enable or disable the module. We're sure that the GC scene will now explode into action with a plethora of new achievements and devlopments certain to make even those who do not have a GC currently, rush out and buy one :huh:


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I have no plans to freak out and buy one, I think I'll wait until more is known about this one, and when more solutions become available. After all.......we all know you can't burn Gamecube backups atm.

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Thanks For The Info. Looks Like A Great Creation, I'll Tell My Friend About THis Tomorrow. And How Long Did It Take Uptil It Was Made? Just Queious.

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With just a mere 4 wires to solder, how hard can it be to install?


With the advent of mod chips to obviously start flying out (This surely won't be the first) it's going to be easier to run homebrew (or backups if you will) since you won't need a mangled software hack solution like you do now. It'll be a simple matter of transfering data over.

And imagine if someone creates an adapter for a hard drive, even better.

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that flash memory can't be that big, can it? Would be nice if it was large enough for actual games, or if the transfer speed was enough that the parallel cable could just be used to play images directly off a hard drive. or can it do that?

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