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Anaconda04 from Utopia Boots Dvd-R on unmodded Gamecube

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#1
Yes this is the news very nice to see this which is cool for the people that don't have the Viper modchip.I went and started reading about this at the dextrose forum,and alot of users have said it doesn't work.I am still skeptical about this,but a tutorial has been brought up at maxconsole with the .dol file and guide to help set this solution up.The direct link to where I found the guide for this solution is here http://forums.maxconsole.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3893 by PHiSQuaRE.Good job to PHiSQuaRE on the guide and also supplying the tools to get started on this solution.

The tutorial by PHiSQuaRE


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USING THE ANACONDAO4 v0.2
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by: PHiSQuaRE


Things you will need:

- A Gamecube
- An ORIGINAL copy of Phantasy Star Online episode I & II
- A Nintendo Broadband Adapter
- Either a gamebit or a melted crystal BIC pen
- Some electrical tape
- Some files (which I've included)
- A brain


1. Set up PSO and your PC to work with PSUL (there are numerous tutorials on how this is
accomplished so I won't waste time explaining it again)

2. Get your gamebit or BIC pen and open up your Gamecube by removing the four screws from
the bottom.

3. Face the Gamecube forward, remove the lid and look at the top right corner. You will
see two blue wires connected two a yellowish/brownish pcb with a black plastic prong
like device, this is the lid sensor. Take a piece of electrical tape and tape down
the two black plastic prongs.

4. Place the psul.exe and snake04.dol files somewhere easy to access from the command line,
personally I like C:/

5. At the command line type the following:

psul.exe snake04.dol

You will see the following:

PSUL 1.1 Copyright (C) 2003, Titanik of Crazy Nation

Starting server on 192.168.1.100...
Waiting for connection...

6. Turn on PSO, start an online game with your settings, let the pretty screen come up,
go towards the light....

7. You will see the dol file sent and run, the screen will go black, PSO will stop spinning,
now swap PSO with your PROPERLY burnt iso file. The disc will start spinning again, and
your game will load.

8. Enjoy this wonderful UTOPiA present.


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BURNING A PROPER ISO
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To burn a proper iso, use Nero only. I haven't bothered with any other burning software
personally so I can't comment on how well it will work. Extract your ISO/GCM (if a GCM
rename the extension to ISO), open up Nero and choose Recorder->Burn Image, select your
ISO and click FINALIZE DVD. If you do not finalize the burn, your game will not load.

Additionally, some games have audio problems on the current viper bios (v0.4 as of this
FAQ) and need to be fixed using a nice little tool by LOONYCUBE called WIPED GCM FIXER
v1.4b. Only use this latest release as it is the most up to date. Generally, if your
game is under the 1.4 gigabyte mark it is a good idea to use the wiped fixer to add
garbage data that has been removed.

From personal experience, I have found that the only media that has worked well for me
is Ritek G04 Mini-DVDRs. This of course depends on the Gamecube and the laser OHMs
setting. I have had a 100% success rate with the games I have burnt and tested on this
media without tweaking the laser on either of my Gamecubes. There are tutorials out there
explaining how to tweak your laser if necessary.


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SDLOADER
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I do not know if this method will work with the SDLoader because I don't have the hardware
to test it out.


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OTHER RESOURCES & INFO
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The dol version of the cobra bios behaves exactly like the version running directly
off of the viper. There haven't been any improvements or changes to the loading
sequence at all.



Some more resources:


http://www.ps2nfo.com/viper.html

http://www.maxconsole.com (and the maxconsole forums)


Make sure if you are using PSOload to switch to PSUL if you plan on testing this out.To get the anaconda.Dol file along with some helpfull utilities and the actual tutorial you can get them here http://forums.maxconsole.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=31218 hope this helps some people out that don't have the ViperGC modchip.I haven't tested this yet so if anyone tests this and can supply some very good information that might help out some people trying to use this method thanks.I just thought this should be brought to attention if nobody has seen this.

Peace L-Burna




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#2
WOW this sounds great,did you try it?i cant test it now

man why do such things discovered now?pso exploit is 3 years old -_-

in the end of 2005 the new consoles do releases already :-/
#3
rony2211 Suspended due non-functional email address
i have tested it and it works great for me this kicks ass
#4
benja Suspended due non-functional email address
I have tryed it on my PAL cube and it works very well. There is only one BUT... and that is: it will only play PAL titles..

So I guess NTSC users are stuck with NTSC titles only ( lucky bastards :) )..

If only somebody could add some Region Free - code into the booting it would definately rock 100%.

- benjamin
#5
@benja
hehe,bist du aus deutschland zufšllich?dieses "tryed" (tried)machen sonst nur deutsche falsch ^^

ok back to topic

what happens when you try to boot a "backup" of freeloader?can you then still change and boot other backups?
#6
indienemo Account closed as per user's own request
dammit I just forked out loads for my damn chip as well....




"Life is like a box of chocolates, whenever it comes to me all that is left is toffee logs" - Me.
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PC: Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.4Ghz, 2GB DDR2, X850 PE GFX.
GC: Viper GC w. Cobra bios 1.2
X360: Kreon 1.0 Drive, Softmodded console

#7
coldasice Suspended due non-functional email address
Dude, you are THE MAN!!!!! This is the best d@mn contribution to the Gamecube community I believe! (or so I've witnessed. Thank you for sharing this with us! A hell of an alternative to those of use that can't afford a Viper!

Knowledge is power. Power makes everything and everyone work. Now then, let's work with each other.
#8
this is great stuff! now i hope developement for the viper (i.e cobra bios) is boosted and we can finally see some cool stuff now that the viper chip has some competition. it's very interesting how they managed to do it..
#9
[[3. Face the Gamecube forward, remove the lid and look at the top right corner. You will
see two blue wires connected two a yellowish/brownish pcb with a black plastic prong
like device, this is the lid sensor. Take a piece of electrical tape and tape down
the two black plastic prongs. ]]

Can you supply some pictures to help some "newbies" do this?
#10
indienemo Account closed as per user's own request
Yeah I hope the viper/cobra team see all this and up the ante on their chip a bit... like release 0.5 bios already ffs!!




"Life is like a box of chocolates, whenever it comes to me all that is left is toffee logs" - Me.
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PC: Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.4Ghz, 2GB DDR2, X850 PE GFX.
GC: Viper GC w. Cobra bios 1.2
X360: Kreon 1.0 Drive, Softmodded console

#11
Things you will need:

- A Gamecube
- An ORIGINAL copy of Phantasy Star Online episode I & II
- A Nintendo Broadband Adapter
- Either a gamebit or a melted crystal BIC pen
- Some electrical tape
- Some files (which I've included)
- A brain

Does this work with the Phantasy Star Online I and II PLUS? Or just the NON-PLUS version?

Thanks

Flandrel
#12
indienemo Account closed as per user's own request
I dont think itll work with PSO+, they fixed the exploit in that version... it doesnt work to stream with either.




"Life is like a box of chocolates, whenever it comes to me all that is left is toffee logs" - Me.
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PC: Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.4Ghz, 2GB DDR2, X850 PE GFX.
GC: Viper GC w. Cobra bios 1.2
X360: Kreon 1.0 Drive, Softmodded console

#13
rony2211 Suspended due non-functional email address
this is bad ass im booting it off a mem carn with action replay and i was 2 days away from ordering a viper lol
#14
indienemo Account closed as per user's own request
Do you use the laser tweak with this method?




"Life is like a box of chocolates, whenever it comes to me all that is left is toffee logs" - Me.
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PC: Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.4Ghz, 2GB DDR2, X850 PE GFX.
GC: Viper GC w. Cobra bios 1.2
X360: Kreon 1.0 Drive, Softmodded console

#15
When you open the gamecube is there anyway that you can brake parts inside of it?
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#16
Hey CAR8624 here is a picture of the lid sensor switch if someone is having a hard time trying to find it.It is at the top right of the picture with a red circle around it,and I wrote a message right under it:



Flandrel I think this only works with the old Phantasy Star Online,but it could work not sure.You have to be able to stream with it if not then no it won't work.Hey indienemo you can use the laser tweak with this method,but only if you are having alot of problems with reading discs.Philipman I would say just be carefull when opening your cube.The only thing you have to do is take off the top cover and either tape the sensor switches back or I used some small rubberbands which worked pretty good.Hope this helps some peeps out.Right now I am reading up on GCOS which in conjunction with the anaconda can have full region support.

Peace L-Burna
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#17
Sorry if the picture is real big I went back and made it that way so that some people that are having a hard time trying to find it can see it easier.The picture I had of it before was too small to see the switch.




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#18
I've been streaming games for a while now. I was holding off on buying a viper until more of the issues were sorted out.
Then L-Burna posted this News. First off BIG thanks to UTOPiA (+Mentalcube for the cobra coding) and also L-Burna for sharing the news.
I opened up my cube for the first time today. Taped down the lid sensor (my gamecube is unmodded and the laser is still at factory settings) and then ripped a few games and burned them to Full size Maxell DVD-R at 1x.
It booted perfectly.
I tested with Mario Power Tennis and Mario Golf since those were the games that always worked the best for me when I streamed.
Both games played just the like originals.
After 30 minutes of playing Mario Tennis crashed. The disc stopped spinning and then I got a message about an error. This sounds similar to the kind of errors experienced with Viper so Iím hoping it just has something to do with the version of Cobra that was used for Anaconda.
Hopefully more people will work on this (aside from mentalcube/cobra team) now.
Anyway I'm amazed already, and looking forward to more good things to come!
#19
Hey DonGio did you use the FST setting from GCMWipeFix if not this could be a problem if it is not the full size.I think you will get the best results if the image is at 1.35gig in size.I was playing Resident Evil 4 the demo on a full size dvd-r which was only 1.35gig in size and it runs very smooth with no glitches or anything.I used the setting FST off GCMWipe.I am not sure if this is the problem with the game Mario Power Tennis or Mario Golf,but I hope this is the only thing stopping it from running.If not then yeah it is probably just the Cobra bios,maybe needs to be updated or something.Oh another thing that might be a problem is the media.I think the media is a issue with this.I am using Memorex at the moment and it seems to work pretty good,Ritek is also pretty good.I will make sure to check out the games you mentioned to see if I can get them to work alright.
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#20
Hey L-Burna
Both games were 1.35GB in size
Mario Golf I ripped myself, and I didnít use any wipe utilities on it. I ripped with my GC and burned with Nero (using a Pioneer DVR-106D). I haven't experienced any problems with this game so far.

Mario Tennis was a d/l, this is the one that crashed on me. The ISO was already 1.35GB but Iíll try what you suggested and see if it improves.

I noticed in another thread Speedi posted the following:
ďI have vipered about 24 now and came to the conclusion that These games:
Mario Party 6
Mario Power Tennis
cause DRE's all the timeĒ Iím guessing that means that, where cobra is right now those games arenít working right just yet??
But still Iíll try what you suggested and post back with the results.

The Memorex discs you use are those full-size dvd-r?
I heard that Ritek G04 minis were really good so Iím going to see about getting my hands on those as well. (I donít like leaving my case off and donít want to cut/mod it to fit full-size DVDs either)
Iíll rip a few more games tomorrow and test them out.
Additionally, I read on dextrose about loading Anaconda onto a memory card using samsons loader (thus eliminating the need for PSUL everytime i want to play a game). Iíll see about setting that up when I have time and post back.

Thanks for the advice.
-DG
#21
indienemo Account closed as per user's own request
Hey guys theres another program out now on http://www.cubehacker.com, that does has the same features and functions of this program its called "GCOS Version 1.1", Just thought I'd let you know! L-burna you should see which is best, pioneer man!




"Life is like a box of chocolates, whenever it comes to me all that is left is toffee logs" - Me.
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PC: Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.4Ghz, 2GB DDR2, X850 PE GFX.
GC: Viper GC w. Cobra bios 1.2
X360: Kreon 1.0 Drive, Softmodded console

#22
Hey Indienemo I checked out the GCoS V1.2 which is at maxconsole.com and it is still real buggy.I can get to the very start screen of the program which gives you a list of stuff just like off the viper bios menu.The bad thing also is that it automatically opens up the menu in PAL mode which is not good for me(NTSC user,you can switch to different regions though,but can't save the settings since it does a restart which makes the information useless).I press on boot gamecube backup and it gives me the jap system error.Yeah DonGio the discs I am using are full size dvd-r I did the full size dvd-r mod to my cube.I kept everything including the open switch and used a circle magnet I ripped off a magnet on my fridge and a thin piece of metal to have the lid close.Then just trimmed alot of plastic down which took me a long time since I couldn't find my drimmel 0_o doh.It still looks nice though I just used a file and some wire clippers and clipped off all the stuff I didn't need and then used the file to sand it down so it is smooth and doesn't have ridged edges.When I either find my drimmel or buy a new one I will make it look better,but I am done for right now.The bad thing though is I broke the jewel that covers the power LED in half(you know it connects to the lid with two small screws,pearl color plastic that the power LED shines through).Anyways that is pretty much what I have been working on for the past week.I would recommend sticking with Anaconda04 for right now if you get the jap system error message.It is improving alot though,the GCoS will be perfect in due time.I'm just going to wait until it has all the bugs worked out of it though.Hey DonGio I heard some peeps were using the Action Replay trick.You put the .dol file on the memory card and the AR directly boots to the program.

GCosv1.2 info:

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: ##:::..::: ##:::..:: ##.... ##: ##:::..::
: ##::'####: ##::::::: ##:::: ##:. ######::
: ##::: ##:: ##::::::: ##:::: ##::..... ##:
: ##::: ##:: ##::: ##: ##:::: ##:'##::: ##:
::.######:::. ######::. #######::. ######::
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28/02/2005:::GCOS Version 1.2::::::::::::::
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Whatsnew in 1.2:

- Auto detect region free for both boot dvd and boot backup
- Cleaned the menus up
- Change initial menu video mode (and save it for use everytime)


Info:
Finally a .dol with all the features!
With the aid of Anaconda, we now finally have an open source way to boot
all region Game backups regardless of whether you have a Viper GC! In this first
revised version of GCOS there is NTSC, PAL & PAL60 backups fully supported.
There is multiple Game Backup supported via http server, Original
Game Booting and also SD card file booting.


LiTe Version:
The LiTe Version has multiregion original boot, multiregion backups boot and boot from SD. We'll slowly add all the features of the Full version, but it requires optimizing to take up the least amount of space :)
LiTe only offers multiregion boot of ORIGINALS via having the original disc in at boot time (put it in before you turn it on) ;)


Features:
Play backups and originals from every region!
Backup Games using your BBA and any Internet Browser
Upload and execute .dol and .elf using netcat (port 4000)


Known Bugs:
There seems to be a clock bug where the clock doesn't change time at all. We're working on fixing it, but currently this will affect all games that use the RTC (animal crossing).


Future:
Bug identifying and fixing currently, LiTe version sorted for you Viper GC users so you're not left out.
Implementing more features into LiTe would be nice, but size issues are going to make that hard... Feel free to chip in with fixes :)
A GX re-write may be on the cards soon enough, but the old skool feel of the current menus is fun for now...


Distant Future:
Memcard backup (not so likely)
??? - You control our future as well as us, so show us what you can do ;)


Compile notes:
Yes, the source is included this time :P

There will be a main.elf and a main_high.elf.
Don't worry about main_high.elf for now.. just worry about getting main.elf
to boot. You will need to do powerpc-elf-objcopy -R .comment main.elf main_ok.elf.
then doltool -d main_ok.elf.


Greets:
#GCmods EFNET
Anaconda peeps,
fogbank
cReDiAr
tmbinc
K-0-D
nomis (nice to get some acknowledgement)
Beta people at #GCMods
And everyone else that made this a possibility.

The file is located on maxconsole.com if anyone wants to try GCoSv1.2.It won't work for me,and has alot bugs at the moment.

Peace L-Burna




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#23
I got the GCoSv1.1 to work,but it is still kinda buggy at the moment.Some games will work with this,and then again some games won't.I like the delay on it though,and on the GCoSv1.2 they have where you can press the A button to make the disc launch.It is still cool though I hope they keep making alot of progress on this.




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#24
Okay so I played Mario Golf for 3 hours today without any problems, I even paused the game came back 20 minutes later and still worked perfectly.

I ripped Mario Tennis and burned again. I was able to play through an entire tournament without problems. I'm guessing I just had a bad rip the other day (as I didn't rip that one myself).

I also tested out Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Smash Bros bros. No problems with either of them.
All games are NTSC and ripped by myself no wipe of any kind.

I burned them all to Maxell 4.7GB DVD-R (Manufacturer ID: MXL RG02) at 2x. I've been backing up dvd movies for a couple years now and found that Maxell MXL RG01 and RG02 are very reliable. Seem to work well for GC backups too.

L-Burna:Whats the manufacturers ID on those Memorex you use? Do you use them a lot?
I've had bad experiences with Memorex DVD-R. I've burned ~20 movies to Memorex media and more than half of them wouldn't work on my Toshiba DVD player, or my gf's Samsung. The only thing that would always read them is my Apex AD-1500 (but i swear that thing would even read a piece of cardboard, great little player) Sorry about getting a little off topic...
For modding your case Iím guessing you followed the guide on Maxconsole that was posted a while back? No problems with that? Itís something I will consider, but Iíd rather just leave my GC untouched and spend a little bit more finding good 1.4GB mini dvd-r.

Anyway to sum things up I am very happy with Anaconda. Apparently it doesn't do NTSC on PAL systems or vice versa but since generally make all my own rips, that's not a concern for me (and something I'm sure can be fixed in time).

I've yet to hear back from my friend that has a copy of AR. When I get the chance to borrow it from him I'll try loading Anaconda onto the memory card (Iíve also heard this is working for others). For now loading Anaconda with PSUL + PSO disc works great!
-Don Giovanni
#25
indienemo Account closed as per user's own request
If you ask me its so f'cking stupid, we've been on the scene for like two years almost, using PSO, then all of a sudden all these new and good methods come along at once... I dont get it man, its like when you wait an hour for a bus then two come at the same time




"Life is like a box of chocolates, whenever it comes to me all that is left is toffee logs" - Me.
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PC: Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.4Ghz, 2GB DDR2, X850 PE GFX.
GC: Viper GC w. Cobra bios 1.2
X360: Kreon 1.0 Drive, Softmodded console

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