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Topic: Gamecube games not displaying, PLZ HELP

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Tuosev

I recently bought a Component cable and Component to HDMI converter for my Wii chiefly so I can play my old physical copy of Path of Radiance on my 4K tv. Pretty much everything else on the Wii works and displays, including my emulators (soft-modded) and Virtual Console N64 games. When I insert my Gamecube disc and load it, all I get is a black screen. It WAS working with my old RCA cables and RCA to HDMI converter, but not the component for some reason. Help?????

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nerdface

I think you have to hold a button down (b?) on boot to get pscan mode.

It was new tech...

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WoomyNNYes

@Tuosev My cube died a couple years ago, so my memory isn't great, but like @nerdface said, maybe the console needs the setting changed. Connect the old cables, go into gamecube display settings, change them there, then try with the HD cables. Forgive me if that doesn't do it, but nerdface said what I was thinking.

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nerdface

It wasn’t available for all games, either (should say on the case), and I don’t think non pscan games worked through component cables?

I can’t remember, but you might have to use regular RCA for some games.

I dunno about the wii/wii:u...if you’re talking some kinda BC, it might not be related. My experience is the actual GameCube w/ component cables.

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Tuosev

@nerdface I suppose wasnt very clear in my post, I edited it slightly. I'm using a soft modded original Wii. I've ready set the screen mode to 480p instead of 480i. You think maybe my copy of PoR displays in 480i?

Edited on by Tuosev

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nerdface

googled Path of Radiance case and it says pscan compatible, so no idea, sorry :/

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Atariboy

I've never seen progressive scan abbreviated like that.

The game runs at 608x448 rather than the more usual 640x480. My guess is that your HDTV doesn't like this particular resolution via HDMI.

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nerdface

It’s not abbreviated on the box...were any of you even around for the GameCube?

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Atariboy

I don't see what my presence during the GameCube years has to do with my observation, but yes, I was around for the GameCube.

It's just that I've never heard 480p or progressive scan referred to as anything but 480p or progressive scan, including in GameCube manuals, on the rear of GCN case inserts, or on other 480p capable console platforms. But there's nothing wrong with labeling it as pscan like you're doing and I immediately knew what you were talking about when you used that abbreviation.

I was just commenting on how it seemed somewhat unusual, slightly curious if it was some sort of regional practice or just a personal abbreviation of it for the sake of brevity. But alas, I appear to have triggered a different sort of response.

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nerdface

That’s just how it was frequently abbreviated on forums and articles, and even shows up in Google searches, but ok, sure.

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Atariboy

At least here in North America, it's pretty rare, actually. Which surprises me now that I think about it, knowing how videogamers love their abbreviations. Perhaps most just gravitate towards referring to it as 480p when they don't want to be bothered to type out progressive scan.

That's actually why I was curious, knowing that we have an awful lot of European gamers here for obvious reasons (I believe NintendoLife is owned and operated out of the UK). So I was thinking perhaps that it was an abbreviation more commonplace over in PAL regions, although they got cheated out of 480p support on some early 2000's consoles.

The 5th hit in Google for instance for "GameCube pscan" is actually this thread. And this thread contains the only instances on NintendoLife for that particular abbreviation. But I've derailed the thread enough at this point.

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nerdface

Yeah, I dunno...dude just wanted to play his videogame, and I thought I had some info that could help, but I don’t.

I was never into either of the waggle consoles. I bought one of them for a girl I was dating?

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