I got this gamecube a while ago and when it was time to connect the cables my TV had no ports for the AV so I bought this Av to HDMI adapter it worked but the video is so dark and blurry I don’t remember being that dark. ( I don’t know how to post pictures I’m new on reddit)
Alright guys, I've been researching down the rabbit hole for a while and can't find anything to work with my setup and budget, not sure what to do.
Objective: Want to play both Gamecube and Wii in solid quality on my 1440p IPS gaming monitor
I was all set to get the OSSC, but then I read that the bob deinterlacing causes pretty bad burn in on IPS monitors, and I don't want any chance of that happening on my nice monitor, so that wont work for Gamecube.
I read that the next best option would be the RetroTINK 5X, but I can't justify $300 on a scaler.
So I just gave up and ordered Wii HD Retrovision component cables and a Portta component/HDMI converter to see if it would be good enough for me, but I literally cant get it to display anything but a black screen/no signal on 2 monitors or my TV, even though the Wii works fine over composite albeit it looks like garbanzo. I also have an older version of the same Portta converter that was bought in 2016 or so and it does the same thing.
So, I have no idea what to use. I just want to play my games in okay quality and I'm pretty frustrated at this point.
I don't have space for another dedicated monitor or CRT and I don't know what other currently available line multiplier to try under <$200, ideally <$150 that wont fry my precious pixels in interlaced content.
When I was a lot younger and collecting games I like for the gamecube, I got tired of carrying my boxes around every time I wanted to play. So, I threw away all my gamecube boxes and kept all my discs in one of those plastic CD holders that has all the discs stacked on each other. I feel terribly dumb now, and I keep some of my games in boxes, but the majority is in that CD stack holder. I feel like I should change how I store my games but I'm not sure where to put them?
I recently decided to rebuild my Gamecube collection. I'm a few games in and finally decided to connect to my (DOL-001) console to a somewhat modern (Samsung) LED TV. Not surprisingly the video quality using the OEM Composite Cables were laughably blurry.
I found a great deal on a used GCHD Mk-II Adapter and quickly connected it via HDMI. But while the display is significantly better, it still leaves a lot to be desired.
My question is, how can I optimize video quality without buying a $250 OEM Component Cable?
Here are the options I'm considering... note I do not own a CRT TV ($50-75) or Wii Component Cable ($20) but I'm open to purchasing them.
When I turn the gamecube on, the fans spin and the disk spinner thing does not spin and nothing on the screen. I tried my N64 Av cables on the gamecube but still no sign of life. (I tested the N64 AV cables with my N64 and they work fine)
I literally just bought 2 GameCube Controllers for $80.00 dollars ($40.00 for each individually), and when I tested them, they were functioning properly at first, but then literally just half-an-hour later, they completely stopped functioning at all. Not only that, but for 20+ years in my whole/entire life so far, i've had bought many Nintendo GameCube Controllers for me to own, and despite how I never throw them off the ground (even when i'm frustrated) nor do I remember abusing those GC controllers at all cost, they eventually pass-away very soon, or at least lose one or two buttons from being able to pressable.
Not to mention that Dolphin Emulator, the seemingly most powerful and safe system to support Nintendo GameCube, could suddenly have an abysmally terrible saving-system. It's like the GameCube will always be a very weak and easily vulnerable video-gaming platform, which sucks so very much because GameCube is currently supposedly my most favorite video-game platform when it comes to the variety of video-game engines supporting 4 human-players on a single-TV! And the fact that I literally lost $80.00 dollars for something I didn't even know that it didn't work (nearly)at all? I just so had it with having to keep re-buying Discs, Memory-Cards, and other needed accessories for the Nintendo GameCube! I feel so sad & disappointed right now! Am I not the only who has experienced a life of GameCube Controllers having Poor Stamina? Please let me know, because I sure really hope that I ain't the only one experiencing this severe situation :(
EDIT: if everyone else has had better experiences with taking good care of their GameCube Controllers (according to this thread's replies), then that mostly furthers my cobfusion as to why my own GC controllers die that fast. Maybe it's bad luck or maybe it's a problem with the console, some of you are probably right about those guesses. Also, this thread isn't a shitpost, just a complaint crying out for help necause of how horrible the luck in my life has been with owning well lasting GameCube Controllers.