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Is there any way to make Multi-disc Gamecube (or any other system I guess) games work nicely with Hyperspin - so... 

Take Baten Kaitos Origins... i currently have 2 entries in my wheel for this game (one for each disc)... I only really want one...

 

Now, i realise i could remove the second disc from the wheel, but then when i reach the switchover point, how would I load the second game?

 

Is there any way to combine the discs to provide a seamless experience (given that we now have much larger media available and the Wii plays GC games I wondered if someone may have done this... tho i seem unable to find such a thing), or have people been handling this in some other way?

 

Thanks!

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This is what I did for my Dreamcast games. I'm pretty sure it would work with Gamecube as well.

 

<game name="D2 (Disc 1)" index="" image="">
    <description>D2 (Disc 1)</description>
    <cloneof />
    <developer>WARP</developer>
    <crc />
    <genre>Survival Horror</genre>
    <year>2000</year>
    <rating>ESRB - M (Mature)</rating>
    <enabled>Yes</enabled>
  </game>
  <!--<game name="D2 (Disc 2)" index="" image="">
    <description>D2 (Disc 2)</description>
    <cloneof />
    <developer>WARP</developer>
    <crc />
    <genre>Survival Horror</genre>
    <year>2000</year>
    <rating>ESRB - M (Mature)</rating>
    <enabled>Yes</enabled>
  </game>
  <game name="D2 (Disc 3)" index="" image="">
    <description>D2 (Disc 3)</description>
    <cloneof />
    <developer>WARP</developer>
    <crc />
    <genre>Survival Horror</genre>
    <year>2000</year>
    <rating>ESRB - M (Mature)</rating>
    <enabled>Yes</enabled>
  </game>
  <game name="D2 (Disc 4)" index="" image="">
    <description>D2 (Disc 4)</description>
    <cloneof />
    <developer>WARP</developer>
    <crc />
    <genre>Survival Horror</genre>
    <year>2000</year>
    <rating>ESRB - M (Mature)</rating>
    <enabled>Yes</enabled>
  </game>
  --><game name="Dead or Alive 2" index="" image="">
    <description>Dead or Alive 2</description>
    <cloneof />
    <developer>Team Ninja</developer>
    <crc />
    <genre>Fighting</genre>
    <year>2000</year>
    <rating>ESRB - T (Teen)</rating>
    <enabled>Yes</enabled>
  </game>

 

Note the <!-- at the beginning of the 2nd disc and the --> at the beginning of the very next game (Dead or Alive 2 in this case)

 

I found this trick in a Database in the downloads section of this site.

 

Sorry for the late reply, I literally just found this, hopefully it helps some people.

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This is what I did for my Dreamcast games. I'm pretty sure it would work with Gamecube as well.

 

<game name="D2 (Disc 1)" index="" image="">

    <description>D2 (Disc 1)</description>

    <cloneof />

    <developer>WARP</developer>

    <crc />

    <genre>Survival Horror</genre>

    <year>2000</year>

    <rating>ESRB - M (Mature)</rating>

    <enabled>Yes</enabled>

  </game>

  <!--<game name="D2 (Disc 2)" index="" image="">

    <description>D2 (Disc 2)</description>

    <cloneof />

    <developer>WARP</developer>

    <crc />

    <genre>Survival Horror</genre>

    <year>2000</year>

    <rating>ESRB - M (Mature)</rating>

    <enabled>Yes</enabled>

  </game>

  <game name="D2 (Disc 3)" index="" image="">

    <description>D2 (Disc 3)</description>

    <cloneof />

    <developer>WARP</developer>

    <crc />

    <genre>Survival Horror</genre>

    <year>2000</year>

    <rating>ESRB - M (Mature)</rating>

    <enabled>Yes</enabled>

  </game>

  <game name="D2 (Disc 4)" index="" image="">

    <description>D2 (Disc 4)</description>

    <cloneof />

    <developer>WARP</developer>

    <crc />

    <genre>Survival Horror</genre>

    <year>2000</year>

    <rating>ESRB - M (Mature)</rating>

    <enabled>Yes</enabled>

  </game>

  --><game name="Dead or Alive 2" index="" image="">

    <description>Dead or Alive 2</description>

    <cloneof />

    <developer>Team Ninja</developer>

    <crc />

    <genre>Fighting</genre>

    <year>2000</year>

    <rating>ESRB - T (Teen)</rating>

    <enabled>Yes</enabled>

  </game>

 

Note the <!-- at the beginning of the 2nd disc and the --> at the beginning of the very next game (Dead or Alive 2 in this case)

 

I found this trick in a Database in the downloads section of this site.

 

Sorry for the late reply, I literally just found this, hopefully it helps some people.

sorry, but what does this do exactly?

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sorry, but what does this do exactly?

 

Looks like it's just commenting out those games in the database so they don't appear on the wheel. I wouldn't recommend doing it this way because it will also remove them from your game audit in RLUI.

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Ya the other discs do not show up in RocketLauncher but I have tested Shenmue with Hyperspin and it does load the second disc when you get to that point in the game.

So as far as I can tell it does work perfectly fine

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Ya the other discs do not show up in RocketLauncher but I have tested Shenmue with Hyperspin and it does load the second disc when you get to that point in the game.

So as far as I can tell it does work perfectly fine

 

A better way to do it would be to use the enabled attribute (enabled="0") in the database. It would hide the wheel and still keep your audit accurate.

<game name="D2 (Disc 2)" enabled="0" index="" image="">
    <description>D2 (Disc 2)</description>
    <cloneof />
    <developer>WARP</developer>
    <crc />
    <genre>Survival Horror</genre>
    <year>2000</year>
    <rating>ESRB - M (Mature)</rating>
    <enabled>Yes</enabled>
</game>

To add the game back to the wheel just change the 0 to a 1.

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