DVD drive playing up? This might be what you're after...
A short while back, we reported on a new optical drive emulator option for the Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast, and we've since been made aware of another product which does very much the same thing – but for the Nintendo GameCube.
The GC Loader is GameCube DVD drive replacement that allows you boot games (ones you've ripped form your own personal collection, of course) and homebrew titles on DOL-001 and DOL-101 model GameCube consoles. The device acts exactly like an original DVD drive, but uses memory cards to store games – it even reduces load times.
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