PAL Gamecube video output options ?

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Ziggy587
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PAL Gamecube video output options ?

Post by Ziggy587 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:24 am

So the NTSC (U/J) Gamecube does not output RGB. The PAL Gamecube does output RGB, but it's PAL.

I've heard a number of people say on the Internet that you can use a PAL Gamecube in NTSC land to get RGB output for the Gameboy Player, but I'm confused about how to accomplish this. I can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for in Google searches.

Best I can tell, the PAL Gamecube will output PAL50, but it can apparently output PAL60 as well. Are those the only video output options (resolutions aside) that the PAL GCN can do? Can it be forced to output NTSC somehow? When I Googled, I didn't find any NTSC mods for it. It looks like you can force 60Hz output via software, but I didn't see anything about forcing NTSC or modifying it for NTSC. So for the people that import a PAL GCN to get RGB output for the Gameboy Player, are they just using it on a display that can handle PAL?

I realize the Gamecube scene isn't very big here, but I thought I would try my luck anyway :D (I'm not registered on very many forums).

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Re: PAL Gamecube video output options ?

Post by Nioreh » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:11 am

RGB is neither NTSC nor PAL. As long as you run 60hz software then all should be fine.

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Re: PAL Gamecube video output options ?

Post by Ziggy587 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:22 am

Nioreh wrote:RGB is neither NTSC nor PAL. As long as you run 60hz software then all should be fine.
But I once modified a PAL SNES to output 60Hz and the colors were all messed up on my NTSC TV. I found out that it was outputting PAL60, and I had to modify the video encoder to output NTSC60. Won't I run into the same problem with the Gamecube?

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Re: PAL Gamecube video output options ?

Post by tepples » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:02 am

It was probably outputting both PAL60 and RGB60. You just had to take the RGB pins instead of the composite pin.

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Re: PAL Gamecube video output options ?

Post by Ziggy587 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:01 am

Ah! Sorry, I'm not a morning person. My brain wasn't working yet. I understand now.

Thanks for the help!

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