How to Mod your Gamecube ‐ it's not as difficult as you you think
If you have experience with a soldering iron then modding a gamecube is fairly quick and easy provided you follow these instructions properly. This step by step tutorial will guide you through the process. But first let's step back!
This site was created for people who bought the original Gamecube, ie those who bought the Japanese system when it came out last summer. The problem with the Japanese version is that you can't play your favorite American games.
Well, now you can. Nintendo went out of their way to make sure piracy wouldn't plague the Cube like it did the PS One. The double‐sided discs, the digital watermark, even the proprietary Mini‐DVD technology are all solid ideas that should discourage those software pirates :) . On the other hand, hardcore Nintendo fans were afraid that just like PlayStation 2 owners, they wouldn't be able to play import games on the GameCube. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. All you need to turn your Japanese GameCube into a universal system is an hour of your time, some ability with a soldering iron, a special screwdriver (described later), and $6 worth of parts. Here's a list of what you'll need: