GameCube on Powerbook?

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  1. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    Why is this troubling me? I would figure I'd already know the answer to this. But how would you do this? Nintendo's Gamecube on a new 15" 1.5gHz Powerbook.
     
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    Get a device like a dazzle, but there is too much lag for gaming. What I'm saying is there is no good way to do this.
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Can't you just use the S-Video or RGA-Video cable to connect the gamecube to the video in port? I just need to use the PB as a TV screen.
     
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    The catch is that the S-Video port on the PowerBook is a video out, not a video in. I have a similar (albeit maybe a year or so older) model, sure would be nice to have analog video in.
     
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    just make sure you have an adaquite controler if you use the emulator. cause you dont want to have to make subtle "joy-stick" movements with your arrow buttons
     
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    A firewire DV bridge is too laggy with iMovie, but who wants to use iMovie to play video games anyway? Supposedly the Vidi software (Google it) will run DV bridges lag-free.
     
  9. Madmic23 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it's possible!

    Go to the Elgato website and use the ATI TV Wonder USB 2.0
    It's completley lag free since it doesn't have an mpeg 2 encoder built in, so it's super fast!
    The downside is, if you want to record anything, you can't do it in super high quality, because there is no mpeg2 encoder built in. It's a double edged sword, but I'm going to be getting one to play my Gamecube on my 20" iMac!
     

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