Welcome to my exciting journey of building the ultimate DOL-101 GameCube! In this video, we dive deep into the world of transforming the classic GameCube’s less popular model into a proper contender. Join me as I explore the hardware modifications and upgrades that will take this DOL-101 GameCube to the next level. Video upgrades, modchips, storage, Bluetooth, and cooling are all areas to upgrade in the DOL-101!

If by the end of this video, you’re inspired to embark on your own GameCube modding adventure to build the ultimate DOL-101 GameCube, links to each part will be linked below. So, grab your screwdriver, unleash your creativity, and let’s dive into the exciting world of GameCube modding!

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Video Upgrades

DOL-101 Digital Out Replacement Kit: https://castlemaniagames.com/products/gamecube-dol-101-digital-port-upgrade-kit?_pos=1&_psq=dol-101&_ss=e&_v=1.0&ref=Archades

Insurrection Industries Carby: https://insurrectionindustries.com/product/carby-v2/

Retro-Bit Prism (Castlemania): https://castlemaniagames.com/products/prism?ref=Archades
Retro-Bit Prism (Amazon): https://amzn.to/3q7z6vQ

Retro-Bit Component Cables: https://amzn.to/45vBug0

HDMI To Component Adapter: https://amzn.to/3owH8OA


Xeno GC: https://amzn.to/3MtmR4p

PicoBoot Info: https://github.com/webhdx/PicoBoot/releases

Raspberry Pi Pico Boards: https://amzn.to/3IDmYsQ

KunaiGC: https://castlemaniagames.com/products/kunaigc-mod-chip?_pos=1&_psq=kunai&_ss=e&_v=1.0&ref=Archades&variant=40424082079826


SD Gecko: https://amzn.to/432lvo5

Silicon Power 1TB SD Card: https://amzn.to/45FtXvs

Memcard Pro GC: https://castlemaniagames.com/products/memcard-pro-gc-for-gamecube?_fid=26520af5b&_pos=7&_ss=c&ref=Archades


Game Boy Player: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=Game+Boy+Player&_sacat=0

GameCube Fan Replacement: https://www.laserbear.net/products/gamecube-fan-mount-v2-1-with-pico-mount?variant=43025711235284

BlueRetro Controller Board (Castlemania): https://castlemaniagames.com/products/gamecube-blue-retro-internal-adapter?_pos=8&_psq=blue%20retro&_ss=e&_v=1.0&ref=Archades
(Laser Bear): https://www.laserbear.net/products/gamecube-blue-retro-internal-adapter

Retro Fighters Battler GC: https://amzn.to/3MyF7cx

Replacement Shells: https://www.muramasaentertainment.com/product-category/replacement-components/gamecube-replacement-components/gamecube-replacement-shells/

Time Stamps:
0:00 – Brief Differneces Of The DOL-101
0:25 – the Problem With The DOL-101 Today
1:16 – Mods For Restoring Digital Video To The DOL-101
1:40 – GCVideo Adapters
2:15 – Modchips!
3:07 – SD Gecko And SD Cards
3:21 – Game Boy Player, Fans, And BlueRetro, Oh My!
4:05 – GameCube Dissasembly Overview
4:56 – Digital Out Port Replacement Install Overview
5:54 – PicoBoot IPL Soldering
6:01 – Time For Some Slight Case Modifications
6:13 – Final PicoBoot Wires
6:17 – Mounting The Digital Out Port
6:32 – Initial Reassembly/Fan Mod
6:45 – BlueRetro Board Install Overview
6:53 – First Test Boot For Video Output
7:04 – PicoBoot Board Setup
7:26 – SD Card Setup Overview
7:41 – Final Reassembly
7:50 – The Results!
8:34 – BlueRetro Thoughts
9:09 – Should You Do These Mods?
9:32 – Where To Take The Ultimate DOL-101 From Here

Video transitions made by Zachary of andyshat.com

This video was possible thanks to my friends that support me on Patreon.

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