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Offline 2sheds

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Region: What Gives?
« on: October 20, 2003, 01:20:20 AM »
I am going to buy 2 GameCubes for my nephews - one lives in Sydney, Australia and the other lives in Hong Kong.

Do I need to buy 2 different units? What are the differences between the GC sold in Hong Kong or Sydney?

Sydney is PAL, but I am not sure about HK - I think it is also PAL as they generally follow the UK system.

If I buy in HK can the unit be used in Sydney or vice versa (..if I buy in Sydney can I use it in Hong Kong)...?

I know the alternative is Freeloader.

Anyone know the answer?

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RE: Region: What Gives?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2003, 02:58:07 AM »
arthur twosheds jackson the famous composer?

i... actually have no idea what video format Hong Kong runs... i just wanted to laugh at your hilarious name! well a quick google search turned up this http://www.pilgrimsbooks.com/videoformats.html which says Hong Kong runs PAL, good news for you

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RE: Region: What Gives?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2003, 05:17:40 AM »
All PAL games can be played on any PAL cube, no matter where it's from. However, from what I heard the Cube was never released in China and there are no plans to do so.

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RE:Region: What Gives?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2003, 12:01:49 PM »
Thanks Termin8Anakin. Yes - the sheds - I used to have one shed and I mentioned to someone that I was thinking of getting another shed - but that's not important!! I want to talk about the games (I think I'll get rid of the sheds...).

If I understand rightly, there is only one flavour of PAL games (and cube), so a PAL gamecube can run in Australia, UK, Hong Kong or any other PAL country...?


Thanks for the feedback

Offline Infernal Monkey

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RE: Region: What Gives?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2003, 03:34:25 PM »
All I can tell you is that years back, I got a friend of mine to buy me some Mega Drive games when he went to Hong Kong. He came back with Pulseman, Rockman World and Sonic 2. Not in English, but they ran on my PAL console.

So yeah, there's only one PAL. It'll run Aussie, European, HK, NZ and even games fron Brazil if you so desire.

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RE: Region: What Gives?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2003, 04:54:15 PM »
Hahahahah! Hey Piac! He thought you were me!
I am taking over the forums! Muahahahah!
Comin at ya with High Level Course Language and Violence

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RE: Region: What Gives?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2003, 05:33:41 PM »
WITH SEXY RESULTS!

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RE:Region: What Gives?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2003, 05:54:32 PM »
I saw that episode yesterday. Quite a fine bit of humour.  

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RE:Region: What Gives?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2003, 05:56:26 PM »
Look, can we PLEASE talk about something other than the sheds?
"You know you're being too serious when Mouse tells you to lighten up... ^_^"<BR>-Bill

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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2003, 08:29:39 PM »
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Originally posted by: mouse_clicker
Look, can we PLEASE talk about something other than the sheds?



YES!!! I am going to burn the sheds....then I'll be....