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The nice thing about console platforms is that they tend to get better with age, at least from a hacker’s perspective. Discount prices, reverse engineered hardware, a mature development community, and still-available components make the slightly-aged console an armchair game programmer’s best friend.

Before you retire your GameCube to the basement closet, take a stab at writing a game or two for it. Here are a few links to help you get started:

  • libOGC is a nice open source game API for GC development -Link.
  • Documentation for setting up a libOGC build environment -Link.
  • Running your homebrew games with SDload and an SDCard adapter -Link.
  • Or develop your game for the SDL/Linux environment-Link. (GameCube Linux Wiki)

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