GameCube Easter Egg - 50/60hz Mode on Gamecube

1. Turn Gamecube Console on.
2. Hold Down the B Button during startup screen.
3. Wait until screen reads, for PAL Regions, "Will you like to switch to 60hz Mode?", and for NTSC consoles it should say, "Would you like to switch to 50hz mode?"

This shuld allow people to play PAL games on NTSC consoles, and vice versa.

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Contributed By: smssproductions on 08-20-2002
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Kah-hoe Kwa writes:
Pal and NTSC are T.V standards, The following is an excerpt from WHATIS.COM concerning the difference between a PAL and NTSC system: The NTSC (National Television Standards Committee) was responsible for developing, in 1953, a set of standard protocols for television (TV) broadcast transmission and reception in the United States. Other standards were adopted in the rest of the world. The NTSC standards have not changed significantly since their inception, except for the addition of new parameters for color signals. NTSC signals are not directly compatible with computer systems. An NTSC TV image has 525 horizontal lines per frame (complete screen image). These lines are scanned from left to right, and from top to bottom. Every other line is skipped. Thus it takes two screen scans to complete a frame: one scan for the odd-numbered horizontal lines, and another scan for the even-numbered lines. Each half-frame screen scan takes approximately 1/60 of a second; a complete frame is scanned every 1/30 second. This alternate-line scanning system is known as interlacing. PAL is short for Phase Alternating Line, the dominant television standard in Europe. The United States uses a different standard, NTSC. Whereas NTSC delivers 525 lines of resolution at 60 half-frames per second, PAL delivers 625 lines at 50 half-frames per second. Many video adapters that enable computer monitors to be used as television screens support both NTSC and PAL signals.
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Dyason writes:
Ok, some clarification regarding this. For European consoles holding B will give the option for 60Hz mode IF the game supports it. If not then you won't see anything. 60Hz is the display refresh rate used for NTSC, the US/Japanese standard for television. For US/Japanaese consoles holding B will give the option of progressive scan. Again this is IF the game supports it. Progressive scan produces a clearer picture. For both of these modes you need an appropriate display device that will support it.
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R'win writes:
This isn't an egg. It's a documented feature mentioned in a number of game manuals, including the GameCube's. (I think it's in the GC's, it's definately in some game manuals)
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allistair writes:
this doesn't work with al games (it works with sonic but not with pikmin) And its in manual so its not really an egg)
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RoyRocks52 writes:
I think this is all wrong. The manuals in some games say that this feature is used if you want to play games in progressive scan mode. If you don't have the cable plugged in, I don't think it will work. I don't use progressive scan, and I tried that 'egg,' nothing happened. A few games support progressive scan anyway.
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Dr.Drew writes:
Look people at like one of the first reviews. It explains Pal And that other one so don't keep asking what they mean.
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Dave2 writes:
I think you'll find that this is just for different modes; some PAL games have a 60hz mode. Of course I could be wrong, but if this is true I doubt Datel would bring out the FreeLoader (http://www.codejunkies.com/shop/product.asp?ProdID=142&CountryID=GB).
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Ovr_run writes:
Accually, I think this egg only works with the progressive cable attachments (not the Red-White-Yellow cable) I have a couple of games that have the progressive scan ability and I cannot turn it on with the RWY cable.
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nox_design writes:
PAL refers to the the TV screen. PAL is for TV's in Europe. The standard TV here in the USA is NTSC.
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Link writes:
I highly doubt this is an EGG, as this would seem to be in the Manual. those paper things you rarely read. not to mention the simplicity of it, Hold a button on startup, surely N can think of something more creative than an old relic from N64 memory card
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ConCor writes:
This wont work for me. Do you have to put in a game from a different region for it to work?
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Matt writes:
What is pal games?
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Happy TJ writes:
Please explain PAL and the other thing. What do they stand for?
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Eric writes:
This egg doesn't work on my gamecube! What does PAL and NTSC stand for?
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