This document answers general questions about Warp Pipe.
What is Warp Pipe?
Warp Pipe is free software that runs on your PC or Mac and is available for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, and BSD operating systems. While running on your PC or Mac, Warp Pipe allows you to play LAN-enabled Nintendo GameCube games over the Internet with other GameCube gamers. While Warp Pipe software runs on your PC or Mac, it talks to the GameCube connected on the same network, allowing it to communicate with other GameCubes over the Internet. For more information about Warp Pipe and how it works, please visit our getting started section.
Does Warp Pipe cost money?
No, Warp Pipe is a free application and will remain so.
Will using Warp Pipe void my GameCube warranty?
No. Warp Pipe simply extends the functionality in LAN-enabled GameCube games; it does not alter or modify your GameCube in any way.
Who Makes Warp Pipe?
Please visit our about section for all the details.
Is Warp Pipe Legal?
Yes, Warp Pipe is a legal service.
Is Warp Pipe an officially licensed Nintendo product?
Warp Pipe is currently not an officially licensed Nintendo product. It is currently an independently owned and operated 3rd party solution that is not officially endorsed by Nintendo in any way.
What do I need to use Warp Pipe?
For a complete rundown of all the necessary components you need to bring your GameCube online with Warp Pipe, please visit our getting started section.
What games does Warp Pipe currently support?
Warp Pipe currently supports all LAN-enabled GameCube games which currently include Kirby Air Ride, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, and 1080: Avalanche.
How do I find other Warp Pipe users?
Until we launch our feature rich 0.4 application that supports in-application match making, chat, buddy list, and instant messaging functionality we invite you to use the Warp Pipe Game Finder. For information about using the Warp Pipe Game Finder, please read the how to find opponents portion of our getting started section.
Will there be more GameCube games with LAN support?
At this time, no new LAN-supported GameCube games have been announced. We highly encourage you to contact Nintendo and let them know that you are interested in more games with LAN-enabled multiplayer functionality.
What operating systems can run Warp Pipe?
There are versions of Warp Pipe available for the Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and BSD operating systems.
Can I play Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles, Super Smash Brothers: Melee or Insert Game Title Here online using Warp Pipe?
Unfortunately not, due to their lack of LAN support. Warp Pipe only supports LAN-enabled GameCube games. However, we highly encourage you to contact Nintendo and let them know that you are interested in more games with LAN-enabled multiplayer functionality.