Major bump but useful information.
Not ment to start a discussion but for clarification.
Dead gamesharks are able to be reflashed using modern hardware with very high success rate.
The days of soldering are over and gscc is not required nor is top/bottom gameshark method.
I personally have...
Gameshark for pc (dongle)
And.... pass through!
This parallel port adapter will cheat older win9x games as advertised (untested).
But more interestingly will alow interface between GSCC and even X-killer. Does not allow xplorer64 access but recognizes connection.
GSCC works as it should.