D2CKey - Super Mario Sunshine - white screen?

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Oct 17, 2008
  1. lixoman100
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    Hello there,

    I recently acquired a GC controller and memory card and went to play some Super Mario Sunshine on my Wii with a D2CKey (NTSC).
    Everything seems to be working fine until I got to chapter 4 of Bianco Hills, "Red Coins of Windmill Village". When I select that level, the screen fades to white, the dvd does some loading noises (as usual) and then it hangs on the white screen and I have to turn off the Wii.

    I have only seens this happen on this level, but I haven't tried any others since I hit this one. I played around 7 other levels with no problems.

    I tried the RARE release and the SAVEPOINT one, re-downloaded one of them, tried them on several different medias including an DVD-RW (that works flawlessly except for that level). I have no problem with Wii games unless it is a poor quality media. I don't think there is a problem with my lens since I can play SSBB on a Ricoh DL.

    Right now all I can think of is trying some different medias or maybe even try one of those smaller DVDs.

    Anyone has any ideas on what causes this or what can I do to solve this problem?


    Thanks.
     
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    Is it burned to a multi-disc?
     
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    No, I don't even know how to record those. I suppose burning the .gcm/.iso as-is to the disc is better for compatibility, correct?

    I just directly recorded the .gcm files for both releases using ImgBurn (tried several speeds too).
     
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    Try burning at 4x or below?
     
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    I always burn my games at either 2x or 4x, never higher. This one I even tried 1x once.

    Right now I'm going to try and put it on a multi-disc (did some research about that, thanks for mentioning it). to see if it makes and difference. I added both releases I have on the same image. I'll report back on the results.
     
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    If it comes down to it, perhaps the drive speed is too fast/slow because of the D2Ckey. If all else fails, try turning it down/up in the settings and see what happens.

    However, before worrying, I would quicker blame it on the disc itself before your Wii. Perhaps your burner has an issue writing to a certain portion of the disc. If you have any other computer in the house that can burn, attempt that next.
     
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    Well thanks everyone for all the replies. Right now I'm burning a multi-disc to see if that makes any difference. If that does not work I'll try different burners; tomorrow I'll try to get a different media.

    By the way, is there a setting where I can change the drive speed on my D2CKey? Never saw anything regarding that.
     
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    If it's anything like the Wiikey, there is a configuration disc you can burn.
     
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    Alright, reporting back. I tried burning multi-discs with only super mario sunshine, with the same game twice and shrinking the game, the problem still happened.

    I also tried burning it on a different burn (my laptop's) and a different program (Nero instead of ImgBurn) at 2.4, no change.

    I'll get my hands on some different media later on and try again; if it still does not work I'll try purchasing some of those mini-DVDs. If anyone has any other ideas I'll be happy to hear them.

    AFAIK there is no such thing as a configuration disk for the D2CKey, unfortunately.
     
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    Well I purchased some Verbatim (RITEKF1) and tried to record, botht as a standalone game and shrinked on a multidisc. The same problem still happens. I tried on 4x and on 16x.

    Strage thing is, on one of my many tries that specific level loaded. I played it, completed it, then I went on to the next lavel, played a bit and exited the level without finishing it. Next time I tried to load it it failed; I then tried loading that 4th level again and it failed, and it still fails to this day.

    It loaded once; it is not a broken Wii or a faulty image. I don't know what is the problem.
     
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    Hello. I'm now reporting back happy to inform that I have found a solution to my problem. I am leaving this here in case this might help other people who come across the same problem.

    After doing more research I got to this forum post http://www.tehskeen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1931 where they have a kit for fixing DRE. Basically, they provide an application that supposedly fixes GameCube ISOs by aligning blocks or something. The resulting image was 3gb instead of 1.5gb. I recorded it to my DVD-RW and it worked flawlessly, the level that was giving problems loaded fine.

    I really hope this is helpful to someone else out there and prevents them from wasting perfectly fine media trying to narrow down this problem.
     

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