DARKCORP & original disks

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by zzhou, May 25, 2010.

  1. zzhou
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    A problem:
    I'm currently in US but have a Pal Wii (I brought it with myself, it has mod chip, homebrew channel, etc. - so I see little reason to buy a new one).

    But here I'm buying retail games. My wii still shows "update requred" on the disk channel so I am forced to use Gecko OS to run games and avoid bricking. I just learnt about DARKCORP - but on the site it say the disk read speed is 3x. Will I have that speed on originals?

    Is it faster if I use Gecko OS?
     
  2. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    originals should play faster than backups regardless of how u launch them, and different methods of launching the discs don't make a difference (once its loaded)
     
  3. damysteryman

    damysteryman I am too busy IRL these days...

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    Only backup discs read at 3x speed.

    Retail discs will still read at the full 6x read speed.

    But if you're modchip is a "traditional" solder-in or wiiclip chip, it will also read backups at full speed.
    (if you have one of the newer, pass-through ribbon cable chips, it will read at the slower 3x speed).

    For the update issues, just install priiloader along with a hacks.ini for your sysmenu, and use it to activate the "Block Disc Updates" hack.
     
  4. zzhou
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    Thanks a lot! My son will be glad to see Mario Galaxy 2 banner tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  5. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

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    I've actually been wondering about this. If the read speed is only half that of normal, wouldn't that affect the gameplay a lot?
     
  6. Tux'

    Tux' GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    The flat lands.

    I've only noticed loading times are just a tiny bit longer, but that's about it, no video lags or anything else... Just longer loading screens
     
  7. Sonic0509

    Sonic0509 Sometimes I'm Maryushi3

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    Install priiloader and activate "block disc updates" hack. It works on my Wii.
     
  8. zzhou
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    Done [​IMG]
     
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