Devolution; how does it work?

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  1. Sdg124
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    I have a general question... What happens when Devolution validates
    the actual disc? Does it alter the 1:1 ISO file in some sort of way to indicate it's been validated with actual disc?
     


  2. bobmcjr

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    It generates a <GAMEID>.DVV file in the same folder as the devolution loader.bin or boot.dol for each game that's verified.
     
  3. Sdg124
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    Thank you very much. Do you think its possible to take an existing DVV file and create one for a different corresponding .iso?
     
  4. bobmcjr

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    No
     
  5. WarMachine77

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    Hmm..wouldn't this just be a simple fix through hex? Theoretically speaking.
     
  6. obcd

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    If you would know what the program expects to be in that file, it would be a simple fix, yes.
     
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    The most recent version seems to store your validated games info in the Wiimote internal memory, so it's way more complex, since you don't have access to that memory.
     
  8. obcd

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    Doesn't it still use the DVV files as well? As it's now possible to move the harddisk with the backups from your wii to your wiiu, the Wiimote was added as an additional protection to prevent those backups being used at your friends place.
     
  9. Etheboss

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    No, the the wiimote verification was added to make it possible to use Devolution on another wii / wiiu, providing you bring your wiimote and hdd/sd with you.
     
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    My Wii died and I have some game discs I would love to play.

    Is it possible to run Devolution on Dolphin on a PC with the original disc and a Wiimote attached over Bluetooth?
     
  11. metroid maniac

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    ...Why bother using Devolution in Dolphin? Dolphin plays gamecube games natively.
     
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    It doesn't store the game info in the Wiimote memory. It uses the unique mac address of the wiimote as part of the encryption of the related .dvv file. So as long as it detects that wiimote mac is connected, it will allow the games to boot.
     
  13. the_randomizer

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    However, if you Wii remote dies (the controller itself), you're pretty much boned :P
     
  14. crono141

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    Right. I'm also not sure if it's the mac address either, because I know that can be spoofed on other devices. But it is some unique identifier of the individual wiimote.
     
  15. the_randomizer

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    Oh well. I never used if before, not sure if I do now.
     
  16. Drcreek

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    13" Laptop Screen - dolphin


    55" Plasma TV - Wii U
     
  17. metroid maniac

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    Is there no HDMI port on the Laptop?
     
  18. WarMachine77

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    Is it possible to transfer to SD on the Wii, then bring it over to an HDD for use on the Wii U? My usb port is dead on my wii.
     
  19. Clarky

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    unfortunately i don't believe you can because it takes a full reference of how it is set up on your Wii (eg. stored on SD or USB) but I can't say I ave tried it, give it a go
     
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  20. OriginalHamster

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    I though that would be another method, but all Wiimotes should have the same ID depending the model... I'm not sure if they have a mac adress to comunicate with the console.