Does the Wii Key use DVD-R or DVD+R?

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  1. Fangedelic
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    Hey people I have a problem hope you can help!

    I recently bought a pre-modded Wii with WiiKey from a shop. The shop keeper specifically told me only to use DVD-R disks, as DVD+R disks screw up the WiiKey and might cause damage to it. So I believed him and bought 25 TDK DVD-R disks.

    After getting back home I burned 2 copies of RE4 on my TDK DVDs and they didnt't work. So I went to another shop(family friend) to check my Wii.

    They said that there is something wrong with my TDK disks and I should use DVD+R disks, preferbly from LG.

    Help! Im confused what to do now!
     


  2. sekhu

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    try another brand of media, I'd recommend Taiyo Yuden or Verbatim, but any good quality media will do. You can use +R or -R I use both, +r for my GC games and -r for my Wii games.
     
  3. oNiX

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    i had problems with mortal kombat for wii
    then i bought some verbatim discs and it works now
     
  4. ZeWarrior

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    TDK is a good brand try burning the game with IMGBurn, Burn it at 1x it will take a while but it should work. Also make sure it's unscrambled as an ISO
     
  5. Fangedelic
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    I use IMGBurn. But I burned at 4X speed. Is that what was wrong?
     
  6. sekhu

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    try different media, using imgburn and burning at 4x is not the problem, burning it at one speed will not make the game run any better because you're probably burning a disc that doesn't burn at 1x in the first place, and the difference between burning at 1x and 2.4x is marginal except the time it takes.
     
  7. ZeWarrior

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    Well media isn't a problem, I use TDK for all my Wii Games and they all work fine when I burn at 1X speed.
     
  8. sekhu

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    you could be using TDK media that's of a different dye than the one he's using, of course we don't know the dye he's using but it's more likely the media that is causing the problem as burning it he seems to have no problem doing, so I'm assuming it's the media, and trying different media won't do any harm

    also you need to make sure that you use the wiikey configuration disc to enable the wiikey, you use the disc once, then take the disc out and put your back up in to tst if it works, if it's not enabled then you won't be able to run back ups
     
  9. Fangedelic
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    The shop said they managed to work their burned games with LG DVD+R so the WiiKey probably is enabled then?
     
  10. sekhu

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    if you believe the shop then yeah it works, but you need to burn on different media to see for yourself. if you want you can get those lg dvd+r if it makes you happy and see if they work
     
  11. kirra

    kirra GBAtemp Regular

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    Taiyo Yuden DVD-R w/ ImgBurn works perfectly here.
     
  12. icewarp

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    Is there any difference about using DVD-R or DVD+R against the wii?
     
  13. Fangedelic
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    If its not against the rules, where is an easy way to get Wii game ISO's?
     
  14. aslacker55

    aslacker55 I like pie

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    It's against the rules. Learn how to use the usenet or how to make your own backups.
     
  15. martin88

    martin88 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I second that. After learning to use the usenet I can get all my games, movies, music, etc at a speed that max out my connection at 300kb/s constantly without having to upload.

    Screw BitTorrent.
     
  16. aslacker55

    aslacker55 I like pie

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    It's definitely worth the money that it cost, especially for wii and 360 games.
     
  17. kaito1000

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    From wiikey.cn - Supports DVD-R / true DVD+R and +RW support (no bitsetting required!)

    From experience all these work but sometimes my wii won't take DVD+R and +RW (takes more tries to get it to accept them - they're verbatim, x16 dvd+r and x4 dvd+RW) The DVD-R work every time *(a few cheap datawrite i had lying around about 2 yrs old!)* So i'd only use DVD-R from now on cos they work for me. Just ordered some sony dvd-r (cheap off play [​IMG] )
     
  18. Fangedelic
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    Sorry for my noobness, whats the usenet?
     
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    Nice, France
    If I have the kindness to answer that question in an appropriate manner, will you then ALSO ask us what "google" is?
     
  20. HipN

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    Are Ridata DVD-R good?

    Works with all games, but some produce that reading noise...