Dumping Wii games on PC

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by atomikramp, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. atomikramp
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    atomikramp GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi all, i searched on google about dumping wii games on the PC with raw dump, and all guides says that only a few dvd-rom drives can read wii discs.

    by looking into my PC details i found out that i have a HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8161B.

    since i have this drive for about 4 or 5 years, is it that it just looks similar to the one compatible, or i'm a damn fucking lucker in having bought this drive ages ago?

    coz damn, i just went on ebay to look for a compatible dvd-rom drive to dump wii games, and they are freaking expansive.. i bought my own for about €30 more then 5 years ago...
     
  2. SenorClean

    SenorClean GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Looks like you got lucky.

    Of course now with cIOS - it's pretty easy to just dump directly from the Wii to your PC over your network.
     
  3. Melchizedek

    Melchizedek GBAtemp Regular

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    What if I don't have one of the LG drives and don't want to install custom IOS, what can I do? I have a 2GB card and the Wiikey SD Gamecube thingey... how does it work exactly?
     
  4. atomikramp
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    atomikramp GBAtemp Regular

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    well yes, but it's really time saving to dump them directly on PC... not to mention the stress that you apply to the wii drive to read a disc for hours to dump it via wifi.