Exactly what drives can rip Wii games?

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  1. Louse76
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    Louse76 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I'm building a computer for someone (as I do often) and instead of giving them a new drive, I'm going to give them my current one and get myself a drive that can rip Wii games.

    So which SPECIFIC MODELS can rip Wii games? Only LG, right? Where can I find a list?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hooya

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    The list of officially supported drives by the dumping tool is in the readme/nfo for that program.

    Anything else is anyone's guess.

    Since the program uses drive specific debugging commands, the chances of it working with something other than LG/Hitachi drives from a specific model ranges is very very rare.
     
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    I found that it works with the LG 816xb (replace x with 2-4) drives, but they're all just readers.

    IMO having a drive that is just a reader is a waste, I'd rather get a burner that can rip these as well.

    Has anyone found one?

    And is a special drive needed to burn them, or will any drive do?
     
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    Read the "how do you burn Wii games" thread to see discussions about matching your burner to various types of media, using different software. Some combinations of the three work, others don't.

    As far as a burner that will rip games... I highly doubt there is one, since the debugging codes for a DVD burner are almost certainly different from a simple DVD ROM drive.
     
  5. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    I just bought an LG GDR-8162B (or so I thought) of ebay which just came in the mail. But there's no sign of "LG" to be found on the sticker, only "HP". The model number is GDR-8162B though. Will it work with Rawdump?
     
  6. shtonkalot

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    It should work but you wont know for sure until you try.
    My understanding is that Hitachi/LG manufactured these drives as OEMs for HP but they are the same drive. HP then branded them as their own.
     
  7. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Thanks for your answer. But I have no luck. It looks like it's broken. It doesn't even read original DVD-movies, only CDs [​IMG]

    Any idea?
     
  8. shtonkalot

    shtonkalot Can't hold on much longer, But I'll never let go!

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    Sounds like the laser is out of whack. I'm afraid you got a dud by the sound of it.
    Good luck getting it replaced or your money back.
     
  9. Emu

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    I ordered the 8164BK and I'm hoping the K doesn't make a difference, input anyone?

    (This drive)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827136083
     
  10. mosca.br

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    8164BK is the black versino of 8164B.