Extract WiiU Disk Key from damaged disk possible?

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  1. Fenris2142
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    A friend of mine sold me his WiiU with a couple of games. Unfortunately one of the games (MK8) wont load because the disc has a small notch. The disk is recognized by the WiiU but the game gets stuck at the first loading screen. Other games work just fine. The console isn't hacked yet but will be soon.

    Can I still extract the disk key (that file called title.tik???) from the damaged disk somehow and then inject it into a seperate .wud-File?
     
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    if you have luck you can rip the title.tik with tik2sd and then get the game from Ninendo's update server. With the title.tik it is possible to install the game
     
  3. TudorBlue

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    I'd take try and get the disc repaired, some places do it but if there's a notch out of it, the game data might not be 100% complete

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    Thanks, I'm gonna try this first.

    Yeah, thats what I'm fearing too, the notch is like 0,5*2 mm big, but that can be enough to destroy a disk:(
     
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    Got pic? I wanna see how bad it is.
     
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    Yes, sorry should have clarified that
     
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    The important question is can you see the mark on the other side of the disc? If not then the metallic data layer has not been damaged and can be repaired.
     
  10. linuxares

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    Doesn't bluray discs have a protective layer making it more or less impossible to fix?

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    Good thing is then that it's probably reparable and tik2sd should work for you.
     
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    They can be fixed with a good buffing wheel and being rather careful. Sometimes you might have to fill it in with an epoxy or something of the sort.
     
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    Ah okey, never repaired a bluray before, heck I don't even have a scratch on any of them. Thanks for the info!
     
  13. nexusmtz

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    This is a nice exercise, but what version of MK8 does that ticket site not already have the ticket from?
     
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    Aren't the tickets unique per disc?
     
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    Per titleID (title and region), not individual disc. But your disc is damaged in the content area, so you're not going to be extracting/installing from that disc anyway. If the disc were damaged in the ticket area, it wouldn't have launched to the splash screen at all. You really don't need anything from that disc. If you want to extract the ticket for the fun and understanding of it, then go ahead and grab it with tik2sd. You'll still have to get the files from somewhere else. (NUS, with one of several tools, or a USB-ready download of the title from some other site.)
     
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    Ok, thanks for clarifying