GameCube backups on D3-2 Wiis, is it possible?

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  1. buding
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    I've heard about the newest wii dvd drives with the d3-2 chipsets won't able to read dvd+/-r backup media even the console is fully softmoded.
    I know people prefer using USBloaders for wii games and want to stay away from dvdrs, but what about gamecube games? Can we expect a USBloader for gamecube games in the future? Or is there any way to boot a burnt gamecube game on a d3-2 drive wii without a modchip?
     
  2. Eon-Rider

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    No to all your questions.
     
  3. tylerzentz

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    USB loading for gamecube backups would take so much effort from hackers/programmers. When a Wii loads an official Gamecube disk or backup disk, it enter Gamecube mode to play them. Gamecube mode (also called MIOS) is exactly the same as the actual Nintendo Gamecube's way of operating Gamecube games, meaning in MIOS the Wii basically becomes a Gamecube, and then no longer supports its own USB ports.
     
  4. Tonitonichopchop

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    I believe it is possible for the wode. If you bought one and then used it, you can run backups with your dvd drive. It can also play usb gamecube and wii, but it comes at a steep price of $150, but it is worth it. It's the only way you'll be playing backups short of replacing your drive. Here's the wode website:

    http://www.wode-jukebox.com/
     
  5. buding
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    WOW...impressive...but I think it's way more expensive than the modchips
     
  6. giantpune

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    you can do it with flatmii for 1/3 the price of WODE.
     
  7. tbgtbg

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    For $150, you could just go buy a used Wii at Gamestop that'll play the GC backups.
     
  8. tylerzentz

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    if you choose to do this, keep in mind that all wiis up to even LU70's have drivechips that support backup dvds

    i know because i have a LU7021 and my backups work fine on DVD-R disks
     
  9. julz1

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    Yeah the Wode supports multiple hard-drives at once and will work in all version of the wii

    so you do pay a bit but its not going to have all the bugs/complications that soft modding has
     
  10. Pakatus

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    "Seen" that uLoader already works with External DVD's drive.
    Why dont you check it out....
     
  11. smf

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    For gamecube? If it did then loading from usb hdd would work too.
     
  12. techboy

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    uLoader can't load GC from external drives. It's wii games only.

    Anything plugged into the USB ports will cease to function when MIOS kicks in to boot the GC game.