How do I burn a Wii disc?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by zidane_genome, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. zidane_genome

    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

    May 21, 2006
    United States
    Ok, so like I said, I'm new to the mod scene...

    I have a 3.3U Wii, and getting a WiiKey soon, and I'm starting to wonder about how to burn discs...

    let's say I have the disc, and rip it from the Wii myself... Now, i'm left with a ISO file, but what do i do with it? I know that signer thing got broke with 3.3, so what are the solutions left?

    Please be kind, I'm new to this, and have looked around, and haven't found anything relevant to the subject.

    Also, I've got a couple of GameCube games, and combined them with GCM, and when I make the ISO, do I still need to sign it, or whatever?
  2. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

    Jan 4, 2008
    search button will take you to the center of the forums

    Short answers:
    1.)the trucha signer is not needed for every game, just the modified ones, so unmodified ripped games will still work,(if you want a ,lets say, modified GH3, it will be trucha signed and you have to boot with gecko os
    2.)Gamecube discs cannot be signed by truha
  3. Sportsmaniac1322

    Sportsmaniac1322 GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 26, 2008
    United States
    Forman's Basement
    I'm getting a wiikey soon too! Anyway, here's what I've gathered in my reaserch:

    -Use a program called IMGburn. It's probably the most reliable free disc burner out there.
    -With a wiikey, all discs should work, but usually DVD-R or DVD-RW work better than DVD+R or DVD+RW.
    -The lower speed you burn it at, the better the results. 4x is usually a reliable speed.
    -Don't get the cheapest discs you can find. The more expensive name brands will give you better results.

    I hope this was the information you were looking for!
  4. zidane_genome

    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

    May 21, 2006
    United States
    Yes, that helps alot... I didn't do any mod's on my GameCube when I had it... only modded my PS2 and Saturn...

    So, just burn the games as normal... no need for signing it, or anything like that unless I use Modified games, and since the Homebrew GH clone was just released, I really don't have any use for that anyway, lol

    The other reason I wanted to make this topic is there really isn't any one place to get the info, since it's scattered around
  5. Social0

    Social0 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 19, 2007
    Yup, you don't need to do anything special. Just invest in some good verbatim discs or Ritek discs, whatever isn't crap [​IMG] and use Nero or like most of us Imgburn and just select the iso and burn at 4x or 2,4 x !

    If you're insure, use a DVD-RW, they work fine too. I finished Mario Galaxy from a DVD-RW lol
  6. MizuhoChan

    MizuhoChan GBAtemp Regular

    May 29, 2008
    I've just ordered a Wiiclip + Wiikey already soldered today, so I should be getting that soon (I hope).

    Anyway, just wondering if Alcohol 120 would be a decent program to burn with, since I use that for all my other stuff, PS2 included and it works fine. Also, would the media I use for PS2 be good for Wii?
  7. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

    Mar 6, 2006
    United States
    You have to mod the Wii to read standard DVD R/RW formatted discs. Since there's currently no method of writing the native Wii format to them.

    Nintendo also doesn't publicly sell blank discs or burners that are designed to use on Wii games. However, this is true for all consoles.
  8. codone

    codone Member

    May 21, 2008
    United States
    ImgBurn is free and works 100% Alcohol should also work, but I've never tried it.

    There has been threads proving that burning at a slow speed actually causes more errors than if you burn at a middle (or high) speed... It seems to be that, in general, with 12x or 16x media, you should burn at 8x for best results. You would need to test your discs yourself to see what the optimal speed for your burner and media is (using "DvdInfoPro" scan mode). But you should be able to follow the "burn at 8x" guideline and be in great shape (unless you get Buffer Underruns, then slow it down).

    Here's a few points you might be interested in:

    * Once you burn the Wii ISO out, you can always re-read it in from the burnt disc back to an ISO, and you will get the EXACT (byte for byte) same ISO as you started with. Meaning, you can burn copies of copies, etc., and do not have to save the original ISO in case your backup gets hard to read someday and you want to recopy it.

    * Wii and Gamecube ISOs are always the same byte size length (unless scrubbed -- I'd stay away from the scrubbed ones, they are not always compatible with all chips, and may not be in the future on any chip)

    * Installing an update from a Wii game that does not match your region will cause a semi-bricked state (which can be fixed with a disc from Bushing, so I've read)