IDEA for copying games that I havent heard yet.

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by ja5983, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. ja5983

    ja5983 Newbie

    Nov 16, 2006
    What if.....

    You copied a Wii game the same way you copy a GCN game? IF wii discs are the same file format and disc type as the GCN discs as many say (just larger). Then why would it not be possible to copy the game using the GCN+BBA method? Has anyone tried this? obviously you need the larger top for the GCN, but what else would be getting in the way?

    If GCN/Wii really does read backwards - not a problem if its being ripped from GCN
    if file system is same for both systems - maybe the wii games wont boot - but will they copy? I cant see why not....

    What do you guys think?
  2. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    Uh huh....
  3. Bi99uy

    Bi99uy GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 25, 2005
    Well, the first problem would be that the laser doesn´t read all the way out on the disc, only the first 8cm.
  4. Sevael

    Sevael GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 16, 2003
    For starters, you would have to remove the top half of the GameCube's shell or get one of those custom shells so that the Wii disc could fit into the GC.

    Secondly, the GC disc laser only reads out a certain distance from the center of the disc; it does not read a full DVD-sized disc's width. It would only be able to copy the first 1.5 gigs of data from the Wii disc, at best. And that's assuming that the GC and Wii are using the same file structure to begin with, which seems unlikely.
  5. Lukeage

    Lukeage GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 24, 2004
    The only thing that gets in the way is the lasers motor track only goes out far enough to handle 8cm discs. (All the case mods do is allow for bigger discs to fit, not read them all the way out)

    Edit: Just beaten by Sevael and Bi99uy.
  6. Pikachu025

    Pikachu025 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 3, 2006
    What about a Parasonic Q then?
  7. 5uck3rpunch

    5uck3rpunch Surf Monster!

    Feb 20, 2004
    United States
    Texas - USA
    If you look @ the back of an original Wii disc, you can't even see where data is burned on it like other discs. It looks like blank media. This might be part of the copying issue.

    The question is: what HAS been tried to copy a Wii game & did not work, so we know what else to try? Are these actually DVD's? I'm willing to waste a few blanks to try a few things but I want to know what has been done already so I don't do it again for nothing.

    I wonder if these ARE DVD's if DVD XCopy will work or CloneDVD......??? [​IMG]
  8. Stokesy

    Stokesy Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    If the discs are like the gamecube discs, then they start reading from the outside edge, and have garbage data for the rest of the disc, which would be why you cant see the 'burnt' data.
  9. jhoff80

    jhoff80 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 23, 2006
    United States
    I'd love to see the method for using burnt GC discs work before we start worrying about Wii iso's. I've got a ton of 'backups' that are begging to be played in 480p.
  10. Frz

    Frz Member

    Nov 22, 2005
    Gambia, The
    They don't? Then why can you use full sized DVDs for GC piracy?
  11. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

    Nov 19, 2002
    If you burn beyond 1.35GB on a full sized DVD it won't read it all. Up to 1.35GB is the same as burning a 1.35GB DVD, it doesn't matter which way its read because the data is burnt to the disc from the centre outwards.

    I have tried to read a disc in my modded cube and nothing will read it. The drive just spins down.
  12. Kyoji

    Kyoji ウッーウッーウマ

    Apr 15, 2003
    United States
    DVD's and CD's that are mass produced are not burned, they are stamped. A machine brings a blank plastic disc up to speed, drops some silver/nickel solution on it, then sends it for stamping. Here a die is used that literally stamps the data onto a DVD or CD. Stamping does not leave a noticeable change in color or otherwise on the side of the disc that contains data, like burning a CD or DVD with a home drive does.
  13. xtoc

    xtoc Advanced Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Isn't it possible to write software to use it for the wii cd reader to copy wireless data from the cd to your pc?