Just got my Wii back from repairs...

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by the mario, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. the mario
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    Okay, so I just followed EmperorOfCanada's noob-proof downgrade/gamma guide to the letter, and everything seemed to go off without a hitch. But now I want to make absolutely sure that I take every precaution necessary to prevent my Wii from bricking again. Some info: I currently use Memorex brand DVD-Rs and Roxio Easy Media Creator 10 with burning speed set to "Max" to burn my games. Roxio came with my computer, and iso files are already affiliated with it, so I use it out of convenience.

    Any recommendations for better DVD brands or burning software? Any general precautionary knowledge you can share would also be appreciated.
     
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    Well, IMGBurn is what we all use, so that may help.
    Also don't forget to set the booktype to DVD-ROM and the speed should be around 4x .
    The DVD brand is not bad, it won't really matter that much.
     
  3. wolffangalchemist

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    yeah memorex is fine i have some almost year old ps2 burns on them that nero cd/dvd spped gives a 95% quality rating on, which is what they got when i first burned them.
     
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    Anybody else?
     
  5. afif95

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    No listen to them.

    IMGBurn 4x on a good DVD-R (Verbatim or Taiyo)/DVD+R (With booktype set to DVD-ROM).
     
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    All right. I was just trying to get as many opinions as possible.
     
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    How do I change the book type? Apparently you have to know the make of your DVD drive, but I can't find Matshita/Panasonic among the given options.
     
  8. wolffangalchemist

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    if it's not among the options it's possible you can't change book type with that drive, and or it auto sets the book type.
    also if you have to use verbatim you can use the dvd-r the wii like -r media better than +r anyway, this pretty much goes for any dvd brand.
    though don't waist time with what media is the best it's a pointless struggle, most media will work on the wii fine i have some cheap ass jvc dvd-r that run just as good as my higher quality media burns and they are considered 3rd class media.
     
  9. moosh01

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    Booktype setting thread here
     
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    Yeah, it defaults to DVD-R. So that's acceptable?
     
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    Yeah
     
  12. jspicher

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    Wait a minute - are you saying that bad DVD burns can (slowly) brick your wii? Or did it happen all of'uva sudden or what? I'm confused l didn't have any idea that burned DVDs could brick your wii (unless you had some arbitrary program (other than a game) on the disc).
     
  13. moosh01

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    Who is talking about bricking your wii from bad burns???? And for the record they can't.