Load backups on 2008 Wii with Spare Parts?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by Coolperez8, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. Coolperez8
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    Hi, basically, I have this laptop with a fried motherboard, and a Wii from 2008, is it possible to take out the disk drive from the laptop and use it on the Wii to play backup games? And, for playing backup games, am I supposed to download a ROM or something? And, could I play ROM hacks? The Wii cannot read CD/DVD's, just Wii games, I got it in December of 2008 for Christmas...
     
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    Oh, how can I get the disk drive from the laptop?
     
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    Oh, and I've heard some Wii's can read DVD's, probably the ones 2007 and before, can my Wii from December 2008 do this? (I don't really know if all Wii's do this, I've heard it's just the ones 2007 and before, while some others say "Yes, the Wii has the hardware to do it", which I interpret as all Wii's can do this.)
     
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    Oh, I also forgot to mention, does the GameCube and Wii have the same graphics capabilities?
     
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    This is kind of off topic, but isn't it ISO's not ROMS?
     
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    Ow, I think I got confused. I thought you meant the hard disk, but did you mean the disk drive = the thing that read CDs and DVDs? You can't use your laptop disk drive in your Wii. You can use your hard disk plugged through an USB cable, that's what I do in my Wii.

    I am not sure, I heard that the Black Wii and the Wii that have no Gamecube controller ports are the ones that can't read DVD.

    Wii is a little better than Gamecube graphically speaking. The Wii can display games in widescreen and the Wii GPU is better than the Gamecube GPU.

    ROM stands for read-only memory. ISO is a file format for a disc rom. I guess your confusion comes from the fact that rom is usually more associated with cartridge media, but CD/DVD/BD are also ROM. ISO is only one of the formats in which Wii ROMs are stored. You have iso, wbfs, bin/cue, img... They are all ROMs.