MKWii: Cleaning discs

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by Allanbuzzy, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Allanbuzzy
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    I was deciding on running Wiimmfi on my copy of Mario Kart Wii, however, when I did so, the Game disc error came up, and I searched online and apparently people say I need plain, white toothpaste, but I don't have enough money to get it.

    Yes, its cheap, but come on, wasting money on toothpaste that I barely will use?

    I have a Colgate Total blue toothpaste tube, which I used on my disc because the game disc had way too many scratches, but it didn't work and the scratches were still there.

    So is there any alternative to this "cleaning discs" issue I am having?
     


  2. morvoran

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    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    You could use baking soda and water to make a paste which is like a fine grit sandpaper to buff the scratches out. That is basically what the toothpaste is for as well. You'll have to use something like a toothbrush (which you might not own).
     
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    Another disc cleaning trick is wiping the disc with the inside of a banana. And by inside, I don't mean peeling the banana, but breaking it in half.
     
  4. Red9419

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    Isn't tooth paste like 1$. Anyways i dont think that will clean it if the blue one didn't. Try alchohol.
     
  5. cvskid

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    If you can try to see if you can dump the mario kart wii disc using usbloader gx, if it works you should be able to play the game that way.
     
  6. Allanbuzzy
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    Does USB Loader work with SD Cards? I tried looking for a PAL Mario Kart Wii ISO, nothing.
     
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    It works with both sd cards and usb.
     
  8. Allanbuzzy
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    Okay. So is there a PAL Mario Kart Wii ISO or do I have to buy the game again in PAL?
     
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    If the disc you have is not scratched to the point where it is unbootable maybe usbloader gx will read it and you can rip the game to a sd card or usb. Also if you do go searching for the game it has to be in .wbfs formatnot .iso. If it is in .iso you will need to convert it from a .iso to a .wbfs file.
     
  10. Allanbuzzy
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    Well, the game does load into the health and safety bit, but then it shows the Disc error.
     
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    Ok, if you don't have usbloader gx then get it from here.
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/usb-loader-gx.149922/page-1115

    On the page look for the username "Cyan" and near the like, quote, and reply buttons you should see something called "USBGXr1260". Click on that to download it and set it up on the wii and try to dump the game using it. If it does not work you can use a program on pc called imgburn to make a backup of the mario kart wii disc and then use a program called wiibackup manager to convert the .iso file to a .wbfs file.
     
  12. Allanbuzzy
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    How do I dump my game on this program?
     
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    Some of us have a proper disc cleaner/repairer :P
     
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    On the usbloader gx main menu on the far lower left hand corner you should see a plus symbol "+". Click on that and it will ask you where you want the game installed, main path, or sd path. Choose sd path.
     
  15. Allanbuzzy
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    Okay, thank you :)

    But does this basically convert it into ISO? I need to make it ISO to get it working on Wiimmfi.
     
  16. cvskid

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    usbloader gx has a built in option to use wiimmfi or altwfc online servers without having the game be in .iso format or having the game patched.
     
  17. Allanbuzzy
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    So how do I choose which? Do I just go into Options, then change servers to Wiimmfi?
     
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    In the settings for each separate wii game go to "settings", "game load" and scroll down until you see the option that says "private server" and click it until it changes to "wiimmfi.de" and click save before loading up the game.
     
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    Okay, so I have put in the disc, followed the instructions and it said "Error: Failed to initialise the USB storage device"
    I thought you said you could with an SD Card.
     
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    I believe you need to change a setting