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Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by richglix, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. greator

    greator GBAtemp Regular

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    In your head...
    I want to ask, can a hacked Wii play backup disc without any modchip?
    Yes I know we can play through USB and SD, That is how I play games right now.
    But looking at that lonely disc slot, it begs me to use it.
    I can save some HDD or USB space by burning them to a disc, probably will put some kids games on the disc while the games that I personally play on a USB.
     
  2. ca032769

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    I believe you can if in Priiloader setting you force IOS249 for Disc Loading (or something like that). The base for IOS Slot 249 needs to be 57 that's been set to D2X v8-final & maybe v10 works as well.

    There was a post about it a little while ago that I'll see if I can find and link for you. Not sure if you have to have one of those compatible drive though. I'm sure someone here knows more then I do, never needed to burn a game and load it into the Wii, so as of yet have not tried it myself. Of course now I want to try it. I'll look for that post and see if I can find it.
     
  3. yeseye1

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    hi all
    so i just received another wii on 3.4e should i use modmii to full mod. your thoughts please because i don't want to spend another 4 days trying to mod it:rofl:
     
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  4. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    My answer this question is always gonna be yes, lol

    Only older wii's are capable of playing backup discs, the disc drives in newer consoles can only read original wii/GC discs.

    Assuming u can play backup discs, you can use the priiloader hack to launch backups from the disc channel as previously mentioned, but you can also load backup discs using neogamma (which also allows you to apply ocarina cheats and tweak other settings as well) or USB loaders
     
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  5. ca032769

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    !!! Yes, use ModMii !!!
     
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    well that was easy enough:D
     
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    does anybody know how to add gamescube games to an existing wbfs drive or how to run them through the disc channel?
     
  8. ca032769

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    1st You'll need to put the ISO's in a GAMES Folder: usb://games (You can shrink them with DiscEX but there are some that don't play when shrunk down so I prefer to use the full ISO)

    2nd Your game would then need to be in a sub-folder and renamed to game.iso. For example Resident Evil 4.ISO would go into a folder and be renamed looking like this - USB:/games/Resident Evil 4/game.iso

    3rd You'd want to use Nintendont to play the game and you can play it though USBLoaderGX or WiiFlow Lite. I also like Cfg USB Loader to play my Wii & GameCubes games, but it a little bit to get it setup and is no longer under development.

    Hope this helps...


    EDIT: If you're really using a drive formatted as WBFS, and not referring to the WBFS folder the Wii games go it, you should really consider changing it over to a FAT32 Format with 32k clusters. The WBFS Format went by the wayside a long time ago and is prone to corruption.
     
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  9. greator

    greator GBAtemp Regular

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    In your head...
    Yes please. A bit of tutorial would be nice since this IOS slot thing really confuses me.
     
  10. yeseye1

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    thanks for the info will be getting a new drive, what is the max size i can use?
     
  11. ca032769

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    How much room do your Wii & GameCubes take up?? This might determine what size drive to get. My Wii's (about 1,900 of them) are reduced in size as .wbfs files not .iso and take up 3.19TB and my GameCubes (maybe 800+, I should look) as .iso files are just at the 1TB mark with 976GB of space. You can probably get away with a 5 or 6TB if you have all the games made, but I have other Nintendo stuff also on my drive taking up space. Thinning some games out (I'm sure some of them just suck) would allow me to squeeze them onto a 4TB HDD (3.638 TB actual usable formatted space).

    I'm using a Western Digital 8TB MyBook that has all the Wii & GameCube games on it. I just formatted a 10TB Western Digital MyBook yesterday to FAT32, but didn't get a chance to test it, but will get to it later today. Link to the 8TB & 10TB drives: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LQQHLGC/ref=twister_B07CMLR679?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    If you don't have that may games the Western Digital 4TB Passport also works great and doesn't need to be plugged into the wall. I'll take a picture of it when I get home. You can get it in the color to match you Wii (well the blue isn't an exact match). Link to 4Tb passports: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LQQHBNU/ref=twister_B07MSVWXLJ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    Also keep in mind you'll need to do some special things to the drives if you go over 2TB. You can use the link in my signature to see what needs to be done to larger drives over 2TB. So if you don't have that many right now or if price is a concern, you could always get a 1TB or 2TB now then upgrade later. Also is seems that the Western Digital drives are one of the few drive you can do this with. Other users using other drive manufacturers have tried but I haven't heard much if any luck with them, so above 2TB I'd stick with Western Digital.

    SD Card - You can also use large SD cards. I use a 256GB PNY SDXC, any Wii with a system menu over 4.0 can read the SDXC cards. I haven't upgraded to a 512GB yet, but will eventually. These large cards will hold quite a few games on them as well. I have games on mine for when the USB drive is not attached.
     
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  12. Dudebloke

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    can you please help me out with that?
     
  13. Ryccardo

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    Sorry, but I don't remember much more than "having both channels, or even not that, is a bit of a mess" - many years since I last experimented with that...
     
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  14. Dudebloke

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    ok :(

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    well maybe somebody else can help... edit:I do know that when you get it from the wii shop you can delete it...
     
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  15. ca032769

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    An update to the drive size that can be used. The 10TB Western Digital listed back a few posts works.

    I used the WD Formatter to break drive from GPT to MBR and then formatted it as a single FAT32 partition but ended up using 256k cluster size. When I tried formatting it with 64k clusters with FAT32 Formatter it gave me some weird readings. Windows 10 showed it as only a 1.09TB Drive but EaseUS Partition Master showed it as the proper 10TB size. With that I decided to use EaseUS and reformat it with the only 256k cluster size option it gave me and it's working.

    I'll update the post mentioned in my signature to reflect this incase you or anyone else wants to use this size drive.
     
  16. tswntk

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    Even if your drive is 512 bytes/sector, a 256k cluster size would mean a single byte file will still use up 128M, if it is 4096 bytes/sector, then the minimum file size becomes 1024M. It will not be a big problem if you only store large game iso but it you start to use the drive for apps, covers or small emulator roms...
     
  17. celerychoker

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    Hello, good day guys. I got my hands on a second-hand (but in good condition) Wii console. Problem is it's an NTSC-J version, and all the games I have are NTSC-U. From first inspection it doesn't seem modified (I think? Not sure). I wanted to ask if it were possible to have my Wii play these NTSC-U games, probably by "modding" my Wii. I've been doing some research and so far, the fear of "bricking" my Wii is what's holding me back. If I could get a link to a really, easy-to-comprehend step-by-step guide for modding my Wii safely that would be extremely helpful. Thanks in advance!
     
  18. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    https://gbatemp.net/threads/modmii-for-windows-official-support-topic.207126/
     
  19. ca032769

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    Yes use the ModMii link posted above. I had one of mine that was NTSC-J and I used ModMii to region change it.

    When I first had it all menus were in Japanese. I googled and found a site that gave the US Wii setting screens on the left and the JAP setting screens on the right and used it to maneuver through the settings to make changes and get the MAC address needed for modding it.

    I actually modded it first thinking selecting 4.3U would change it to English, but instead I ended up with a modded Wii still in Japanese, so I had to do the region change in order to get it over to English.
     
  20. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    To be clear you should follow the main ModMii wizard/guide first, then (optionally) the modmii region change wizard/guide second
     
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