Old Wii's can't read DL Brawl, how can i make it work?

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  1. Elisa_
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    Old Wii's can't read DL Brawl, how can i make it work?. I have a PAL wii that I bought 1 month after Wii was released. Any way I can play the DVD-9 ver of Brawl?
     


  2. mousan

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    it's totally false...i bought my wii like u about 1 month after release & smash works on my wii flawlessly [​IMG]
     
  3. perimbean

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    Hi!

    By any chance have you tried to load the SSBB (PAL) retail disc into the machine and try running it?

    My guess is the lens not being able to detect/read DL discs.

    Cheers!
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  4. iffy525

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    If it's not modded send it in to Nintendo and they will repair it at no cost.
    Although that's kind of weird that it doesn't read because I got mine on launch day and brawl works perfectly.
     
  5. Ashler

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    I bought my wii on the launch day and I have no problem playing SSBB.
     
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    same, launch day wii plays everything.
     
  7. stok3d

    stok3d Retro Gaming Inc.

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    i have a launch wii that wouldn't read the brawl backup

    thought it might be a media issue until the retail came and even that didn't work (wii would not recognize brawl but played everything else perfect)

    i removed the wiikey and sent the wii to nintendo, it came back with a brand new d2c drive, brawl works awesome now

    only thing is i can't play most of my games until my d2c modchip gets here

    but like another poster said, test it with the retail copy of ssbb, it's the only way to be sure.

    if you do have to send it in, just remove your modchip first, nintendo won't give you any hassles
     
  8. katsuce

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    my launch US wii unit reads backups of brawl (JP and ntsc) fine, as well as the original brawl disc
     
  9. coolbho3000

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    I thought you said it died...

    My launch Wii reads Brawl (when burnt on 'good' Verbatim media) fine.
     
  10. m0dm0use

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    Old Wii can read all games, dirty wii can't!

    Clean your wii!
     
  11. SavageWaffle

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    clean your lens, probably some dirt/dust on it.
     
  12. stok3d

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    yeah, it 'died' right before i sent it in, it wouldn't hold dvd's and started making grinding noises (partly my fault)

    it had started making a loud humming noise when spinning a few months after i bought it but still worked

    brawl (retaildvd9 or backupdvd9, dvd5 worked) would never read, even after manually cleaning it with a q-tip and alcohol, backups and originals worked fine.

    the dl issue, for some wii's may be rare, but some older, CLEAN wii's will not read DL properly.
     
  13. Elisa_
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    Alright, how would I clean my lens? I'm really newbie at modding stuff, wonder how I soldered my WiiKey?
     
  14. Tomobobo

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    after cleaning my laser my launch console still wouldn't read dvd9s
     
  15. Elisa_
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    So you have the same problem eh? I'd better go take this to court and sue Target for a cheap Wii +] jks.
    So I'm gonna try get a screwdriver or something off Ozmodchips or a place around me. Try clean the laser and try again.
     
  16. Tomobobo

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    Meh, I really ended up not caring because the game sucked. Plus I have another wii that will read dvd9s and I found SSE to be boring and repetitive as all get out. So my advice: play the dvd5 version, it sucks just as much as the dvd9, well probably less since it doesn't have the horrid platforming gimmick mode.
     
  17. Elisa_
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    Yeah, brawl isn't that good.. But I wasted my downloads for this xD and I want it to work
     
  18. Zarxrax

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    I've been thinking, theoretically, shouldn't you be able to make brawl fit on a single layer disc by recompressing the movies and audio? This is what they did with dreamcast games in order to make them fit on a cd.

    Smash bros, scrubbed, is about 7.5gb
    The movies are 3.36gb
    The audio is 1.09gb
    DVD-R holds about 4.3gb

    Let's say you can recompress the video files to all fit into about 500mb. This puts you around 4.7gb. Now, audio can be recompressed to 1/2 its existing size... and it should all fit. Or maybe, just maybe, the video files could somehow be crammed into approximately 50-100mb, and audio wouldn't have to be touched.

    Would this be possible?
     
  19. Elisa_
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    That's a DVD-5 version, which I have also.
     
  20. Sperion

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    its a dvd5 alright but he wants to downgrade the movies and sounds to have a complete copy, but it isnt posible yet:( (as far as i know)