Possibility of packing a wii DVD disc to a wad.

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  1. ChuckBartowski
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    Discs like the Netflix wii disc are incredibly small, something like 22mb. Would it be possible to take a disc of this size and unpack it, then repack to a wad?
     


  2. jakejm79

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    Why not just make an ISO forwarder wad?
     
  3. ChuckBartowski
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    Because doing this would be awesome. And having Netflix installed on the Wii just makes sense.
     
  4. smash_brew

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    Didn't Waninkoko do this with hamster heroes at one point? I think he posted a video here with a hamster channel and said it was running from the nand. It was quite a while back if i can dig it up it post a link.
     
  5. ChuckBartowski
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    Found it! So it seems it is possible. If he'd only posted HOW he did it.
     
  6. smash_brew

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    Maybe if you shoot him a pm he'll post some info. it does sound as though it would be useful for your netflix idea.
     
  7. toejam316

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    In theory all you'd need to do is modify the read path to the NAND (I don't know if it'd have to be the USB Loader or cIOS but I suspect both).
    It'd be a pain in the ass to pull off but it's doable.
     
  8. bwillb

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    fixed that for ya

    anyway, sure that isn't a usb forwarder?
     
  9. crwys

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    I remember people talking about this a while back, glad its being brought up again.
     
  10. ChuckBartowski
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    Apparently this was before USB loading was ever heard of.
     
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    if memory serves me correctly this was in the early days of usb loading. i believe that he stated that the game itself was running from the nand and that he wasn't going to release it because it wasn't useful due to the small storage capacity of the nand.
     
  12. ChuckBartowski
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    It would be useful now. [​IMG]
     
  13. smash_brew

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    I agree 100% I like the netflix idea. I don't use netflix myself but i know a lot of people that do.
     
  14. bwillb

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    interesting... should probably dm wanin on twitter, see if he wants to do anything with it now
     
  15. wes11ph

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    and what is the usefulness for this?
    512mb is very small.
     
  16. smash_brew

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    I don't know much about programing but it sounds like toejam is on the right track. rewriting the read commands to the nand in the usbloader code. then just figuring out how to package that and the netflix iso into one nice little .wad package.

    @ wes11ph
    it's really only useful for netflix users.
     
  17. crwys

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    But its still useful. Making disc-based games working as channels may be useful in the future as well.
     
  18. smash_brew

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    Now that you mention it, it could be useful for gaming in conjunction with sneek. or even possibly triforce.
     
  19. ChuckBartowski
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    Eh. Games are overload think. Unless we get more small releases like this. Also, have alerted wanin, will see if we get a response.
     
  20. smash_brew

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    A game is the only thing that is currently proven working with this method. Usbloader's really make the gaming portion of this obsolete but it would still be pretty cool to load a bunch of wii games off of an emulated nand using sneek. just seems like fun to me.