Problems Having Emulators Running ROMS from DVD

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by gamer220, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. gamer220
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    I was wondering how do you do this. I tried a few different ways with the Genesis Plus, SNES9X GX, and FCE Ultra GX. I burned the roms as a data disc for each one by just dropping all the roms in there without a folder. Didnt work. THen I tried using the format of how you would when you put the roms on a SD card. Didnt work. I don't know what I am doing wrong. I am using the Roxio program and using Verbatim DVD-R discs. If anyone has any solutions it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. SpikeyBryan

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    Do you have an SD?
     
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    you cant run them fvrom a disc only the gamecube version can do that.
     
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    stop spreading lies! .. sure you can! ..

    I only had problems running NES roms from DVD (FCEUltraGX) ... and everyone just ignored my topic about that

    but running SNES, MD and SMS roms was/is no problem, and with the new FCE Ultra GX 2.0.7 loading from DVD works too
     
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    But you need DVDx installed to run the roms from DVD right?
     
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    I haven't seen a Wii without DVDx for weeks or months so i can't tell if it's needed
     
  7. gamer220
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    i have dvdx installed already. How do u format the files on the dvd. Do you need folders or just throw thr roms on the root of the disc
     
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    I do have an SD card and have run games on there. But I would like to be able to put all the games i have on just one DVD so i dont need to keep on swapping out the sd card.
     
  9. theotherfreakygu

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    Try to create an ISO with Imgburn and burn that to disc. in my experience if you just drag and drop files onto the disc in Windows (especially Vista) it uses a weird format. Or use Nero or some other program to create a "Data Disc."

    (PS: Avoid double-posting.)
     
  10. jspicher

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    2nded what was said above by theotherfreakyguy...

    I created a directory structure for mine.
    Ie a folder for each eumlator:
    Sega Gen
    NES
    Super NES
    Turbo Grafx 16

    Then just used ImgBurn's "Write files/folders to disc" option and burned the DVD.
    I tested it out and it worked just fine.
     
  11. Raylene2K7

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    You don't need ImgBurn and you don't need to make folders for each system (but folders make it easier to find the rom you are looking for [​IMG] )

    I've just used Nero to burn a DVD-RW again with different roms of each console (including zip/rar's and a lot of unpacked roms for each system)
     
  12. spritefreak

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    So do you need to install DivX to the Wii in order to play the Roms from a DVD? Also, I have tons of ROMS for my PC emulator. Will those roms work on the Wii emulator as well, or are there specific one for the Wii?
     
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    The Genesis / Mega Drive Emulator works great with the my burned Roms DVD.

    But SNES9x Emulator don't work with the burned SNES Roms on DVD.
    I changed it to "Load from DVD" and SNES9x finds the Roms but when I try to start the Roms I always get an Error.
    When I put the Roms from the DVD to the SD-Card, all Games works.

    The other problem is, when I started the games I tried to use the cheats for SNES9x.
    I renamed the cheats because the SNES9x Forum says so, so that the cheats works.
    But the cheats don't work.
    Any solution for this
    What i have to do that the cheat codes work?
     
  14. davedeluxe

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    you must have dvdx installed to run your roms from sd, but dvdx won't work under systemmenu 3.4. so if you are at 3.4 you have to downgrade your wii to run the roms from the dvd
     
  15. Wiindel

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    Hallo Davedeluxe

    DVDX is installed and I got 3.2 E on my Wii.
    The Mega Drive Emulator works with the DVDX but like i sad the SNES9x won't do.
    Sometimes it works and then the same game will not start hours later.

    Gruss / Greetings
    Wiindel (GER)
     
  16. djdynamite123

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    if DVD is too buggy, I'd just stick with SD [​IMG] I'm sure you have enough storage