Running GC backups via disc drive

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by paulttt, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. paulttt

    paulttt GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 1, 2008
    Hi guys,

    I'm using a first gen wii at the minute, that can load wii backups from a burnt disc. I'm interested in running Gamecube games from DVD instead of from a usb loader.

    What are my best options for doing this? All the guides I have read only include USB/SD loading. Is there a reason behind this other than the convenience of having all games on a central device/load times?
  2. brausm08

    brausm08 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 15, 2009
    United States
    USA - Midwest
    NGC games via disc offers near perfect compatibliity. USB/SD loaders (DM, DML, nintendont, devolution) have been slowly chipping away the compatibility limitations; it's to the point now that USB loaders can play many/most NGC games flawlessly...making disc loading less appealing.

    if you want to play from discs, you only need to make sure you have a working compatible drive (one that can read DVD backups), and install a cMIOS. there are a few different cMIOS's available (you can get them via ModMii page 4). one has a loader built in which allows for multi-game discs.

    it's also been reported that playing from DVD backups can were out the disc drive faster than normal. also, some drives are picky about disc brands and type (DVD+R or DVD-R)...though i've not encountered issues with either. ...for whatever that's worth.
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