So, thingks like Flatmii, Flatmod, WODE, etc...

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by FireEmblemGuy, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. FireEmblemGuy

    FireEmblemGuy Celebrating a decade of shitposting

    Jul 6, 2007
    United States
    Michigan, USA
    They all require you to still have a DVD drive in your Wii to work, correct? Is there any sort of backup solution that acts as a full drive replacement, simply letting me plug the DVD drive's ribbon/data cable into the device without plugging anything into the DVD drive's data port? As far as I know USB loaders aren't a solution to this as the IOS still tries to query the drive, which isn't there for it to find, or something to that extent, which is ridiculous because this happens even with WiiWare/VC games.
  2. Dialexio

    Dialexio GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Mar 14, 2009
    United States
    The SunDriver sits where the DVD drive would be.

    I'm pretty sure any modchip with SD or USB loading capabilities doesn't need the DVD drive.
  3. brownmurder

    brownmurder GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 27, 2008
    United States
    Dialexio have you got a link to the softmod GameCube USB loader in you sig?

  4. Blue-K

    Blue-K No right of appeal.

    Jun 21, 2008
    Exactly. They (SunDriver, FlatMii, WODE) all emulate the Drive, so the Wii thinks there is a Drive connected, even if you removed the original one. So yes, they'll work without a drive. At least I'm 100% shure that this works with the SunDriver. I can't garantee on the others, but I'm also pretty shure there.
  5. giantpune

    giantpune GBAtemp Addict

    Apr 10, 2009
    United States
    no. with flatmii you can leave the dvd drive in the wii or remove it. both work fine.

    these are all drive emulators. which means that they look to the wii exactly like a dvd drive.

    there is also a thread around here where some guy just took the control board off his dvd drive and left it in the wii and took out the drive. then he crammed in a HDD.
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