So what's with this Custom IOS37 rev 02...

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  1. Brian117
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    Brian117 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I am a complete nub when it comes to this custom IOS crap, but I to are looking for a way to play backups without an expensive plastic modchip, But I have known for a long time about that Custom IOS37 rev 02 deal, and the description of it says that it can boot from rewritable disks, but then again it says it can only boot hombrew...Now that I don't understand, what homebrew could you possibly boot from a disc? Unless it's talking about burning a, let's say guitarfun, so do you burn the guitarfun.wad onto the disk and it will boot from the Disc Channel after installing the custom firmware?
     
  2. fischju

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    It can see non-original DVDs if you have a modchip. You can use it to fit 4.7GB of roms onto a DVD and play them in an emulator.

    Marcan is releasing a dvd-r library soon, so that DVDs can be read on a system without a chip. No backup loader yet.
     
  3. aZnXrAvEr

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    I am not completely sure either... Please correct me if I'm wrong... but I believe that it lets homebrew access the disc drive. So for example, you can put many roms on a dvd and have an emulator load games from the disc.
     
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    You can only use it to play ROM's. Until waninkoko (or someone else) releases the thing that enables you to play DVD-R's without a chip, it is impossible.
     
  5. Brian117
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    Brian117 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Ahh, ok. Thanks. only 3 posts and that helped a lot. So what it does is just plays roms from a rewritable disk, which can be used for a emulator WITH the help of a modchip?
     
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    I don't think you need a modchip, but i'm not sure.
     
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    yes
     
  8. aZnXrAvEr

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    No, I don't think a is modchip required. And it's not just for roms... I believe other homebrew can be created, like a media player for playing .avi files from the disc or something.
     
  9. fischju

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    Yes, as of right now, you need a modchip. More people need to read my posts.
     
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    Does the IOS contain language information - could this be used to change the language of Japanese Wiis, or is that data stored somewhere else in the Wii?
     
  11. linkinworm

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    no it cant be used for that, i think the language is coded into the NAND and not the IOS
     
  12. jhoff80

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    Another dumb question. Does it allow trucha signed discs to work again, if you updated to the new firmware? I've got a "Rock Band songs" modded version of Guitar Hero 3 that I'd love to play again without having to load it up in GeckoOS every time.