Hey everyone - I have to get back to a rehearsal, but the short of it: I have a modded Wii (bought it in early June) with a Wiikey, and the 1.9g update - whatever the newest one is. I obtained the DVD5 NTSC-J version of Brawl a month ago and burned it, sans brickblocker, and got dual channels. Otherwise, Wii behaved fine. I bought NTSC-U Brawl last night, and as mentioned, the legit version is not recognized by the Wiikey. I ripped it using Friidump (the newest version) using the standard setting - something like friidump -d f: a or whatever it iis. I burned the .iso file using Imgburn at 2.4x onto an HP DVD+R Double Layer DVD. I didn't use the brick blocker or anything. I just popped it into my Wii, and it works fine. I haven't played any of the modes or anything yet, but it booted okay and I navigated some menus. I see no reason why it would freeze anywhere else. In summary: - Wiikey w/ 1.9g update - DVD5 of Brawl was used previously, update was allowed to completion, dual channels as result. - Bought NTSC-U. - Ripped using Friidump and -d f: a setting (The one it gives an example of, I just changed my drive letter to F) using the LG Drive that can rip games. - Burned to HP DVD+R DL at 2.4x. - Put it into the Wii, didn't try to update, seemed to work just fine. That's all I've got right now. I hope this helps a bunch of you out - thanks guys!