Using action replay disc for GC games on Wii

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  1. DriftRS
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    Trying to work out how to get this to work. The compatibility list mentions "Action Replay 1.14A Partial PAL / NTSC-U Only work with retail game disc " Thats all fine, trying to run it with a retail copy of f-zero GX.

    I've installed the GC backup launcher, burnt a copy of the AR disc, and got it running perfectly on the Wii. I selected the cheats I wanted for F-zero, and then went back to launch it. It asked me to open the lid, so I ejected the current disc, it asked me to put in the F-Zero disk, so I put that in, and it told me "Error: No Disc"

    Is anyone able to suggest anything? Or try this out themselves?
     


  2. SilverSurfR

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    Did you start the Action Replay disc by pressing 'B' in the GC Launcher? Sorry, it's the only thing I can think of, haven't messed around with the new launcher much.
     
  3. DriftRS
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    Hmm, I think I just launched using auto-detect, what does 'B' do?
     
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    B allows you to swiitch discs with the new gamecube launcher
     
  5. DriftRS
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    hmm, tried B, but it crashed it
     
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    That's odd. Try it again. Is the AR on a multigame disc? Or is it separate? Did you shrink it?
     
  7. DriftRS
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    nah, it's just the AR burnt on a normal 4GB DVD, same as i do all my Wii games. I can boot it of the backup loader, but not through the "B" option. And yeah, as I've said, it doesn recognise the actual GC discs when it asks to swap em out.

    Has anyone here been successful with running AR on the backup loader?
     
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    Have you tried other games (retail of course or it won't work)?
     
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    What version of AR are you running? It's confirmed that 1.14A works fine if it hasn't be shrunken.
     
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    What happens if it's shrunk?
     
  11. Golfman560

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    It would restart my Wii as if no game were inserted.

    I'm trying to get it to work on backups now, but I have a few problems:

    -Using the Z button thing to select the next game on a multi-game disc doesn't work OR I'm not doing it right
    -Discs with only 1 backup on them won't boot, they get stuck right before at a black screen. Maybe if there was a way to reinitiate the cMIOS without losing the AR info that gets inserted it would work.
     
  12. DriftRS
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    can anyone tell me if they've got AR working, and loading gamecube discs with cheats? If so I'll try burning a new copy of the AR i guess...
     
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    I can get a backup of AR working with retail discs, but cheating on backup discs won't work yet.

    Edit: Wow, the code of the AR is blank up until line 5002d050 or in simple terms: 1,342,361,680 lines of jack shit and only 3,083,391 lines of code
     
  14. tj_cool

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    I just "obtained" AR 1.14A and it was around 10MB
    Then I unpacked it and it became 1.35GB [​IMG]
    I'm out of disc right now (gonna buy some tomorrow), but to make it work, I should burn it alone on a disc (no multigame) right? (I have correct MIOS)
    Anything else I should know?
     
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    Yeah, burning it alone should be fine, make sure you don't shrink it also (If its on the disc by itself it shouldn't need to be shrunk)

    Also, it can't work with other backup games, only retail/original games work.
     
  16. DriftRS
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    1.14a is the US disc I think, will it work on a PAL Wii if I just launch it from the backup launcher with the right region option?
     
  17. Hells Guardian

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    No it won't you have to have the correct region of the disk. Either way I can confirm that the Action Replay 1.14b NTSC-U Is working just as reported on the compatability list. a few games aren't working but I suspect it's just that my games are scratched to hell.......
     
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    hmm, I thought 1.14a was NTSC, and 1.14b was pal, seeing as all the NTSC version I've found are 1.14a and pal has been 1.14b.

    I have a pal wii, can anyone confirm if 1.14b pal works?
     
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    Yeah 1.14A is NTSC, 1,14B is PAL, however I think both work on either region as long as you have the right video mode.

    PAL 1.14B works if it is not shrunk. I was talking to someone earlier about it and they said it works.
     
  20. DriftRS
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    cool, i'll get some new DVD's today and give it a shot then