Which wiis can play DVD backups?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by Nujui, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Nujui
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    Nujui I need something to do.

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    A friend of mine is buying a Wii for Christmas and wants to play both GC and Wii dvd backups on it. I know that certain newer wiis can't play dvd backups, I wanted to know which wiis can and cannot play backups.
     
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    No new Wii can, not for 2 years.

    All Wii's can play USB backups, although that doesn't cover GC games.
     
  3. Nujui
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    Nujui I need something to do.

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    Yes, I know that, I was asking which wiis can play GC Dvd backups and wii dvd backups :P.

    Also, another question, was there ever a USB loader for the Wii? (Besides WODE or others.)
     
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    Which I answered.

    Of course there are, I just mentioned them.
     
  5. Nujui
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    Nujui I need something to do.

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    I mean specifically, my friend wants to be sure about the wii he's buying. (I remember something about D3 chips not being able to play backups.)

    And sorry, I meant GC usb loader.
     
  6. Coto

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    According to this site:

    http://www.wiidrives.com/list

    any drive over LU72+ serial is likely to bear a D3-2 chipset. Those chipsets won't let you read DVD backups at hardware level. (they can USB..! but only for wii mode, as GC over USB isn't reliable and buggy)

    edit: I own a LU64xxxxxxx wii, which has a D2E drive. (Compatible with Wii & GC DVD backups)
     
  7. WiiPower

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    Also only white Wiis are able to read DVD-Rs, if the Wii is not white, the chance is 0%.
     
  8. Lucif3r

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    Id say the chance is close to 0% on any Wii made after autumn -09, regardless of color.
    The odds of buying a new Wii, from a store, manufactured before that is highly unlikely.