Wii DVD firmware flashing?

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Dec 16, 2010
  1. HellraiserUK
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    Is there any reason why no-one has reverse engineered the Wii DVD firmware to allow a 360-style modchip to be implemented? Flashing the firmware could potentially allow the D3-2 drives to read DVD-R as I assume it is the firmware that rejects the disk rather than there being any physical reason for the disks not reading?

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  2. Hyrule2008

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    Dont know... but i doesnt see any physical reason.
    But there is no need for, since USBLoader ist more comfortable.
     
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    Perhaps, but not every Wii user has the knowledge to transfer .ISOs to a USB hard disk, nor wants to spend money on one [​IMG]

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    I do agree on this one. Know some ppl that don't mod their Wii just because they don't want to buy all the extra stuff. [​IMG]
     
  5. Magsor

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    Yeah thats true flashing a drive is so much easier everyone can do that. And 10$ for a USB flash drive is too much money not many people can afford that.
     
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    It's not about making it easier for the beginner/normal users, just buying a SD card and harddrive (flash drive is a little bit small for iso's, even when scrubbed) costs them too much.
     
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    In my opinion, if you're so cheap that you can't pay for a 8GB thumb drive to play wii games, you shouldn't have bought the console in the first place.
     
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    The D3-2 drive works fine. It just does not read backup. But you can rip your games with it my 8 year old nephew does it himself...
     
  9. SanGor

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    the answer is simple, the drives FW is stored on a ROM, where on the 360 it's stored on FLASH.
     
  10. Burton

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    Let's analyze, you say you can't afford an usb flash drive, but buying dvd's aren't any cheaper than buying a flash drive. In the long run buying dvd's will be more expensive than having an external drive.

    and about people not knowing how to transfer isos to usb flash is hard to believe these days. You can use a simple app like Wii backup manager to transfer games with the click of a button.
     
  11. HellraiserUK
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    I'm not saying I can't afford a USB drive, nor am I saying USB is the way to go - all I was asking was if there was some reason why no-one seems to have pursued flashing the DVD firmware. As it is a ROM, then that would explain it. Cheers to SanGor for actually answering the question asked, rather than ranting on about people being cheap [​IMG]

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    I reply directly to your second post as it implies what I replied. Yes Mr SanGor gave you the answer.
     

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