New WII HardModding - Let's Do it!!
Okay guys, I've read every wii hacking guide here and this forum is awesome, we have a huge amount of knowledge here, and I've got an idea, I'd like to discuss it here:
I'm a developer myself, I've been working with emulators, I'm a Beta-Tester, and I'm actually learning The C-++ language, I'm still not a pro at coding, but it's enough, and I know a bit about chip engineering and advanced electronic circuits.
I bought a Wii this December, and it came with the lastest DVD Drive, version 4.2 and etc. I was search about the best way to Jail Break it, and I reached this wonderful site. If I got it right, it's safer and easier to do a Hardmod, and I have no warranty anyway, so I started reading the guides. if got it right, my LU64 Wii Won't read DVD Backups, only the USB Loader.
Well my attempt is to make it read DVDs, and I think I have the need experience to do it and the needed documentation is available in the internet.
I started thinking: How does the D3-2 drive recognize a backup? It's a COPY, right? It's physically identical. Or Nintendo could have invented some file that cannot be copied from the original DVD, which is nearly impossible, cuz such protection would make the wii unable to READ it as well uh? And it would be obvious, because a file like that would quickly escape from their claws and we would be able to download it from the net. No.
I insist, this is not Hardware protection! It's not file recognition either. It's SOFTWARE PROTECTION. Yep. It's the only way they could do it and still I cant see how, but well, this is something!
Now We need to know where is this protection and then we can smash it! I have one possibility:
A DVD-Drive BIOS, what would be easly "fixed", just changing this BIOS with a modified version of it, I mean, a second Modchip just for the DVD Drive.
I'm here asking for information, I mean, cannot develop a modchip, but if we manage to gather the info needed to do so it will be half of the work done to someone finish it! This Modchip would be a hacked version of the original DVD BIOS, all we would have to do is change it.
Can Someone confirm the existence of a second BIOS on the WII? if so, I will research to learn what is it for.
For Now this is the only possibility I can see, do you guys know any other way to do what this drive does? If so, please tell me! I'll need all the help I can get on this project, so let's go for it guys, so please if you manage to get any info about it tell me, they can't stop us anymore muhahahahah!!!