Softmodded Wii most likely with D3-2 Chip.. next step?
First things first... this site has tought me SOO much and I appreciate the time people take to answer questions. There is no way I would have gotten as far as I have without it! Ok now, on to the question at hand...
I just returned from Shanghai where I purchased around 20 Wii games. Little did I know not a single one would run by simply placing them in the Wii... so I turned to this site. Now I have the Homebrew Channel, Neogamma 7, and WiiGator. To my suprise, I still could not get the games to run, receiving the Error Code 1101 for each and every one. Upon more visits to this site, I tracked the serial number of my Wii to have a 75% chance of having the dreaded D3-2 chip.... but still not giving up just yet!
More visits here taught me that I could copy the games to a USB HDD and run from there - so I loaded DVD Dump 1.2 on my HBC and went for it... I chose the option to dump the disc over Wifi to my PC... and it started with no issues. One thing I thought was strange was that the ISO file was only 386MB... but I went on anyway. At the end of the 386MB transfer, DVD Dump reported an error. Undeterred, I tried another game and was suprised to see it was in fact also exactly 386MB - and of course I recieved the same error at the end of the transfer.
So once again back to this site - I have now learned that certain DVD drives such as the Hitachi LG GDR-8161b drive can read Wii games. Before I make a purchase, here is my question -
Assuming I do in fact have the D3-2 chip in my Wii, does that mean it not only will not play burned discs, but it also will not even read them and thus the error recieved when trying to copy the game to my PC using DVD Dump over Wifi? If that is the case, would you agree that the next logical step is to purchase the Hitachi drive, then use my PC to copy these games from the Hitachi drive to an external USB HDD which can then be hooked up to my Wii?
Also - anyone else ever buy games from the markets in China and had similar experiences?