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?
That is right. If you do decide to get the hitachi drive, it wont be as simple as copying the games to a hdd, but you will find out what you need to do by then. Their are guides for this.
Originally Posted by Laztlain
Are you sure the games are real wii games, if they are just backups, you will be able to copy them with any pc dvd drive. Its worth giving it a try.
Where are you from, or actually, what region is your wii?
You have other options, besides getting the pc dvd drive. You could replace the drive board in the wii, this will make it able to play dvd-r disks. You could also look into getting an external dvd drive, you could use this to play the games, or backup them up with your wifi method. You will have to research on which ones are compatible.
Either way, if you decide to go for one those, research it before deciding, so you get the right parts.
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Appreciate the reply albertbert. I have already began researching how to use the Hitachi drive to tranfer Wii games to a USB HDD... seems a little tough but ok.
As for the games, I believe they are reall Wii games, but whether or not they are copies is tough to tell (I assume that they are). Unfortunately I can't copy them on my PC because my DVD drive doesnt recgonize them.
My Wii was purchased in New York. The Serial Number is LU11474XXXX.
I also found out I can not play any DVD movies using DVDx and MPlayer (or any other player so far). Would that be another wonderful feature of the D3-2 chip?
Yeah, you cant play dvd movies with d3-2, backups or original.
Those wii games are real i guess. If a game is ripped with the right drive or the wii, and is copied, you should have to problem copying the copy. I just thought since they were bought in china, that they might be backups.
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