Wasabi DX system menu 4.2
I'm fairly new at this, I just wondered if anyone would know why my wii only plays half of the games I burn?
I have recently put in the Wasabi DX and the wii is running system menu 4.2. Only half of the games that I download seem to work. I'm burning them all to the same discs with imgburn at 2x speed but I get the messege that says refer to operations manual on half of them.
Some new games play (wii sports resort) and fifa 2010. But others wont, some are older games. I cant understand that, any ideas?
It's because of the 4.2 menu, unfortunately. Just get backups from the same region your Wii is from, and avoid scrubbed discs unless you want to softmod your Wii too. It isn't hard to find the right discs, you just have to pay attention to what you download. If you're from North America, look for NTSC or NTSC-U, if you're from Europe, PAL, or Japan NTSC-J. I don't know what Korea's is.
You can also downgrade your Wii to play out of region discs, but if your Wii is really new, I've heard that it's impossible to downgrade these.
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thanks for this, I thought that it would still play my own region discs. I'm in Ireland so my wii is PAL. All the games I download are PAL. If a game is "scrubbed" does that mean that it wont work either. Loads of PAL games that I have wont work. I can't seem to find anything that I'm doing different with the games that work and ones that don't. Maybe it's because some are scrubbed and some are not.
Originally Posted by botulismo
What does scrubbed actually mean, I've seen it on a lot of files that i download but I'm not sure what it means. How can I tell the difference between games that are scrubbed and not scrubbed.
Sorry to be such a noob!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last edited by SillenzeIKillU; 11-30-2009 at 03:09 PM.
Reason: forgot to mention.......
Scrubbed discs won't play on 4.2 either, sorry, I forgot to mention that, but it is possible with a bit of softmodding to fix that. It's not the fault of the modchip, scrubbed discs exploit a bug in the 3.2 menu and earlier that allows you to essentially boot a disc that hasn't been signed by Nintendo properly. The reason people do this is because it allows them to get rid of garbage data Nintendo puts in the disc to make sure every bit of the disc is used. Nintendo I guess finds this important to do. This garbage data makes it so you have to download sometimes 3 gigabytes more than is necessary for the game, so people use a scrubber to scrub the garbage data out and make it 3 gb smaller.
I hope that makes sense.
If you don't mind softmodding, you can reinstall the Trucha bug, which is the bug that allows scrubbed discs to work. I've never done it myself but people seem to have good luck doing it. There's a program called Trucha Bug Restorer which I think automates most of the process. You'll need to install the Homebrew Channel to run it. This version of the bannerbomb exploit allows you to install it on system menu 4.2. If you need any more help, I'll try to assist.
The only way you can tell the difference between a scrubbed game and a non-scrubbed game (other than it being called a scrubbed game!) is by its size when it's compressed into an archive. If the file is regular 4.5gb size when uncompressed but 1gb when compressed, it's been scrubbed.
Keep in mind, though, you don't *need* to run scrubbed discs. You could just as easily use non-scrubbed discs and have no problem with it. Some people like the full rips for just this reason so they're usually nearly as common.
does anyone know if one can "unscrub" a "scrubbed" iso?
My system is 3.4u Wasabi DX (not sure firmware how can I tell?) I have similar issues where some Backups work others don't (though they all worked on my friends wiikey 1.9g) Any ideas appreciated.