Originally Posted by Prarieboy
Yea the only one I have thats scrubbed is Mario Kart Wii & it works fine..
so is the wasabi dx plagued with the same general flaws as the drivekey? like generally not playing scrubbed games, issues if you have it previously soft-modded??
My understanding of a "scrubbed" iso, is any iso that when compressed into a rar, is less than 4GB. Please smack me around the head if this is incorrect as I am still a noob......
This being so, I have quite a few "scrubbed" isos and until now, not one coaster. All worked fine.
So it appears that the DX plays scrubbed games fine. There are no other limitations I have found aside from the well known 3x issue. Cant speak about homebrew though, as I only have the hardmod.
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I have DX on 3.4E and no homebrew installed, and every game I tried so far worked. Originals, backups, PAL and NTSC, all worked fine.
Using DX 2.0 beta firmware.
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wasabi dx is the shizzle, i like it better than the drivekey.
drivekey i had was bad and had to wait a month to get a replacement!!
wasabi arrived and worked the first time and reads everything i throw at it!!
new drivekey works now but i still like the wasabi dx
Glad to hear its working for you, I have a slightly different story.
Working with: Think Xtra (TX) +R 16speed and TDK -R 16x, ImgBur, brand-new Samsung dvd writer and almost all isos from ESPALWII.com torrents.
1st TX 1x --- coaster
2nd TX 1x --- Ok so far.
Starwars Clone something-or-other crappy game
1st TX 1x --- OK
1st TX 1x --- didn't recognise disk
2nd TX 1x --- didn't recognise disk
3rd TDK 1x --- didn't recognise disk
1st TDK 1x --- coaster (choose Single player...disk fail)
2nd TDK 4x --- coaster (intro...disk fail)
3rd TX 1x --- coaster (intro...disk fail)
4th TX 4x --- not tried yet.
1st TX 1x --- (single player...disk fail)
2nd TDK 1x --- (choose license....disk fail)
3rd TDK MAX --- (immediate disk fail)
Awful tekken style manga cartoon Ninja game with unpronouncable title and dull gameplay : 1st TDK 1x - Works fine.
Conclusion after 3 days:
If the game sucks then the disk works, otherwise you get a black screen saying to look in the manual, or play Mario.
Option B : Try to drink enough to make use of all the coasters you've produced over the last 36 hours ...
Tomorrow will get Verbatim and see if they work better. Have seen mixed reviews...
Very little online specifically about which disks work best with this chip, would be interesting to know what works and what doesn't (media/speed). From what I gather each mod-chip has its own preferences.
4th TX 4x --- coaster : Crashed Wii instantly, restart machine and read manual to calm down.
Mario Party 8 TX 1x --- coaster (choose channel, disk fail)
From this limited experience, if its going to crash the disk speed doesn't seem to change much, but on the whole slower is better than fast even on brand new drives.
TDK -R and Think Xtra +R are not any good.
Tomorrow will find some Verbatim and try those.
If I could choose again, I'd go for the Mii and send the iso's through the USB as its probably a lot less hassle in the long run.
Last edited by orangenick; 05-14-2009 at 04:04 PM.
Reason: felt like it
So far every game I tried worked. Haven't played that many titles, and none that you mention, so maybe it's a problem with the iso's you're getting, or the media.
I've only used Verbatim -R x16 and never had problems with them. Got a cakebox of TDK x16 still wrapped, we'll see how it goes when I run out of Verbatims.
Same story for me. Everything I've tried works fine with my DX on 2.0 firmware. I use Sony DVD-Rs at 4x. I also have some Verbatims that serve as backups in case I get some rogue Sony discs.
Verbatim is the way to go
got 10 verbatims today (shame I didn't get the bigger pack)
MarioKart (scrubbed) works perfectly. will report back on the others.
everything has worked so far. go with verbatim.
In italy they cost slightly less than the sony's though I was tempted by them too in the shop.
Last edited by orangenick; 05-15-2009 at 02:06 PM.