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    App to boot DVD backup from Disc Channel?

    I'm able to boot a DVD backup by going into Neogamma and loading from there, but I was wondering if there was a way with Neogamma (or any other app) to boot the DVD by just using the disc channel.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigex View Post
    I'm able to boot a DVD backup by going into Neogamma and loading from there, but I was wondering if there was a way with Neogamma (or any other app) to boot the DVD by just using the disc channel.

    Thanks in advance.
    What you are looking for is cIOSCORP, which is a very lengthy install of several .wad files and cIOS files that basically turns your Wii into a region free DVD-R playing beast... Only issue is cIOSCORP doesn't like to play nice with many other hacks, and it essentially turns your Wii into a house of cards (if one thing goes wrong everything will).

    My suggestion to you is to get USB Loader GX and start ripping all you games to an external hard drive, it is MUCH less damaging on your Wii (DVD-Rs damage the WOD over time much more than retail games, and the WOD is cheap anyways) much more asthetically pleasing (nice menus), and having a USB Loader is much more convenient then mucking around with a whole bunch of burnt and poorly labeled DVD-Rs.


    There are some well detailed hacks in the Tutorial section that should get you headed in the right direction. Do press the little thanks button if I've helped you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chatham View Post
    What you are looking for is cIOSCORP, which is a very lengthy install of several .wad files and cIOS files that basically turns your Wii into a region free DVD-R playing beast... Only issue is cIOSCORP doesn't like to play nice with many other hacks, and it essentially turns your Wii into a house of cards (if one thing goes wrong everything will)...
    Thanks for the quick reply.
    I have been using USBLoader GX and it has worked flawlessly. I think I was just looking for something that would load DVDs more simply when I travel and don't want to bother with bringing the USB hard drive.
    If cIOSCORP is as finicky as you say then I don't think I would want to risk trying it out, so I'll just have to use the setup I have.

    And thanks for the tip about DVD-Rs degrading the system. Good to know!

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    Yeah, DVD-Rs force the WOD to read at 3X instead of 6X, which could wear the motor out over time. But seriously, USB HDDs aren't very big... Why would you want to bring an assload of discs when you can bring on little box slightly smaller than the system itself?

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    Well, it's really more about my fiance's technical awkwardness
    She likes to go over a friends' house with the Wii when I'm not around, and I was just trying to make it easier on her by being able to play a backup like she would an original.
    USB Loader GX is easy enough to navigate, but my hard drive has a partition filled with my personal files and I don't really like the idea of it leaving my house without me.

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    What kind of friend is it?(hope its a female one)

    anyway, apart from cioscorp that is not recommended, you can buy a modchip to do that.. other than tht, neogamma is the way to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by messie View Post
    What kind of friend is it?(hope its a female one)

    anyway, apart from cioscorp that is not recommended, you can buy a modchip to do that.. other than tht, neogamma is the way to go
    Yeah, it's a girl and sometimes she'll go to her sister's house with it.
    I'll just have to stick with Neogamma and USB loader.

    Thanks!

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    or make them come to your house instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by messie View Post
    or make them come to your house instead
    hahahaha that's what I was about to say!!! it's way less problems that way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sigex View Post
    Yeah, it's a girl and sometimes she'll go to her sister's house with it.
    I'll just have to stick with Neogamma and USB loader.

    Thanks!
    I simplified my hacked Wii for my girlfriend using forwarder channels for the USB Loaderm, MPlayer, and some emulators.

    As far as the "personal files" on the drive, you could always just put her favorite games on a special little 8 or 16GB stick ($20-40 TOPS) and have her take that to save your disc drive from unecessary use. (I had a disc drive crap out on me pre-USB Loader, so I'm paranoid about it myself)

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