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    Newbie got a couple of questions.....

    Hi All

    1st I hacked my sons wii 1 year ago with the help of dogeggs guide ( brilliant)...
    And I have recently updated this to include priiloader... Many thanks wiihacks...

    I have just bought a wii from ebay for myself....
    I will probably do the dogeggs hack again.....

    My question - I cant find the answer anywhere (although Im sure it is out there)
    If I hack the wii to run from usb does the dvd drive still play copys??
    And, Is there a hack to run games from external dvd drives.....

    I know probably a really stupid question.......
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    If it has a drive thats capable of playing back ups (one pre late 2008) then yes. No to external dvd drive
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    You can use Wii Drive Chip Database to check your serial number. If the drive is D3-2 it will be unable to play dvd backups, but free to play any usb backups.

    To my knowledge no one has successfully pioneered an external dvd drive backup player.
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    Many thanks for the replies....
    I have just picked the wii up from the ebay seller...
    Pretty good condition......

    Checked the serial and it appears to be a 2006 GC2-D2C ..... So am I right in assuming that the dvd drive will play copies????

    The sytem must have been updates.. It is now 4.2e..

    Would you recommend using dogeggs tutorial to take it back to an earlier version OR just do the 4.2 hack by shadowsonic2 ???

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    just follow the 4.2 guide and yes u should be able to use dvds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pob3008 View Post
    just follow the 4.2 guide and yes u should be able to use dvds
    If I do the 4.2 hack will I be able to eventually l(ater on) do a usb hack withou having to remove the 4.2 mods???

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    both routes use the same hacks (modifications) but not nessecarily the same loaders.
    good luck and happy modding

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    Any ideas with the error below... reached the point of backing up the nand....

    "error opening nand.bin"

    would this be due to taking the option to load the newer homebrew channel?????
    uMMMn

    Any help greatly appreciated

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    not enough space on your sd card (uses ~600mb) ? and be sure to use the symbol with the arrow from the chip to the card (backing up, green arrow) not from sd to chip (restoring, red arrow)
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    Cant believe I just make that mistake.... copying the wrong way ooops..
    Again many thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by vinatec View Post
    not enough space on your sd card? and be sure to use the symbol with the arrow from the chip to the card (backing up) not from sd to chip (restoring)
    gl

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