It was specifically created by Panasonic for the GC and now Wii. You would need special discs and equipment to burn it. Wikipedia info.
I also found this info:
Nintendo also continues to employ anti-piracy methods on their games. A notable example is New Super Mario Bros Wii, which will not play out of the box because the game routinely checks the burst cutting area for data not normally in a rip. The backup needs to be patched or modified first in order to work with certain drivechips. This modification was released the day after the game was released. There are also similar workarounds for software modifications.
In computing, the burst cutting area (BCA) or narrow burst cutting area (NBCA) refers to the circular area near the center of a DVD, HD DVD or Blu-ray Disc, where a barcode can be written for additional information such as ID codes, manufacturing information, and serial numbers. The BCA can be written during mastering and will be common for all discs from that master or, more usually, will be written using a YAG laser to "cut" the barcode into the aluminum reflective layer of the finished disc, potentially adding a unique barcode to each manufactured disc.
The BCA can be read using the same laser for reading regular data, but requires special circuitry to be decoded. It is not mandatory for DVD players to support reading the BCA, but DVD-ROM drives should according to the Mount Fuji specification. The BCA cannot be written without using special equipment, therefore the BCA can be used as a tamper-proof means of identifying individual discs.
The question than is would it be possible to create this "special equipment" cheaply enough for use at home.
Because if we could than every new effort of game manufacturers to stop using backups would be in vain FOREVER.
If it could be done it would have been done by now. They've been using the same format since the Gamecube's launch a decade ago and nobody has done it thus far. It would be easier to replace your drive if you're that concerned about playing DVDs.
So it is possible by definition!!!!
If you can read their discs than you can read and learn to understand their format.
If you can understand their format you can make a machine that replicates it.
Any experts on this on this forum?
Sounds more like telling people it is impossible to fly looking at the sky watching the birds fly over.
Would the human race ever have invented anything with that attitude? Would we ever have hacked a wii with that attitude? I'm an engineer guys like me all over the world have created the imppossible over and over again. that's where progress comes from.
Don't throw your towel in the ring just because you don't have the answer. Keep asking questions and keep searching for answers. And than maybe we will also solve this one
Last edited by Webdrifter; 01-23-2011 at 07:27 AM.
Anything is possible. But the reality of it is, is it worth it. Sure there has to be a way to get r done, but at what cost? Especially, when usb loading is better anyway. My Wii plays backup discs, but I use an external hard drive for my backups. Unless you are really pressed to play the CSI games, there is no reason to play backup discs.
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