Wii Game Backup Method Revealed

Method to create disc images of Nintendo Wii games to take fifty hours

A method has been found to dump images of Nintendo Wii game onto a PC hard drive. According to a forum post on Wii Newz, a specific line of LG DVD-ROM drives are required along with the program DVDInfo in order to successfully create a disc image.

The LG DVD-ROM drives, which supposedly share similar hardware with the optical drive found in the Wii, are able to read the special game discs via debug commands issued by the DVDInfo software. The entire process is a lengthy one, as it takes over fifty hours to create one single image dump.

Although hackers may be able to successfully extract the data off a Wii game disc, there is still no known method in loading the extracted data for play on the console.

The PlayStation 3 "backup" scene is also just getting its wings – disc images of PS3 games were released within two weeks of the console's launch, but methods on loading the data for play are still unknown.

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Harry6368d ago

The point of doing this is what?

So cheapskates get to play free games.

MicroGamer6368d ago

to send Nintendo into a panic. Nintendo is very paranoid when it comes to people pirating their games. That was the reason why they held out with cartridges as long as they did. They thought they were more secure, but really they weren't. When they developed a new media for the Gamecube instead of using DVD it was also because they thought it would be more secure. Now it turns out that media isn't secure any longer. It will be interesting to see what sort of response it invokes from Nintendo.


A Late Look: Paper Mario

VGChartz's Mark Nielsen: "Welcome to A Late Look, a series of article where I take a belated look at games from yesteryear that I missed out on the first time around. Not quite review and not quite rant, it’s more a casual assessment of what I – the gamer of the future – consider to be each game’s strengths and weaknesses in retrospect.

Just last month Nintendo released a remake of the cult-classic Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, so what better time could there possibly be to take a look not at that game, and not at its original, but at the Nintendo 64 game from 2000? None is what I say! This very first release in the Paper Mario series will also be my first entry point. So, let’s get to it."

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A Sonic Unleashed Remaster Is Long Overdue

Still remembered as one of the best Sonic games of all time, I believe it's time Sonic Unleashed gets its overdue remaster after Sonic x Shadow Generations.

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-Foxtrot12d ago (Edited 12d ago )

I think it's best we leave these games we're they belong...in the past

Secret Rings, Unleashed, Black Knight etc, they weren't the best at least enough for a remaster

Generations is getting one because they had something easy to shove Shadow into before the Sonic 3 film and it's probably the better ones they've did over the past decade or so.

rayford1511d ago

Unleashed was one of my favorite P3 games would love a remastered version

NSANiTY10d ago

Minus the Werehog levels and I'm in.

Redgrave11d ago

Would be called.... Sonic Re-Leashed

Father__Merrin11d ago

Wouldn't mind a sonic 06 re release


Why a Survival Mode For The Next Animal Crossing Isn't as Wild as It Sounds

The Animal Crossing franchise may lean towards casual gaming, but it has laid the foundation for a future title to have a survival mode.

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