Reading Wii Discs

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Reading Wii Discs

Postby BigSteve_G on Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:09 am

Anyone know if any software / drivers are needed to enable Mint to read Wii discs? - I've put the disc in but it just wont recognize it
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Re: Reading Wii Discs

Postby xenopeek on Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:23 am

Yes, you need specific software. Wii has a proprietary and protected format. It can be done on Linux. Google "reading wii disc on linux", the first two hits explain everything.
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Re: Reading Wii Discs

Postby steev on Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:43 pm

You also need a special DVD drive to read the discs.

The easiest way to do it is to use your Wii to dump the disc to an external HD or another computer over the network.
Then you can use an emulator like Dolphin to read the disc image.

This requires a modified Wii (lots of tutorials on the web for this)
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Re: Reading Wii Discs

Postby thatsallurspaceships on Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:41 pm

Reading the wiki entry you will need FriiDump to create an image...
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