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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by CaliforniaBeachUSA, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. CaliforniaBeachUSA

    CaliforniaBeachUSA WiiChat Member

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    Has anyone ever tried yet, placing a Wii Game inside a computer? My computer just shot the CD back out after trying to read it for about 20 seconds. I tried it again and it did the same thing. (This was on a Mac Book Pro). Then I tried it in Windows XP Pro and it did the exact same thing. New protection device/code on the CD?
     
  2. ftcmark

    ftcmark Listen up bitches!

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    The wii reads the CD backwards (counter clockwise) so it makes sense that a computer couldn't read anything. It's good copy protection on Nintendo's part.
     
  3. CaliforniaBeachUSA

    CaliforniaBeachUSA WiiChat Member

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    Interesting...Is there anyway to tell a CD-Rom Drive to read a CD backwards? Or a program to do that?
     
  4. ftcmark

    ftcmark Listen up bitches!

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    A PC wouldn't even know what to do with the wii data honestly, it would need to be completely redesigned for the pc. Also, 99% sure that Nintendo uses different devices that can write backwards, normal CD drives cannot, mechanically.
     
  5. CaliforniaBeachUSA

    CaliforniaBeachUSA WiiChat Member

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    I understand about a PC and Wii games. I put it in my drive because sometimes games contain extra bonus content. Guess not for the Wii games though.
     
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    csiguy4u WiiMaster

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    It might be worth mentioning that Wii games don't use CD's. . .those are sooo 1990's. Wii's use DVD's. And yes you could get a CD/DVD to run in reverse by switching the +/- leads to the drive motor.
     
  7. ftcmark

    ftcmark Listen up bitches!

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    Sorry, I meant DVD. Interesting about reversing the drive, Nintendo wouldn't go to those lengths for adding bonus content, obviously. Wouldn't the negative wire heat up immensely and malfunction? I am skeptical about reversing the wires, but I am not an expert. I just know I accidentally hooked up the wrong wires when I was connecting a USB hub to the usual floppy disk power wire (stripped and connected them) and I got some nice heat and the power went off.
     
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    csiguy4u WiiMaster

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    Nope, you'd just be reversing the flow of current which makes the motor spin the other way. I've done this with motors from old toys and stuff.

    All the laser sees when it is reading a CD/DVD is a single pit/bump at a time, it can't tell which way the disc is spinning.
     
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    CaliforniaBeachUSA WiiChat Member

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    Interesting and good way to keep modders from modding but then again, why havent all console companies done this?
     
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    Cap'n Crunch WiiChat Member

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    Why you people messin' wit da wii!:)
     
  11. pizzaluvr

    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    i would just buy an external dvd drive... and dissect it so you don't break your computers one...
     
  12. CaliforniaBeachUSA

    CaliforniaBeachUSA WiiChat Member

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    nork disconnected

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    Egon Spangler would be upset

    you should never cross the streams...

    :yikes:
     
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    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    did i forget to mention that THAT IS A HORRIBLE IDEA CSIGUY4U if you reverse the onse on the molex connector, it will short it out... you would have to dissect it and find the motor and reverse chords... dumbass
     
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    The_Mitch UNACCEPTABLE

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    xbox and xbox360 does this. they write the game in reverse and a short little DVD video at normal spin for when you put it in a normal dvd player. its just a short little video followed by a screen saying "please put this game into an xbox console." however this in no way stoped people from modding the original xbox
     
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    ftcmark Listen up bitches!

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    Actually XBOX 1 doesn't, I know for a fact, I may have some "copies" of my XBOX games that work fine with a software mod. These are, of course, games I already own, the backups are in case something happens to the initial disks. The disks are written at normal disk reading direction. Also, I think that guy did mean to actually cross the wires inside the motor, not from the PSU, obviously running opposite wires from the PSU will wreck it, but I have done this before with motors, looking back. I wouldn't be surprised if XBOX 360 doesn't either, since there are modders there too.
     
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    Trying doing that with a writer, and tell me how that goes. You can rip Wii and GCN games from the discs, writing them again is another story.
     
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    I believe someone could just get the firmware and reverse engineer it. I don't think you have to go to such lengths as opening the drive up. Just that someone will eventually just find a way to program it. It'd most likely have to be low-level programming though (hardware level)
     
  19. ftcmark

    ftcmark Listen up bitches!

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    You kind of contradicted yourself there budd.
     
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    CaliforniaBeachUSA WiiChat Member

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    Interesting. So is it possible to make a console where it is impossible to make backup copies of games? If so then why don't companies do it?
     

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