Wii plays backed up games with out a modchip?

By Spencer . January 29, 2007 . 8:55am

This video has something unusual in it. The user starts playing a real copy of the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, but doesn’t have the required nunchuck plugged in the remote when the game is booting up. Before plugging in the nunchuck the user switches the disc with a DVD-R, then plugs in the nunchuck. Surprisingly, Zelda plays fine even though the actual game isn’t loaded inside. Strange, but the video is so blurry it’s hard not to question its authenticity. Real or fake? What do you think?


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  • the_importer

    Guess I’ll have to try this just for the sake of seeing if it’s a fake or not.

  • Near_Shadow

    Probably real, but… what’s the use? You’ll need a real copy to boot it up anyway.

  • Dranore

    I’d guess real as well. So really it seems like a boot disc ala Dreamcast is all that is needed… just something to bypass the copy protection and then load the software from the software loader. hehehe… Though as is the majesty of next gen systems… nintendo could probably patch the system to recheck or something… anyways… interesting.

  • Stupid_But_Curious

    If it is real. I say Siliconera… try this… but don’t put in a burned Zelda game. The question I would try to answer if the initial start-up of a game can ask as a boot-disc. Try a different burned game and see if it loads or an import. This can be a potential freeloader.

  • Spencer

    I don’t plan to get burned Wii games just to try this out, but I did try to switch Zelda with Bleach Wii and Odoru Made in Wario (both imports) neither of them work. Also you can’t replace Zelda with any other game. I’ve tried switching with Trauma Center and Wii Sports and you get the same error message saying you need to put in Twilight Princess. It might *only* work with Twilight Princess or it could be a hoax. the_importer if you find anything out let us know.

  • Stupid_But_Curious

    Thank you Spencer for trying that.

  • the_importer

    My DVD-RW won’t read Wii discs period. I won’t waste my download bandwidth getting an ISO image.

  • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

    Fair enough I wouldn’t want to force anyone to do anything :)

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