How to Play Games From a DVD-R on a Wii

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How to Play Games From a DVD-R on a Wii
A game can be copied onto a DVD-R disc to play on the Nintendo Wii. (a dvd-r disc image by wayne ruston from Fotolia.com)

The Nintendo Wii can be modified so that it can play games copied onto a recordable DVD-R blank disc. Making a backup copy of a Wii game that you legally own must be done on a computer that has a DVD burner disc drive. You can use a disc copy program and a disc burning program to copy the Wii game to the computer's hard drive and then save it onto a DVD-R disc. There are a number of these programs, many of which are free, and most of which are intuitive to use. The modified Wii can then play the DVD-R as if it was the original game disc.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Download a disc copy program and a disc burning program to the desktop of the PC; for example, the trial version of Clone DVD 5 and the free ImgBurn program (see the links in Resources). Double-click on the files once they have downloaded. Follow the menu commands to install both programs onto the desktop. Restart the PC.

  2. 2

    Double-click on the icon of the disc copy program to launch it. Select the DVD drive from the "Devices" drop-down menu.

  3. 3

    Eject the disc tray of the DVD drive. Put the Wii game disc onto the disc tray. Close the disc tray.

  4. 4

    Select "ISO" from the "Type" drop-down menu on the disc copy program's main screen. Select "Data" from the "Mode" drop-down menu.

  5. 5

    Click the "Start" or "Go" button on the disc copy program's main screen. Wait for the confirmation window to appear on the screen. Click on the "OK" or "Finished" button on the confirmation window.

  6. 6

    Quit the disc copy program. Eject the disc tray. Remove the Wii game disc. Close the disc tray.

  7. 7

    Double-click on the icon of the disc burning program to launch it. Click on the "Add" button on the disc burning program's main screen. Navigate in the window that appears to the Wii game file. Double-click on the Wii game file to close the window.

  8. 8

    Select "DVD-Video" or "DVD" from the "Format" drop-down menu on the disc burning program's main screen. Select "ISO" from the "Type" drop-down menu on the disc burning program's main screen.

  9. 9

    Select the DVD drive from the "Devices" drop-down menu. Eject the disc tray of the DVD drive. Put the blank recordable DVD-R disc onto the disc tray. Close the disc tray.

  10. 10

    Click the "Start" or "Burn" button on the disc burning program's main screen. Wait for the confirmation window to appear on the screen. Click on the "OK" or "Finished" button on the confirmation window. Quit the disc burning program. Eject the disc tray. Remove the DVD-R. Close the disc tray.

Tips and warnings

  • A quality DVD-R disc may cost a bit more than an inexpensive model, but it will last longer.
  • Do not copy a Wii game you don't own.

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