NOTE* - Now I know there are a few guides out there and I just wanted to write up my process of burning games and also the correct way to burn them. GUIDE: How to properly burn Nintendo Gamecube games This guide will cover the various ways to correctly burn games as as well as troubleshoot some common problems with burned games such as DRE's and unreadable media. POT adjustment is coming soon. CONTENTS: 1) What will be needed 2) Preparing the ISO for burning 3) Choosing a burning program/DVD Burner 4) Writing the disc 5) Playing your new game(s) 6) DRE's (coming Soon) 7) POT Adjustment (Coming Soon) 1) What will be needed - Ritek G04 Mini DVD-R, or good full sized media (Taiyo Yuden, Verbatim, Ritek G05) - Good quality DVD Burner(NEC/Pioneer) - Modded NGC 2) Preparing the ISO for burning After you procure an ISO(s) of choise, you first need to see if the ISO is the correct size. The correct Size of an ISO is "1,459,978,240 bytes". You can simply right click your ISO(s) and select "properties" from the menu. If the listed size is bigger.smaller than 1,459,978,240 bytes, the iso is either: corrupt, under dumped, over dumped and will need to be fixed. To fix the underdumped/overdumped ISO you will need a utility called called "Wiped GCM Fixer" (Located here for download > HERE)which will basically add or remove data to make the ISO the correct size. Once the application is loaded, DO NOT check any of the boxes. Just click on the "1.4GB Image" button to rebuild the ISO. After it has finished rebuilding the ISO, it is ready to burn. 3) Choosing a burning program/DVD Burner Having the right Combination of a DVD burner and DVD burning software us essential when it comes to properly burning NGC games. In my experience, the "SONY AWQ170A" and "Lite-On 1693S" DVD Burners have made many good burns for me. I have also had good burns on some NEC drives as well. For the price, I would shoot for the Sony as I have yet to get a bad burn. As for media, either get the "Ritek G04 Mini DVD-R" or get some really good full sized media such as "Verbatim" or "Taiyo Yuden". The Ritek Mini DVD-R are the best choice all around as they produce the best burns and have the most compatible dye. I currently use a SONY AWQ170A burner and I burn all my games at 2X and have yet to have a problem. Other media will also work but the good burn rate ratio may be different among brands. 4) Writing the disc When it comes to writing the disc, you actually need one of these 2 software(s): IMGBurn, or NERO 6. IMGBURN INSTRUCTIONS: Load up the image and select the lowest write speed possible for your selected media. Make sure "Finalize Disc" is checked and click Burn. NERO 6 INSTRUCTIONS: Load up NERO Burning ROM and select "Recorder > Burn Image" from the top menu bar in NBR. Now you can browse for your ISO(s) and clikc on one. One it is loaded into NERO you have to set the burn speed to the lowest setting and also make sure "Finalize Disc" is selected as well as "Disc-At-Once (DOA)" mode is also selected. If a block size erroe pops up right after you select your ISO, you make have to try to fix the block size, but I've have good burns on these errors. It will take around 20 minutes to burn an image at 1X speed so don't do anything else on the computer until the burn is complete. 5) Playing your new game(s) After you game(s) are burned the only thing left to do is test them out a bit to see if you have any problems. If you experience no errors for and hour or more, you should have a good burn. If your NGC is unable to read the disc, then it was a bad burn and the above burning steps need to be repeated again. Congrats on burning your first NGC game!! MORE COMING SOON. Also, it would be nice if this thread could be stickied.