OK first of all i read all the guides and i understand them but i just have 2 questions.......... 1. Why do we need to use the LG DVD drives? I know in all the guide i've read (not only ones from this forum) all of them said u need the specific LG dvd drive but why why why?? Cant you just use dvd writers? Why are the drives the "ONLY" ones that can work or is compatible with WII, i really don't get y, are those drives really that PRO? Isn't there something else, maybe a program that can make this work on other drives cuz i really don't feel like ordering online or spending anymore money than i should have.......plus i already have a lot of DVD writers, and i'll feel really shit if those ones can't even do a simple job of backing up Wii games, and a simple DVD burner can. Those DVD writers of mine are good quality too and i really don't feel like buying a DVD rom... 2. I'm wondering if these 2 things can backup Wii games without the use of LG DVD drive?? http://how-to-copy-wii-games.blogspot.com/ as you can see, it doesn't say it requires the LG DVD drive, so maybe this will work because i already have a full version of this, i don't know if warez is allowed on this forum but if i'm allowed i can share you guys the links, i have the latest 2008 AIO versions as well. But i just wanna know if this will work without the use of LG DVD drive? and also here: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=135319073 i'm not sure if this can do the job but i think u can backup Wii games to ur SD card or something, and maybe load off the SD card? Well i can get SD cards really cheap and this method only takes 45 mins which is good too, but i'm not too sure and i'm no expert on this, i only bought myself a Wii recently so i'm not too sure on any of these things....... so ya if someone could help me out here. PS: Also, if someone could kindly give me some more tips or pointers or exploits that you think i should install or learn, not just backing up Wii games but maybe some other cool stuff i can do to my Wii? Or maybe some programs i should install? ANYTHING WILL DO, if you guys could provide some good websites or anything at all that'll be awesome, Thx..