Dumping SNES VC

Dumping SNES VC

Swiftloke
Sep 16, 2016
Hi guys. In July 2015 I bought my copy of Earthbound from the eShop, in the hopes that it would one day be dumpable. I am aware that these kinds of permissions are possible now with the kernel exploit. However, there is only a guide for dumping GBA VC, and it requires a long and arduous process involving TCP. So, my questions are-
-Does the same process/guide apply to dumping SNES VC too, or is it a different process?
-Why isn't there an easier method beyond messing with TCPGecko to dump stuff? Is it not possible to make a homebrew app that dumps it to the SD card from the kernel exploit? I'm not asking for anything like this, I'm just wondering if it can/can't be done yet.
Thanks for answering in advance :) Keep in mind I know nothing about the Wii U scene, I come from the 3DS scene, and have the appropriate knowledge :)

» 10 Answers

  • Hking0036 Best answer
    Oct 20, 2016
    The tcpGecko process isn't very hard when you know what you're looking for, but the PCM audio (should be) screwed up, I think Earthbound is one of the few that makes it out alive but you can use this as well: https://github.com/wheatevo/wiiu-vc-extractor I just don't know how valid the dumps it produces are, plus the Wii U is supposed to be able to do on-the-fly patching when the rom is loaded so it may not be entirely correct coming out of the files as it would be coming out of a dump in tcpgecko.

    In NES/SNES roms the rom is stored in the .rpx, in GBA it's stored in /content/alldata.bin.
  • CatmanFan
    Sep 18, 2016
    Use DDD to dump your copy of Earthbound.
  • Swiftloke
    Sep 25, 2016
    Hi, so I just dumped it. Easier than I thought :P
    Anyway, where do I find my ROM and save data? I see a WUP-JBBE.rpx file, which is 9.91 MB. I'm assuming that's the ROM. How do I extract it? And where's my save data?
  • QuarkTheAwesome
    Sep 27, 2016
    Check under /content; if I remember right that's where all the good stuff is. The rpx is just the emulator core.
  • Hiccup
    Sep 29, 2016
    Do you mind posting the ROM or a patch, and telling me the region version of the VC title you download?
  • Swiftloke
    Sep 29, 2016
    I hope you were being sarcastic on the first one.
    I got the USA version. Why? Does it make any difference?
  • Swiftloke
    Oct 1, 2016
    @QuarkTheAwesome I just looked under the /content folder. All it has is a few error files, and a .bfsar file that's nowhere near big enough to be the ROM. In the GBA dumping guide, don't you have to dump it from RAM or something? Does the same thing apply here?
  • the_randomizer
    Oct 1, 2016
    I didn't think DDD dumped the ROM, just the RPX file, which contains the ROM and emulator in the same file no?
  • WeedZ
    Oct 3, 2016
    Why do you want to dump the rom when you can download them anywhere?
  • CountHomer69
    Sep 4, 2019
    Late response, I know. Downloading ROMs online is piracy, and ripping them yourself is the only legal way to do it. If you do rip it, DO NOT distribute the ROMs in ANY WAY.