Any way to shrink an ISO?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by PewTwo, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. PewTwo
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    I have Xenoblade Chronicles X downloaded, and I want to put it on my SD to convert it into a USB game (1 terabyte USB, but 16 GB SD card), any way I can make the Xenoblade Chronicles X game smaller (used uTicketLoader) to make it fit on my SD card so I can convert it to my USB drive?
     


  2. xtheman

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    The wup download size is the smallest size possible. Not possible.
     
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    So the 19.5 Gigabyte game from using uTicketLoader is the smallest I can make Xenoblade X? Meaning basically, I can't get the game at all unless I get a bigger SD card? I can't just straight out put it on my USB then load it from there?
     
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    You can't, that's not how it works.
     
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    nope, this is the only method available at this point in time.
     
  6. xtheman

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    You need a bigger sd card yes.

    You can't put it on the usb because the wii u formats it so nothing other then the wii u can read it. Putting it in your pc will tell you to format it which will lose all your games. The wii u will force you to reformat it when plugging it in
     
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    Crap, well... thanks man.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    I have one more question, how would I access Red titles in uTikLoader? I heard to use RedNAND? What is this?
     
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    Rednand is like a cfw. It has sig patches and can run unsigned dlc and eshop games.
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/a-complete-rednand-guide.446878/
    This will get you started. Take note that rednand has a chance of bricking your wii u during setup so be careful.
     
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    Maybe @Yardape8000 can answer this, or someone more knowledgeable about wupinstaller, but couldn't you possibly take the 3 title files and split the app and h3 files, pairing them off (i see the largest one is 3GB so shouldn't be too hard to just split a few files off to fit on the 16GB SD Card, install that, use the function to remove the sdcard then load up the remaining files and just run the install again but with different files. I glanced at the source but can't really determine how these files get stored on the wiiu.

    If the names of the files have any meaning on the wiiu itself, you could possibly do this by "installing" the game twice, but having different files to install each time, they're still part of the same titleid so I'd imagine it might work, but I wouldn't risk my own console testing this.

    Update:
    From another thread:
    [Yardape8000]: One thing to remember, the program does not do anything special. All it does is pass a folder name to the Wii U MCP functions. If there is an error, it is because the Wii U is reporting that there is something wrong with your files or destination.

    So time to buy a bigger card I guess.
     
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    Doesn't work that way. WUPinstaller does not and can not do anything but pass the whole expected file to the Wii U. It can only pass a string of the full path to the install folder.
    Same reason it can use FTP, etc.
     
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    Why hasn't anyone figured out how to mount the Wii U formatted filesystem yet? Or given us a file browser for the Wii U
     
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    Pretty cool. And I din't mean to come across as entitled in my post, I was just surprised nobody had done it yet, unlike the PS3 and Xbox filesystems.
     
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    That looks like a nice card for 3DS... Unless it wouldn't utilize that speed for CIA installs. Mine is a class 10, and feels quite slow.
     
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    Mostly because Komputerbay is too much of an unknown brand to be counterfeited. Here's a Samsung 32gb for $10, but I believe I bought an EVO and it fails after about 2gb is written to it. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DOB6Y5Q/


    But the prices overall do seem to be a lot lower than I expected. possibly because Black Friday is approaching, but I'm not going to sift around to avoid counterfeits.
     
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    I usually buy all my SD cards at Walmart when they go on clearance, even some Samsungs go on clearance on occasion. I can't say no to a 32GB EVO for $5, it's just not happening.
     
  20. jailminer

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    You cut it in half /s