Hacking Backup and play Retail GC games from HDD?

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I have a launch Wii which is softmodded and plays all my normal Wii retails disks from my ext. HDD via cfg Loader v70. I just found a box of all my older GC games and wondered if there's ANY way to get them onto this HDD and play them as well. Obviously I can just load them in one by one but like my Wii games, I'd prefer to install them and have them all available whenever I want.

I'm sure this has been asked a lot but the only topics I've found are older and they all seem to say different things. Looking for a current yay or nay.

Thanks!
 

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I have a launch Wii which is softmodded and plays all my normal Wii retails disks from my ext. HDD via cfg Loader v70. I just found a box of all my older GC games and wondered if there's ANY way to get them onto this HDD and play them as well. Obviously I can just load them in one by one but like my Wii games, I'd prefer to install them and have them all available whenever I want.

I'm sure this has been asked a lot but the only topics I've found are older and they all seem to say different things. Looking for a current yay or nay.

Thanks!
their is a app called "CleanRip" that turns both wii and GC games into .iso files.
 

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I have a launch Wii which is softmodded and plays all my normal Wii retails disks from my ext. HDD via cfg Loader v70. I just found a box of all my older GC games and wondered if there's ANY way to get them onto this HDD and play them as well. Obviously I can just load them in one by one but like my Wii games, I'd prefer to install them and have them all available whenever I want.

I'm sure this has been asked a lot but the only topics I've found are older and they all seem to say different things. Looking for a current yay or nay.

Thanks!
their is a app called "CleanRip" that turns both wii and GC games into .iso files.
although it can rip them, there's no way to run gc games via USB HDD on a wii currently.
 

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A very talented developer is working on this, and he calls it Devolution.

However, the thread has been locked due to excessive AP talk, and it doesn't look like a release is coming in the immediate future.
 

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I have a launch Wii which is softmodded and plays all my normal Wii retails disks from my ext. HDD via cfg Loader v70. I just found a box of all my older GC games and wondered if there's ANY way to get them onto this HDD and play them as well. Obviously I can just load them in one by one but like my Wii games, I'd prefer to install them and have them all available whenever I want.

I'm sure this has been asked a lot but the only topics I've found are older and they all seem to say different things. Looking for a current yay or nay.

Thanks!
their is a app called "CleanRip" that turns both wii and GC games into .iso files.
although it can rip them, there's no way to run gc games via USB HDD on a wii currently.
wbfs+neogamma?
 

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Wii games only, dude.....
The OP is asking if you can play GC from USB, you cannot.

However, with some loaders you CAN keep your GC games on your USB drive and let the loader copy them over to the SD card before they are run. Of course, that means slow startup times even with a fast Class 10 SD card.
 

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However, with some loaders you CAN keep your GC games on your USB drive and let the loader copy them over to the SD card before they are run. Of course, that means slow startup times even with a fast Class 10 SD card.
and it means that your SD card will wear out over time (because of continual rewrites)
it might take a few years but I would not get the most expensive one

while the loader might be able to employ strategies to counter that but I would not bet on it
 

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the usb ports don't work in gc mode

No, that is not true at all as there is really no such thing as "gc mode". What actually happens is that USB ports (and Bluetooth) can't be used at the same time as Gamecube ARAM. Since just about every Gamecube game uses ARAM that means only a handful of games can be run from USB and even those will have serious problems.
 

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DML will play Gamecube games from SD, but not from USB. WODE rips and plays both Gamecube and Wii games using USB. Neither support audio streaming (streamed audio playback is muted).

http://www.wodejukebox.com/wodestandard.php

Yet to be released, Devolution will purportedly play Gamecube games from USB, with audio streaming support.
 

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However, with some loaders you CAN keep your GC games on your USB drive and let the loader copy them over to the SD card before they are run. Of course, that means slow startup times even with a fast Class 10 SD card.
and it means that your SD card will wear out over time (because of continual rewrites)
it might take a few years but I would not get the most expensive one

while the loader might be able to employ strategies to counter that but I would not bet on it

To clarify, I know this is how it works with the latest USB Loader GX MOD.
- Install Gamecube game to USB drive.
- Click on Gamecube game to play.
- USB Loader GX MOD will ask to temporarily copy game to SD card.
- It also gives you the option to view other games copied this way and delete them if you want.
- After this initial copy, it keeps it on the SD and will never ask to copy again unless you delete it.

This way you keep all your GC games on your USB hard drive.
 

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