Backup Gamecube Games on Wii?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by 3DPiper, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. 3DPiper
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    Wii is the only console I have (just got it)..

    I'm waiting for my modchip to come in.. In the mean time I'm reading about how to use the Wii to it's full potential..

    I plan to buy a SD Media Launcher so I can play old NES/SNES/etc games..

    However, everything I read about backing up Gamecube games says I have to have an actual gamecube (you dump the game to your computer through a networking patch cable while playing Phantasy Star Online).. I don't have a gamecube at all. Is there not a simpler, one-click solution with just a PC? Downloading takes too dang long..

    Backing up Wii games isn't looking much easier. You have to have a special drive to read the disc (LG-8164b or LG-8163b) using Rawdump, unscramble the data, burn the image file to a high-quality DVD-R, and hope it actually works..

    Did I buy my Wii too soon?

    -Matthew
     
  2. Hooya

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    The RawDump program also works on GC games, just like Wii games. I see you already know about the program.
     
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    There's currently no way to backup GC or Wii games using the Wii itself, so your options are Rawdump with a special drive or download. Whichever method you use you will still have to "burn the image file to a high-quality DVD-R, and hope it actually works".
     
  4. 3DPiper
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    Nope, didn't know the same method for backing up Wii games worked for Gamecube.. I swear after a weekend of reading, you think I would have come across this info..

    I'll order the drive today!

    Thanks

    -Matthew
     
  5. Hooya

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    You probably just happened to skim past it. I mean, the title of this thread:
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=43992
    mentions that it a "Wii and GC dumping tool"...
     
  6. 3DPiper
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    Ahh, yes.. Sorry, I was just looking here in the Wii forums, not the News..

    Sorry!

    -Matthew
     
  7. Hooya

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    It's cool. You come across as a relatively intelligent person so I didn't give you the "Reed teh forums u n00b" schpiel.

    [​IMG]
     
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    You don't need that to play emulators. I've played NES, SNES. and Genesis/MegaDrive games on GC from a DVD. All you need is a program that can load the DOL files. GCOS can probably do that.
     
  9. 3DPiper
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    I don't have a modchip for my Wii yet (backordered).. Isn't a modchip required to boot GCos on the Wii (and AR)?

    I'd love to have one DVD full of all my old SNES/NES games and play them on the Wii, I just figured the SD Media Launcher was the easiest way..

    -Matthew
     
  10. brpn

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    Here is more info on it..seems as if its an iso you burn

    http://www.tehskeen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3884

    DLoad Self Booting Disc for Nintendo Wii Users
    If you're an owner of Nintendo Wii with a modchip installed and would like to take advantage of the massive amount of emulators, games and demos for the GameCube here is a simple method. Normally, one would need to use an Action Replay to boot SDLoad (guide here), but with a modchip installed all you need to do is to boot up SDLoad which has been added to a bootable disc using XboxModder's Guide (here). Having your homebrew stored on a SD Card saves media and will let you manage your files more easily.