Backup Wii Games

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Midnightzak, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. Midnightzak
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    I haven't done my research yet but figured I'd be asking this question eventually anyway so...

    Wondering the application of choice for PC (WinXP) for ripping Wii games to ISO? Do I use a special Wii application or something like Alcohol / Nero?

    If someone could point me at a guide or maybe post up some general steps it would be most appreciated.


    Since the backup loader(s) are being created I've decided I might as well backup my games, better safe then sorry!



    Anyway, sorry for the probably noobish question but thanks for any input!
     
  2. Miles

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    There are several ways you can backup Wii games. You can use Waninkoko's Dumper which dumps to your front SD, or Wi-Fi. There's a homebrew called WiiHTTD which acts as a webserver for your Wii. You can access it through your computer and dump it from there. Some DVD Drives (I believe the Lite-On Drives) can dump them just by putting the DVD in the slot and waiting a few hours. Those are the only options I know of right now.
     
  4. Lumstar

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    It might be possible to backup smaller games to SD. Although the slot currently has a 2GB card limit, making that option not ideal.

    The best way is using special DVD drive models to back games up via PC. Wii discs use a non-standard file system, so most drives don't read them.
     
  5. Miles

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    I'd have to disagree and say the best way to dump them is via WiFi.
     
  6. dinofan01

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    doesnt that take longer then via pc? Chances are you wont have a special drive though.
     
  7. Miles

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    I don't know how long it would take using a special drive, but you'd want to rip it at 1x.
    So it'll take at least an hour or 2.

    If I recall correctly it only took me 3-5 hours to rip Super Mario Galaxy.
     
  8. Lumstar

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    And how many of us have a wi-fi unit inside our PC? Maybe the Wii ethernet adapter would work though...
     
  9. Miles

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    It works via LAN, so as long as you have a router (which most ISPs give you standard) you can dump it to your PC.
     
  10. xtrem3x

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    When I had my chipped Wii using a USB gecko with a 2Gb SD card only tool 45 mins.
    Did have to swap it twice though.