This guide helps you burn Wii and Gamecube backups that are compatible with the backup loaders, cioscorp/Softmii and modchips. Getting the game: Warning: Spoilers inside! First of all you need the actual iso of the game you want, you could backup your own copy of the game or find one online. I won't show you how to find games online as this is illegal, but I will show you how to backup you own games. There are two ways of doing it, you could one: have a dvd burner that's capable of reading wii disks or you could back up the games using your wii. If you chose to download the game online skip ahead to the Required Programs section. For backing up games via your pc there's a nice guide here. Note that very few burners are supported. Backing up games to Sd, usb or over wifi: Remember, to do this you need Wiigators cios rev7, which you can download right here and it includes a nice installer. You'll also need the homebrew channel if you don't have it. Download Waninkoko's dvd dump tool, from here. Unzip it using Winrar or another similar program, make a new folder in the "apps" folder on your sd and copy the "cIOS-DVD-Dumper_v1.2.dol" file from the zip to the folder you just made. Now rename it to boot.dol Boot the application from the homebrew channel. Dumping over wifi(Much easier): * Choose "Network mode" by using the d-pad. * Select what type of disk it is. * Insert the disk(If it's already inserted take it out and put it back in). * Go to the url shown and click download.(The only current dual layer disk is Super Smash Bros. Brawl) * This should take about 2.5 hours for wii games and about an hour for gamecube games. Dumping the game to an sd card or a usb flashdrive: * First choose "Device Mode (Sd, USB)" by using the d-pad. * Select what type of disk it is.(The only current dual layer disk is Super Smash Bros. Brawl) * Now you'll need to select the split size. Make sure you have enough free space for the size of the piece you chose. * It'll stop when you've dumped the piece. Now copy the file it made over to your computer and delete it from the device. * Insert it again and repeat until it says that it's done. * Download hjsplit from here and run it in the folder you copied all the parts to, you should now have one big iso file. If your using a mac, you should be able to run it using crossover. Required Programs: Warning: Spoilers inside! When it's done get ready to go to http://imgburn.com and download the program. This is the program you'll need to use to burn the game on to a disk. When it's downloaded, install it. Mac users can just use disk utility, so no need to download anything. Dvd media: Warning: Spoilers inside! The wii is very picky on what dvd's it'll read so your typical data dvd's are most likely not going to work here. The best dvd's for the job are Verbatims and Taiyo Yudens dvd-r's. A lot info is available on finding good quality media here. But before you use money on new dvd's your current cheap dvd-r's might work, they just some times take a few burns before they turn out right. If you want to try and see if your current dvd's will so the job skip ahead to the Burning section. But if you don't have any dvd-r's laying around you can buy the listed brands at sites like newegg and tigerdirect or even your local electronics shop. Keep in mind that dvd+r's might work too, but for the wii to read those your need to set the book type to dvd-rom, you can find out how here. You can also use rewritable dvd's but few wii's read them, most have trouble reading them. Remember they have to be Dvd's, as cd's won't work. Updates and Region free (Only modchip, cioscorp and softmii users need this)(Not required for gamecube backups) Warning: Spoilers inside! (Only modchip, cioscorp and softmii users need this)(Not required for gamecube backups) Many times the games you get will be from another region and therefore you can't play them unless you use starfall(Link to Guide below). When your doing that you might as well also block updates, as sometimes games from other regions contain updates and if you update you may brick your wii. Here's a guide here complete with a video on how to install starfall. Make sure to select the options you want(E.g Region free and Update blocker) if you have any doubts or are having problems installing look there. Burning: Warning: Spoilers inside! Yay! We've reached the burning process! Open up ImgBurn(The program you installed earlier) and select "Write image file to disc". If your using a mac you can just use disk utility to burn it. Again there's a short guide here Near the top there will now be a small icon beside the text saying "Please select a file". Choose the first small icon with the little folder and magnifying glass. A windows will pop up and ask you to select a file. Select the file we copied from the wii earlier or if you downloaded the game select where you downloaded it to and press open. Now insert a disk. At the right bottom corner there will be a settings panel. Set the write speed to the half of what the disc you bought is rated for(E.g if you bought a dvd rated for 16x put the write speed as 8x). Some older burners give best quality burns at lower speeds like 4x but it's best to experiment to find out the best speed for your burner. If you are burning a dual layer game(The only current game that uses a dual layer disk is SSBB) make sure that you have a dual layer disk inserted and do the following: Go to >Tools>Settings>Write>Layer Break>User Specified in imgburn and type 2084960 You're ready to burn the disc! But first exit out of all programs currently running(It helps in making the dvd's good quality). Now press the big write button at the bottom of the window. This will take less than thirty minutes depending on what speed you chose. We're done! Now insert the dvd in the wii and launch the game and see if it will load. If it gives you error 324/325 when you you try to launch the game it could be because of bad quality media or a bad burn. If so try burning it again, if it then doesn't work it's most likely bad media. See the Dvd media section again. If you get a black and white screen or a multi colored one, play with the video settings in the gamma loader(In the loaders settings, e.g force ntsc and force pal.) Credits go to well, the entire forum! Most of this information was gathered together by reading around the forum, so thanks everyone! I couldn't have done it without you guys! Remember, before asking a question READ THE WHOLE THREAD. If that doesn't work USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION! Questions that can easily be found by searching will be discarded.