Cios game file help.

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  1. Basic84
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    Usb loader gx told me to covert my wii game to cios in order to play it and I did, but I don't know how to install the game in my wii, i'm on r1208. Any advice how to do this? Thanks.
     
  2. Cyan

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    USBLoaderGX never ask to convert a game to cIOS.
    You probably didn't read or didn't understood the message correctly.

    Maybe it asked you to install a cIOS in order to play games.

    It's an additional file you need to install on your Wii to allow access to USB drives.
    To install a "cIOS" (custom IOS) you need to softmod your Wii fully. you can use modmii to do it.


    Are you sure it tell you to create a "cios" ?
    You said "it asked to convert a game to cios and I did it", how did you do it? it's not possible to do that.
     
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    I used wii backup manager.
     
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    WiiBackupManager doesn't convert games to "CIOS" but to "WBFS" or "ISO".

    Do not mix "IOS" and "ISO", they are totally different files!
     
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    He means ciso - compressed iso - you can't load it in loaders
     
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    An IOS and an ISO are both different things.

    IOS = Input/Output System.
    cIOS = Custom Input/Output System

    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/IOS

    If you need a cIOS, try d2x: http://code.google.com/p/d2x-cios/

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    ISO = The name ISO is taken from the ISO 9660 file system used with CD-ROM media, but what is known as an ISO image might also contain a UDF (ISO/IEC 13346) file system or a DVD or Blu-ray Disc (BD) image. [This comes from Wikipedia]

    Wii games images doesn't contain an UDF/CDFS filesystem, but is still wrongly known as an ISO image file. (I think so?)

    Also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Organization_for_Standardization
    (This is where "ISO" comes from; isos means equal in greek.)

    http://www.iso.org
    (Available in English, French and Russian.)
     
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    If he means ciso files, then yes the WiiBackupManager can output such files.
    But USBLoaderGX nevers asks the user to convert a game to a "ciso" format.

    just in case he still want to use this format, USBLoaderGX is working fine with all three format: .ciso .iso and .wbfs
    ciso is a compressed ISO file format, it's like a WBFS (in the way it keeps only the useful data and remove dummy fillers), but without the WBFS partition headers.



    I guess you are still looking for an answer to use your games with USBloaderGX:
    You have two solution :
    1- Dump/install your game on HDD using the USBLoaderGX internal Disc copy function. (insert a disc, select Install) That's all.

    2- If you have the ISO on your computer, you can convert/move/rename the game automatically using WiiBackupManager:
    Preference > FAT32/NTFS tab > Filename convention : select "Filename_[GameID]", and close the preferences.

    File tab : select your ISO file
    HDD1 tab : mount your Drive letter
    File tab : check the game you want to put on your HDD and select the menu "Transfer > Selected > to HDD1".
     
  8. Basic84
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    Thanks for the help.