Complete idiot's guide to using Dios Mios?

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  1. pitweasel
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    Hi all -

    In my quest to actually get Dios Mios to work, I have used several different threads and websites, all of which have varying levels of conflicting information.

    Is there a single, start-to-finish guide, that explains everything I need to do? What USB loader do I need to install? What version of DM do I need to install? How do I set everything up to run off of USB instead of attempting to write to the SD card?

    I've tried doing it with Configurable USB Loader, and I can never get past the apploader size is zero error. And when I looked at my SD card later, there was suddenly an attempted ISO file (too big to fit on the card) that wasn't there when I started this process.

    I've tried doing it with USB Loader GX, but it won't even see that there are any games on my USB device.

    All of the spread out forums and sites that tell you to do different things with different software are throwing me off. Is there a one-and-done process that I can read that will help me finally figure this all out? Thanks!
     
  2. Max cherry

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    Hi , I have this problem too! Word for word so understand where your coming from , I'm losing interest in doing it fast , only want to play a few game cube games on my wii but keep getting the same errors, I don't know the correct folders where to keep the iso's or if I need to make changes to them either?? And I have heard that if you don't have the correct USB pen drive or hard drive that can also be a problem, it is a minefield!! But I do have the error messages you have, please let me know if you have had any luck with dios mios and I will do like wise :)

    Glad it's not just me with this issue

    Regards max
     
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  4. Gaming4Ever

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    The most important thing i have figured thru Trial & Error is you HAVE TO FORMAT UR HDD CORRECTLY



    1.Make sure it is FAT32 32k Cluster and on Single Partition
    2.Install DiosMios NOT Lite (latest is DM 2.11)
    3.Make a "Games" folder on ur HDD where all GC games will go
    4.Use DMToolBox to convert ur GC ISO's which will give u the correct folder structure(Game ID will be folder name with sys folder and game.iso inside)
    5.???
    6.Success


    :yaywii:
     
  5. Cyan

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    All the tuto/guide we have on this forum are outdated/incomplete/focused on a single loading method instead of explaining everything to the users.
    I wanted to write an easier guide, but it ended as big as the other ones because I wanted to explain everything, so I didn't post it yet.

    DMToolbox is not needed, but it's always nice for users who don't understand how to rename a filename correctly.
    sys folder is not needed (you can disable the neek folders in DMToolbox if you don't use sneek/uneek).

    You want a very easy idiot guide ?
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/gamecube-backups-not-working-at-all.359740/page-2#post-4877794
    Very easy, 2 steps to follow, if you know how to install wad files.


    There are more hardware and software requirement than what you explained.
    HARDWARE:
    Hard drive must NOT:
    * be bigger than 2TB
    * use advanced mode (4096bytes/sector). Only 512bytes/sector works.

    SOFTWARE:
    * Partition need to be the first physical partition of your drive (if your drive is partitioned, games need to be on the FIRST primary partition of the drive)
    * Partition need to be primary (not extended/logical)
    * Partition need to be partitioned to FAT32
    * Cluster size need to be 32kB or less.

    Wii:
    - Connect the drive to USB Port 0
    - If you connect to USBPort1, DO NOT CONNECT any HDD on port 0.
    - You need BC v6


    or use SD card and DML:
    Hardware: no limitation
    Software: FAT32, 64k/cluster or less


    check here for full setup for USBLoaderGX
    http://gbatemp.net/threads/usb-loader-gx.149922/page-878#post-4889738
     
  6. Ninj

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    !!! The two last answers are simply the perfect guides to complete idiot, honestly. Thank you both Cyan and Gaming4Ever :)
     
  7. Clutz450

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    Does DMToolbox have the ability to batch convert all my Gamecube ISOs to the folder structure of gamename [gameID] and leave my ISOs 1:1. I hear that 1:1 provides much better compatibility which is why I want to leave all my games like that. I've messed around with DiscEx and was able to create a batch script that converted all my games and left them 1:1 but I couldn't figure out any way to have the folders be gamename [gameID]. No matter what I tried it only did gameID folders. Then I found another program called GCIT (Gamecube Iso Tool) which again I was able to create a batch script for and that was able to put my ISOs in folders of gamename [gameID] but no matter what I did it always shrunk them. I couldn't figure out anyway to keep them 1:1. So now I'm messing with DMToolbox which seems like it will do exactly what I want but I can't figure out how to write a batch script for it that will do exactly what I want to all my Gamecube ISOs. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  8. Cyan

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    DMToolbox keep your Iso 1:1 is you select the "Raw" option.
    but I thought DMToolbox used the GameID only, instead of the "Game title [GameID]" format.
    But I never used it, if it output the folder like you want, then you only need to select the RAW setting.
     
  9. Clutz450

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    Yes but is there a way to have it do all my ISOs at once rather than one at a time? Like with a batch file or something? Or a way to make DiscEx use "Game title [GameID]" or make Gamecube Iso Tool not shrink my games?