Creating wbfs files

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by moozer, May 21, 2013.

  1. moozer
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    Hi all,

    Not sure where I'm to post this but...

    My Wii was introduced to a dose of water and now the disc drive will not read game discs. It works perfectly well otherwise and I can play games using a HDD, but is it possible to create WBFS files or ISO files from the original disc using a PC? I want to do this for all of my original discs.

    If so, what do I need?

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  2. Gabelvampir

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    I'm sorry to say, but as far as I know it is pretty hard to read a Wii disc on a PC drive. It would be much easier to get the games from somewhere in the internet (although that is probably illegal), or rip them with the Wii of a friend.
    As for the conversion when you have images of you have images, you can convert them with wit (http://wit.wiimm.de/) or if you want to have a graphical front end, any wbfs manager should do. But I don't know any as I like to use command line tools like wit, so I never used one of the managers. But there should be enough people here that can recommend you one.
     
  3. moozer
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    I've read somewhere that only specific PC DVD drives will read Wii discs. Not sure which though. Looks like I'll have to get a new drive for the Wii - it is opening and closing but not spinning.
     
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    Yeah you need a very specific drive to read Wii discs on a PC. I think there were something like 1 or 2 models that are known to read them.
    I think a new Wii drive could be cheaper to get. If you don't anybody with a softmoded Wii the lets you copy your discs.