GCM files on Wii?

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  1. Cilerba
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    I've been looking around for a while and I still can't seem to find anything. Is there a rather simple way to play .gcm files on the wii? Similar to play .wad files using WAD Manager?
     
  2. wiisixtyfour

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    Just rename them to ISO and use them with a GC loader like DIOS MIOS. They are not like WADs, they are ISOs.
     
  3. David80008

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    Yup, just change the name of the file to 'game.iso', put it in a folder with the name of the game in it and place that folder in the folder that you store your GC games in on your HDD. Install 'Dios Mios 2.0' using 'wad manager 1.7' and then access them with 'USB loader GX'.
     
  4. Taser9090

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    You can also slip that gcm file into the GC Compressor to convert it into an ISO while also saving space.
     
  5. Cyan

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    with USBLoaderGX, you don't need to rename or convert the file, it works with game.gcm

    GX accept these filenames:
    game.iso
    game.gcm
    GZLP01.iso
    GZLP01.gcm

    game = "game" text.
    GZLP01 = any gameID6

    the path can be:
    path/TITLE [GAMEID]/
    path/GAMEID_TITLE/
    path/TITLE/
     
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    Im just very confused what is the path? do you need it to play gamecube games on wii
     
  7. Cyan

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    "path" is the path to your game folder defined in the loader (you can edit the "base folder" where you place the games, so there's nothing specific, it's called "path", but the default location is "sd:/games/" or "usb:/games")

    which gamecube loader are you using ?
    DIOS MIOS, or Nintendont?

    DM is old, Nintendont is newer and easier to use, has more compatibility, etc.

    Read Nintendont's first post to get the information about the path and filename.
    I'll just leave an example here :

    usb:/games/Zelda Wind Waker [GZLP01]/game.iso


    Another thing :
    You are trying to follow direction and get help by reading information from 2012 !
    You shouldn't trust old information without checking if there's no new version and hack and tools and everything else released since that time. It will prevent headache for you and for other users who will have to help you fix any issues due to following outdated guides.

    what you need to keep from this thread is : gcm = iso, you can rename the file extension, then use your favorite (and newest) gamecube iso loader.
     
  8. LinkvsDarklink

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    Im using Dios Mios and thank you for your advice
     
  9. Cyan

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    DIOS MIOS use the same path layout than nintendont. (in fact, it's the other way, nintendont was released after DM/DML)
    You can just rename the extension and put the game's ISO to the same place than your other games.
     
  10. LinkvsDarklink

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    Ok Thankyou!