Got a few questions regarding GC ISO's

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Nov 24, 2008
  1. Satangel
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    I have a Wii with a Solderless D2Pro chip and I want to play GC ISO's on my Wii.
    I've searched and I've read that it is possible and that I can burn multiple GC ISO's on 1 DVD.
    But now these questions:

    - Can I rip GC ISO's from a legit GC game?

    - Does the D2Pro work perfectly with GC ISO's?

    - How are saves stored?

    - Any special programs I need to get this working?

    Thanks for the answers!
     
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    Your chip shouldn't have any problems reading the disc. To burn a normal GC disc, you don't need anything special. Just use your favorite burning applications. GC isos have a .GCM file extension, but it's just a normal ISO. You can rename it to ISO if your software doesn't want to read the file.
    To make a multigame disc, use http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php/MultiGame_ISO_Creator
    On a normal DVD you can put 3 GC games. Even more if you shrink the games (that will delete junk data)
    GC games store their saves on memorycards, so you'll have to buy one
    You can use your own Wii to rip ISO's from GC disc, just use the http dumper for example
     
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    Is it possible via the PC to rip ISO's from a GC disc?
    Because my Wii isn't connected to the internet, so it can't send the ISO to my PC....

    Is there a program that shrinks my GC ISO's?
    Does it have any downsides? Or can I compare it too trimming of DS roms?

    Ah, too bad I have to have a Memory card [​IMG]
     
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    That multigame creator can shrink the iso, it has a checkbox for it. It is indeed about the same as trimming NDS roms. Some games don't work when shrunken, but that's only a few of them. Check out this list: http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php/GCO...st_for_PAL_Wiis
    You can mix PAL and NTSC games on 1 disc if you want. Just make sure you set your own region correctly when creating the iso.
    Don't know about ripping a GC disc on your PC, but it should be possible. The Wii http dumper can dump to SD card too by the way, so if you have one, you're good to go. Even a smaller card will work, because you can split it up
    And memorycards aren't that expensive, there are a lot of cheap 3rd party ones.
     
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    Sorry to ask, you must think I'm a complete noob now, but got a link for that Wii HTTP Dumper? I can't seem to find it, sorry.
    I have a 2GB SD card, so that's possible [​IMG]

    But I really want to be able to do it on PC too, it's much easier that way. So if anyone on GBAtemp knows this, please tell me!
    I'll search around a bit too, hopefully I find it.
     
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    I've searched around and I haven't found any way to copy legal GC games directly to my PC [​IMG]
    Guess I'll have to use your method then, but I still got a few questions:

    - The Wii must be connected to the home network? So that means it has to be able to go online, right?

    - Can I compare it to copying a file from my brothers PC upstairs, via the network? (so with a router)
     
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    You just have to set up the wireless on the Wii, you don't have to turn on WiiConnect24, nor use the Internet Channel, or anything of the sort...

    Once connected, you can dump your discs, then turn wireless back off... your Wii won't update by itself if your in a homebrew app...

    All you do is run the App, then on the PC of your choice, you type in the Wii's IP (192.168.x.x) in your browser, and right click the disc type (SL disc, DL disc, GC disc) and SAVE...

    it takes about 3 1/2 hours for a full Wii disc, so I'm guessing it's only going to take an hour or so for a Gamecube disc to dump.
     
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    How much memory blocks does my memory card need to have if I want to play like 7 GC games?
    Minimum.
    I'm not gonna play more games.
     

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