How can I dump a game?? =(

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  1. Puddies
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    I am very sorry for that noobish question.

    But I dont get it ..

    I have a 5.4.0 Wii U and I dont know how I can dump a Wii U game. I got the kernel exploit working, that is no problem. But I want to dump a Wii U game from disc to my sd card and play it with loadiine. I read the first post of http://gbatemp.net/threads/the-definitive-guide-to-wii-u-hacking.396828/ but I dont get it ..

    Which tool do I need for that?
     
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    Thank you. But how will I get the title key for this game? Or is this key not needed?

    Can I simply dump the game to my pc, copy it to sd card and then run with loadiine? Or are there more steps necessary?
     
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    Just read the ddd thread;)
     
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    It did not work for me, I did the following:

    • On my pc i did:
      ./titledumper.exe /vol "D:/Games/Wii U/Mario Kart 8/"
    • On my Wii U loaded the kernel exploit and then ddd.
    • The result was on my pc: D:/Games/Wii U/Mario Kart 8/vol/ with 3 folders: code, content, save (4.03 GB at all)
    • I copied those three folders to my sd card resulting in: sd:/wiiu/games/Mario Kart 8/ and the three folders in it. (Is that wrong? Should it be sd:/wiiu/games/Mario Kart 8/vol/ and then the 3 folders?)

    In loadiine Mario Kart 8 is not listed. So what did I wrong?
     
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    You need to rename your Mario Kart folder, it has to have the title id in brackets after the name. Check the loadiine thread for more info. You can get the title id from a google search, probably.
     
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  7. Logan Pockrus

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    Also, you must dump the META folder. In order to do so, run the command:

    Start DDD, and then a game. Nothing will happen. To dump the folder, press the home button and notice the dumping that's occurring! Now, if you need to dump another game, there's no need for:

    As:

    Works, it's just that when everything is finished, you'll need to press the home button to dump the META folder. Hopefully that cleared things up!
     
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    Thank you. How can I get back to the ddd after dumping a Game?

    Normally I get to ddd after running the exploit. But when the exploit already succeeded once, I have no chance to run it a second time. So how can I get to this menu a second time? Currently I reboot my console everytime after dumping. This is a bit annoying.
     
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    If you ran HBL, ran ddd inside it, changed your IP to your computer, and dumped a game, you can Ctrl+C in the command prompt to close titledumper and then just run a different command to change the output folder, and open the next app, don't need to get back to the menu, just need to make sure you're separating different title dumps
     
  10. Puddies
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    But on my wii u i am on the homescreen after quitting the game. How will i get back to ddd on my wii u?

    The only way i know how to start ddd is running the kernel exploit via wiiubru.com. But that works only once. How do i start ddd when i already started a kernel exploit?
     
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    ddd is already running if you've already dumped a game, going to the HOME Menu or the Wii U Menu to dump meta won't suddenly break it, only thing that will is going in and out of system settings, if you change where titledumper is saving to with Ctrl+C and another command, you can just open your next game and dump it too without having to go thru the whole hbl process again
     
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    Ah ok, thank you. And how can I run loadiine after that?
    I also run loadiine through kernel exploit by calling wiiubru.com usually, but this does not work without having the wii u restarted before.
     
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    You'd need to either reboot like you said or go in and out of settings, every homebrew, HBL, loadiine, TCPGecko, Cafiine, unmaps the 0xA0000000 mapping it uses to write to memory, and there's no easy way to test if kern_read and kern_write are installed so you don't have to run the exploit again and can just call those 2 syscalls, so just hard reset the PPC with settings and then run the kernel exploit again, it sucks I know
     
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    Hmm. After dumping meta from the first game (Mario Kart 8), I quit it. Then I started titledumper on my pc with dumper /vol <path-to-pc>, and then I started a second game (NIntendo Land). But for this second game there was only the meta folder dumped. Oo
    Shouldnt it dump the whole game when I say that it shall dump /vol ?
     
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    Hmm, yes, I'd go post about it in the original thread and someone can have a looksee
    https://gbatemp.net/threads/ddd-wiiu-title-dumper.418492/
     
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    Ok, there is another problem. But I will post in the ddd thread then. Thank you very much for your help!