How to convert WBFS to ISO

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Jun 26, 2013

How to convert WBFS to ISO by AgentChet at 8:58 PM (94,622 Views / 4 Likes) 18 replies

  1. AgentChet
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    Newcomer AgentChet Trunks, The Man.

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    This is how you convert WBFS to ISO game
    1. Click here and download the latest Wii Backup Manager
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    Click "Download" under the "Official Supported links"

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    Click "skip"

    Then it should Auto-download the .zip file



    2. Extract the files to a folder on your desktop
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    Click "Extract To"
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    Then name a folder on your desktop to put the files in, something like "Wii Backup Manager"

    3. Run the Program
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    4. Configure the settings
    You will notice that when you first open the program you will see this.
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    You now want to click Add, then click Folder
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    Then find the folder with the WBFS you wish to convert

    Then you should see something like this
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    This is your game (The name will be different if you have a different game)

    5. Select your game(s)
    What you want to do now is select the game(s) you want to convert by filling in the checkbox(es) beside the game(s)
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    6. Converting Process
    Click "Transfer" then click "ISO"
    *NOTE: This picture is showing to click WBFS. YOU NEED TO CLICK ISO!!*
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    Then just tell it where you want to ISO File(s)

    7. Finished
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    Now it should be converting the file.

    And you now have a ISO File where ever you selected it to save it in step 6.

    This is for educational purposes only!
     
    Last edited by AgentChet, Mar 15, 2017
  2. Sliter

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    It give all te process like it wok\rking but the file don't appears where I wanted :v (or somewhere else lol)
    this coube be because the folder is not on my desktop? xp
    and thanks for the tuto o3o
     
  3. UltraTintin

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    Some WBFS are not converting to ISO at all. What should I do? The program says 'completed' in like 1 second, but nothing actually happened...

    Edit: DERP. Nvm. I just saw the log warned not enough space >_>
     
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    im having a problem with the program. this is what im seeing... please help i have about 6 wbfs files to convert...
     

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    Why would you want to convert 6 games to bigger file size?
    wbfs format is used by all USBLoaders.

    You would need iso format only if you plan to burn the game to disc, or if you need to patch the game (maybe to play online with a custom wifi server? wiifmii or altwfc?)
    Even if it's the reason, you don't need ISO format to patch the game. Game patchers can do it with wbfs format, or USBLoaders can patch the game on the fly at launch.
    Another reason would be to open the ISO and extract files using wiiscrubber or Truchasigner. wwt/wit can extract files from any game format. I don't think you need to extract 6 games unless to play them on sneek, but neek2o can play games in wbfs format too.


    For your error, did you try to launch the 32bit version?
     
  6. jayson cardwell

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    i need iso format to run on dolphin as i have finally attained full fps with no lag and its also my main backup as my letterbombed wii is down for repairs. and no i used 64. on windows 7 ultimate 64-bit architecture. all 6 files are individual single file games.

    as per the games on my list for dolphin, see uploaded file.

    here is what i got when attempting to run 32 bit...

    also i use a program called rawdump 2.1 for all of my physical copies of retail games.
     

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    I merged all your messages to a single one.
    You can use "edit" link instead of posting 4 new message with a single sentence.


    I didn't thought about Dolphin emulator.
    Instead of Rawdump, use CleanRIP homebrew to make your ISOs.
    it will be better, and will be full clean ISO. not in wbfs format.

    I don't know why WiiBackupManager doesn't work on your computer.
    Maybe you could try older versions if you really need it.
     
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    hi im trying to load a .WBFS file to use Whitehole (A SMG2 Galaxy Modder) and I need the file into an ISO. when it loads the game is crossed out in red and has 0kb when the file on the desktop is 4mg. am I missing somthing?
     
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    Dolphin reads WBFS files i've tested my project M wbfs builds with it
     
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    that is a false statment. I cant load a WBFS with Dolphin; needs to be ISO
     
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    place all WBFS files in a folder called wbfs the point dolphin to the directory as the iso directory and it should work, just because you can't get something to work another person has doesn't make it a false statement

    and if it was false the dolphin-emu.org forums wouldn't have users reporting it working https://forums.dolphin-emu.org/Thread-wbfs-vs-iso
    the thread even states only with new dolphin builds you must have an old one
     
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    To the OP 7zip is a free Opensource tool that has better archiving than WinRAR while supporting the RAR format and you don't need to use a GUI just the windows context menu ie. Rightclick archive>7-zip.Extract to "archive name"
    using a GUI takes up memory that isn't needed you might as well just have the pop-up window it creates instead of using a GUI. less memory being used by a gui means faster extraction times for you.
     
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    i have 7zip and its good, but it wont extract .wbfs files
    winrar just sucks
     
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    ROFLMFAO you don't extract a .wfbs/.wbf1 file with 7zip or winrar do you even know what wbfs mean?

    Wii Backup FileSystem
     
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    Well no fucking dip sherlock.
    I need to use Wii Backup Manager to convert a WBFS to an ISO to use a program. Wii Backup Manager has the file crossed out in red
     
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    That's really not enough information. Either your disc image is bad or it couldn't copy it to the drive. Is it WBFS partition? Don't use that.
     
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    Found this topic today. And so I complete it ;)

    You can use wit for all directions of conversions: ISO, WBFS, WDF, WIA, GCX, CISO, WBI and extracted-file-system.

    Examples:
    Code:
    wit copy SOURCE_IMAGE  NEW_NAME.iso
    wit copy SOURCE_IMAGE  NEW_NAME.wbfs
    wit copy SOURCE_IMAGE  NEW_NAME.wdf
    wit copy SOURCE_IMAGE  NEW_NAME.wia
    wit copy SOURCE_IMAGE  NEW_NAME.gcx
    wit copy SOURCE_IMAGE  NEW_NAME.ciso
    wit copy SOURCE_IMAGE  NEW_NAME.wbi
    
    wit extract SOURCE_IMAGE  DIRECTORY
    wit copy DIRECTORY  NEW_IMAGE.xxx
    
    Option --split enables the file split at 4GB and --split-size=1.5G at for example 1.5GB. There are many more options for progress, scrubbing, automatic naming and more.
     
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