How to dump iso's on PC in 20 minutes or less.

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  1. bigguyplaying
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    Like the title says, this is a tutorial (sort of) on how to dump full wii games onto your computer in less than 20 minutes, this amazed me since most dumpers or even the main computer LG dumper takes easily 2-3 hours. Which was fine until I started using this method, and I can create backups within half an hour. [​IMG] This isn't really new news but it's mainly to inform anyone who wants to know about it.

    Things you'll need:
    1.SD/USB Loader v1.5 for the wii(Find how to install this elsewhere.)
    2. WBFS Tool v20 by sorg(A google search would be the best option.)
    3. A decently sized usb hard drive or SD/SDHC card(I would suggest 8GB)
    Things to do
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    1. Insert the flash drive/sd into the wii. Launch the usb loader and format your disk's partition(will erase everything off of the card or hard drive)
    2. Insert your legit copy of any game. And select install game. This will vary on the game but generalizes around 10 minutes.
    3. Once the dump is complete, plug your thing(Flash or sd [​IMG] ) Into your computer and launch the WBFS tool, remember that this is a GUI program so keep all the files within one folder. Find the disk letter that is your drive, and you will now see the game as one of the listed games on the HDD.
    4. Now, select extract and choose a location.(Don't choose My Documents because it doesn't appear there for some reason, I would suggest desktop or a seperate user created folder. This dump process also generalizes 10 minutes. Once completed, locate your iso on the pc, and your done! Do whatever tweaks you need to do to the iso to get it working and what not. Hope this helped anyone who wants to do this.
     
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    informative, noob friendly...works..Nice :-)
     
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    I'm pretty sure that's been changed in 1.5.
     
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    I'm sure most people who scrub won't be complaining about this though. [​IMG]
     
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    Actually, through testing i've done with this method a lot of the games i dump using it actually resize back to the original 4.5-6 Gigs that the original 1:1 iso was. I'm not really sure how I got the full 1:1 game back since the USB loader 1.5 scrubbs the game down. e.g I just recently backed up warioware: smooth moves and the game size was 3.25 gigs, but the final iso on my computer was roughly 4.5 GB which is standard for 1:1 discs. I can only assume this happen because the scrubbed part of the game is packed? I'm not really the expert on coding or really on the scrubbing process.

    Like i said, this only happened when I dumped games i've tested, some games dumped might still be scrubbed, but I wouldn't know for sure.
     
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    I said to do this in another thread the other day. All you did was stole my idea, post it here and took credit for yourself.

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=151...mp;hl=legal+usb
    post #19

     
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    I honestly did not know that you had a thread open for this topic. so i'm sorry for that. but I did state that this isn't new news and I was just informing any people who missed a thread or haven't heard about it.
     
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    It's not really far-fetched, you know.
    Even I knew I could do this, and anyone who's not an idiot should know this.
     
  11. Shadow#1

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    well most the n00bs here on this forum r idiots
     
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    this was pretty much just common sense

    i guess its for the noobs
     
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    isnt there like some sort of direct dump where you can insert a wii game into the desktop/laptop's drive and using a program to extract the files off the cd and then compressing it into an iso?
     
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    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/471073
     
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    do you REALLY need to have those LG drives, or can you just use the default writer/burner drive?
     
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    yes u have to have them no matter what if u want to dump games on the pc
     
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    oh ok, just curious to know...well i guess its better to do the method as the OP mentioned then, since it takes
     
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    For an original game it can dump from about 10 seconds to 20 mins but for copies they usually take at leasyt 20 mins to dump but the PC backup side is usually about 10 mins per ISO.

    Wii Music and Wii Sports took me both 10 seconds to put on HDD.
     
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    Yeah, Wii games use a weird data format or something that most other drives won't read.
     

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