How to rip WiiWare/VC games to make them playable on Dolphin?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by The Teej, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

    Former Staff
    Jun 27, 2004
    Hi guys,

    I've been getting into using Dolphin Emulator as my primary method of playing Wii games recently, most notably only playing Skyward Sword only on Dolphin. All my games are legit, I've been just ripping them using the Wii itself and then playing the backups on the PC. Anyway, I want to play some of the WiiWare games I've got on my Wii on Dolphin too, but I can't figure out how to do it. Copying them directly from the SD Card to the PC didn't work (I guessed it wouldn't, but it was worth a shot, right?), and I've googled enough now to warrant asking outright. Every topic, youtube video, Q&A response, whatever, has either been about playing an already "backed up" WW/VC game on the Wii itself, or people who have simply downloaded the game from Torrents or whatever, and can't get it to work on Dolphin/Wii - however not a singular topic or answer on how to actually back them up in the first place. Obviously it's feasible as I've seen a bunch of Youtube videos of WW games being played on Dolphin, not to mention the scene having a metric ton of WW backups already.

    So, would someone be kind enough to tell me how, or at least point me in the direction of how it's done?

    Many thanks in advance, guys :)
  2. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

    Aug 12, 2010
    United States
    EDIT: Misread your post, sorry.