How-to: Wii Stuff on Linux

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Azimuth, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Azimuth
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    A small guide summarizing common Wii tools and how to get them running on Linux

    GCOS

    I will be relying on WINE a lot during this guide, so if you don't know what it is then go here

    GCOS(selfboot) is a command line utility used to combine several gamecube disk images into one image that can fit on a 4.7gb DVD, grab it from here

    extract it. Now open up a terminal and cd to the location of the extracted folder.

    the type in: wine make-multiv3. The output should look like the image below

    [​IMG]

    just follow the instructions listed to make the combined image. Remeber that GCOS only accepts .gcm files so rename all your .iso files to .gcm before attempting this.

    Unscrambler

    the unscrambler is used to convert a raw wii data image to an iso image that can easily be burnt to disk, get it here

    Again. extract, cd to directory then execute: wine unscrambler

    output:
    [​IMG]

    follow on screen commands.

    Burning Wii Games


    This seems to be hard for people to do, I can't understand why.
    There are 3 main cd/dvd programs in linux: k3b, brasero, gnome-baker. I like k3b the best, its feels more complete than the other 2.

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    as you can see from the picture above k3b is very user friendly, just choose burn DVD image, then select the wii iso, thats all!

    if you want to be "1337" or are concerned about memory buffers and system loads when burning then you could use a command

    growisofs -use-the-force-luke=dao -dvd-compat -J -R -l -f -Z /dev/burner -speed=16 /path/to/burn


    where /dev/burner is the path to your burner
    speed is the burn speed, change this to 4
    /path/to/burn is the location of the iso
    -use-the-force-luke=dao is the most awesome command ever

    hope that clears some confusion
     
  2. FAST6191

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    Nice work Azimuth, should I ever find a distro I can get along with (at this rate it looks like I will have to make my own or more likely customise an existing one heavily) I am sure this will come in handy.
     
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    no problem. Might I suggest arch linux as a distro, its installer is bare minmum( kernel, text editor, networking and package manager) the rest is up to you.
     
  4. hanman

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    to burn my ISOs, i just use:

    growisofs -Z /dev/dvdblah=game.iso

    works fine for me
     
  5. outphase

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    If I try to use Nautilus, it tells me that the iso is not a valid image. growisofs ignores the iso file because it's too big.

    mkisofs: Value too large for defined data type. File pdx-sasr.iso is too large - ignoring
     
  6. Azimuth
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    get k3b, its light, easy and simple to use. The default nautilus burner is crippled
     
  7. outphase

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    K3b works fine if I ignore the warnings. Thanks.

    I had assumed I would have to install a lot of KDE stuff to get K3b to work, but I didn't, so it's all good.
     
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    Code:
    daniel@misato:/media/lacie2/unsc04$ ./unscramble "../su-wramppal.wii" "./areallycrapgame.iso"
    GOD/WOD unscrambler 0.4 (xt5@ingenieria-inversa.cl)
    
    This program is distributed under GPL license,
    see the LICENSE file for more info.
    
    caching seed 0180
    Unscramble can be used natively. [​IMG]
     
  9. Azimuth
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    Azimuth Chicken Teriyaki Boy!

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    wasn't aware of this, i will update the guide soon.
     
  10. morcar

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    You want to try Mint Linux too its easy and quick and most of the programs you are going to use are on it already
     
  11. giantpune

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    you might want to look at the date before you reply to something somebody said 4 years ago.