Is There a Way to Play Games Without a Backup and a Worn Out Disc Reader?

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by JuniorMoonts, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. JuniorMoonts

    JuniorMoonts Newbie

    Apr 23, 2017
    United States
    My disc reader went out a couple weeks ago, and I figured out how to hack a couple days ago. I never had a chance to use a program like USB Loader GX to back up my games, and I was wondering if there was a way that I could still play my disc games without having to replace the disc reader.
  2. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

    Mar 2, 2015
    United States
    Get another console? They're pretty cheap now. Nobody here is going to tell you how to download games.
  3. HeavyMetalLoser

    HeavyMetalLoser Advanced Member

    Nov 28, 2016
    United States
    Depending on your computer's disk drive, you might be able to rip the ISO off your game disk and manually put it on a USB Hard Drive using a program like Wii Backup Manager. Then you can play them using a USB loader.

    You might need to format your USB HD using WBFS Manager, depending on it's size. Wii ISOs are always either 4GB or 8GB, while converting them to WBFS significantly reduces the filesize (New Super Mario Bros Wii goes all the way down to half a GB!) The downside to this is that WBFS files can only be stored on a Hard Drive formatted for WBFS, which Windows can't recognize, requiring a program like the aforementioned WBFS or Wii Backup Managers to move games to and from the device. This also means that that device is now solely for Wii backups (though can partition it and format only one partition, but this is only practical if your device has a very large amount of storage space, at least 250GB.)