Loading GC backups from SD card?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by gbasource, May 12, 2011.

  1. gbasource
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    Is it possible to load a gamecube backup from a sd card on the Wii? Ive heard of something called gamecube homebrew launcher that will load dol files from the sd? Is it possible and how do i go about it?
     
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    As you have said it's for launching Homebrew, not backup's, you need to look at Swiss which requires a SDGecko or similar device I use this one.

    It's currently is beta, and as yet not every game works.
     
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    Why do i need a sdgecko? cant it run the isos from the front sd slot on the wii?
     
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    You can't do that for the same reason you can't play GCN backups from usb. The Gamecube didn't have a front SD card slot, so in GCN mode it cuts off access. The workaround is to repurpose a memory card slot to read SD cards.
     
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    Is there a limit to how big the sd card can be that is inserted into the sdgecko?
     
  7. WiiPower

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    4 GB? But i don't trust 4 GB sd cards, stick to 2 GB sd cards. It also supports some sdhc cards, but i can't name you any that will work for sure. Theoretically it supports sdhc cards up to 32GB...
     
  8. gbasource
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    Ok one last question...what is compatibility like with the audio and video? Ive heard there are sound issues with some games.
     
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    I've played several games using swiss. This is my experience, so don't take it as gospel.
    They all worked almost perfectly. There was some buzzing and slowdown when it had to read from the disc, but after you play the game for a little you realize (most) games don't read from the disc all that often, so you can predict where you're going to get a lag for a second. Where it does work, it works perfect. I've heard some people had compatibility problems, but all of my sd cards and games work fine and I haven't had any problems.
     
  11. Taleweaver

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    I pretty much only use my 8GB Sandisk for swiss. Have already finished 4 swords with it, and am now playing beyond good and evil (just played for about 2 hours straight). Aside from occasional sound glitches (as mentioned: when the game normally loads from disk), things seem perfect. Of course the game compatibility isn't 100%, but it clearly improves with each beta version that comes out. [​IMG]