Loading .iso and not .wbfs with USB loader GX

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by tahsin tariq, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. tahsin tariq
    OP

    tahsin tariq Member

    Newcomer
    35
    0
    Dec 29, 2012
    Bulgaria
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    As the title says, I want to load a .iso file with USB loader GX. Is this possible? If so how?
    Do I make a folder and put the .iso file there or can I put the ISO file in the root of the USB? Does the .iso file have to have a specific filenmae such as game ID or can the ISO file be any name?
     
  2. neim81094

    neim81094 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    149
    37
    Jun 15, 2013
    United States
    I am pretty sure you can load ISOs through Wiiflow, not to sure about USBLoaderGX though, I believe you need to have it in specific folders, if you use a nifty program called "Wii Backup Manager" you could have it set to transferring Wii Games from your Computer to your HD without converting(Or have it convert to .wbfs whatever you want) and it will organize it all for you!

    Why do you need it to be a .iso anyway? WBFS files are smaller files because they remove all the dummy files adding unnecessary space to the game file. and you can also convert ISO>WBFS OR WBFS<ISO with Wii Backup Manager
     
  3. tahsin tariq
    OP

    tahsin tariq Member

    Newcomer
    35
    0
    Dec 29, 2012
    Bulgaria
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Thank you for the reply. I will look into the program you mentioned. Thank you neim8!
     
  4. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    18,273
    8,748
    Oct 27, 2002
    France
    Engine room, learning
    it's compatible with ISO.
    You need to place it at the same place than the wbfs files : wbfs/game folder's name [GameID]/gameID.iso
    or /wbfs/gameID.iso
     
  5. tahsin tariq
    OP

    tahsin tariq Member

    Newcomer
    35
    0
    Dec 29, 2012
    Bulgaria
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    thank you cyan!
    when creating game folder name do I have to include the brackets? [ ] ?

    also, all the gamecube game id's confuse me. Is it possible to create a folder like the following?:
    games/abc/gameid/game.iso?
     
  6. contehhh

    contehhh Member

    Newcomer
    10
    1
    Dec 6, 2013
    United States
    i dont think the game id as a folder name is very important, but most backup managers do it for you.

    The loaders use the game id to download artwork and whatnot

    however, you do not want to put that many sub directories
    instead of:
    games/abc/gameid/game.iso
    it should be:
    games/gameid/game.iso
     
    Margen67 likes this.
  7. tahsin tariq
    OP

    tahsin tariq Member

    Newcomer
    35
    0
    Dec 29, 2012
    Bulgaria
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    I just tried play gc iso by changing the gameid folder. its works. Now my question is how do I enable cheats in gamcecube iso using dios mios. As far as I know you have to creat a gct file and put it in the same folder as game and name the gct file the game Id. But I changed the gameid folder so do i rename the gct file the new game id folder or keep it as the game id?
     
  8. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    18,273
    8,748
    Oct 27, 2002
    France
    Engine room, learning
    The cheat code's GameID is based on the internal game's ID (inside the ISO), not on your folder's name.

    like I told you by PM, the best way is to use both name and ID :
    /games/Zelda [GZLP01]/game.iso


    For cheatcode, you need another file (kenobigc.bin) in your /sneek/ folder on the same partition than the game.
    it's easy to find, just google it.
    Actually, this file is included inside DIOS MIOS (Lite).


    For your last question (by PM).
    Backup games NEVER ask for an update.
    If they do (call of duty?) it's not a console update, but a game patch.
     
    Margen67 likes this.
  9. tuck_kor

    tuck_kor Member

    Newcomer
    19
    3
    Feb 21, 2011
    Malaysia
    Finally!!! I got the USB loader GX working!! Thank you very much everyone for the help!! Eventhough some games still couldn't run, such as zelda twilight princess, skyward sword and just dance 2014 etc, but this is a great milestone for me to load other games. Nevertheless, still very excited to get those things run!!

    Thanks gbatemp!
     
    Margen67 likes this.
  10. thegodlybeing
    This message by thegodlybeing has been removed from public view by Cyan, Jun 14, 2015, Reason: multi-posting the same issue everywhere.
    Jun 13, 2015