New App: NKit - Restore, Shrink and Preserve Disc Images in Playable (Formerly SWiiT)

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by nanook, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. FMonty

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    Taken from the Nkit wiki:

    "Recovery Files
    The concept of recovery files is that by saving the bare minimum of information from Redump good images. NKit can recover many modified images.

    • GameCube other tools that modify these images scrub and move (sometimes reorder) the files in the filesystem. NKit recovery files are the appldr.bin (a handful are used across all images) and fst.bin (unique per image, NKit stores some header info in these files also).
    • Wii - other tools remove unused blocks or scrub them by wiping unused blocks with 00 or FF bytes. It is common for Non-Data Partitions are also removed to save space. NKit recovery files consist of the channel and update partitions.
    NKit can extract the recovery files from images. Running this on a set of random Wii images may extract Update partitions that can be used to recover other images that have had them removed. The update partitions are shared across images. There's only a handful of unique ones."

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    The recovery DAT file that has been attached above has been compiled by johnsanc. The DAT file contains checksum information (digital signatures) of the recovery files that he has. You can use the DAT file along with a rom manager such as clrmamepro or romulus to scan a directory of files and verify whether the files you have match the files listed in the database file.
     
    Last edited by FMonty, Sep 20, 2019
  2. trazome

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    Hi all,

    Are the recovery files avalaible?
    some are missing.
     
  3. nanook
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  4. nanook
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    nanook Advanced Member

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    NKit 1.3 has been released
     
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  5. RagoXXXX

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    awesome!
     
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  6. nanook
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    nanook Advanced Member

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    NKit v1.4 released. ;-P
     
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