Possible to remove intro videos from .wbfs?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by user6336, Jan 10, 2011.

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    As the title suggests, is it possible to strip out the intro video and replace them with dummy files for .wbfs games in order to save space/have games load quicker? Thanks! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Yea sure but who makes those patches for your 1000 games
     
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    Well is there a way to open a .wbfs file and see whats inside, and just delete whatever videos are the intros with 0 byte files? I'm not too familiar with what media format they use for videos in games so I'm not sure how difficult it'd be to find them... can anyone help?
     
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    you cant just replace a movie with a 0 byte file. games dont usually have great error handeling on such thinks and are likely to crash. you will want to create a tiny video and replace the real one.

    lucky for you there are tools for creating bink and thp videos. thp are found in lots of first party games, and a handfull of others. bink video is used in a shitload of non-nintendo games. and you can use rad video tools in windows to create them.

    just make a 1 second black video and replace it ala wiiscrubber and youre all set.
     
  6. HaniKazmi

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    A possible problem is that the videos sometimes mask loading screens and that might cause problems
     
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    Yeah, the game just might "expect" the data to be loaded, try to read from a non-existent file in memory, and crash.

    The best way to do that would be to convert your .wbfs files to .iso and then Trim them with Wiiscrubber. It saves a couple of megs.
    Additionally, you could open up the opening.bnr and replace it with a static, mute, black file.