SD WADs/GCN backups

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Donavin, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Donavin
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    Hey guys,

    I am usually a 'Do it yourself' guy, but sadly I've found I must finally ask for help.

    I recently decided to mod my Wii, and have gotten everything I wanted except two things.

    I'm trying to install/run my WADs from SD Card, without having them on the Wii. I know if I leave them on the Wii, and copy 'em to the SD it'll run, but when I have them on the SD Card but not the Wii I get 'Failed to Launch". I have tried so many different methods, but sadly since all the posts are 4-6 years old and it constantly re-routes me to a "No longer valid! Do not use!!!" tid bit.

    I am using YAWMM to install the wads, which works successfully. I have cIOS, and Homebrew etc. I feel like I'm just missing some tiny program that would simplify it.

    I've tried copying NAND from my system and using Wii VC, but still same result....

    A link to a guide would be fine, just a guide that is up-to-date.

    My other issue is I can't seem to get any GameCube backups to work. I've been using USB Loader, and I've "installed" DiosMios Lite (They're on my SD, but I also have 'em on USB just in case) and everything populates like it should but it never displays the game.

    My main issue is the WAD on the SD thing. Anyone know of a work around, that is current?

    Thanks, a lot.
     
  2. Adeka

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    I can help you with your GameCube problem

    DIOS MIOS (lite) is outdated now. You should be using Nintendont
     
  3. Donavin
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    Nintendont? okay, I'll start looking into that one. I've seen it's name on a lot of the 2011/2012 posts in regards to usurping "TriiForce", which I didn't get to work successfully.

    With Nintendont is there any specific naming/format I need for the .gcn .iso's?
     
  4. Adeka

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    It uses the same folder layout as DIOS MIOS and Devolution

    also if you have a .gcn then just rename it to .iso

    Nintendont can run triforce games too

    Check the first link in my signature for more information
     
  5. Donavin
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    I actually did that right after replying to you!

    Again, thanks for the quick reply.
     
  6. daxtsu

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    Sort of. If I recall, it looks in the "games" folder on your USB device or SD card, and there you create folders named whatever you want, but inside each game iso has to be named "game.iso", with one per folder (unless it's a 2-disk game, in which case the 2nd game disk needs to be named "disk2.iso"). Adeka can correct me if I'm wrong, though. I have not used Nintendont in like 3 months.
     
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  7. Donavin
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    Perfect. Running the GCN ISO convertor/compiler and going to try it again.

    Now for the frustrating SD WAD issue...
     
  8. Adeka

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    What do you mean running the gcn iso converter? A GCN is a ISO. Just rename it from .gcn to .iso
     
  9. Donavin
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    Ahh, I didn't know if they were direct ISOs. That's good to know then. I was using the program from a sticky I found.

    Thanks.
     
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  10. daxtsu

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    As Adeka said, GCM files are just ISO files renamed. So just rename them. If you know how to use command prompt on Windows (assuming you're on Windows), you can just do the following command (assuming they're all in the same directory at once):

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    ren *.gcm *.iso
    and bam, you renamed them all instantly.
     
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