# simple gui tool that converts iso to wbfs?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by ThE MaSTeR 3, Oct 9, 2012.

# simple gui tool that converts iso to wbfs?

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1. ### ThE MaSTeR 3GBAtemp Regular

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Jun 26, 2005
All the tools I found so far are bloated and try to do every task imaginable! I just want a rock solid lite weight program that does 1 task... convert iso to wbfs.

-has a browse iso button

-has a set destination button

-has a go button

thats it! and converts perfectly. any tool like this?

2. ### XFlakWiitired but still kicking

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Sep 12, 2009
Ontario
try wii backup manager

3. ### ThE MaSTeR 3GBAtemp Regular

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Jun 26, 2005
That was one of the "bloated" programs I had in mind when making this topic. I want all the fat cut out. just a program that does the the 1 task I need. program shouldnt be more than 1mb.

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Jun 17, 2010
I use wbfs_file v2.9 all the time. Find it here:

Small size (141KB) but it's not a GUI, just a CLI app. Very easy to use as is, but if you prefer a GUI for it, there is this you can try:

I never tried the GUI myself, so I can't confirm if it's good or not.

5. ### WiimmDeveloper

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Aug 11, 2009
Germany
1.) Install my wit tools (reboot is necessary the first time)

2.) go to your "send to" folder and add the batch file "to-wbfs.bat"
Code:
@echo off
wit copy "%1" --wbfs -E$-vv -d$P/
pause

Now you can right click on any ISO, CISO, WBI, WDF, WBFS, WIA and also on extracted images and send it to the batch file to create a WBFS.

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6. ### MaxternalPeanut Gallery Spokesman

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Nov 15, 2011
Where is this "send to" folder? I've always known it was a folder but wondered where it was.

Newcomer
Sep 23, 2012
In W7 (probably Vista too) X:\Users\Username\SendTo

Maybe easiest way to make the bat is start command prompt in admin mode - write cmd in search field in start menu and press ctrl-shift-enter. Then in the command prompt

Paste the text from Wimm's post and save.

8. ### MaxternalPeanut Gallery Spokesman

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Nov 15, 2011
Okay, maybe that'll work for him. I'm still stuck on XP but I'll look to see if there's something similar.

Even then, with that syntax he could just drag and drop the file into the batch file and it would do the same thing.

Newcomer
Sep 23, 2012
In XP the folder is X:\Documents and Settings\username\SendTo

10. ### MaxternalPeanut Gallery Spokesman

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Nov 15, 2011
makes sense *finally looks to see if it's there* THERE IT IS

(It's apparently a hidden folder in XP. Cool. Thanks for the heads up.)

11. ### ThE MaSTeR 3GBAtemp Regular

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Jun 26, 2005
wii wbfs commander looks like crap and the last thing I want to do is screw around with my OS just to get some bootleg batch thing to work.

So I guess a simple gui app that will do the job doesn't exist?

12. ### Foxi4On the hunt...

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Sep 13, 2009
Gaming Grotto
I don't know why you find Wii Backup Manager to be bloated. Select the destination disk, add a file/s to the queue, click "Transfer" and you're done. It "looks" scary but it really isn't.

13. ### MaxternalPeanut Gallery Spokesman

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Nov 15, 2011
If you don't want to "mess with your OS" just save the batch file to your desktop and drag and drop any ISO file you want to convert into the icon and it will do it for you. I don't think it gets any simpler than that.

14. ### ThE MaSTeR 3GBAtemp Regular

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Jun 26, 2005
I guess I'll just use backup manager. Just would have been nice to have a clean app to do the job.

360 jtag tools for example have individual programs for each task and they work great. Every program in wii scene is some frankenstein that tries to do everything.

15. ### ThE MaSTeR 3GBAtemp Regular

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Jun 26, 2005
ok that seems to work perfectly. not sure why you didnt just say I could drag and drop in the first place.

EDIT: talking about "wbfs file" that Dust2dust suggested. This seems even cleaner than I imagined. It will split at 4GB right? and work no problem with dual layer?

16. ### MaxternalPeanut Gallery Spokesman

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Nov 15, 2011
Yes, looks like it does split automatically and it, too, also looks like it works fine with the drag and drop method without need for a batch file and it will create the WBFS files in a folder right next to the ISO file you converted.

17. ### WiimmDeveloper

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Aug 11, 2009
Germany
Do you want to split at 4 GB?
Add "--split" to the wit command line.

Do you want to split at other size (eg. 2GB)?
Add "--split-size=2g" to the wit command line.

Do you want automated overwriting of existing files?
Add "--overwrite" to the wit command line.

Do you want a "to-iso" variant?
Create a new batch file and replace "--wbfs" by "--iso". Same for --ciso --wdf --wia

18. ### Smashbro29GBAtemp Fan

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May 25, 2009
MISTAKE POST.

19. ### markehmusGBAtemp Maniac

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Jul 26, 2008
in the GAME

i use this its easy and awesome bcause its made by pune and Wimm