Hacking Softmodded Wii, Installed CD, Copy Settings?

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Hi Everyone,


Hoping for some advice. Here goes...

A long long time ago (in a galaxy far away) I got my Wii as a Xmas present from my wife while living in South Korea. Bought Mariokart there, played lots, had a blast. A few years later, I soft modded it successfully and installed USB GLX loader.

Fast forward to now. It seems my CD drive on the Wii has died. Unfortunately, I did not make a backup at the time.

I know I could use USB loader to start a different version of Mariokart put onto a USB, but I don't want to lose my settings (the tracks/characters) I unlocked. Is there a way to copy over the settings from when I installed the CD to the USB drive?

I looked into trying to rip the original Mariokart CD (which still seems fine) on my computer, but I don't have a DVD drive that works with Rawdump.

Am I SOL or is there another way to solve this problem that I am not seeing?

Any advice would be most appreciated.


Mr. Gisa
 

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What do you mean settings? like your save data? wii save data is stored on the wii, not the cds. console cds are read only.
 

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I meant my save data. I think I might have solved the issue though. More below.

The biggest reason I had softmodded (way back when) was because a friend had picked up Super Mario Bros but it was a US version and wouldn't work on the Korean Wii I had. I just tested out the US .wbps version on a USB and all my data seems to be there, as if I were using the CD. I think if I can find a Korean mariokart .iso, it should work. The harder part will be finding it but worth a try.

Thanks for your reply. I'll post my results, either way.


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SUCCESS! ^^ After hours of searching/trolling the web trying to find a Korean version, I was finally successful in finding one. Downloaded, extracted, converted to .wbfs, transferred over, and then I started everything up and PRESTO: just like I had put in the CD!

For those in my situation, you MUST find the .iso/.wbfs version that matches the CD you had installed in order to keep your settings.

Hope this helps anyone with this frustrating problem.


Mr. Gisa
 
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