WBFS: Best way to keep the real size...

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  1. Rambytes
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    Hi all,

    I really need to transfert back all my game to my PC because I need to format my HDD to use with the USB loader. But when I tranfert to PC (example, Wii Sport) the size on the WBFS is arround 300Mb but on the PC is 4.7GB?!?!?!?!?

    I have arround 42 games into my HDD and i cannot get all these game into my PC... So I want to know if there is a way to transfert the game from my WBFS HDD but KEEP the size on the PC side?

    I've try to "zip" the game, but it take toooooooo much time to compress. And i don't want to install all my game again from my disc.

    So, what is the best way to keep the real size on my PC? (software or wathever solution is welcome)

    Thanks alot!
     
  2. Alexrose

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    Run them through wiiscrubber.
     
  3. tj_cool

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    That won't help.

    you'll have to find a way to extract them as a cISO (compressed ISO).
    then they should stay small.
    some WBFS manager should be able to do it. [​IMG]
     
  4. dancemonkey

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    Have you tried copying them to a compressed folder?
     
  5. Rambytes
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    Do you have a WBFS Manager in mind?
     
  6. imapterodactyl

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    +1 to compressed folder. You'll save a good deal of space this way.
     
  7. Rambytes
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    Even if i'm with Xp? And "how" can I know the size of a "compress" folder? I've done some little test, tansfert a big TXT file, but the display size that windows show me is the same size uncompress...

    So, how can I know that is really working? (the folder turn blue when I choose to compress the folder in the properties)
     
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    this one should be able to do it, but haven't tested it myself
    (Its the wbfs intelligent GUI)
    I will test it myself first

    edit: ok it works, my wii play remained 100MB
    the guy below me has a better link [​IMG]
     
  9. purechaos996

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    I know of a WBFS pc tool that can do that its called Wbfs Inteligent v6
    Not sure if I can post this but Here
     
  10. Rambytes
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    thanks... i've start the transfert of all my game right now and it's running good... and it's compress (cios)...

    Thanks alot for your help
     
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    Does it take a long time to "copy" an existing uncompressed ISO on your hard drive to a compressed folder?
    Also does it take longer to load that compressed ISO back onto a WBFS compared to a uncompressed ISO?
     
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    Anyone else having troubles running any manager on XP SP3?
    Nono of them works for me
     
  13. Dr4c0

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    the compressed iso........can u burn them to a disc.......or will u have to put them back on the hardrive and extract with sumthin else
     
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    ciso must be turned back into an iso to burn to disc for playing.
     
  15. dexter222

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    I don't know how many games you have but I did this using WBFS-Gui - not the intelligent gui which is crap. When you uncompress the WBFS-Gui folder onto your desktop there is a WBFS_Win in there... it's the hermes one that lets you extract cISOs. The WBFS Gui is the front end you can use for loading cISOs back onto your wbfs drives with. You can also use the GUI to extract cISOs one at a time but that is a pain. The best way is to write a dos batch file (simply a text file made in notepad ending in .bat rather than .txt).

    I made a batch file by listing the contents of the WBFS drive (wbfs_win.exe list) in dos then copying and pasting the disk IDs only in notepad and putting the line "wbfs_win.exe extractciso " in front of every discID in notepad - simply replace with your wbfs drive letter. Make certain you save it as bleah.bat and have "all files" selected in notepad, not "text". Simply copy WBFS_Win and your batch file, bleah.bat or what ever you called it, into the folder you want the cISOs to go in and double click your batch file and wait - I'd estimate about 60 to 65 games per hour average transfer.
     
  16. Dr4c0

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    ok but can u burn cISO's
     
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    The best way is obviously to make WBFS partition on ur PC harddisk and transfer your games to it [​IMG]

    That way u'll get the same sized games.
     
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    Maybe you could make a ghost image for your wbfs partition.
     
  19. Dr4c0

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    .....ok but some games i wanna keep to burn on a disc.......can i burn cISO....


    im guessing no and prolly will just wiiscrubb and winrar...
     
  20. mestapho

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    Did you read my reply?

    A ciso must be converted to iso if you want to burn it to disc to play.