Wii disc file explorer/extractor?

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Mar 16, 2009
  1. MrTaco
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    I've been looking around to see if there's anything like this, and as far as I can tell there isn't. So I figured I'd ask just to make sure I haven't missed it somehow.

    Ok, so you have things like the Wiifuse that can open up an ISO of a game that you've ripped and stuck on your computer somewhere and look through all the files within. But then there's something like WUFE which extracts the update files from the game inserted in your Wii.

    What I'm looking for is a kind of medium between the two. Lets you look through the on-disc files on your Wii and only extract whichever ones you're interested in. Because it takes forever to rip an ISO from my Wii to my PC, and I'm half paranoid about wearing out my laser doing that too much. Plus it just seems like it would be easier to cut out the middle man.


    So does such a program exist?
     
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    Trucha Signer or later versions of WiiScrubber will let you remove/replace individual files.

    If the discs are already backups - you can read them / dump isos using your PC... but I doubt there'd be any significant wear on your wii laser anyway.
     
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    Then you're looking for FTPii.

    Use the latest version (0.0.18) which allows you to extract files off DVDs. DVDx also must be installed prior before FTPii.
     
  4. MrTaco
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    So it lets you explore Wii games in the drive? Original, non-burnt ones?

    Yeah, it's just that dumping ISOs takes forever and it's such a waste of time (and HDD space) to go and spend a couple of hours copying several gigs when all you might want is a hundred or two meg, which is why I'd rather just pull them straight from the game..
     
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    Original and backup games can be read from the drive with ftpii, you just have to be able to connect your wii to a network, either wired or wireless. You access your wii files including from the DVD through any FTP program (including most webbrowsers).
     
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    Awesome. Now it's n00b time. I've got ftpii on there and I've installed DVDx, but when it starts up it says "Mounting Wii image..." or whatever it is exactly, and all three of them failed. How does I fix?
     
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    Nevermind, figured it. Had to go and do advanced install of DVDx because it was looking at 254 for cios when it was actually in 249. Not failing anymore.
     
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    Hmm, apparently not. It's mounting it alright, but the WOD directory isn't showing up for me.

    Also I found this:

    So does that mean this is basically the same as using Wiihttpd to dump the iso?


    Edit: Yay for showing off my n00bness. Got the WOD and FST directories showing up now, seems the disc just gets unmounted after a little while and I have to go tell it to mount it again. Thanks for the help, everyone.
     

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