Wii Dumping over USB stick?

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  1. John7435
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    so, i'd like to know. can you backup wii games through a USB stick in the back of the wii?
    i'm assuming not, but it's worth asking. if not, will it become available?
     
  2. nicksasa

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    yes you can with waninkoko's dvd dumper 1.2
     
  3. John7435
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    o sick..can i do it with a 2GB card and do 3 parts or do i need a bigger usb stick?
     
  4. nicksasa

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    yes you can
     
  5. John7435
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    anybody know where a guide to do this is? i can't find one
     
  6. Valgreen

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    trial and error my friend...
     
  7. djtaz

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    dont think anyone has written a guide to this one - its kinda simple enough to use the basic things so no one bothered
     
  8. Ga1l0w

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    Mine hates usb sticks, but maybe thats just me. Actually I've read of a few issues with USB, so try it and post back.
     
  9. IronMask

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    Yea... but you gotta realize it's still only usb 1.0 so the speed is probably not that great for dumping .iso's to... and I have tried it before and it ends up crashing or not recognizing the usb... so basically your best best to dump the .iso over LAN. (Aprrox. 3 hours)
     
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  11. thefunkman

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    Ive got it working, open dvd dumper and follow the prompts choosing usb as the option.
    Make sure you read below it can be very relevant.

    I got my 8gb kingston data traveller working with DVD Dumper:

    For those who get an error with no codes, just:
    "...ERROR
    Restarting..."
    B4 it even starts ripping, your doing one simple thing wrong:
    You probably have you usb in the back of the wii before you should, this is a comon mistake.

    Put your usb in the wii when it ASKS you to, just after saying you want to start the dump.

    It'll say something like "Step 1 out of 3: enter usb drive blah blah blah"

    Do not, i repeat, DO NOT enter the usb stick b4 you see this on your screen, otherwise "...ERROR"

    Need to know what usb stick to buy? Go here:
    USB Mass Storage Devices - Wii Compatible

    Theres a link there for a tester, you can check if your usb stick will work [​IMG]

    BUT! Sure, usb may seem a better option in certain ways, but it is MEGA slooooooow!
    The USB option (from what i saw) takes about 15 seconds to get one megabyte, as apposed to network which is about 2-3 seconds per MB.
    USB - 15 secs per MB = Roughly 18 hours
    LAN - 2-3 secs per MB = Roughly 3 hours
    So yer.. not really worth it...

    If you get different results, let me know, then tell me how... [​IMG]
     
  12. Ga1l0w

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    I'm going to try this later with an 8GB san disk mico something...

    wifi is just so much easier though....
     
  13. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

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    prepare to wait forever to make your backup, just a fair warning sd and wifi are loads faster and more stable.
     
  14. Ga1l0w

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    18 hours for a backup....you have to be desperate.

    *happy 100th post*
     
  15. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

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    lol yeah you can pirate it faster! [​IMG]
     
  16. Twiggy12

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    i cant! it took me about over 20 hours to download boomb lox...and in A RAR FORMAT it was only 1.50gb and now im trying okami which is 4.3gb in rar! this will take me days!

    using utorrent
     
  17. wolffangalchemist

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    if you know where to look there plenty of direct dl's that only take a hour or two to finish, of course Google is the only source for this information.
     
  18. Twiggy12

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    i know where to get direct in rar files but theres like 15 parts which i dont want to do, i would like to know where i can get a full fleged 4.3 gb of the iso but i have no idea where to get, and im downloading okami right now anyway so ill just leave it, any way i cant do much while it dl's so the only thing i have left is to go outside
     
  19. Igglyboo

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    The best dumper by far is the usb gecko dump, I have one and it dumps a wii game in about 1.5 hours.
     
  20. thefunkman

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    without extra hardware (not including a usb or sd card) wifi is fastest...