Wii iso to .wbfs help please !

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Feb 20, 2012
  1. duboisbrian
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    i have a 1tb hard drive with all my wii games

    i am thinking of converting them all to .wbfs files with wii back up manager to create more room

    question 1

    if i do that i can always covert back to .iso (to burn to a disc for a burnt games) correct ?

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    if i convert back to .iso will it be original .iso i remember back in the day there was something about wii that had like 4.3 firmware that wouldnt play truncate .iso or .iso that were brick blocked or anything . is that true (or does something know what i mean ) ?

    if that is true when converting .wbfs back to .iso will it be a 1:1 copy .iso again or will have it be altered (truncate) meaning i couldt play that burnt game on a 4.3 wii ??



    my fear is that if i convert to .wbfs then i need to create a back up disc for a friend that when i convert back to .iso it will not work on his 4.3 wii
     
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    1. Yes, you can always turn .wbfs back into .iso.
    2. Yes, as far as I know, converting a .wbfs back into an ISO produces a 1:1 of the original dump.

    However, just use WiiScrubber to trim all the the ISO's. You get USB Loader and Dolphin compatibility, and you save a few MB for each game vs. WBFS files.
    If some are already in WBFS format, convert them back and trim them. I have done this myself, so I know it works.
     
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    thank for some of the info

    but i dont want to alter anything meaning trim or anything

    so if i convert all my 1:1 .iso to .wbfs to store then then when i need to convert them back they will once again be 1:1 .iso meaning no alternation

    and u didnt answer the part about 4.3 wii playing truncate games is that true ?? i rmebeer something like that back in the day
     
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    converting a .wbfs file to an .iso does NOT create a 1:1. Usually the update partition is removed, and the extra garbage data is removed. Other than that it is a fully functional .iso file and can be played as a burned disc on 4.3 as long as you have a modchip or darkcorp installed and a dvd drive that can play burned games. But on 4.3 there are region restrictions that can be overcome by priiloader hacks.
     
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    okay so really i dont need a 1:1 copy for anything then correct ??



    i was only really concerened about a 1:1 copy becuase of what i remeber reading back in the day about 4.3 wii not being able to play any brick blocked game ect.. but if that is infact false then i guess i dont really need 1:1

    also u say the update partition is removed BUT i just used wii update manager and say was an update then i converted the file to .wbfs with wii back up manager then i converted the .wbfs file back to .iso and ran threw wii update manager and the update was still there all same info as when i ran the 1:1 .iso

    so.. ??? do you mean something else or are u wrong ?? just asking trying to learn dont mean to be rude or anything
     
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    I have no clue about this Wii Update Manager that you speak of. But most of the time when a game is converted to .wbfs the update partition is removed, but not always. It depends on the app that the person uses for the conversion and what settings they choose.
     
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    okay thank you for answering that and lastly

    i dont really need a 1:1 copy for anythign then correct ???
     
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    I have no idea what "not being able to play any brick blocked game" is supposed to be, so...I'm going to take a wild guess and say that it's just bollocks.


    WBM has an option to remove the update partition. It can save a bit of disc space...games work equally well with as without them (and I know, as I've removed all my update partitions some months back).

    I haven't seen a single case where a wii 1:1 copy was better than the shrunken counterpart (unlike the Gamecube, I might add). I may be wrong...but I doubt it.
     
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    thank you for all your help u guys this site rocks

    so im off to convert all my .iso file to .wbfs so creat more room

    thanks
     

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