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    Make Perfect Backups from Original Wii DVDs w/ SuperDump!

    This guide should be pretty useful to some. SuperDump is a homebrew app which allows to quickly make perfect 1:1 copies of original Wii and Gamecube games to an external device connected to your Wii.


    Things Needed
    - SuperDump v1.3 (Download Here)
    - cIOS249-rev14 (Rev14 is highly recommended for best results)
    - A SD Card or USB Device formatted to FAT32 with atleast 5 GB free.
    - A Wii/Gamecube DVD
    - A Nintendo Wii with a working DVD Drive
    - A Computer with WinXP/Vista/Seven Installed


    Before we go any further, take a look at the Things Needed for a second. Pay more attention to the cIOS249 requirement. Rev14 is extremely important. Rev 16 is "borked" and newer revs will not work because of the new modules. Also, if you don't have a cIOS installed, softmod your Wii using one of these tutorials:
    New 3.1 - 4.1 Softmod ANY Wii
    Softmod ANY 4.2 Wii!
    4.3 Softmod Guide


    Once you're ready, unzip the SuperDump_1.3.rar file you downloaded. Place the boot.dol in a sub-folder in the apps folder on the root of your SD/USB device so that it looks like this:
    /apps/SuperDump/boot.dol





    Step 1 - Dumping a DVD


    Insert a DVD into the drive and run Homebrew Channel and load SuperDump 1.3
    You'll see a screen with this writing:

    Code:
    Hit A to dump Wii SL DVD part 0, size 3072 MiB to SD
    Hit 1 to set part Number
    Hit 2 to set part Size
    Hit B to Set Game Disc Type
    Hit Up and Down to change output device	
    Hold + (and hit A/1/2) to benchmark DVD Drive
    Hold - (and hit A/1/2) to benchmark output device
    I'll take the time to break down some of the options/key terms:


    'part Number' - This simply refers to which partition number you want to dump from the disc. A Wii disc usually has two partitions, the game partition and update partition. While a gamecube disc has one. If you want to dump the entire disc, just leave it set to part 0.


    'Part Size' - This refers to the size each part will be. The smaller, the more parts you may have. Smaller Part sizes are useful for people who are stuck with smaller devices.


    'Game Disc Type' - This is a very important setting to double check. Having the wrong option selected when dumping a specific disc can make a bad copy. This option can be toggled from Wii SL DVD, Wii DL DVD and GC DVD. A SL DVD refers to 'Single Layer' DVD. Most Wii games are single layer DVDs which are 4.37 GB. DL DVDs refer to Dual Layer DVDs which are atleast 7 - 8 GB. The only two DL Wii DVDs I am aware of are Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Metroid Prime Trilogy. Finally, Gamecube DVDs are always single layer and take about 1.5 GB.


    'Output Device' - This as the name states, is the device that the game will be dumped to. A USB or SD Card Device formatted to FAT32 is needed.

    'Benchmark' - I believe this simply lets the user preview how long it will take to dump the disc. Haven't tested yet though.



    Once, you're done setting up, press A to begin dumping the DVD, it will check your external device and DVD to make sure everything OK. It will then begin to dump the game in .bin format. Also showing you the time remaining to dump the current partition. If anyone's thinking that this takes too long, I'd like to point out that SuperDump currently is the fastest way to produce perfect 1:1 copies of a game (excluding using a special, rare, LG DVD Drive). Just allow it to do its job and finish dumping it.

    Once done, press Home to exit and move on to the next step.






    Step 2 - Converting Game Binary into ISO format


    You can now remove your external device from your Wii and plug it into your PC. You'll notice several .bin files from SuperDump but no .iso. Those are the raw binary files of the game. Move the .bin files for a specific game into an empty folder. Make sure there is nothing other than the .bin files for one game in that folder, to keep it clean, do not put .bin files from multiple games in one folder!

    I'm going to take a second to help people who may have dumped multiple games at once and aren't sure which .bin belong to which game. This is how SuperDump names the .bin files:
    gameID_##.bin

    Each game has a unique id which SuperDump names the .bin files and ## is the partition number. So if you have Wii Sports Resort dumped onto a device, its .bin files would be:
    RZTE01_0.bin and RZTE01_1.bin
    So would make sure to put those in their own folder!

    Now, open up Command Prompt. Change Directory into the folder that contains the 2 bin files. If you don't know how to do this, heres an example:
    Code:
    cd C:\
    Next use this command:
    Code:
    copy /b GAME01_0.bin + GAME01_1.bin GAME.iso
    Remember to repalce GAME01 with the actual ID of the game that was named by SuperDump. For example, if I used SuperDump for Wii Sports Resort, I would get:
    RZTE01_0.bin and RZTE01_1.bin

    So I'd do this to create the .iso

    Code:
    copy /b RZTE01_0.bin + RZTE01_1.bin Wii_Sports_Resort.iso
    And give it a few minutes to do its work

    If you don't understand all this Command Prompt stuff, Look at my bottom post for information about how to use the script I made to simplify this.

    Now, you use your game.iso to do whatever you'd like.
    Last edited by ShadowSonic2; 10-03-2010 at 02:09 PM.

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    This little post will be for the people who didn't quite get the Command Prompt. A Note, this script was primarily made for Single Layer DVDs, I haven't tested it out on a Gamecube game yet and I will NOT work on any game with more than 2 .bin files. Moving on.
    Download this batch script from here. Place the .bat script in the same folder as the the two .bin files. Make sure there are NO OTHER .BIN FILES IN THE FOLDER! Also make sure that the .bin files are named something like GAME01_0.bin and GAME01_1.bin, GAME01 can be any name, once the _0 and _1 are kept.

    Now, that's out of the way. Just double-click my batch script and allow it to do its job, it should close once done.
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    I'm having a little problem and maybe someone can help me out During Part 2 I've done everything the way it says but for some reason the iso file is not being created. When I go through with the command the _0.bin opens with my VLC player and no iso. This is what I've entered for my Super Mario Bros Wii.

    e:\

    e:\ SMNE01_0.bin + SMNE01_1.bin Mario_Bros_Wii.iso


    Is there maybe any type of freeware that can merge my two bin files into an iso? I'm a little bit frazzled and this is all quite new to me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
    Last edited by etown; 08-11-2010 at 02:07 PM.

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    You missed the "copy /b" part, so your actual command would be
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    copy /b SMNE01_0.bin + SMNE01_1.bin Mario_Bros_Wii.iso
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    Back to lurking =]

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    ciosx rev20

    has superdump v1.3 been tested with ciosx rev20?

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    i need help i dumped metroid other M is there a way to merge 3 .bin files to make the iso

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    I use usb loader gx to dump my discs on to my HDD,I find it's the fastest way,each disc dumps in less then 8mins! I have backed up over 30 of my discs & have had no problems, ( or have I just been lucky!? ) I haven't had a game yet that wont playback.This sound good but i'll stick with usb loader for now. ..:-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WII-KING View Post
    I use usb loader gx to dump my discs on to my HDD,I find it's the fastest way,each disc dumps in less then 8mins! I have backed up over 30 of my discs & have had no problems, ( or have I just been lucky!? ) I haven't had a game yet that wont playback.This sound good but i'll stick with usb loader for now. ..:-)

    I just hacked my wii, and have usb loader gx as my loader. I'm not sure how to dump the disc to my HDD. Could you give me some advice.

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    what would you like to know the first thing first is to install a usb loader

    usb loader gx or wiiflow
    both are found here
    next is find wii iso's the pirates way is frond upon so backing up your wii discs using a special cd drive on your comp;uter using the app super dump or the easiest way is to rip them via the usb loader



    any other questions look in the tutorials section

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    Us SuperDump back up trouble

    I am running with windows xp, my SD card uses a Transcend card reader in drive K, I used SuperDump to back up my Super Mario Galaxy game, I put my SD card into my computer and type "K:" then enter then the "copy /b RMGE01_0.bin + RMGE01_1.bin Super_Mario_Galaxy.iso" in the command prompt and I get an error :The syntax of the command is incorrect" Does anyone know why this is happening, I tried typing it several other ways to, with a space, no spaces, quotes and I Keep getting some sort of error. Please help me I'm a newby......be gentle.

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