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    probably very silly question about downloaded games!

    Hi
    I am new to this forum as well as homebrew. so please excuse me if this is a really silly question!

    Ok so I have downloaded a wii game from a torrent site.. all 4.17gb's of it which took me ages with my 1mb broadband. Anyway since I am new to all this I then followed a tutorial on here on how to play this game and it appears that all I need to do (with the help of some software downloaded from here) is to burn the .iso file to a dvd -r disc. Right ok.. what I dont get is that the actual iso which was compressed into a .rar file was only about 98mb's... when uncompressed the actual iso is about 4.6gb. The rest of the download was 44 files with the extensions from .r00 trhough to .r43. each of these files were about 98 mbs each... SOoooo my question is this Why do I need these????

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    ok the compression is just so that people on lower connection speeds can dl quicker... when you rar a file you can split the files into mulitple parts then when you hit extract they all come together to create the file inside... when you are done downloading the ISO that you want. Click on one of the rar perferably the one with out .r00 extension.... and when rar opes you will see your ISO... hit extract and then you will get the 4.6gb iso and you burn it with Imgburn (google it, its freeware)

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    A very large cake, which is too large to go through the door, a bit like a wedding cake on many tiers, but take them through the door as single pieces and they fit through ok, reassemble on the other side and you have the whole cake, a single piece of the cake may seem ok but the whole cake is what is required for the wedding.

    So it is with an ISO, to fit through the internet it is broken down into segments (RAR files) and pushed through the interwebs as little pieces, makes it easier to fix at the other end, when it gets to the where it needs to go it needs to be re-assembled, but you need all the pieces for it to be reassembled into 1 large ISO, if you don't have all the pieces it will not be reassembled, until you can get the bits required to fix it.

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    ok thanks for ur responses, However there is one file in the download that is a .rar (the other 44 are r00- r43) the rar contains one iso that when extracted is 4.7GB's... so how do I fit all this and the r00 etc on to a disc? can I not just burn the .so file

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    just burn the .iso file and dont worry about the .rar files...

    here is the link for IMGBURN

    Last edited by emuhack; 01-11-2010 at 09:38 AM.

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    Thanks this is what I am going to do the iso file is currently burning via imgburn! However why did I need to download the 44 other files which were 98MB's EACH and made the download take AGES.

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    Thanks. Just noticed your reply looked at thebottom ones first. So I should have just chosen the .rar with the iso in in the torrent client... the only problemwas I didnt know what that rar contained!!maybe next time!!thanksagain

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    You still haven't grasped it yet.

    You need ALL the files in that torrent to make 1 ISO.

    And if you are torrenting, you need to share back what you take.

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    Thanks everyone for responding to this I think I get what you are saying in that I need all the .r00 - r43 file to make the one iso... I think what is throwing me is that another game I downloaded was just the one file a 1.7gb rar... the rar ONLY contained one iso and nothing else. WHen I put that iso onto my WBFS drive via WBFS manager it created a 4.6gb file.. there was no need for all the other .r00 etc filesfound in the other download.. hence the confusion.

    On the side I dont know how to share files with torrents???? lfc4ever said I need to share back... I have never used torrents before but I have recently lost all my wii games since my friend children decided they were good as plates for a dolls tea party! I am nowtrying to recover some of whatI have lost without paying again. Sorry if i seem very stupid but i am a total newbie at this buthave read about all I can take about it..my brain hurts!!

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    Here is info on "sharing back" or also known as seeding. Brian's BitTorrent FAQ and Guide: What is seeding? How do I do it? Why should I leave the client open after it finishes downloading?

    and some rar files are not split it all depends on what the uploader wants to do with his torrent and file... and some iso can be compressed alot and some cant, it just depends on the file..


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