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    Backed up game size?

    Hi guys
    I just backed up my first game just dance 4 with on an sdcard

    It shows it as 4gb
    Are all games around this size??

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    Most games are about 4.7gb, though some can be about 8gb

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    Wii games sized from 0.5GB to 4GB, typically, in wbfs format.

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    Exactly 4.00 GB, dumped with USB Loader GX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kunparekh18 View Post
    Exactly 4.00 GB, dumped with USB Loader GX.
    4.00GB is not the wbfs ... ? .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyhome

    4.00GB is not the wbfs ... ? .....
    4.7gb is a raw ISO. A wbfs will be much smaller, I've seen them range from 300mb (some single layer games)- 7.5gb (most dual layer games)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNES_Master View Post
    4.7gb is a raw ISO. A wbfs will be much smaller, I've seen them range from 300mb (some single layer games)- 7.5gb (most dual layer games)
    Yes. ISO sizes will generally be 4.37GB (I don't know why; explanation please?) instead of 4.7 GB capacity of a DVD. Dual-layer game ISOs will be 7.91 GB instead of the 8.5 GB capacity of DL DVD media.

    In some games, WBFS and ISO sizes won't differ that much. eg. Skyward Sword PAL - 4.34 GB WBFS/ 4.37 GB ISO.

    Don't know where scrubbed ISOs and cISOs come here. Scrubbed take 4.37 GB disk space but however are almost the same size as WBFS.

    @OP There's a list of scrubbed game sizes out here, might want to check that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kunparekh18

    Yes. ISO sizes will generally be 4.37GB (I don't know why; explanation please?) instead of 4.7 GB capacity of a DVD. Dual-layer game ISOs will be 7.91 GB instead of the 8.5 GB capacity of DL DVD media.

    In some games, WBFS and ISO sizes won't differ that much. eg. Skyward Sword PAL - 4.34 GB WBFS/ 4.37 GB ISO.

    Don't know where scrubbed ISOs and cISOs come here. Scrubbed take 4.37 GB disk space but however are almost the same size as WBFS.

    @OP There's a list of scrubbed game sizes out here, might want to check that out.
    4.37gb-7.91gb is correct, sorry...for some reason I was thinking of DVD sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNES_Master View Post
    4.37gb-7.91gb is correct, sorry...for some reason I was thinking of DVD sizes.
    SNES How do you keep the files on your HDD (ISO or WBFS)? Also, what program do you use to rip your DVDs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kunparekh18

    SNES How do you keep the files on your HDD (ISO or WBFS)? Also, what program do you use to rip your DVDs?
    I keep my Wii games as WBFS but I do have the ISOs backed up on a drive in "cold storage" just I case the HDD I use crashes and loses my data, why not save space if I can? lol. and for ripping my DVDs I have 2 different programs, DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter. They both offer advantages over each other depending on what I'm trying to rip. I find Decrypter to be the one I use more though.

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