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    [GUIDE] Play VC/Wiiware via ISO Forwaders [GUIDE]

    Updated: 8.18.10
    Glossary:
    ISO = .ISO that you will create to point to the wiiware/vc .wad in the Emulated NAND
    NAND = WiiSystem Memory

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    First you need to start with a NAND Dump [Taken from Dogeggs Softmod Guide]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogeggs Softmod Guide
    Use your SD to make the backup and make sure there is at least 530mb free on it.

    a) Put the SD card into the Wii, if you installed Bootmii as boot2 then it will load, if it is installed as an IOS go to the Homebrew Channel, press 'home' on your wiimote and select 'Launch Bootmii'.

    b) Use the power/reset/eject buttons to navigate the Bootmii menu and select the icon with the gears on it. If those buttons don't work then you will have to use a Gamecube controller.

    c) Now select the icon with a green arrow pointing from the chip to the SD card and follow the on screen instructions.

    D) In about 10 mins you will have a NAND backup, it is normal to have up to 80 bad blocks so don't worry if you get some.
    Step 1:
    1. Now that you have your nand.bin copy it to a folder on your desktop called "Fresh NAND"
    2. Download this PACK and copy the contents into the "Fresh NAND" Folder (You should have 6 files in there no folders)
    3. Do the Following: (Taken from Triiforce Guide)
    1. Run nand-aes-dump.exe. It will extract your AES key from your nand.bin into a file called nand-key.bin.
    2. Proceed by opening the cmd.lnk and a command prompt should pop up.
    3. In the command prompt, type --> "NAND-bin2raw.exe nand.bin nand_dec.bin" (without quotes) and press enter. It should start the decrypting process. You should end up with 2 .bin files: an encrypted and a decrypted nand dump.
    4. Next, type in that command prompt "zestig.exe nand-key.bin nand_dec.bin nand" (without quotes) and press enter. It should have decrypted everything and placed it into a new folder called nand.
    4. Now when that is completed you should have a folder called NAND the contents should look like this:
    5. STEP 1 COMPLETE

    Step 2:
    1. Now locate the "Fresh NAND" folder and Rename it to "wip isof"
    2. Inside there Rename "NAND" folder to "nand for isof"
    2. Now you need Show Mii Wads Application: Download Here
    3. After that install and you have everything ready. Launch the Application
    4. Now click Tools ----> Create Common-key ----> Follow Instructions
    5. Now click Options ----> Change NAND Backup Path ----> Point it to the folder "nand for isof" which is inside your "wip isof" folder
    6. Now if you have done everything correctly then when you click View ----> ShowMiiNand ----> You will see all you IOS's on your wii listed and anything else that you have loaded (if you don't then you did something wrong-RE-READ Steps)
    7. STEP 2 DONE!!!

    Step 3:
    1. Preparing your Wiiware and VC .wads is the next step
    2. Gather all the .wads into one place
    3. Inside the "wip isof" folder make another folder called "wads"
    4. Copy all the Wiiware and VC there
    5. Now in ShowMiiWad do the following to add the .wads to queue
    6. Make sure you are in View ----> ShowMiiWads
    7. Click File ----> Open Folder ----> Find the "wads" folder in your "wip isof" folder
    8. If you have .wad's there you should see this in ShowMiiWads GUI

    9. STEP 3 DONE!!!

    Step 4:
    1. Adding Game to your NAND
    2. In the list in ShowMiiWads select all the .wads
    3. Right click on them and click ----> Extract ----> To NAND
    4. Let it work and there is a little green progress bar in the lower right corner (let it finish)
    5. To verify if it worked Click View ----> ShowMiiNand
    6. Scroll to the Bottom and see if the games that you added are there
    7. If not then re-do step 2-3
    8. Step 4 DONE!!!


    Step 5:
    1. Making the .iso Files
    2. Download wad2iso (If you are Vista/Win7 "Run as Admin")
    3. Install (i use this directory C:\Program Files (x86)\wad2iso)
    4. If it does not auto launch after install then Click the Shortcut and open the Program
    5. Now when that is all done you will get a screen that says Select File
    6. Navigate to your "wads" folder
    7. You can multi select all you wads and click "open"
    7a. If you are NTSC then you will hit **NOTHING** (Skip to 9)
    7b. If you need to change the Region Settings on the ISO then Click "OK"
    8. Then a box will come up and click your settings and "apply" and then the red "X" (Pic Below)

    9. It will start Compiling Now!!
    10. After is it done doing all the compiling, it will come up with a folder with all the completed .iso's


    Step 6:
    ALMOST THERE
    1. Now you need to have a hdd set up with 1-WBFS Partition and 1-FAT Partition (Click Here to See How to Do This!!)
    2. Take all the .iso that it compiled and add them to your WBFS partition using WBFS Manager
    3. NOW THESE NEXT STEPS ARE IMPORTANT
    4. Open up your FAT Partition in Windows Explorer
    5. Copy the Following to the ROOT of the FAT partition
    -------all the folders in your "nand for isof"
    -------and the folder you get from the wad2iso Root directory on your Computer HDD called "NandGames" (Deafult Directory "C:\Program Files (x86)\wad2iso")
    7. Now you are DONE!!!
    8. Plug your drive into your wii and launch your Favorite USB loader and launch the .iso's

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    WARNINGS:
    1. It has been reported that REV 19 cIOS does not work....
    2. It has been reported that REV 20 cIOS does not work....
    3. If you end up bricking your wii - I take no Responsibility for it....


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    Step 7: After Step
    *Adding GAMES
    1. After you have everything on the FAT partition Adding Games is SIMPLE
    2. First Plug in your HDD to the Computer and you should have the FAT partition COME up (ex. F: )
    3. Now Open ShowMiiWads
    4. Click ----> Options ----> Change NAND Backup Path
    5. Point it to the FAT Partition or in my case (F: )
    6. If you have everything the way it should when you click ----> View ----> ShowMiiNAND
    7. You should see all the games that you added to the Drive initially
    8. Then Click ----> View ----> ShowMiiWads and repeat step 4 & 5 for adding new games and creating the .ISO's
    9. DONE!!!!! Just repeat this as many times as you want (There is no limit - Expect HDD Space)
    10. MOST IMPORTANT Thing is that you point ShowMiiWads in the right place!!!
    Last edited by emuhack; 08-18-2010 at 07:19 AM.


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    Awesome! Going to try this with Configurable USB loader tonight. Tnx for putting the guide together!

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    Seems like a good idea but I see no need for it personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favs View Post
    Seems like a good idea but I see no need for it personally.
    Thanks FAVS!!! Hey there are like 5 different ways you can play wiiware/vc, I'm just adding another way.... Any way thanks for looking......
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    Thanks for the guide, but it didnt work for me. I folowed the steps but when loading an iso via usb loader gx the screen flickers and restarts. I also changed the second (fat32) partition to be active but no luck. Shouldn't be there some files in the root dir so they can load? There's only folders...

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    This is based off of triiforce and maybe the game that you tried is not compatible.... What game were you loading.... also try World of Goo!!!! Confirmed Working also Drifft Mania is Working


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    Nice guide, I'll have to try this. But I have a question, say I convert a bunch of WiiWare for this, is it easy to add more later on. I ask because I followed the Triiforce guide before, and then I add more later on and it messed everything up, so I gave up on it. But, I'm almost ready to give it a try again, so any info is helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stomp_442 View Post
    Nice guide, I'll have to try this. But I have a question, say I convert a bunch of WiiWare for this, is it easy to add more later on. I ask because I followed the Triiforce guide before, and then I add more later on and it messed everything up, so I gave up on it. But, I'm almost ready to give it a try again, so any info is helpful.
    Ok i added the AFTER Step about adding games to the NAND and making the NEW ISO's...... And Added something at the top for you STOMP -

    but does the game title show up at the bottom of the screen when highlighted with the pointer?
    Also Hmmmmm What??????

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    OK, when using the USB Loader with a coverflow display, putting the pointer on a Wii game (or the highlighted game) will display the name of the game in text at the bottom of the screen. I was wondering if the samething happens when pointing at a WiiWare game following this guide, is there a text file created that you can add to your usb loader text file?

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    Mine come up with the name of the game and if you hit up the wiitbd you can get covers for them as well.... I use USBLGx r815 Channel..... See Below....



    - Hope that answers your ??


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