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.
- 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:
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:
I'll take the time to break down some of the options/key terms:
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
'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:
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:
Next use this command:
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:
copy /b GAME01_0.bin + GAME01_1.bin GAME.iso
RZTE01_0.bin and RZTE01_1.bin
So I'd do this to create the .iso
And give it a few minutes to do its work :D
copy /b RZTE01_0.bin + RZTE01_1.bin Wii_Sports_Resort.iso
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.
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.