No online play is fine with back up games, unlik microsoft ninty cannot tell if you are using back ups or a modded wii.
If you are not confident using torrents why not go for share files like megaupload etc.
So I've got 4.2u working. (Yay). While I'm still a bit hesitant about hacking my wii (I dunno why since I download games all the time but feel guilty about this, huh...), I'm a bit hesitant about downloading games en masse. I've got about half a dozen I'm content with and wondering how effective the "Rip a copy" backup is. I'm thinking I'd feel safer using a Wii Rental place (Like Gamefly) and just personally ripping all my games.
Is it a valid plan to take my wii offline (Do i need to with a softmod? Outside of the risk of system updates, can it brick my wii or do I still have online play fine?) and just rip games in my future, or is there something I'm not considering?
I didn't know megaupload supported 2-4GB Iso files?
They don't. What the uploader does is split the file in to A TON OF files and upload the game as all those files. It's a major pain in the butt to download all those files, but it does work!
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You can rent and do it your way (please be mindful you are describing what is piracy, no matter the fashion you cut it) to be assured NTSC/in region. Of course, this can be established via WBFS utility on the PC side of things as well -- but that's a different conversation.
I just rip them to my hdd using usb loader gx. I also do not feel very comfortable with torrent downloads. I keep them to a minimum
If you restrict yourself to downloading only proper scene releases, then there's really nothing to worry about.
1 is the random rip that some guy uploaded, which has higher risk of being faulty or completely random junk.
A scene release is an iso that's released by certain groups of hackers that are acknowledged for making these kind of releases. There are websites that list all scene releases with all the necessary info (including the release group, the exact filesize, ...). In case games aren't straightforwardly rippable (require a hack or crack of some sorts), these guys will be taking care of that prior to releasing the iso.
a scene released file is usually recognized by being called something along the line of "bla.bla.wii-releasegroup". Obviously names can be faked, but than you can still look up the filesize for a double check.
Usually a source of iso will come with some sort of commenting system, like torrents, these comments are also an easy and quick way to determine if the file is a fake. If the file is junk someone is bound to comment about it .
Last edited by Daedie; 01-22-2010 at 05:12 AM.