Please Help sfv file?
I downloaded a couple wii games and when i extract them the files come up .svf file and not an iso file. what can i do?
An SFV file is a file to check the integrity of everything in the archive .. usually RAR files.
Originally Posted by Takenzie
You can download Quickpar .. it's free .. and can check your archives if needed:
QuickPar - Download
You'll need an RAR program to "Un-RAR" your archive .. which has the extension .rar .. which should be your ISO you're looking for.
thanks I downloaded quickpar and it says the files were good. I have been trying to figure out how to un rar my archive. i think i did it and then tried to extract it again and the same sfv file is there. no iso
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You have to double click on the rar file with the lowest number if you have multi rar list of files.
ive downloaded a torrent, and its come as 89 rar files and a .sfv file, so i selected all the rar files and extracted, and it made an ISO, so i burnt it and tried to play it, but when i click on the new game in the menu, it goes to a black screen forever.
Is this because ive not done anything with the .sfv file? or is it just a dodgy torrent?
P.S: i havnt used the QuickPar thing
Edit: Ive burnt the game 2 times, and still the same thing
It can be that some parts are missing use quickpar on the .sfv file and see if evrything is right turn on autorepair as well. Else try burning on an slower speed. And on an side note not all games might work be aware of that. And use vebatim -r when posble you will have an bether success rate with burning the game. Platinum -r works great for me as well but that might be only in my case :P
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Originally Posted by skrm
What game is it?
winrar is free and covers almost all compression types. Yes you can pay for winrar but the free function never shuts down and its all you really need. Make sure that when you install winrar that you DE-select the .iso extension or it will confuse you later.
To extract the fool proof way select the one that actualy says FileNameHere.rar (FileNameHere is what ever your archive is named) and right click and select extract files, choose where you want it to extract the .iso to and click OK.
As stated eairler the .sfv file is to check your archive for curruption it has absoutly nothing to do with extraction. Now you said it has 89 .rar peices? Would this game perhaps be Super Smash Brothers Brawl? 89 peices tells me either the author either created his rar's at 20mb a peice rather then the standard 47mb peices or you grabed a double layerd game. If thats the case be sure to burn the game on a DL disk.
Tips for burning:
1. Use -r disks - Reason I have gathered for this is because +r media will cause the wii disk reader to read at 4x and the -r media will allow the full read speed of 6x. (please correct me if im wrong but from the posts I have read, thats the way I understood it)
2. Verbatim disk have seem to proven themselves as good quality media so try to use them.
3. This one will cause a debate but I will say it anyways. People will tell you the slower the burn the better so to write at the lowest speed possible, I've read that this indeed is not that case. Follow the disk's compatiable write speeds and write at half that speed. As an example I have some 16x compatible verbatim-r disks, write speeds are 2x,4x,8x,16x. With my disks I write at 8x and I have made no costers so I belive the half speed theory.
Hope I helped out. If anything I have said is incorrect please correct me as this is the way I understand things. I dont mind being wrong as long as someone can set me straight.
Last edited by skitzosfury; 04-27-2009 at 05:54 AM.
Its resident evil 4, parts are 48mb each
Ive burnt games before, this is the only one that hasnt worked (with exception of ssbb because i have the scrubbed version and aparently doesnt work on firmwares above 0.3.2)
This is also my first version where the download has been in parts instead of the iso file,
and the ISO file i created from extracting is the right size and everything.
Going to try this QuickPar thingy right now, ill get back with results.
Edit: just ran QuickPar, I added the .sfv file, clicked create, and it came up with a whole lot of stuff, so i clicked verify and it said "Repair not needed".
It also created 2 new files in my resident evil folder, is what i did right?
Last edited by skrm; 04-27-2009 at 02:04 PM.
do you need the rest of the files or can u just get away with dl'ing that one?
Originally Posted by jbloggs