Issues copying games to HDD using Wii Backup Manager, cannot see game files
I am new to modding, hence posting this int he newbe section. I got the softmod installed with out an issue, the reason for doing it was that my DVD drive in the WII went bad. I got myself an external USB drive and I formatted it FAT32 and am ready to copy my games to it. I downloaded WII Backup Manager, the instructions say to click on drive 1 and select my USB drive. That worked fine, it noticed I did not have the needed folder and it created it. Next I click on Files, Add and select Files. When the browser window opens up. my DVD drive with the game in it does not shop up. So I do I copy those games to the hard drive?
You need some special 10 year old LG drive. Sorry but to copy games from you pc drive isn't really an option.
So what are my options? The Drive in my WII has gone bad and I have 30 games that I would like to be able to use. I modded the Wii thinking I could copy the games from the CDs over to a USB hard drive to play them. From reading the forums, it seems like I should be able to do it without the Wii drive. I though the backup Manager was the key, but apparently not. Is there some other way to "rip" the disk to my hard drive?
Maybe borrow a friends console to do it. Alot of possibilities, be creative.
I would have to softmod my friends WII wouldn't I?
also, if Wii Backup Manager cannot copy a game cd, what is it used for?
Last edited by playerkp420; 12-05-2011 at 06:30 AM.
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Don't double post. If someone hasn't replied, use the edit post button. It's not that Wii Backup Manager can't copy a game cd, It's that your pc's dvd drive cannot read it. There are some that do, just not yours.
Last edited by playerkp420; 12-05-2011 at 06:31 AM.
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Sorry about the double post, Thank you.
I have been in the PC business for about 20 years now, I have lots of older equipment laying around. Is there a list of drives that will work? My other question is that if I cannot find a drive that will work, it was suggested that I borrow a friends WII, do I have to softmod that wii in order to backup original games to a usb hdd or flashdrive?
Thanks again for all your help.
Thanks, i did do a search, but I did not know what to type in. I thought they called it ripping, not dumping. Thanks again for your help.