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    Wii Backup Manager 0.3.8 Build 60, cover art move to USB HDD

    Good afternoon,

    I apologize in advance if this has been posted. I searched for a bit here, and did not see specifically on this issue.

    Using Mauifrog's 'SoftMod Any Wii' directions (thank you mods for the point in the right direction. Everything seemed to go just fine, the process worked the first time), I have successfully modified my 4.3u wii console. I have also taken an ISO image of one of my backups (children/sharpies/wii disks dont play well together), and used Wii Backup Manager 0.3.8 Build 60 to take the iso image and build the directory structure and file onto my external USB HDD [drive]:\wbfs\[folder name]\gamefile.wbfs.

    It will load with Configurable USB loader v65 that was installed with the above Mauifrog softmod process. I can go in, I see the External Drive partition (in this case NTFS), and I will get the 3d-looking menu option to see the game files. The game fill will load fine and play, but what I can not figure out for the life of me, is how I take the cover art that I see the Wii Backup Manager pull over into my computer, sync'd up with the external HDD when I plug the HDD into my computer and view the files. I can load the directory on my computer through the Wii Backup Manager, but when I attempt any and all options to sync up the cover art TO the external HDD, nothing happens. I can see the cover art that has been pulled over, again, in the directory folder of the Wii Backup Manager ([drive]:\[extracted directory folder]\WiiBackupManager\covers\CFG.

    They show up fine there from the download process through the Manager, how or where do I put what files onto the External HDD so the cover art shows up when the drive is plugged into the Wii and I view it through the Configurable USB Loader?

    I appreciate any direction, links to posted answers, ect. Again, sorry in advance is this has been a topic covered, I have dug through the program, and I just am not seeing how I get that cover art/3d image/2d image/disk image over through the manager to the external HDD.

    Thank you in advance for your time,

    -Java

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    Do you have your wii connected to the internet? if so, there is an option in cfg to download missing game covers. once cfg loads press ( 1 ) to get to global options and the menu pulls up.

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    Also you can look at my signature.. you might find a helpful link in there. then maybe download the covers you need and put them in the covers folder on the HDD without the manager.. just maybe though..

    I might also suggest looking into the FAT32 link and may you considering switching your HDD to a Full FAT32 format...
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    Thank you, No, up to this point I have usually kept the Wii off the internet for both the kids' sakes and for fear of updating or something like that. I will now put the external HDD on and walk through that process so I understand it. I appreciate the direction. As a learning point, is there also a way to manually do this with the Wii Backup Manager? Or should I just always do that final process through the actual console using the Configurable USB Loader?

    On topic of finalizing this whole process, Did I misread during the SoftMod Any Wii thread, and think that there was an application in the final step that is installed on my SD card that will allow me to now take the disks I have on the shelf and back them up to the external HDD? The final piece would be to get the disks out of the hands of the children now, perminantly so no more get damaged by sharpie pens. If I am mistaken, is there a recommended program that I would install on my [SDcard]:\apps directory which I would load through HomeBrew and is going to function properly with the SoftMod Any Wii process that I walked through? I guess I am still fuzzy on which and what programs are compatible with which soft-mod process may be used. In this case, things that would not work with the MauiFrog mod process?

    Thank you again, Plugging the External HDD to sync cover art with existing backup HDD.

    -Java

    **edit**

    I apologize, but if the Wii Backup Manager seems to allow the cover moving functionality is there a reason why I would not want to use it?

    I am running NTFS due to the size of the HDD (500GB), yes, maybe overkill, but its what I have. I didn't see any information that would lead me to believe NTFS would be an issue?
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    ok... First off.. If you followed the guide you should have priiloader installed.. In priiloader you can set hacks to block disk/online updates then save. and voila! no worries of updates.

    Second.. if CFG is connected to the net then life just got very simple for you..
    Backing up
    Load cfg>>> press ( + )>>> Insert original game disc>>> Press ( A ) to rip game >>> Press ( A ) or ( 1 ) to download covers {not sure which one but it will say on screen} >>> Press whatever button it says to eject disc when finished and repeat as needed.

    Missing game covers
    Load CFG>>>Press ( 1 ) >>> select "download missing game covers">>> select and finish


    Without Internet you need to do the leg work and manually install covers...

    FYI>>> mauis guide installs 98.99999999 percent of cIOS with bases and revisions for best compatibilities for most apps.. some apps may require minor tweaking but most wont. also some games may have lagging/freezing/black screen and most of that can be remedied through CFG game options by changing what cIOS the game runs from.

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    Really appreciate the direction. That CFG program does everything that I can need, I love the one-stop-shop. I just got done plugging the external HDD into the Wii, and used CFG to pull the covers over, and you are right, worked like a charm. I guess I just wanted to know the manual way, because that's how I am. I like to know HOW it works too, not just that it works. (I do like the easy way though, and I think that is the way to go in this case).

    As far as Priiloader, yes, I did follow the instructions and set to block the 4 options in blue that were suggested in the SoftMod instructions. I speak of the past when I had tried this before, and the way I had done that softmod was much more labor intensive (editing code on the screen with the remote), and this way was much more concise and streamlined. And I can see now that by setting those 4 to enabled, I am covered.

    Rgr on the issues with the cIOS and some may not run. I will cross that bridge when I come to it.

    Side note question: I was able to find a backup of the disk damaged by my children, but I noticed it is a PAL format, not NTSC. Do I care?

    Thank you again, sir. Your help and direction has been most insightful.

    -Java

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    If you do not have the original disc it is piracy.. if you do then you can force the region through cfg game options.

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    Well ya, I do have this disk (Lego Starwars, The Complete Saga) but it was PAL. So I was unsure whether it would work with a Wii from the USA (NTSC). But my understanding now is that it should be fine.

    I have GOT to get all the sharpie pens onto a shelf where they don't know where they are. The couple Wii games are only the tip of the iceberg. I have had to repaint walls, Contact EA and have replacement PC disks sent out...even a Logitech Harmony1 remote screen damaged.....you would think I would learn....(there are still marks on a couple of the dining room chairs, from when one of the kids at 2 went running through the house and there were pen marks at 2-yr old level throughout the whole house...)

    Thank you again for the direction,

    -Java

    **edit**

    On this note of backing up the games. I have a stack here now that I am going to do the backups on. This may be a silly question but I am still unclear on how the Wii handles save games in general. If I backup these disks and then let the kids play, when they have save games, do those save games go to a 'normal' place that they would have gone to if the game was being played off the disk? Or should I expect that I need to pay attention that the save games will end up on the SD card or somewhere 'nonstandard'?

    Thank you again, can't tell you enough how much of a help this has been. I will donate to this cause, part of what I was planning on spending on a hardware modification chip. It is worth it to me for the knowledge imparted, and also as a thank you for assistance.
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    does the name of the cover art need to coincide with the file name of the game that is on the USB drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Javadog View Post
    On this note of backing up the games. I have a stack here now that I am going to do the backups on. This may be a silly question but I am still unclear on how the Wii handles save games in general. If I backup these disks and then let the kids play, when they have save games, do those save games go to a 'normal' place that they would have gone to if the game was being played off the disk? Or should I expect that I need to pay attention that the save games will end up on the SD card or somewhere 'nonstandard'?

    Thank you again, can't tell you enough how much of a help this has been. I will donate to this cause, part of what I was planning on spending on a hardware modification chip. It is worth it to me for the knowledge imparted, and also as a thank you for assistance.
    Yes, the game saves will still save to where they originally would save to.

    Thanks by the way all donations are very much appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by ukbsktbll View Post
    does the name of the cover art need to coincide with the file name of the game that is on the USB drive?
    Your thread jacking...
    but.. this is something you will figure out..
    >>rip an original game through your loader to your usb and download a cover from the loader> then remove the usb and connect to pc> review files and see how its laid out.
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    I appreciate your responses. I have been able to rip all my Wii disks to the HDD, and have used the ccdb connect to download the cover art and box info to the actual game through the CFG interface.

    The save game issue was apparent once I loaded in one of the boy's saved games, and I appreciate the clarification.

    Donation is forthcoming and is being sent with great appreciation. Expect it to be seen in 24 hours as I transferred funds to my paypal account, which take a day to get there. Again, my heartfelt gratitude for all the help and guidance from this forum and community.

    -Java

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