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    Question.

    How would one go about backing up their legally obtained retail game disc, and what apps on the console would you need to play this backup?

    The answer in the post below represents the winner of our Wiihacks Question of the Week.



    Backup Wii Disks:

    1. Register with wiihacks to get the links for the guides that you will need to Softmod your Wii Console: HERE
    2. Navigate your way to the Tutorial Section and pick the guide that suites your Wii FW Version: HERE
    3. After you Completed the Softmod you can load many other goodies to play Wiiware and VC Games
    4. I reconmend that you load USBLOADERGX r815 Channel Version: DL HERE
    5. To load the Channel you need to put the .wad file that you get from the Download in the WAD folder that is on the Root of your SD card.
    5b. Then go into HBC and load WAD Manager and install the r815 .wad file
    6. Exit the WAD Manager and then on the main screen of the wii you will have USBLGX as a channel.
    7. Make sure that you set up your HDD according to this Guide:
    Quote Originally Posted by Gen3sf
    Formatting the HDD

    A. Used HDD: a used HDD may have bad or damaged sectors; before proceeding, run the PC Chkdsk /r command. Now that any bad sectors have been marked or fixed, proceed to Step 1.

    B. New HDD: Your HDD will come preformatted for "plug and play" compatibility with a PC:

    1. Plug your Wii HDD into a PC USB port

    2a. From the WinXP: Right click on My Computer> Go to Manage>Click on Disk Management
    2b. From Vista/Win7: Go to Control Panel> Administrative Tools>Computer Manager>Disk

    3. With your disk drive loaded and visible: right click on the Wii HDD and choose to delete either the entire volume or a partition

    4. Right click on new HDD in lower part or graphical portion of window and click New

    5a. Choose to assign a letter to your new drive
    5b. Choose NOT TO FORMAT when you create your new partition [note that you can choose size of partition-you can leave some to create additional partitions later. It is recommended that you create a small FAT32 partition so that the option of running homebrew apps without an SD card is possible. Further, an NTFS formatted partition will allow for files > 4GB.
    5c. Make your new partition PRIMARY and ACTIVE
    8. Once you set up the HDD you can go into the USBLOADER GX and insert your retail disc.
    9. In the Corner there is a + button and it will read the disc that is in the Drive and will ask if you want to install it to the USB Drive
    10. Click YES!
    11. Depending on the wii disk (DL or SL) it will take about 20min to copy to the HDD
    12. When this is done you can now play the wii ISO on the usb drive with out the Disc
    13. You can use many different loader to do this with
    13b. Neogamma - USBLGX (already installed) - Wiiflow (those are my favorite)
    Last edited by Tealc; 04-07-2010 at 06:32 AM.

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    This is a great post. Make it a sticky.

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    Thanks for the guide. Configurable USB Loader will also rip the discs by pressing (+) or choosing the "install" option from the menu. I'm still new to tinkering with the wii, but this is the method I've used to backup all my games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiRRuSH View Post
    Thanks for the guide. Configurable USB Loader will also rip the discs by pressing (+) or choosing the "install" option from the menu. I'm still new to tinkering with the wii, but this is the method I've used to backup all my games.
    So does every other USB Loader and CleanRip. This isn't a guide or tutorial. It an answer to a contest from over a year ago.
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