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    Converting .7z into .iso for WiiSX

    Hey all, I'm usually able to figure this stuff out on my own but it's been a couple of hours so I decided to hop back on here.

    I just got WiiSX, a Playstation 1 emulator for the Wii. My Playstation 1 roms arr in .7z format.

    On Mac, I can use ez7z to unpack the .7z file into 26 .bin files and a .cue file.

    AnyToISO 3.4 for mac can convert a SINGLE .bin file into an .iso, but I need to find out how to get ALL of the bin files into an .ISO...

    Or... I need to convert the .7z into an .ISO somehow... so far I have been unable to load the game by doing the following.

    -Zipping and compressing the .7z into a .zip then converting to .ISO (WiiSX loader goes back to homebrew)

    -Loading the .CUE file (WiiSX loads the file, but when you hit play it comes up with an error

    -Zipping and compressing all of the .bins into a .zip file (WiiSX loader goes back to homebrew)

    So, anyway to get this .7z to a .ISO?

    Thanks everyone.
    Last edited by nightstah; 03-18-2013 at 08:08 PM.

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    What would happen if, instead of downloading them, you put your PS1 games into your computer and ripped them? That's how I did mine but I have a PC not a Mac.

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    It's not really a matter of converting, but about extracting the files from the 7z. The 7z compresses the files, and the PSX emulator doesn't load compressed games. What you want, is a way to convert the bin files to iso. Whatever you extract from the 7z is what you get, then you can throw the 7z file aside.
    I usually get a bin, or an ecm file that I convert into a bin file. Rarely a iso file. Bins work fine for me.
    In my personal opinion, this emulator plays games, but with a lot of issues. Not worth relying on for heavy PSX gaming. The compatibility list seems to have a lot of games working. But just cuz it's green, doesn't mean it doesn't have issues.

    Wiisx compatibility list:
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...43828540,d.eWU



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    I have not been able to get WiiSx to work properly at all myself. Is there a guide for it anywhere?

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    First off you need a psx bios (Don't ask where to find one)
    Second, you need the psx image files in the following formats in the isos folder of the Wiisx folder: .bin/.cue/.img/.ccd and .iso

    Refer to the Wiisx homebrew page for details about the emulator itself
    WiiSX - WiiBrew



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    Yeah, I got one game to load but I couldn't get it to recognize my gamecube controller or my classic controller. I couldn't start the game and was only able to see the title screen.

    I have only one bios file, is there supposed to be 2?

    You can play burned iso from DVD, but can you play retail discs?

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    Nope, only just one bios file. The controllers will not work, unless you set the game to load from the bios in the settings. I went through the same problem a few weeks ago lol. You'll know when you're doing it right, when the white sony screen starts before the game, with the black screen follow-up. The controllers are automatically set.
    Nope, you can't use retail discs. Only SD, USB HDD, burned DVD-r, and usb flash drive.



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    maybe I'll give it another shot.
    Do you have to tell the emulator to find the bios or is it automatic when you put it in the right location?

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    You gotta set the emulator to load the bios. Then it'll load it for every game.
    You can use the game compatibility list, to help you set the best game settings for each game, to get it working the best:
    WiiSX compatibility list (beta 2) - WikiTemp



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    I have not tried this method, and apologize before hand from where it is coming from, but this might help. I DO NOT condone pirating of any sort.

    EXTERNAL LINK REMOVED

    http://www.wiihacks.com/misc.php?do=vsarules

    EDIT: ezwider, since the link got removed, google "psx game multiple bin files" and go to the coolrom forum that gives detailed instructions on how to combine them into a single iso/img
    Last edited by pyrocide; 03-21-2013 at 12:29 PM. Reason: tip for ezwider

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