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    help: can't add downloaded ISO to WBFS drive in WBFS manager

    Thanks to the great guide on this forum, I was able to hook up an external HDD and use USB loader GX. I have no problem backup games from a disc to the USB drive and load them from there. But I can't add any downloaded game ISO to the WBFS drive in the WBFS manager (3.0).

    I downloaded these ISO from emule and their sizes are anywhere between 250MB to 2GB. They are most PAL (my wii is USA). When I load them into WBFS manager, it shows the "Estimated Size" of all the ISO are 0.00GB while the "ISO Size" match the file size. Is that normal? When I click "Add to Drive", it says the ISO are added successfully. But it seems rather suspicious because it took only a few seconds to add 10GB ISO to the WBFS drive. And the left hand panel of WBFS manager shows no new game. When I launch USB loader GX on wii, there's no game added.

    Are these ISO corrupted or I just can't use any PAL ISO? Am I missing a step that converts them to 4.38GB ISO?

    Thanks!

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    Are these files ISO files or are they rar files. Usually Wii games are downloaded as multi-part rar files that need to be extracted and re-connected by WinRar, 7Zip, or RarZilla. What is the file extension of your files-that will provide you the clue as to what needs to be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    Are these files ISO files or are they rar files. Usually Wii games are downloaded as multi-part rar files that need to be extracted and re-connected by WinRar, 7Zip, or RarZilla. What is the file extension of your files-that will provide you the clue as to what needs to be done.
    They came as ISO files. Thanks.

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    sounds like there corrupt
    to be honest most games ar 4.3gig unless scrubbed
    i co own a torrent site if you want real games pm me ill send u an invite

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    How do you get the ISO that you try to load to the HD? Usually when you extract them, they become ISO extension with about 4.5G. It doesn't sound right when you said the files were anywhere from 250M to 2G. Maybe the file extension is hiden? and it's actually a rar instead of iso? I had loaded about 20 games to my HD, and all started with 4.5G iso, after the load, it then show a small size from 800M to 4G on the left panel in WBFS. I am using the 3.01 verison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgee22 View Post
    How do you get the ISO that you try to load to the HD? Usually when you extract them, they become ISO extension with about 4.5G. It doesn't sound right when you said the files were anywhere from 250M to 2G. Maybe the file extension is hiden? and it's actually a rar instead of iso? I had loaded about 20 games to my HD, and all started with 4.5G iso, after the load, it then show a small size from 800M to 4G on the left panel in WBFS. I am using the 3.01 verison.
    I downloaded them from eMule. They came with an iso extension. WBFS manager recognizes them as ISO files and even shows some disc info and indicates they are PAL discs (I didn't know that). I also tried renaming a few of them to .rar and try to extract with 7-Zip, only got an error message from 7-zip.

    Maybe I did get a bunch of fake ISO. Any place you'd recommend to download good ones? Thanks!

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    As they appear to be ISO files, but in varying sizes, it could be that you are not downloading Wii game ISOs, but ROM ISOs for play by various emulators. One can fit multiple Game Cube Games on a DVD-R blank for play with the Homebrew GameCube emulator.

    Wii games are 4.37 GB in directory listing and are actually 4,699,979,776 bytes-that's how you can tell if the ISO is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    As they appear to be ISO files, but in varying sizes, it could be that you are not downloading Wii game ISOs, but ROM ISOs for play by various emulators. One can fit multiple Game Cube Games on a DVD-R blank for play with the Homebrew GameCube emulator.

    Wii games are 4.37 GB in directory listing and are actually 4,699,979,776 bytes-that's how you can tell if the ISO is good.
    The file names state they are wii games (wii play, new super mario bro etc.), but of course that doesn't guarantee they are what the file names say.

    Just now I successfully loaded a downloaded NSMB (NTSC) ISO into my USB HDD and was playing it! This one was downloaded through torrent (ISOHunt). The size is actually only 0.34GB. The file name has "trim" in it. So I guess it's scrubbed. Maybe the previous download are:

    1. just fake. I should stay away from eMule?
    2. also trimmed. But the format is not compatible either due to being a PAL disc, or missing a step to prepare them for WBFS manager. Is there anyway I can make use of them at all?

    If a trimmed or compressed ISO is <1G, it seems a waste of bandwidth to download a 4.3G ISO. But then the question is, how can I know if an <4.3G ISO is good before I download it?

    Thanks.

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