you going to disc or HDD?
Hi all im new here softmodded my wii changed region from USA to PAL and got 4.1E ok so now i want to make some backups of my wii games ok how do i do that cheers
Do you have your backup loaders installed? (usb loaders/neogamma). If you have a compatable HDD, run your usb loader, isert your retail game, choose to install to usb device. It will copy the game. Iso images stored on your pc will need to be burned to disc Verbatim dvd-R are recommended. Use ImgBurn at 4x speed.
Ok thanks to u 2 guys very quick replys ok here goes nothing.... i got Neogamma channel and ofcourse the HBC what do i do now
Oh also what is HDD
Oh also Going 2 disc cheers
Last edited by Stomp_442; 07-24-2010 at 08:45 AM. Reason: merge post - learn to use the edit button
HDD is an external hard drive for storing your games. Since you are burning to disc, search for and download ImgBurn, get some quality dvd-R, Verbatim are recommended. Choose the option burn image files to disc in ImgBurn, browse to where you have the iso(game) files on your PC. Burn @ 4x speed if possible. You will have to run these games via Neogamma.
Ok cool so here is a list of what i have got
1.A WII 4.1E softmodded
2.HDD about 120 GB
3.SD CARD 2GB
What do i do now
So what are you options for choosing a good format for your USB Loader?
There are 3 routes open to you after you softmod you Wii, with regards to a format for your USB Loader, FAT32, WBFS or MIXED
You must first decide what it is you want to do, just play games or have the ability to play games, watch movies and run homebrew.
Choice 1 - WBFS Formatted Drive (cIOS249,222 &223)
In the begining this was the only option available for usb loaders and as such is still very popular today. It requires the whole drive to be formmated to WBFS by either third party software on your PC or the usb loader itself.
The drive itself can not be read by windows.
Games are stored as .iso files on the drive.
You can't run Homebrew.
You can't play Xvid / Divx.
Choice 2 - FAT32 Formatted Drive (cIOS 222,223) or (cIOSX19 aka 249)
A more versitile option is to chose FAT32, the drive can be read by windows and usb loaders alike.
Third party software will convert the files and transfer them to the drive.
You have the ability to drag and drop between drives.
Games are stored as .wbfs files on the drive.
You can run Homebrew.
You can play xvid / divx movies (4GB Limit).
Choice 3 - WBFS Partition, FAT32 Partition (cIOS249,222 &223)
As the title suggest this is a mix of the two and as such offers the benefit's of both, but with the hassle of partitioning the drive.
USB Loader Releases - Comparison Table
Some Game Managers
Games can come in several formats .iso, .ciso & .wbfs and these game managers can convert between them then transfer the games to your drive
Wii Game Manager
Wii Backup Manager - Handles ciso
I personally have a 500GB WD Elements Drive formatted to FAT32 using CFG USB Loader V56, using cIOS222 V5.1
I have 3 Folders, WBFS folder with all my games in, Movies with all the kids Divx in & Apps folder with all my homebrew.
Below is a few of the Apps i have found useful for playing backups and watching movies on the Wii
It is HIGHLY Recommended you have some form of Brick Protection (Priiloader or BootMii as Boot2) Before you install any type of WAD.
CFG USB Loader & Wii Media Center
CFG USB Loader V56 (FAT32 & WBFS)
CFG USB Forwarder Channel
WiiMc Channel Installer 1.1
Hermes V5.1 cIOS Installer (202,222,223)
cIOS38 R17 Installer (249) <-- Not the latest but reliable
WAD Manager V1.5
Unzip and copy to the root of your SD Card
(1) If your cIOS249 is less than R17 then Run cIOS38 R17 Installer from HBC and select WAD install
(2) Install Hermes cIOS Installer from HBC (for 202 choose ios57 Base, 222,223 Select defaults)
(3) Install CFG USB Forwarder Channel & NeoGamma Channel using WAD Manager from the HBC
(4) Run WiiMc Channel Installer from HBC
(5) For FAT32 Drive rename cfg56-222.dol to boot.dol in apps/usbloader folder
And away ya go...
If you arn't sure what cIOS's or versions you have installed just run
Syscheck 1.6.2 from HBC and post results
Hope this helps
Thats all cool mate thanks but now i can play backups already via neogamma and i am not particulary intreseted in movies playback although i used to be so i can do it through my SD card all i want is to make a backup off my games and burn them on a disc ok so what to do now oh also ill post sys check thing later on ok cheers