Want to know how to backup your Wii games?
Here it is, Step By Step!
This article is aimed at someone that has not followed the modding scene for the Nintendo Wii and wants to be caught up in one quick de-briefing. The contents of this file could become outdated very quickly because the modding scene is exploding right now. Remember that to play the backups [B][U]you will need a modchip[/U][/B]!
First step in copying your games for backup purposes is to get the right software and hardware. You will need one of the following DVD drives to copy games([B][U]no others will work[/U][/B]). I received a pm that some people were having trouble locating the drives. Newegg no longer sell these drives for some reason. Check eBay or google the drives
Here is a List of Drives that will ONLY work!!!
Personally I have the 8164b and have had zero problems. I’m sure the others are fine also.
Once you install this drive into your computer you will need to download a few applications. Again Google this applications they are ALL FREE!!!
*Raw dump 2.0
.net Framework 2.0
- Software to unzip the Raw Dump files.Winrar
Once you download the files above then right-click on the rawdump2.0.rar and select "Extract to rawdump2.0"
this will make a folder on your desktop called rawdump2.0.
Now insert your Wii or Gamecube game into the LG drive that you have ordered and installed. Then open the rawdump2.0 folder and double click on the rawdump2.0.exe file.
The next step is to just click “Start Dump.” The process will take anywhere between 2.5 hours to 4 Hours. When it is complete you will be greeted with a nice finished message. The file it creates will be in the same directory as the rawdump.exe file. It should be called “Game Name.iso.” This ISO is an image of the actual game and is ready to be burned. You can burn this image with many different application.
This step is very important. You need to check your file and see how many KB large it is. To do this Right-Click on your iso(this is in your rawdump directory) and select properties. It should say,
Nintendo Wii ISO size: 4.37 GB (4,699,979,776 bytes).
Nintendo Gamecube ISO size: 1.35 GB (1,459,978,240 bytes)
All Nintendo Wii and Gamecube images will be this exact byte size. If your Wii image is off by any then you have a bad dump and need to try again.
So next step is to open Burn image application (Nero) Imgburn.
The first step once nero opens it to just cancel out of the create new dvd/cd/etc dialog. Once you have exited from this dialog you go to Recorder->Burn Image.
After making it this far you are almost done. When you click burn image you will be asked to locate the image. The image will be located in your Rawdump2.0 folder. For me, this is on the desktop.
Select the game that you have dumped with rawdump and click open. You will then be presented with the below dialog. Make sure to select a relatively slow burn speed at first to attempt to prevent DRE’s(Disc Read Errors). These seem to be common among people that do not use high quality dvd’s.
I hope this mini-guide helps you. If you have any questions or I said something wrong please post a comments.
Thanks and GOOD LUCK!!!