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FILECHOP and GCOS Tutorials

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by rafadawn, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. rafadawn

    rafadawn Regular member

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    It seems that a lot of people lately are having problems burning the iso of the Official Wiikey resources.

    For a wii to read a disk, it must be about 1.3gb in size (approx a GC disk) because otherwise the life span of the laser on the DVD drive of your wii will be lowered. however downlaoding 1.5gb off a server can be very tiem consuming and expensive. So the way about it is to use filechop, it increases the file size from abotu 30mb to 1.5Gb by filling the rest with garbage data that cannot be read, however the Wii will read it as it will have about 1.3gb of data on it

    So here we go with a short filechop tutorial followed by a GCOS one:

    1) Create a folder
    2) place the iso you want to burn in that folder (The iso vcan be the 1.9g update file, or the 1.9b recover image, etc.)
    3) place filechop.exe in the folder (the filechop.exe file is in the official config.1.3.rar)
    3) create a txt file with whatever name you wnat in the folder. The txt file must contain the following text:

    filechop.exe imagename 1459978240

    Change imagename to the name of the file you are filechopping, for instance bootdisc.us.iso

    4) Save the txt file
    5) Change the extension of the txt file from txt to bat
    6) Double-click the bat file and there you go
    7) Burn the image

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    If you need to make a GCOS disk of the file you just filechopped, then use WiiUI.
    1) Under GCOS Disc Maker select the correct REGION for your system

    2) If you are making a GCOS disc for 1 file, then leave the NUMBER OF GAMES set to 1

    3) Click on CREAT DISC

    4) give a name to the GCOS image you are creating and click SAVE

    5) Select the image you are making a GCOS of [remeber to select the type for ISO or GCM. Click OPEN and let the GCOS maker run

    Once the DOS window closes you will have a GCOS image (with the name you selected at bullet 4) ready to burn

    6) Burn the image at 4x and you're good to go.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2007
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    what is filechop a disk with both 1.9g and 1.3?
     
  3. rafadawn

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    That would mean that you create a GCOS multi disc with the 1.9g upodate and the 1.3 config images.

    The way you do it is:

    1) File chop the 1.9g image
    2) Filechop the config 1.3 image
    3) Use WiiUI to make a GCOS disc and select 2 game instead of 1
    3) Click on CREATE DISC. Type the name for the multi image and click SAVE. Now you will have to select the two filechopped images (The open Window will appear twice, once for each image)
    4) then WiiUI will create the multi image
    5) Burn that image to a DVD-R at 4x
    6) Insert that disc in the Wii
    4) Run the Disc (You will need a gamecube controller)
    5) Click A twice, then select which image to run from the list, then click START

     
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    nvm got it..thanks
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2007
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    1) File chop the 1.9g image
    2) Filechop the config 1.3 image

    i dont quite understand the file chop can you go into more detail..


    thanks
     
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    Filechopping is the process of ensuring that any image to be included in a GCOS disc has a size of 1.35GB. This is done for compatibility reasons.

    Check the sticky on Wii updates and Resources.
     
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    im havin a problem with my wiikey it stopped reading copied games a little while after i did the 1.9g update and i tried puttign in the config. discs and the recovery disc but it just said couldnt read the disc so would gcos be a way to help fix the wiikey
     
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    Possibly, if you can run GC games.

    Check p.7 and the last 2 pages of the sticky Wii updates and resources


     
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    sorry about that last comment i was trying to reply to that thread and i dont know how to delete it, i guess and i didnt do it right, im new to these forums sorry...

    but i guess the part that i dont get is in step number 2. do i put the whole unzipped 1.9 in there(common sense would tell me no, wht part of that 1.9g do i put in the what ever region my wii is from like the bootdisk.us???

    and how do you change the extention from txt to bat???
     
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    It would be one of the bootdisc isos taht are in the 1.9g archive. Which one depends on your region.
     
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    how do you change the extention from txt to bat???
     
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    Try right-clicking on the file and then select properties. You should see the full file name at the top of the window. Change it there.
     
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    after i do that should it still say text document under "type of file".. thanks so much i know my questions are very simple but i just dont understand it, and i dont know why...
     
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    After you change the file extension.. click OK... confirm...DONE

    If you right-click the file and select properties, it should show MS-DOS Batch File as file type.

     
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    Windows users
    Before renaming a Windows file extension you must have set Windows to display file extensions. By default this option is disabled.

    Using the same examples as we did earlier, assuming the file is named myfile.txt, we will rename it to myfile.doc.

    right-click on the file (not the shortcut)
    Click Rename
    Erase the .txt from myfile.txt.
    Type .doc (it is important to have the dot).
    Renaming multiple file extensions

    If you wish to rename or change the file extensions of multiple files we recommend you enter MS-DOS from Windows and use the above MS-DOS steps.

    to change your file extention ---Windows 2000 and Windows XP users
    In Windows 2000 or Windows XP open My Computer / click View / uncheck the box which says "Hide file extensions for known file types". the extension can also be changed in tools then folder options and the view and then just uncheck the box..

    i hope this help anyone that had the same problem that i had..

    ps instead of .doc you are typing .bat
     
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    do i have to make a gcos disk if i did the file chop method???
     

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