How to Copy a Wii Game to a Disc

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How to Copy a Wii Game to a Disc
A Wii backup disc for safekeeping. (dvd image by vashistha pathak from Fotolia.com)

A Nintendo Wii game disc is physically the same as a DVD that you can buy with a movie on it. A scratched or cracked Wii game disc will not play properly, so making a copy of the disc beforehand provides a backup should it be needed. You can copy a Wii game disc to a blank recordable DVD. A PC and a Wii disc copy program, of which there are many available, are all that is needed. You do not need to know anything about how a Wii game disc works to make a copy of it.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Blank recordable DVD disc
  • DVD drive

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Download a Wii disc copy program to the computer's desktop, for example, the Game Copy Pro program or the BrewWii Wii copy program (see the links in Resources). Double-click on the icon of the program once it has downloaded. Follow the menu commands to install the program onto the computer's hard drive. Restart the PC.

  2. 2

    Eject the disc tray of the DVD drive. Place the Wii game disc on the disc tray. Close the disc tray.

  3. 3

    Select the name of the DVD drive from the "Devices input" drop-down menu on the main screen of the Wii disc copy program.

  4. 4

    Click the "Browse" button next to the "Save File" tab on the main screen of the Wii disc copy program. Navigate in the window that appears to the desktop of the computer. Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the window to close the window.

  5. 5

    Click the "Record" or "Start" button on the main screen of the Wii disc copy program. Click "OK" on the confirmation window when it appears. Eject the disc tray. Remove the Wii game disc from the disc tray.

  6. 6

    Place a blank recordable DVD onto the disc tray. Close the disc tray.

  7. 7

    Click on the "Browse" button next to the "File input" tab. Navigate in the window that appears to the desktop of the computer. Click on the Wii game disc file that was saved to the desktop. Click on the "Open" button at the bottom of the window to close the window.

  8. 8

    Select the name of the DVD drive from the "Devices output" drop-down menu on the main screen of the Wii disc copy program.

  9. 9

    Click the "Record" or "Start" button on the main screen of the Wii disc copy program.

  10. 10

    Click "OK" on the confirmation window when it appears. Eject the disc tray. Remove the copy of the Wii game disc that was just made from the disc tray. Quit the Wii disc copy program.

Tips and warnings

  • Use quality, brand-name, blank recordable DVDs to avoid disc errors during use.
  • A modified Wii voids Nintendo's warranty, although doing so is not technically illegal.

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