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Guide: Configurable USB Loader using FAT32 Partition (NO WBFS PARTITION NEEDED)

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by larrylje, Dec 19, 2009.

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  1. Rang3r_Ri

    Rang3r_Ri Regular member

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    how did you format the hdd? fat or ntsc?
     
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    edit===
    was wondering, going to go get a new HDD tonight. i am unclear on one thing- if i get a hdd bigger than 32gigs can i still dump and run backups off the hdd ,and what do i do when it comes to the format?
    fat 32= handling of files upto 4 gigs right?
    ntsf= handling of files larger than 4 gigs right?
    ( i remember when i was playing with the xbox and went to transfer a game to other hdd and couldnt cause it was over 4 gigs, i think)

    can i run and dump on ntsf?
     
  3. larrylje

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    People have used USB HDD over 1TB.

    Just make sure you get 1 that is on the USB Device compatibility list (which is linked in the guide).

    Yes you can dump straight to the USB Device (read the guide on how to do this).

    The guide is set up to use FAT32 format.

    The program that converts the Wii ISO to WBFS will split at 4GB (Which I have already stated multiple times now).

    Using NTFS format would be a little different setting up. I am not going to add this to the guide because it will just make things more complicated for those new to the scene.
     
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    sorry bro, just confused..so im guessing probally format two partitions?
    one for ntsf and one fat32.
    or will it read the split wbfs file?
    Sounds kind of like i got to dump then use pc to merge file?
    really appreciate it as yu are probally sick of this thread!
     
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    Is this a retail game or backup game or downloaded ISO?

    Theres only a few games that are over 4GB anyway.
     
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    mostly retail.i also have a other wii(pre D-32) that works fine and have some backups of games that are long gone.

    just got my western digi passport essential.(320gigs)
    can you ppint me in the direction of a ntsf way. since the drive is bigger than 32gigs it has to be ntsf right?
    once again
    thanX

     
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    EDIT==
    can do two partitions, one fat and one ntsf,that way the 32bit will dump and the ntsf will read,sounds good in theory.
    what do think?
     
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    You could but I recommend sticking with I FAT32.

    When ripping a game over 4GB it will split at 4GB making 2 game files game.wbfs and game.wbfs1. The game will work like this.

    Plus most Wii applications like video applications and emulators etc. etc. use FAT32 file system.

    If you want to do it NTSF then find a guide that uses that file system. As I said before I am not going to add both ways because users get confused enough as it is.
     
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    giving it a go, let you all know .
     
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    KUDOS. worked like a charm. didnt on the older one but just had to instal hermies222.
    thanX for the time and the know how.

    confirmed working, digital western passport essential 320gig.
     
  11. scrap69

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    Hey Larry,

    Great Guide just finished your 4.2 soft mod guide then jumped on to to this. As usual for your tutorials it was all flawless. Im now using a seagate 1.5TB HD that was customized for usb as I put it in a usb case. USB Loader detects it fine no problems at all... Anyway just wondering how many games can the USB Loader detect from a single partition? I read somewhere that it can onlt detect 500.. is this true? Do you thing I should partition my 1.5tb to 3 500gb? or is it possible to keep filling up the 1.5tb with over 500 games?
     
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    I have no idea if there is a game limit or not. Haven't hit 500 games yet.
     
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    Hi guys i got this working and its great the only problem i have is with super smash bros brawl . i have the iso on my pc so i used the wii back up manager to transfer it to my 200 gig usb device and it pops up on the wii i downloaded tittles and covers fine. When i play the game the warning screen for the straps pops up then the online play screen pops up. But the disk light starts blinking and it goes to the black no loading screen and stays there for ever with the disk drive still blinking anyone know anyway to fix this? Thanks alot guys and Thanl you for the awesome guide.
     
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    Please stick to questions about USB Loader install. If you have a game not working then please start a new thread and ask. We don't need to start a I can't get this game to work in the guide. There would probably be allot of those types of questions and will only make it harder for those needing help with the USB loader instillation to find the information they need.
     
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    ok will do thx alot for the reply and sorry about the post
     
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    Should i follow this guide even if i have a wiikey? I just updated to 4.2 and it seems homebrew channel is still working...
     
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    hi,

    if i prefer using an NTFS partiotion instead of a FAT32 partition, can i still just follow your tutorial Larry, by simply using NTFS options wherever you say FAT32?

    thanks
     
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    Ok,

    i followed the tutorial but when i run the USBLoader from the system menu, screen goes blank as if its trying to locate the software on the HDD and then returns to the system menu again. Doesnt loda the game.

    I think its my setup, so here it is:

    My HDD is split into 2 primary partitions (J:NTFS and K:NTFS)
    I have all my personal data on J and the Wii usb loader software on K.

    Can this be the reason? Also, when i run the CFGLoader configurator, i set the partition to NTFS as opposed to the default WBFS but although i click =create new config.txt and overwrite the old one, the settings remain as default if i check again.

    Any ideas anyone? I really prefer to keep my USB HDD partitioned and both partitions as NTFS.

    Hope someone can assist.

    thanks loads

    de049
     
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    i follow the "TRANSFER GAMES ON WBFS FORMATED DEVICE TO FAT32 FORMATED DEVICE:" when it came down to loading drive 1 (the wbfs) at the bottom it said "unusable (unknown file system) used the wbfs manager to check if the file was still there and it was.. is there a solution to this?
     
  20. larrylje

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    You will need to softmod the system first (use links I have provided at the beggning of the guide). Then come back here and use this guide. Yes you can softmod and use a USB loader along with a Modchip.
     
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