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[TUTORIAL] Loading ISOs from USB drive

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by Hack_Zero, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. fiber32

    fiber32 Regular member

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    M8, think you are on the wrong topic, Wii DVD dumper and ISO/USB boot loader are 2 different thing. Wiidump too complicated and slow. Go to first page ofthis post and read first, before posting.
     
  2. jahbreeze

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    as for my question earlier, I did some research and saw the following on worlpool regarding the USB loader:

    original thread here


    Can anyone confirm/deny these benefits of the usb loader? It sounds cool but i don't want to fry my HD and/or waste my time if I can get all the same functionality from burning ISOs onto DVD.
     
  3. cee43ja1

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    well, just got the vantec enclosure; the silver nexstar SX 2.5". it's a 1/5 chance the wii will detect it. the main reason for me getting it is for the on/off switch.

    but if you want full guarantee, get the AMS venus DS2 enclosure. works everytime i use it.
     
  4. fiber32

    fiber32 Regular member

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    The topic will NOT be 3 to 4 pages if it doesn't work..if you read the post/thread you should be able to figure it out. so depends on the external media(hdd/SD) you are going to used.

    go here:http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/761233
     
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  5. jahbreeze

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    I'm not asking if it works, I'm asking if it is worth it. Maybe not everybody using this has the DVD loader working, or maybe they are using USB loader for other reasons.

    My question is for someone with the DVD loader, does installing the USB loader provide added benefits?
     
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  6. fiber32

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    yes it is worth..but again do'nt get frustrated if your HDD not detected/recognized.

    As you listed:
    Benefits are as follows.

    1) FAR less loading time in games
    2) Get rid of that noisy ass wii laser reading discs
    3) Many games on a single drive, no need for discs
    item 4 the same..
     
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  7. DJC01

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    Hi all i know i might be in the wrong topic but i gest u all would
    know considering u are using hard drives to play your wii games from if there was a patch needed to play them on a wii with the twilight hack coz all the games i burn dont work but i had a mate give one to me that worked for him and it worked fine for me to. so why dont mine work he downloaded his so i think im missing something.
    im also looking into this hard drive bisness and dose anyone know what hard drive the wii will recognize thanks in advance to any one that can help me.
     
  8. fiber32

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    the only issue is the media that you used, used verbatim -R or similar media like your friend, learn from him how he burned his games.

    As far as HDD compatibity check list below:

    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php/USB_Devices_Compatibility_List
     
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  9. tankish

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    I used Maximillions GUI and it copied and extracted to my WD HD. When I load the usb WD HD in the wii and boot up Wain's USB loader the game does not show. What am I doing wrong? I would much rather use windows to copy my games then the wii. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  10. Lips0fAsh

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    check some previous post of mine
     
  11. SolidMeta

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    Sorry my response took this long (decorating the house)
    i'm using winxp home, i will have to check if my net frame is updated
    i know i downloaded the latest version before but i had pc problems and had to format and reinstall everything so i'm not sure if i reninstalled the net frame.
     
  12. SProdigy

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    The biggest issue I had with Maximilliens GUI and WBFS on Windows XP was a "command not supported error" which was attributed to the directory length of where both my WBFS/GUI and the ISO images were saved.

    After moving everything to the root (I used C:\WII) everything worked out fine. Just an FYI to anyone else having problems, it may be worth trying.
     
  13. SolidMeta

    SolidMeta Guest

    Cool, got it working now, thankyou.
     
  14. climo

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    Can't wait to get this working on my wii.
    My virgin Wii has firmware 3.3U, and want to make sure before I attempt to install anything. Here are my proposed steps.

    1. install HBC
    2. upgrade to cios rev 8
    3. upgrade to 4.0 via nintendo
    4. install cios rev 9
    5. install usb loader 1.1.

    If my wii accepts the rev8....I should be good to continue right? If not...then I might have to downgrade my iso before I can install rev8? Just want to make sure i perform the correct steps.
     
  15. gameover9

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    Sort of. If you don't install ios60 (I think) before upgrading, you're sol. So read carefully.
     
  16. fiber32

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    Here's a better safe upgrade.....

    get usb loader and other apps files etc.

    1) install HBC
    2) (for 3.3 only)install the Wii fix guide (for wad instalation and playing DVd backup)
    3) install cIOS9
    -- test all apps and WADs for USB loader/ WAD installation/gamma loader.
    4. install ios60/61
    test again USB loader/ WAD instaion/gamma loader it should not impact.
    5) upgrade to 4.0 via nintendo and verify after upgrade if you have now 4.0u
    ---test again USB loader/ WAD instaion/gamma loader it should not impact.
    - test the new SD feature
    - test Wii shop channel should be no error

    --- DONE-----
     
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  17. cee43ja1

    cee43ja1 Regular member

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    returned the nexstar SX for the CX model. works with the scorpio black. only gripe is that the SX is the only 2.5 enclosure with a on/off switch. but at least the CX works on the wii everytime.

    take note; the SX i bought was the silver model. there's a black one too. the SX and CX uses the same controller chip, and i thought the wii wouldn't pick up the CX model. but i was wrong.
     
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  18. rab1983

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    not looking good for 4.0 at this point..
     
  19. fiber32

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    why?
     
  20. deadcell1

    deadcell1 Regular member

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    Did this last night, my wii is at 4.0U and I had no problems installing anything. I did have cIOS rev8 and IOS60/61 installed prior to updating to 4.0 but had no problems getting this to work.

    Installed cIOS rev9
    Installed USB Loader 1.1 Channel
    Starting ripping games to HD
     

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