How to configure USB drive for vwii games

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Homebrew' started by benjmyers, Jan 2, 2013.

Jan 2, 2013
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    benjmyers New Member

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    Sorry for the dumb questions, but I cannot get any loaders to find my games on my 16gb pen drive. I've tried ntsf, fat32 and fat with iso's and wasb of games, but games will not show up. It is showing the drive is connected though. If someone can post a detailed walkthough of this, it would be very helpful as all the walkthroughs just show how to install homebrew channel and loaders, and stop with 'and just load the game of the usb drive'. Thanks!
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    joeatcre New Member

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    do you have them in a folder named wbfs?
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    I am also having this problem. I have wii games in wbfs format on a FAT32 drive in a folder called wbfs

    I also have some GameCube games in the root of the HDD in a separated folder.

    Any suggestions?
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    for ntsf: game should be in its own folder within wbfs and should have the code before it. for example nba 2k13 would be in its own folder labeled NBA 2k13 [SKSE54]. these folders will be in the wbfs folder on the root of your sd.
    also make sure your usb is in the top usb slot.
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    THIS DID IT!! Thank you, i could not find this anywhere on the net!
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    does it matter if the game is an iso or should i convert it to wbfs?
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    not sure all of mine are wbfs but it shouldn't hurt to try
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    any differnence between ntsf or fat 32? is one better than the other for backups? I know ntsf can handle larger files over 4gb
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    haven't noticed a difference besides not having to split the files to make them less than 4gb
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    NTFS supports larger file sizes and doesn't fragment AS much (still quite a bit of fragmentation after a while).

    Basically for these purposes, NTFS allows you to use Wii .iso instead of converting to multi-file .wbfs files.
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    NTFS cannot be used for GameCube games; also fragmentation doesn't degrade performance on flash memory.

    Oh, and ISO formatted rips work just fine, particularly raw ISO rips from CleanRip and trimmed ISOs via WiiScrubber.
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    Um, how are you playing gamecube games?
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    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    that is what i was thinking, you can't use a gamecube controller on a wii u...

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