How to play GameCube games off a USB HDD.

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  1. Conmore
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    Welcome to my guide! This will teach you to "backup" your games that you TOTALLY legally own. Right?
    This guide is completely compatible with Windows, Mac (Wine), and Linux (Wine). I do not have access to an Apple machine, but theoretically, it should work. Please note that this guide requires you to format your HDD, however you can still use it for storage after we're done, so just back it up before we begin.


    NOTE BY A MODERATOR :

    There are different methods to play Gamecube games off a USB HDD, and this outdated guide will only tell you ONE method.
    It will not explain to you how to run gamecube games from USB HDD, but instead will tell you to do things blindly and install specific outdated files and use a specific outdated USB Loader version.
    It doesn't cover other USB HDD methods or other Gamecube loaders.
    Don't follow this guide if you want updated informations, updated loaders or if you want to use a different gamecube loading method.

    You can follow it only if you want DIOS MIOS 2.8 (outdated) and CFG Loader v70 r36 (outdated).
    Thanks for reading,
    Cyan

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    You will need:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Download Links:

    COMPUTER:


    1.) Download WiiFlow from the Download List above. Put it in the apps folder of your SD Card.

    2.) Download the DIOS MIOS v2.8 RAR. Go to 'DM', then move 'DIOSMIOS_2.8' to the root folder of your SD card, or for easier installation put it in a folder on the root titled 'wad'.

    3.) Download MMM, and put it in your apps folder.

    4.) In the DM folder in the RAR, there will be a file named DMToolbox.exe, run it, select your games iso file, and choose where you want the game's folder to go (Desktop will do.). Hit 'Install', and the folder will appear where you wanted it to, it will be named the game's ID, which will, to you, appear to be a bunch of random characters.

    5.) Download and Install EaseUS Partition master, and open it. Find your HDD, and right click it, and select 'format'. Format it as FAT32 with 32KB Clusters. *DON'T IGNORE! Press OK, and then "Apply".

    6.) Look at your empty HDD, and make a 'games' folder. Put the folder with the Game ID in there.

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    WII:




    1.) Plug in your HDD in USB Slot 0. Turn on your Wii. Launch Homebrew Channel. Then launch MMM.

    2.) Choose WAD Manager on the menu and install DIOSMIOS_2.8.wad

    3.) After you're done, exit MMM. Launch WiiFlow.

    4.) Go to Settings, and change game partition to USB1

    5.) Press 'B', and select the Gamecube icon

    7.) Choose a game and press Start. Every time you add new games, you have to hit the home icon, and hit update cache, and your game list will refresh.

    Congratulations! You can now play GC games from your USB HDD!

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    CFG USB LOADERv70 r36:

    COMPUTER:
    Follow steps 3-7 in the COMPUTER guide above.

    WII:

    1.) Follow step 3 in the guide above.
    2.) Install DIOS MIOS using MMM.
    3.) Launch CFG USB Loader.
    4.) Click the icon with tools on it
    5.) Set "DML Version" to DM.
    6.) Launch your game!
     
  2. ChaosAngel

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    Nice simplified post with links, good tutorial!
     
  3. snakepliskin2334

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    is this for real ?! or troll
     
  4. serenade.63

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    know how to use cheat codes?
     
  5. air2004

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    sounds suspect
     
  6. serenade.63

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    it works, i used a different guide and load using wiiflow. does op know how to use cheats?
     
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    if you have GREE08 for a game id then the file needs to be called GREE08.gct and it needs to be in the same folder as the game.iso
     
  9. serenade.63

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    ahh, thanks, do you know where i find the cheats? and how to compile the .gct files?
     
  10. air2004

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    I seem to be having an issue , it keeps wanting to copy the game to the SD card even though it sees it on the usb ....and another issue I seem to be having is , when I leave one of my retail games in the wii and reboot the wii seems to lose the remote and about 4 seconds and I have to do a hard reset ( its been awhile since I have used my disks , so i'm not sure if this caused it or not
     
  11. kbe

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    Same issue as air2004 it sees the game on my USB drive but only gives me the option of copying it to SD.

    *edit* nvm r1193 fixed the issue, working fine now.
     
  12. ShawnTRods

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    Works! So far with every game that I have tested :)

    This should be stickied! No joke. There arent any friggin complete guide on gamecube backups as clear as this one.
    Needs more structure and perhaps a better layout on the tutorial, but its very understandable!
     
  13. Aftershock

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    Sorry just to clarify, (before I try this), do you have to have a "gamecube" disc in the drive or can it be a "Wii" disc?
     
  14. air2004

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    ...Should we call in the mob with pitchforks and fire for this one? Seriously, why do people ask a question, and just edit it with "nvm fixed the issue," without saying how they did it.. It's like "Oh, I know that there are other people who may want to know this, but I'm going to be rude and forget my manners and leave them hanging."
     
  16. PsyBlade

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    You edit out the solution and then complain about it missing.
    Trying to start a flamewar or just being an asshole?.
     
  17. brandonspikes

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    Does this not work with twin snakes? I tried to copy the ISO and it just closes, works fine with Wind Waker.
     
  18. air2004

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    Can someone please tell me how they fixed it ?
     
  19. PsyBlade

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    aparently by using usbloader gx r1193 (or later but its the latest revision atm)
    but from a quick look at the changelog r1192 will probably do too
     
  20. kbe

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    I thought saying r1193 would be clear enough, guess not but I do apologize it was late at night.
     
  21. Conmore
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    I have a Wii disc in the drive, and it works.

    Also, make sure you use the USB Loader's Mod, or else it will say Copy to SD or Delete.