Setting Up a Partition for Wii U

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  1. Blaze Uchiha
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    I couldn't find anything recent on this subject so I wanted to ask, is this possible yet? I have 1TB portable hard drive and there is no way I'm gonna fill it up.
     
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    Nope the wiiu will format the whole hdd and remove any partitions.
     
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    surprised no progress has been made on this yet, with having cfw available and all
     
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    There's a way to use a FAT32 formatted HDD with Mocha but it has some issues and it's slow as a result of the Wii U's poor FAT32 driver.
     
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    better than nothing. Is there a guide to it or does it automatically just work?
     
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    Games can't be installed directly onto the FAT32 HDD, they have to be installed onto internal storage or another HDD/flash drive and then moved over either with ftpiiu_everywhere, wupserver or by dumping the contents of the WFS drive on a PC. As well as that, due to the slow speed some games don't work well with this method (BotW is almost unplayable due to load times), the speeds are similar to that of Loadiine.
    Most games will work fine once installed though, just installing them is a pain.
    I don't know if there's a guide for it but I think you need a special FAT32 version of Mocha as it's not included in the regular version.
     
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    so you can't have both a FAT32 partition and a WFS partition on the hard drive at the same time?
     
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    Nope. It's probably best to use a SD card for Wii/GC games and a HDD just for Wii U.
    However, you can convert Wii (and I think GC) games to Wii VC format now so you can run Wii games from a WFS HDD.
     
  9. Blaze Uchiha
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    yeah that's how I do it now. If you can provide the iso, you can just get the vc versions of Gamecube games using Wii U USB Helper. Wii vc are also on there too.
     
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    legally we cannot provide an iso though you can download the wbfs file(wii game file format) through usb loader gx in the vwii then just use program like wii backup manager to convert them to iso's
     
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    Do you need to run custom firmware to run the VC games?
     
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    Yes you do
     
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    I know that. I don't need one just that's how you do it.