[Tutorial] How to install big WiiU games using a FAT32 USB Drive.

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  1. sp3off

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    well this thread has been dead for a while but i have a problem
    after i run mocha and go back to the system menu i cant open the homebrew launcher from loadiine.ovh
    it says "could not load wiiu:\apps\homebrew_launcher\homebrew_launcher.elf"
    the sd and usb directories are identical
    also i dont have haxchi
     
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    You should install HBL channel
     
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    thanks for the suggestion i tried it but the homebrew channel doesnt show any homebrew

    well i am dumb
    i forgot that my usb had gpt partition table because
    i used it to install windows 10
    so thats probably why the browser exploit didnt work
    and why the wup installer couldnt find any installable content
     
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    also, as the guide is not fully aware of what would happen if you choose to install to USB, just don't try it !
    It will install, but your USB will have only 0byte empty files created. your game will be 0byte size. this is due to missing file permission which doesn't exist for FAT32 format.

    just in case you'd expect to install WiiU games to a FAT32 HDD, this is possible but you'll require extra steps for each installed games :
    1. dump a WiiU HDD and put the content in a specific folder on FAT32 HDD to act as a real WiiU HDD.
    2. install game to NAND
    3. delete game from NAND
    4. copy game's files manually from computer to USB in extracted (loadiine) format in correct folder name
    long and fastidious user's action, I don't even know if someone is using that method.
     
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    well it still doesnt work
    neither hb channel nor wup installer will see antying in my usb
    my usb is 16gb its fat32 with 32kb cluster size with mbr partition table
    the directories with my 2gb sd are identical
    i connect it to the lower port at the back of the wii u
    what am i doing wrong
     
  7. Cyan

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    ok, what you did so far is good.
    then, you launched Mocha beta ? (not the NORMAL mocha, be sure you have the beta 0.2 which supports FAT32 USB)
    then you relaunched the homebrew launcher ? this time it will list apps from usb instead of SD.
    then you launch WUP installer, which will list USB instead of SD.
    then select install to NAND
     
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    i launched the mocha beta
    then i launched the hb channel i installed
    but it didnt show any homebrew apps
    i tried opening wup installer directly from system menu
    but it said no installable content found
     
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    that error message you posted few post above seems wrong.
    "wiiu:\" seems wrong.
    the full path should start with "device:\wiiu\apps\"

    I think, your paths are wrong on USB.
    could you verify and post a full path ?
    or a screenshot?

    Also, DO NOT NAME the device's partition "wiiu", that's what causing issue.
    you can name your SD or USB "wiiu1" or "wiiu2" but not just "wiiu"

    seeing the error message with "wiiu:\" it looks like you used that name for your device.
     
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    well i just realized i posted the error wrong it probably beginned with device:\ instead of wiiu:\
    can you wait a little bit i will try reformatting my usb
    and no the partition name isnt wiiu
     
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    usb should have :

    wiiu/apps/homebrew_launcher/homebrew_launcher.elf
    wiiu/apps/wup installer/wup installer.elf
    install/ <put your game's app files here if you use the old WUP installer>
    OR
    install/<put a folder name here>/<put your game's app files here if you use WUP Installer y mod>

    you don't need more homebrew on USB.
    you don't need to put mocha, or other homebrew you don't intend to use while in USB FAT32 mode.
     
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    Now... isn't it easier to inject things using wfsdump (aka wfstools) ?
     
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    i reformatted the usb, made sure all te paths were right
    and when i launch wup installer gx2 from system menu it says no installable content found
    when i try to launch hbl with browserhax it says "could not load file /wiiu/apps/homebrew_launcher/homebrew_launcher.elf"

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    can you provide me a tutorial for that
     
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    don't do it, that won't work.
    currently the only way to install game is to use WUP installer.

    OR maybe (nobody tried? or reported it as working) copying the full app/h3 into the install/ folder located on the console's internal memory and return to sysmenu (WUP installer is only patching the path to redirect it to sd:/install/ instead of the one from the console)
    not sure if it would work.

    why can't you just buy a bigger SD card? that's less hassle than trying to make everything else working.
     
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    Well i am planning to buy a note 8 and if you preorder it you get a free 128gb microsd card and a wireless charger (or a gear 360 but who wants that thing lol) and not only that
    i want to get the satisfaction of getting something to work
    Also if that method cant brick i can give it a shot cyan (the copying to the install folder thing)
    Btw can you think of something i can try to get this method to work
     
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    I don't know if it won't brick.
    you might have to try on redNAND instead, as it might see the app/h3 file but might get stuck as it's the folder used for console's update, not eShop download. and I don't know if it require something else to trigger the install, or "add" it to the download queue to get the status "ready to install".
    I would not mess with NAND file content on real NAND without testing on redNAND first.

    also note that this install folder is the one our guide tell users to delete to prevent a console update.
    if you are on 5.5.2, that's fine as there's no new version yet, if you are on 5.5.1 and you don't want to update you might have to rely on DNS or disable internet.


    I would better find why mocha fat32 doesn't work as intended. there's a reason, I just don't understand what.
    maybe you don't have the correct revision.
     
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    dont worry i already set up dns
    and thanks for trying to help me
     
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    @Cyan can you give me a link or smth for the correct revision
     
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    wait let me test