Anyway to load roms without sd card?

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  1. Xexyz
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    I lost my sd card reader and I can't read the sd anymore. Is there anyway I can load roms on SNES 9X GX through USB or DVD? I have a 500gb hdd and iphone (if that does anything) and dvd-r. If there is a method, I will greatly appreciate it.
     
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    VBAGX, GenPlusGX, and FCEUGX all seem to load ROMs fine off my USB HDD. Just set it up there I guess?
     
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    How do I set it up for USB? Does it support NTFS?
     
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    By the look of it, just copy the files to the USB drive like you would to the SD card. I don't know if NTFS is supported, probably not.
    But the GX emus all seem to be able to load games also from burned DVDs and over the network from a SMB share (Windows standard network share stuff) with the right folder structure. You can look up the documentation for that i.e. on Wiibrew.
    But I've never tried any of it. You would probably save yourself some hassle if you simply buy a SD reader for 5 bucks. Or transfer the files to you Wii SD card with ftpii or something like that.
     
  5. lukands

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    You would have to make a new roms folder on your hdd, then change the rom path in the emulator settings, I think fat32 only?
    But probably easier to just buy a reader at the dollar store.

    Edit....and some emulators can run roms off DVD, not sure about SNES?
     
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    FTPii connects to my wii, but it can not transfer files. :(
     
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    You can get a cheap SD card reader for only a few bucks on sites like http://www.dealextreme.com or eBay.
    You can definitely load roms off the USB HDD but it would be a good idea to get a new SD card reader anyway otherwise updating your homebrew and softmod will be a pain.
    Edit: If you have a laptop it probably has a SD card reader built in that you can use.
     
  8. Leo Alves

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    I think you will need a FAT 32 partition to recognize your roms on the HDD

    I think SD Card is much better than run the games through a DVD
    unnecessary wear to the drive of your wii
    when you can buy a sd card 4 or 8gb which are very cheap and can fit tons of roms
     
  9. Xexyz
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    Just got a SD card reader! :lol:
     
  10. Gabriel103rd

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    hey guys i have a question i have a 1tb HDD and was wondering if theres any way i can load emulators and roms and homebrew apps through my hdd ? ive draged everything i had in my 4gb sd card into 1 of my partition i have in my 1tb hard drive. when i connect my hdd to my vwii homebrew channel nothing shows up :( the reason i am trying to do this is because i dont have enough memory in my 4gb to store all the roms i have for snes,sega,sega cd,sega saturn, Nes, gameboy,gameboy advance and so on. Plz help
     
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    On the HBC you press 1 on the Wiimote and a pop up window will let you choose a different device. You can still just launch via the SD card and load the roms from another medium.
     
  12. Gabriel103rd

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    when i did that it froze my vwii. it was a black screen with a bunch of white numbers, and when i tried it again all the apps showed up on the homebrew channel but when i load wiiflow it says no available usb partitions for data inserted