Hacking Backup and installing my Wii games to play off USB on vWii

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TLDR; Wii Game rips are not passing hash checks.

So I've been going through my console collection of 1,597 console games, and hacking their respective consoles. (That are older, I'm not hacking the latest ones, because I don't want to risk a ban.)

So far the people over at psx-place have been excellent help in getting my PS1,2,&3 games imaged and installed on USB drives.

I've hacked my Wii U using the OFW with homebrew channel working using the browser exploit. I've also gotten the Homebrew channel permanently successfully installed on the vWii, as well as my Wii. I've backed up all 92 of my Wii U games, installed and updated them, onto a 500GB USB3 SSD. They all run beautifully.

I've started to get at my 152 Wii games, there to follow with the 162 GCN games.

I've been using cleanrip or cleancopy, or whatever it is called on the vWii to make ISOs of my Wii games. This of course is an excessive waste of space, as many of the 4.7gb/8.2gb ISOs are actually much smaller when in WBFS format. So I've then been using WiiBackupManager_win64.exe to convert them to WBFS. The problem then is this. Of the 24 games I've done so far, NOT A SINGLE ONE has passed the 'hash' check, not even the ~380mb Super Mario Collection. So I'm wondering if I am doing something wrong. I've only had 1 game that was scratched significantly, and that would not even copy anyway.

So my questions are thus.
  1. Do the hash checks matter?
  2. Am I doing this right?
  3. If you can only have one USB HD plugged in at a time on the Wii U, when do I swap the Wii U one, for the vWii one?
  4. Do I have to format the vWii HD in a special way?
  5. What homebrew app do I use to play/install the vWii games?
  6. Am I going to exceed a 'channel' limit with 152 and 162 Wii and GCN games?
  7. Is there a size limit on vWii USB HDs?

Your help is greatly appreciated.
 
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TLDR; Wii Game rips are not passing hash checks.

So I've been going through my console collection of 1,597 console games, and hacking their respective consoles. (That are older, I'm not hacking the latest ones, because I don't want to risk a ban.)

So far the people over at psx-place have been excellent help in getting my PS1,2,&3 games imaged and installed on USB drives.

I've hacked my Wii U using the OFW with homebrew channel working using the browser exploit. I've also gotten the Homebrew channel permanently successfully installed on the vWii, as well as my Wii. I've backed up all 92 of my Wii U games, installed and updated them, onto a 500GB USB3 SSD. They all run beautifully.

I've started to get at my 152 Wii games, there to follow with the 162 GCN games.

I've been using cleanrip or cleancopy, or whatever it is called on the vWii to make ISOs of my Wii games. This of course is an excessive waste of space, as many of the 4.7gb/8.2gb ISOs are actually much smaller when in WBFS format. So I've then been using WiiBackupManager_win64.exe to convert them to WBFS. The problem then is this. Of the 24 games I've done so far, NOT A SINGLE ONE has passed the 'hash' check, not even the ~380mb Super Mario Collection. So I'm wondering if I am doing something wrong. I've only had 1 game that was scratched significantly, and that would not even copy anyway.

So my questions are thus.
  1. Do the hash checks matter?
  2. Am I doing this right?
  3. If you can only have one USB HD plugged in at a time on the Wii U, when do I swap the Wii U one, for the vWii one?
  4. Do I have to format the vWii HD in a special way?
  5. What homebrew app do I use to play/install the vWii games?
  6. Am I going to exceed a 'channel' limit with 152 and 162 Wii and GCN games?
  7. Is there a size limit on vWii USB HDs?

Your help is greatly appreciated.
Hello,

Is your external hard drive in fat32 format for the Wii U vwii mode (recommend)?

You must have an external hard drive with the Y-cable for better connectivity with the Wii U.

Avoid connecting two external hard drives at the same time.

You can post a sycheck report, if you like ==>https://gbatemp.net/threads/syscheck-hacksden-edition.356133/
 

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Hello,

Is your external hard drive in fat32 format for the Wii U vwii mode (recommend)?

You must have an external hard drive with the Y-cable for better connectivity with the Wii U.

Avoid connecting two external hard drives at the same time.

Many Wii images are larger than 4GB files, so how is a FAT32 formated drive preferable?

Does NTFS or exFat work at all?

Is the system check to make sure there is nothing wrong with my Wii U's disc drive? I'm not sure how it relates to my hash check issue.
 

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Many Wii images are larger than 4GB files, so how is a FAT32 formated drive preferable?

Does NTFS or exFat work at all?

Is the system check to make sure there is nothing wrong with my Wii U's disc drive? I'm not sure how it relates to my hash check issue.
Hello ,

Format your external hard drive with ==>http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm

use "" wii backup manager "" to manage your games, it splits the games in two parts, if they exceed the 4.37gb.

EXfat does not work for wii games, and NTFS I do not think it works with this format (to see, but not on).
 
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