Best USB game manager?

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  1. riahc3
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    riahc3 GBAtemp Regular

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    Ive tried a couple of USB game managers (PC) but most are just unorganized. What Im looking for:


    - Rip games from PC DVD to PC creating a ISO
    - I plug in the USB drive I am going to connect to my Wii and it detects it and the games already installed
    - Guides to do formatting and partitioning my drive: NTFS 100%, FAT32 100%, WBFS 100%, or mix and match the drive with different percents
    - Download covers
    - Compress/scrub ISOs
    - Easy to navigate library

    Things like
    1: Select a ISO on my PC in the USB game manager
    2: Click to install to a preformatted FAT32 drive with absolutely nothing on it
    3: Plug in the drive to my Wii and use a USB loader to start to game

    I find hard (dont laugh) to do on any USB game manager.

    Thanks to all [​IMG]
     
  2. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    You didn't tell which one you already tested that you didn't like.

    Use WiiBackupManager and almost everything can be done with an easy GUI.

    Only one thing it doesn't do from your list : let you partition your drive.
    It can format, but can't partition it.

    Also, PC DVD to HDD is only possible with already burned DVD-R wii games, not original. (they are not ISO 9660 disc)


    Launch the program.
    you have tabs :
    File : select the folder on your computer where you have the isos.
    HDD1 : Select the drive letter you want the games to be copied to.
    go back to File tab, ticked the checkboxes for the games you want to transfer to HDD, select "Transfer > HDD1" menu, Wait.. connect to Wii and play.


    There's a setting you can change:
    Decide if you want the games placed in x:\WBFS\all_game_here.wbfs or x:\WBFS\Game name\Singlegame.wbfs
    USBloaders generally are compatible with both format, but I recommend the second one, with sub-folders.
     
  3. chop

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    Not quite going to do all you're after, you cant rip games using your PC's DVD drive unless you've got a really rare type (don't know which)

    but this sucker is probably the best.
     
  4. riahc3
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    riahc3 GBAtemp Regular

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    Tried the suggestion both of you put ( WiiBackupManager ) and it looks pretty good and what I want. I tried those on a wiki that listed game managers and didnt like them (cant remember names sorry) but I did not try this one.

    I like it so Ill continue with it and see how it goes.

    I believe it is written in C# so thats promising [​IMG]
     
  5. snikerz

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    I would recommend wwt+wit. You can easily manage your games with both tools, and they're easy to use!
     
  6. riahc3
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    This is one of the ones I tried and the GUI I tried (Fusion I think) was the worse.
     
  7. shortz1994

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    i use wii back up manager, it does what i need it to do.
    my set up for getting my games on my hdd.
    1, found an payed for the rare lg cd/dvd drive that reads wii game disks( LG GDR-8164b (IDE) .
    found it on ebay for 80$, have it as a external dvd with usb hook ups.
    2 use wii back up manager, to transform to ios. run it through a scrubber, to remove updates an all the extras crap they put on the game disk, then reformat to a wbfs file.
    3 drag an drop to my hdd. that is a 1tb western digi,formatted to fat 32, 32k.
    an that's it.
    my opinion is a hdd formatted to wbfs is dead, an ntfs is unstable, some times it works some times it doesn't, fat 32. is the best format to me. cause you are also able to use it for homebrew instead of an sd card.
     
  8. Cyan

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    You did a lot of unnecessary steps.
    Wii backup Manager scrub and remove the update partition automatically when you transfer the .iso to .wbfs on the HDD
     
  9. ciris

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    Wii Backup Manager FTW!