Can I play a game from a 16G USB Stick?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by bubuta, May 7, 2015.

  1. bubuta

    bubuta Newbie

    May 6, 2015
    Please help me to learn how to play a game from a USB Stick if is possible.
    I have moded my Wii, have the homebrew chanel installed and also USB Loader on the SD card.
    The game is Sports Resort and I have converted the file in wbfs format. put it on the formated USB stick but the USB loader is not recognizing it.
    please let me know what am I doing wrong.
    Thank you
  2. ieatpixels

    ieatpixels GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 1, 2008
    Use WBFS Manager to transfer the game.
  3. guitarheroknight

    guitarheroknight 1.6180339887

    Nov 9, 2014
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    You need to download wbfs manager. Format your stick within the manager, choose the game in iso format and write it on the stick via wbfs manager
  4. migles

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    format the usb stick with FAT32, make sure its not EXFAT
    then use a manager for example this one to propertly copy it
  5. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    Oct 27, 2002
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    Please everyone, stop recommending users to format their drive to WBFS partition format.
    1. it's old/bad format which corrupts already written games easily
    2. other homebrew require FAT32, use FAT32 for universal compatibility (Wii, gamecube, etc.)

    Don't use "WBFS Manager", it's old, deprecated and corrupts games.
    WBFS partition are not recommended.

    Use Wii Backup Manager instead, link posted just above, to install ISO to your USB, or just insert your Gamedisc in your favorite USBLoader and select Install game.

    If you want to put the game manually on the drive, you need to follow this:
    game go into /wbfs/ folder
    You create a new sufolder inside with the Game's title and Game's ID
    the filename MUST be the gameID.

    wbfs/Sports Resort [RZTP01]/RZTP01.wbfs
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  6. bubuta

    bubuta Newbie

    May 6, 2015
    Thank you, I will try your advice
  7. G0R3Z

    G0R3Z Just Can't Be Bothered

    Aug 12, 2014
    Use WiiBackupManager and I don't think WBFS is bad, it just doesn't offer any benefits and makes a whole drive virtually useless except or USB loader. WBFS is a dead format people.

    Wiibackupmanager's website has comprehensive tutorials, the application is easy and intuitive anyway. Format your drive to fat32 ( most usb sticks are anyway) and then use the application to make a WBFS FOLDER, in which the program can inject ISOs into. You can copy and paste yourself, but it involves relabelling and it's just more of a hassle than it needs to be. For beginners, Wiibackupmanager is good.

    With your fat 32 drive (if you get something bigger than 16GB), you can use nintendont to play Gamecube games and use other Homebrew on that drive.

    I'm with Cyan here, stop suggesting WBFS formats, it's just bad practice.