1. User423

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    Thank you!

    Does Hermes cIOS222 fix spindown on this filesystem too? (I think yes, but better asking before running into problems)
     
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    It did for me on my WD drive.
     
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    Yes. It takes uloader 3.1 ehcmodule and adds fat support, nothing was removed.
     
  4. pedrohell

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    Hi, can someone help me, please?

    After Install Hermes Cios 222, when I start Cfg usb-loader it runs, start checking my usb-hdd and it says "No Games Found" !!!!
    How is this possible if I have 2 games there? The loader says the exact size of the partition and even the exact Size of how much used space but no games.
    Thanks
     
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    "the files must go into X:\wbfs (where X: is the destination drive)." (http://gwht.wikidot.com/wbfs-to-fat-transfer)
     
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    More details...
    Is that a WBFS or FAT partition?
    Did you upgrade cfg loader too?
    Did the previous version work?
    Can you make a picture of the partition selection screen?
     
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    I have installed today the Cfg usb-loader v46, first it said that I didn't had the ios222, i instaled it, after Install Hermes Cios 222, when I start Cfg usb-loader it runs, start checking my usb-hdd and it says "No Games Found"
    Its a FAT primary partition with 2 games that I converted with wbfs_file.exe from ISO to WBFS.

    Partition Selection:

    USB MASS STORAGE DEVICE
    P#1 94.34Gb FAT1 USB:(USED)
    P#2 501.83Gb Extend
    P#3 0 Unused
    P#4 0 Unused
    L#5 501.83Gb NTFS
     
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    The FAT support has raised a lot of repeated questions, so here's a FAQ about that:

    Q: Can it play .iso files directly?
    A: No. Only .wbfs files can be used. To convert from .iso to .wbfs use the wbfs_file utility.

    Q: Isn't FAT limited to 4GB file size?
    A: Yes, that's why the files are splitted to 2GB chunks.
    The files are named gameid.wbfs, gameid.wbf1, gameid.wbf2,...
    Similar to how the a .rar archive can be split to multiple files (.rar, .r01, .r02,...)

    Q: If FAT size is limited to 4GB, why is the .wbfs file splitted to 2GB chunks instead of 4GB?
    A: Because of the limitations in the FAT Library that is used (libfat).

    Q: What about the file size, games on WBFS partition are scrubbed / compressed, will it take more space on a FAT partition?
    A: No, it will take the same space because the files are not in .iso format but instead .wbfs format, which uses the same scrubbing / compression method as on a WBFS partition, actually the file format is the same as the format of the WBFS partition. And to be even more accurate, the .wbfs files will take even less space, because the wbfs block size will be smaller too. (The size depends also on the selection which partitions are copied - all or only game)

    Q: I have copied the .wbfs files to my usb drive but the loader doesn't see them?
    A: The files have to be copied to the \wbfs folder on the FAT partition, like this: D:\wbfs\GAMEID.wbfs

    Q: Can I extract all the games from a WBFS partition to .wbfs files?
    A: Yes, use this command:
    wbfs_file.exe W: extract_wbfs_all D:\wbfs
    Where W: is your WBFS partition and D:\wbfs is the FAT partition on USB (or on local hard-disk)

    Q: How to convert all the .iso files to .wbfs files in one step?
    A: Open up CMD where your iso files are and run:
    for %i in (*.iso) do wbfs_file.exe %i

    Q: How long does it take to convert one game to .wbfs?
    Depends on hard drive speed and (scrubbed) game size. It should take the same time as copying a file. That means a couple of seconds for a game like WiiPlay which uses only about 100MB and a couple of minutes for games that take up 4GB...

    Q: Is there any advantage using FAT rather then the old way?
    A: no.

    Copied to first post as well:
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=147...mp;st=0#fat-faq
     
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    Might want to add a bit about batch conversion of games...that seems like a really common question in the thread as well (or may be I've just seen it in multiple threads "can you convert all the games at once?" [​IMG]).
     
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    I have a few questions, how long does it take to convert one game to .wbfs? And is there any advantages using FAT rather then the old way?
     
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    Can you double-check that the files are in the \wbfs\ directory? (as jameswm already suggested)
    The files have to be named exactly like this: GAMEID.wbfs, for example: RHAP01.wbfs
    You haven't renamed them right?
    Can you try installing a game from inside the loader and see if that works? (Wii Play is especially good for this kind of testing as it installs in just 1 minuted because it is so small)
     
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    OK guys, a big THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY THAT HELPED ME.
    You can call me BIG DUMB ASS, STUPID, I DESERVE IT, I had the games in the root of the partition and not Inside the wbfs folder, Im less than a newbie.
    THANK YOU.
     
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    Thanks for the updated FAQ oggzee!!
     
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    Q: How long does it take to convert one game to .wbfs?
    Depends on hard drive speed and (scrubbed) game size. It should take the same time as copying a file. That means a couple of seconds for a game like WiiPlay which uses only about 100MB and a couple of minutes for games that take up 4GB...

    Q: Is there any advantage using FAT rather then the old way?
    A: no.

    (I have also updated the post above)
     
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    I have a problem with finding out my partition number.

    I get only [#1] [250GB] [WBFS] whats the Partition Name?

    /edit WTF? Why going to CFG Loader and finding out name when Drive Letter does work too?
     
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    You don't have to. That is only if the wbfs partition doesn't have an drive letter assigned (for various reasons) That tutorial tells you that too:
    First, we need to find a way to address your WBFS partition. ... If at any point you get a method to refer to your drive, go to the Methodology....
    1. Plug the drive into your PC. If the WBFS partition is assigned a drive letter, then that is the way to refer to the drive (e.g., X:).
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    Maybe he should add something like
    "If the drive has no letter; use these steps: "
    As I find it a bit unclear now

    And you seem to like the new tag a lot oggzee [​IMG][/p]
     
  18. oggzee

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    Yes, that would probably be easier to understand, and having a drive letter assigned is also probably the most common scenario.

    Oh and Yeah [ P ] rulez, along with links to anchors inside a post. I copied all of those tricks from your >>>backup loading basics
     
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    aha, tj_cool has many tricks up his sleeve!
    some that he might not even know about!

    great job with the FAT support oggzee!
     
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    You don't know the half of them [​IMG]

    Anyway, we'd better add this to our guide, no?
    Someone already suggested it
     
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