Files over 4GB: How do you play them?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by KyleG, May 25, 2013.

  1. KyleG
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    Hi guys,

    I just installed usb loader GX and it works fine with the games I have. However, I want to play Super Smash Brothers Brawl. The file is 6 gigs large but my external hard drive can't take files over 4gb (due to its fat32 format). Is there any way I can move the large file onto my external hd so that I can play the game? If not, how can I play the game? Thanks for your time!

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    They also get split when you rip them from the loader.
     
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    Hey guys sorry to bother you again but when I use the wii backup manager, it seems to work fine. I select drive 1 and link my external hard drive then add the file I want and click transfer. It seems to work fine but when it says "finished", I don't see the game on the HD at all. Am I missing a step perhaps?
     
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    Also, I tried to find a solution. Someone told me to change the split style to auto. I did that and it transferred the file to the hard drive but only 2+ gigs of it made it in a .tmp file. I'm sorry I'm quite lost right now.
     
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    Just rip the game.
     
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    Sorry, I know I sound really dumb but how do I do that?
     
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    I'm not sure the specifics on GX, but if you are using Cfg, just stick the disc in and press + (or select Install). If you insert the disc when running GX, it will probably come up with a menu.
     
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    a menu comes up automatically when inserting a disc in USBloaderGX, you can mount it (to launch the game from Disc), or Install (to dump the game to HDD).

    USBLoaderGX has different dump mode :
    Only the game partition (remove update and other partition) <-- Default mode.
    Remove update partition (keep Games partition + Other partition)
    All partitions

    For Smash Brawl, you need to use either the "remove partition" or "all partition" in the Settings>Hdd settings>Partition if you want to play the WiiWare demos.

    Note: A user reported that SSBB's additionnal partitions (which contains the wiiWare time-limited demos) wasn't dumped correctly.
    Use CfgLoader or wiiflow to dump the game, it will split the ISO in multiple .wbfs files. You can use any USBLoader then to play that game, split files are detected and work as if it was a single file.
     
  11. rooskie54

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    1. Open Wii Backup Manager
    2. Click the "Add" button followed by "Files.."
    3. Navigate to your ISO and open it
    4. Now your ISO is listed in the table, click the check box on the left
    5. Click the "Transfer" button follow by "WBFS File.."
    6. A Browse for Folder window opens, select your games folder on your external (for me it's H:\wbfs)
    7. Watch it convert to WBFS File
    8. Safely remove, plug into your wii, load up your backup loader, play your game
     
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    If it's not transferring correctly I imagine you're using a downloaded iso or such and it may be corrupted. Last time I checked my rip from the disc was over 7GB, also make sure what ever USB Loader you're using is set to rip the disc either 1:1, rip all partitions or to rip everything but the Update partition (Game and Other). Otherwise you may not be able to play the Subspace Emissary and the cutscenes may not play or the game may freeze when cutscenes are supposed to play.
     
  13. ultimatetemper

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    Format your drive into NTFS.
    It's the easiest way to play files over 4GB.
     
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    And then you'll lose the ability to use it as a storage device for gamecube games or launch homebrew from it.
     
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    Like others have said, Wii Backup Manager is the best option. You should use that for transferring every game, as it converts them to the WBFS format which makes the files smaller so you can fit more games on the HDD (or more other things)
     
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    That's silly. All you'll do is lose compatibility with numerous apps. NTFS has NO benefits to a dedicated Wii drive.