Finally! No more WBFS drive, partition and managers

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  1. Wiiwu
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    Wiiwu GBAtemp Regular

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    I think this deserve to be highlighted specially for people gaming from the USB drives this is big news.

    Now thanks to the latest just released v46 of Configurable USB Loader, we don't have to partition our USB hdd to WBFS anymore. or mess aroung with all the WBFS managers.

    We can now store the games as single files on a normal reliable FAT partition, being on FAT we can use Windows Explorer, or any management tools we like, we can also defragment or backup it easily.

    If you haven't already know, check it out at http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=147638
     


  2. 0M39A

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    what about FAT's 4gb file size limit?

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    not that this isnt an awesome accomplishment
     
  3. illinialex24

    illinialex24 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Im gonna stick to WBFS lol
     
  4. NReale3370

    NReale3370 GBAtemp Regular

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    the installer automatically divides game into 2GB segments, I've been using it since the alpha and it works flawlessly, even with dual-layer games!
     
  5. markehmus

    markehmus GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    so games are always the full size?... bad deal... i prefer the space saved using WBFS
     
  6. 0M39A

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    going on what markehmus said, are the games scrubbed?

    and the title of the post says no more managers, i guess this isnt really true if you need an installer to copy the games on, and as such, off.
     
  7. techboy

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    WBFSDriive driver can also eliminate need for managers too. I'll take the space saving features of WBFS over reliability/ease-of-use of FAT/NTFS any day when it comes to wii backups.
     
  8. illinialex24

    illinialex24 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Only cool feature is that you dont need multiple partitions I believe for alternate .dol loading.
     
  9. giantpune

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    you don't need multiple partitions as it is for alt dol shit.
     
  10. Wiiwu
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    People in this case, change is for the good. We just need to do a 1 time conversion of games to our fat partition and now we can resize the partition with any tools, we can just grab that 1 game file and pass it on or back it up.

    The tools are there in the release thread, and the file in your FAT partition actually takes up the same space or smaller than in the WBFS partition. This has been tested and confirmed.

    WBFS partiton format is still has its problem, look at the threads related to WBFS issues. Over here, http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=185...t&p=2348304, developer have study it and found issues with it and the library supporting it.

    FAT partition has been around for ages, choose a reliable file system to keep your games.
     
  11. icebrg5

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    Once all usb loaders implement this new feature then it might catch on until then the majority will probably stick to wbfs.
     
  12. 0M39A

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    so the games are scrubbed then, great!
     
  13. NReale3370

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    Yes I can confirm that the games are scrubbed...as I understand it each game is in its own little wbfs filesystem in each file
     
  14. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    I'm hoping this ends up being more a proof of concept. Through what I can see this would work on any filesystem that the ehci module supports, so in the long run this might work on a decent fs or NTFS (which would be much more convenient).
     
  15. giantpune

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    loading games from ntfs should be just the same as from FAT. the issue being now that there are still bugs in the ntfs library. once it works right, you should be able to use it easily.
     
  16. BBking83

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    http://wbfsmanager.codeplex.com/

    WBFS Manager works fine.

    I know the point of this is to not have any managers but if the HDD sits next to your Wii most of the time, you have to transfer the file to it by connecting it to your PC anyway. Makes no difference, still need to transfer it.
     
  17. Edgedancer

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    The main issue that stops NTFS from being used is that no one has written an IOS compatable with that system yet. Hermes 222/223 cIOS supports Fat32 which has allowed this development to take place.
     
  18. transam81

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    i own 31 games, once i have them backed up on wbfs i delete them off my PC. meaning i only have them on my wbfs hdd. if i can't get them back onto ntfs or fat, how wiill this help me?

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    i'm all for change and reliability is always a good thing, but....

    i own 31 games, once i have them backed up on wbfs i delete them off my PC. meaning i only have them on my wbfs hdd plus the retail. if i can't get them back onto ntfs or fat, how wiill this help me?

    it would really be a long drawn out pain if i have to dump each game all over again.
     
  19. FenrirWolf

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    In that case, this is an idea I can get behind.
     
  20. NReale3370

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    You can indeed! If you check in the configurable USB loader thread they've released a tool called wbfs_file that converts pretty much anything to the new format I had 7 games on a flash drive i batch converted, worked like a charm