GCN and WII backups on a single hdd via vwii not working

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  1. lunaticraze
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    Hello I followed a tut from here https://gbatemp.net/threads/simple-guide-to-install-cios-on-vwii-backup-nand-and-keys.339890/ I seem to have everything in order but my gcn games using another guide from this site is being recognized by usb loader gx but won't load giving me an error message (i can post a pic if someone needs to see the error) while my wii game will display also but when i launch it i get a black screen.

    Im using a 500gb hdd that was formatted with easeus as fat32 with 32kb cluster (?) I have a two tools one for the gcn backups and another for the wii backups (forget their names). I create two folders to the root of the usb hdd (one called games for gcn backups the other wbfs for wii backups) but again I can't not get either to start.

    Any help would be highly appreciated!
     
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    thought id post an update to my situation. apparently i updated usb loader gx and my wii backups are working fine now but the gcn backups still nada.
     
  3. pedro702

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    are you using a y cable? vwii needs y cables for hdds that dont have their own power supply also can you use nintendont directly trough homebrew channel?
     
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    The fuckin' Blue Mountains brah
    Show us the errors and your file and folder structure
     
  5. lunaticraze
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    Yes im using a y-cable and here is the pic of the error.. (bear in mind, in usb loader gx i set the path to auto) I believe that the paths are main/sd/sd/main/sd etc etc..Point is ive played with all paths and most will recognize the games but i cannot load the games because of this error....

    I doubled checked to see if the hdd im using does indeed have a primary partition and according to windows 10 it does...
     

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    Can you launch the gc games directly from nintendont homebrew channel app?
     
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    No It will exit saying that the usb games dir cannot be found....
     
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    im preety sure your partition isnt correct, i remnber a similar issue and only mbr partitions worked or something like that also, if you want to have both gc games and wii games on the same partition why are you using partitions and dont use the entire drive as fat32?
     
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    I am using the entire drive as fat32... with 32kb clusters.... i used easeus and i formatted my entire drive from ntfs to fat32 with 32kb clusters.

    Unless when i formatted it i did something wrong...
     
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    you keep mention partitions so thats why its confusing

    btw what do you have inside the gamecube folders? picture of that?
     
  11. lunaticraze
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    Yes I do have inside pics of the folders for the gc games and yes i just used easeus and realized that their were 3 partitions. I tried to merge them into 1 but it wont allow me. It always has 2 partitions and ive tried using the least space possible and its a 2.0 mb unallocated sector of the hdd. Can you recommed a program that will format my hdd to fat 32 with 32kb entirely?
     
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    tbh i got a random program off the web to do may format and no you never showed what was inside the gcoe52 for example i see no picture of whats inside that folder here.
     
  13. lunaticraze
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    here goes the pic of the inside folder of my gc games. sorry if the shot isnt so clear but its metal gear solid the twin snakes and one .iso says game.iso and the other disc2.iso
     

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    well everything is fine it has to be the formater you used try finding another.
     
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    do you remember the name of the program you used?

    found a fat 32 formatter on the web hopefully this will resolve my problem
     
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    not at all i did this like 3 years ago and i grabed a random formater from the web, just search for another that isnt the one you used it might do the trick.
     
  17. lunaticraze
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    i found a random program, can you give you the name if you want... but still the same problem... sigh...
     
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    tbh my hdd is 64kb cluster maybe try that?
     
  19. lunaticraze
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    ill give it a shot

    well i tried 64kb 32kb im ripping my hair out! same problem. When i format the hdd it will have an unallocated space reserved. I don't know how to merge this space to the entire drive as you said? I made the space about 1.0 mb
     
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    Use this, pick up a usb flash drive formated with fat32, put at least 1 gamecube game inside your GAMES folder and try to lunch it. If it launches the problem is with the partition of your hard drive. I used easus partition manager and made the fat32 partition with 32 kb and set it to primary (this is important).