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Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by sniffysniper, Aug 12, 2012.
Is it possible to load a .wad without installing it to the NAND using USB loader GX?
no it's not.
the Wii is not running in an emulated mode, so there's no function to read the Wad content in real time.
USBGX has nothing to do with that, as it's unloaded when the game is launched. If something were possible, it would be with the cIOS, not with the game launchers.
The Wii access the Title's content in the NAND paths, if it's not present it will reboot or display an error.
So, you need to extract the Wad to either real or emulated NAND.
So how do i actually extract the wad to the emulated NAND?
I have already installed several wads to the real NAND using Wad manager 1.7.
if you have an emulated NAND ready in USBLoaderGX, then go to Settings > Features > Install WAD to EmuNAND
select the wad you want to install.
USBGX doesn't install WAD to real NAND. If you want that, use WadManager1.7 (or any other)
I tried to do that, but how do i set up a emuNAND, it throws errors while installing.
"Can't read file sd:/nanc//shared1/content.map"
If you don't have an Emulated NAND, you need to create one.
Either you create a clean new one (with Modmii), or extract your current real Wii's NAND to make a copy of it on SD.
Go to USBGX > Settings > Features > Dump NAND > Full!
it will extract ALL your Wii internal memory to SD:\nand\
Then you can use the Emulated NAND feature of GX :
In the top menu, select the icon "Cover and channel", and select "Channels on EmuNAND" and disable "Channels on NAND" to see the channels located on EmuNAND instead of the one located on your real NAND.
Then, you can use the WAD installation menu.
Thank you. It worked great, i removed all the crap channels from the dumped NAND and installed several .wad channels to the emuNAND.
Some Titles doesn't work on EmuNAND, so you need to install then to Real NAND instead.
You can display both real and emu NAND at the same time, and use category filtering if you want to hide system channels (weather, info, Mii, etc.)
Thanks for the info, thus far everything is working from the EmuNAND
I can't seem to install WADs in my newly created emunand. I may have missed something since the USBloader instructions don't seem to be online. I clicked on "Dump NAND to Emunand" in USBloader. Then 'enter path' and typed in usb2:/nand. When I try to install a wad to emunand it says "Can't read file USB2:/nand//sys/uid.sys.
Thanks for any help you can provide.
USB Loader GX is only for GC/Wii loading backups only, not for wads, if you wanna install .wad files, install them through YAWMM, just be careful of what you install because you might get a banner brick if you install a wrong .wad
Thanks, I was looking for a way to add wiiware to an emunand on my hdd so that they show up in my games list in USBloader GX as opposed to only being able to install them to the SD card and access them from the Wii home menu, just trying to organize everything into one place. I guess
You are wrong. USBLoaderGX can install Wads to emulated NANDs and launch Channels from both Real NAND and Emulated NANDs. it's not limited to Wii/GC.
The destination path is set in the settings > User paths > Emu NAND Folder : SD;/nand/ (by default)
When you select "Dump NAND" feature, you can either:
- Dump all the NAND --> it will make a full copy of your NAND to the "Emu NAND Folder" currently selected in the settings.
- Dump a path --> it will make a NAND dump of "the path you select" to the "Emu NAND Folder" currently selected in the settings.
The path you select is the path on the NAND.
It's used if you want to extract only a part of the NAND instead of extracting it fully (for example, extracting only the save files, or the Settings)
OK thanks, I assume you were talking about the button marked "everything" in the dump nand menu. That clarifies things. I just did that and now I see all the games from my SD card in there but none of them will launch. It says to change ios to d2x cios, will now have to look into how to fix that.
you need a more recent cIOS, which are usually installed when following modmii tutorial.
You need a "d2x cIOS" version 4+
latest version is d2x version 10
Check the d2x thread or modmii thread to know how to install it.
once you have a d2x cIOS installed, you will be able to launch channels from your EmuNAND.
ok thanks, will get a newer one of those, the d2x cios I'm currently using is probably at least 2 years old. Is there anywhere to check my current version?
in USBLoaderGX, it should display the current d2x version in the Settings > Credits.
You can update either to v8 or v10
I downloaded the d2x v8 and d2x installer, but when I launch the installer, where it says "select cios" it only gives me options v4 v5 or v6? What happened to v8? It says my current ios is - 58 v6175
the installer was released before v8, so you need to "add" the v8 information to the installer by unpacking the cIOSv8 7z (rename .zip into .7z before extracting) into the "cIOS d2x installer" folder.
You can see the quick guide here :
OK thanks, I did already do that, I put the d2x v8 extracted folder inside the installer folder. I didn't change the name to .7z before extracting though, so I will try that when I get a chance and see if it makes a difference.