How do you format a drive to WBFS on a Mac?

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  1. Nerdii
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    How do you format a drive to WBFS on a Mac?


    I've got the USB drive I'm going to use already.

    Oh, and I have a 2004 PowerBook G4 (old [​IMG]) and it runs on PowerPC, NOT INTEL!!

    So no Intel apps for me!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. madeirabhoy

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    use usbloader gx to do it on your wii first

    cant remember if wbfs manager for mac can do it as well but i used my wii to format then wbfs manager for mac to put the games on. im on powerpc too.
     
  3. OncleJulien

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    WBFS for MacOS X can indeed format, from the advanced menu option.
     
  4. nando

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    there is a format option but it doesn't really work, from what i remember. i had to used coverfloader to format. make sure the drive is partition with windows master boot record.
     
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    Thanks everybody!!
     
  6. EtherealX

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    WBFS for MacOS X 1.2 is how I formatted my drive on Mac. v1.1 would constantly fail. As previously, mentioned -- just make sure its formatted as FAT first through Disk Utility. You can also run the more popular Windows version WBFS Manager (and WiiScrubber) under WINE.
     
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    He said that he's on a PowerBook so not an Intel Mac, therefore WINE won't run on it.
     
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    I run a mac mini but you can get vmwave for powerpc and the way i did it, all on my mac, was i put windows 7 on a virtual drive using vmware and formatted my drive that way and i use it to put the games on too because wbfs for mac won't find the drive even after its been formatted
     
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    DUDE.....it's 2012, look at the post you reply upon.
    anyway, wbfs is OUTDATED. Fat32 is the way to go now.
     
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    Ideas factory :)
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    wbfs is extremely outdated, use fat32.
     
  13. FlavioB

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    Hi all. I know it's an old thread, but I'm confused: some say "WBFS", some say "FAT32"... so what now? I'm on a MacBook Pro and have a spare 500 GB HDD which I'd like to use for my WII. Can somebody point me into the right direction, on how to proceed to get it working?
    Thanks,
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    Hi Jeannotte - I already got this installed but am unable to achieve any goal. Let's start from the beginning: I want to use FAT32, because I remember being able to simply copy .wbfs files from my MacBook over to my USB HDD. I did this today, but my WII didn't recognize and partition :-/
    Thanks!
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    Last edited by FlavioB, Dec 26, 2017