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.
     
  7. MarsArtis

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    He said that he's on a PowerBook so not an Intel Mac, therefore WINE won't run on it.
     
  8. stokely77

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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
     
  9. Hielkenator

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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    anyway, wbfs is OUTDATED.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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    wbfs is extremely outdated, use fat32.