Hacking I converted my disk with WBFS2FAT,now how do I load games?

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Well,I know the thread tittle sounds stupid,but that's quite much how it is.

So,I converted my HDD with WBFS2FAT,and now I wanted to add some games,but the problem is,that the games I previously had on the HDD while it was formatted on WBFS format,are now:

  1. On folders like ''Game tittle''[''Game ID'']
  2. The folders contain a .wbfs file,which is most probably the game,but I never loaded games in .wbfs format,I loaded .isos. (some games have 2 files inside the folder,one in the format of .wbfs and the other one on .wbf1,I wonder what's that too,but I guess it's a split game,and I never splited any game.)
All of the games and folders are on a folder called wbfs,I don't know if that's because of the WBFS2FAT program.

So the questions are;

How can I load games now,should I create folders,rename them with the game's id? What format should they be on?
Will I have problems loading games bigger than 4GB,since the HDD is formatted on FAT32?
If yes,how do I split games?
 

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the place they are (wbfs folder) and filename they have now are already compatible with your USBLoader.
just plug the drive, and it should work.
if it doesn't, it's because the loader still remember that you used WBFS and you have to refresh the partition so it knows you are now using FAT32.

But, like you noticed, all the files are named with codes and it's not easy to know which file is which game.
if you want, you can use a program to move all your files in a subfolder named with your game title.
for example :
/wbfs/New Super Mario bros Wii/filename.wbfs
------------------^
here you'll have the title

-----------------------------------------------------^
here you'll have your game file.


Download Wii Backup Manager
it will automatically rename and move all the games in subfolders with game's title etc.
of course that new folder and filename layout is also compatible with USBLoaders.

FAT32/NTFS tab :
- Store games in separate subfolder
- naming title : Title_[ID] (that's the default naming convention used in USBLoaderGX)
- Split : 4GB
- Automatically update storage convention when drive is mounted

Title tab
misc : use Wiitdb
language : <choose your prefered language>
Click "download title.txt" to get the latest game's titles for that language.
renaming : use wiitdb titles for file and folders name
with these options, next time you "mount" the FAT32 partition in the "drive1" tab, all the games will be renamed automatically.
layout will be :

/wbfs/New Super Mario Bros. Wii [SMNP01]/SMNP01.wbfs
 

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the place they are (wbfs folder) and filename they have now are already compatible with your USBLoader.
just plug the drive, and it should work.
if it doesn't, it's because the loader still remember that you used WBFS and you have to refresh the partition so it knows you are now using FAT32.

But, like you noticed, all the files are named with codes and it's not easy to know which file is which game.
if you want, you can use a program to move all your files in a subfolder named with your game title.
for example :
/wbfs/New Super Mario bros Wii/filename.wbfs
------------------^
here you'll have the title

-----------------------------------------------------^
here you'll have your game file.


Download Wii Backup Manager
it will automatically rename and move all the games in subfolders with game's title etc.
of course that new folder and filename layout is also compatible with USBLoaders.

FAT32/NTFS tab :
- Store games in separate subfolder
- naming title : Title_[ID] (that's the default naming convention used in USBLoaderGX)
- Split : 4GB
- Automatically update storage convention when drive is mounted

Title tab
misc : use Wiitdb
language : <choose your prefered language>
Click "download title.txt" to get the latest game's titles for that language.
renaming : use wiitdb titles for file and folders name
with these options, next time you "mount" the FAT32 partition in the "drive1" tab, all the games will be renamed automatically.
layout will be :

/wbfs/New Super Mario Bros. Wii [SMNP01]/SMNP01.wbfs

Well,I meant how I could load more games,now they are on FAT32 format,they can be read by USBLoaderGx right now,so I dont't have any problems with that.
I mean like,on what format should the games be downloaded, .iso or .wbfs?
 

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any format.
To install a game, use Wii Backup Manager to "transfer" the file to your FAT32 partition.
it will convert and rename the files correctly.


In "file" tab, select the ISO (or wbfs) on your computer
in "drive1" tab, select the FAT32 partition where you have your games
go back to "file tab", check the game, select "transfer > to drive1"
That's all.
 

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So,yeah.It's been a TOO long time since I replied to this post but I'll just update you with the current problem or,whatever it is.
I've donloaded Super Smash Bros Brawl,I've loaded it with the way you told me,and the game loads fine.But,it won't let me PLAY because it will pop out a message saying ''Please insert the Game Disk''.I seriously do not know if this problem happens because of the specific game,or if it is a problem that can happen at any game.I've downloaded about 3-4 different isos (for the same game,of course) and nothing really changed.Does that have to do with the way I load the game? Can it be fixed?

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it could be an issue with your drive or your cable.
it looks like the game's data access is lost : either the drive stop being accessible (bad cable) or the drive stop spinning (sleep mode) or the drive needs more power (use Y-cable if it's not externally powered)

You can also try to defragment the partition.
though, WBFS partition shouldn't be fragmented, converting to FAT32 doesn't fragment it more. so maybe that's not the issue here.
 

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Well,I don't know.I've loaded some other games and they worked normally.The drive makes ''some'' sound which can be heard if I close-up my ear into it.Though,what can be noted is that after I converted it to FAT32,caused problems like games crashing,games not loading (or loading over a try or two) which wasn't something usuall before.I have to admit,that it's been a long time I used my wii since I converted the HDD though.
 

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