installing wads via usb drive (not gecko)

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  1. slimpyman
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    is there possibly a way to install wads via a usb drive? i dont have an sd card available
     
  2. samsam12

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    yes, but to install homebrew, you need a sd card. there really cheap.
     
  3. slimpyman
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    i already got the homebrew channel going... its just homebrew channel doesnt support usb drives. am i correct?
     
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    yes, but you can use wiiload if your wii is connected to the internet. once you get it set up, get wad manager 1.1. make a folder called wad in the root of your usb device, then put your wad files there.

    how to set up wiiload: http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Wiiload
     
  5. F0ur2o

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    Wadmanager still requires an SD in the slot even if your reading the wad folder from USB IIRC.

    I could be wrong
     
  6. slimpyman
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    ok... it could be... i keep getting error ret -1

    maybe i do need an sd in the slot. any alternatives, since i dont have an sd card available?

    (i did do a low level format on the usb drive, and its partition is fat. so i dont think its a usb proble,
     
  7. jbloggs

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    Here is a great guide for loading homebrew apps using FTPii

    Homebrew Guide
     
  8. slimpyman
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    I already got the homebrew channel installed... its just i do not have an sd card. nor am i going to buy one. i just want to install some wads without having an sd card. i have a dvd burner, some blank dvds, and a usb drive. it seems the wad manager REQUIRES an sd card to install wads, even if i want to install wads from a usb drive.
     
  9. Richy Freeway

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    Make life easy on yourself. Spend $10 and get an SD card.
     
  10. jbloggs

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    YEs, I understand that you already have the HBC, but that guide will also show you how to install Wads without SD using FTPii, check it out.

    EDIT: My bad, I think it still requires SD card, but that WiiLoad method might work for you.

    other than that, you can get a 2GB Kingston SD card for $7.49 (free shipping) -> Kingston 2GB SD Card - $7.49 Shipped
     
  11. slimpyman
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    yeah. it still seems wadinstallerand wad manager Requires an sd card to install from a usb drive... haha i can load the elf's from wiiload and the wadmanager and installer WILL boot up, its just when i hit button 2 to load from usb drive, i always get error ret -1 errors. haha and i thought installing from a usb drive WOULDNT require an sd card. how dumb ;-) btw, i do have an sd card, but my gf took it with her camera cause she went on a trip. thats why im opposed to buying another sd card ;-)
     
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