Is it possible to play Wii backups through a SD Card?

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  1. DonnyKD
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    Like through NeoGamma or CFG USB Loader?

    EDIT: Do I have to change the SD card into a .WBFS format?
     
  2. pokefloote

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    To answer your second question, no. WBFS as a file system is now obsolete. Now you can just put .wbfs format games on a NTFS/fat/32 drive in a folder called wbfs and they work the same. (compressed)

    edit: using a wii backup manager. It just converts .iso files into .wbfs
     
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    So what kind of backup loader should I use for the first question?
     
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    Most backup loaders should support SD loading though you may have to edit a configuration file.
     
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    I'm pretty sure neogamma has an sd card loader. I use CFG myself so I don't know for sure. A quick google search tells me that it's possible "with most usb loaders and neogamma".
     
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    I tried NeoGamma, but they told me "No WBFS partition found". Although it may have been an old version.
     
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    Did you have .wbfs games inside a "wbfs" folder?
     
  8. DonnyKD
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    Nope. I'm going to try that out later on though. I'll get back here when I have the results.
     
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    I use CFG and it works fine...well, at least a couple of my friends SD load .wbfs games from a wbfs folder on CFG.
     
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    Last I knew, Neogamma required a WBFS partition on the SD card to be able to load Wii games from.
     
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    Neogamma works only with WBFS partition.
    USBLoaderGX doesn't support loading .wbfs games from SD.

    Other Loaders should support FAT32 SD card for .wbfs files.
    I never tried SD loading, so I don't know which option you have to change, but I guess in cfg, you set it in the configurator or there's an option to specify which device you want to list (USB or SD).
    Take a look at all the settings.
     
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    yes, the CFG config file has an option what to read from - SD, USB or AUTO. I believe AUTO is the default setting.
     
  14. DonnyKD
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    I got it, CFG does support SD WBFS files.
     
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    Why can't I put the ISO files on my SD card it says too large but I know for sure there is enough space for the ISO file.
     
  16. Sticksandstones

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    Use Wii Backup Manager.
     
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    Assuming that's a full 4.4 GB image: FAT32 doesn't support files larger than 4GB-1 bytes.
     
  18. Sticksandstones

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    That is true. Wii Backup Manager will separate it into two files, which will be recognized by your USB loader as a whole file on a FAT32 drive, making it possible to play games larger than 4GB.