Few questions as I'm a noob to all of this.
- What format must the usb drive be? Can I also use portable hdd?
- Does the ISO have to be in a folder on the usb drive or do I just toss it on there?
- I have CIOS and USB Loader GX on a 2GB sdcard thats currently in my Wii. Does that sdcard have to stay in my Wii at all time?
- Last, once I have an ISO on my USB drive how do I play that game? Does that game have to remain on the usb drive or is there anyway to store it on the Wii itself?
Thanks again for the quick response.
It is actually better to use an HDD. For Wii games, your drive can be formatted to NTFS or FAT32. Keep in mind that GameCube games only work on a FAT32 partititon though.
The games will be in a folder called wbfs. Wii Backup Manager creates the folder for you anyways.
USB Loader is loaded from the SD card every time so you need to keep the card in the Wii. You could install the app as a channel on the Wii if you want to free the SD card but I wouldn't recommend it. Homebrew Channel can also load apps from USB, so you could move the app there if you really don't want to use the SD cards. The cIOS files remain stored on the Wii, so no problem in that regard.
The games have to be in the drive, you can't store them on the Wii.