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Noob here... Just hacked my Wii but having trouble using USB Loader GX, can anyone help?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by budmonster, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. budmonster
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    budmonster Advanced Member

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    I followed this guide and this guide to hack my Wii. I bought a 64GB drive just for this. I have several ISO games that I backed up to my PC, but I have idea how to put these ISO's onto my USB drive and use USB Loader GX. I have CIOS and USB Loader GX already installed on my Wii, they are on a SD Card that is in the Wii. Could anyone explain what I'm suppose to do, how am I able to play these ISO's?

    Thank you :)
     
  2. justjack

    justjack GBAtemp Regular

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    Use Wii Backup Manager to transfer your ISO files from your PC to your USB drive.
     
  3. budmonster
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    budmonster Advanced Member

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    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.
     
  4. justjack

    justjack GBAtemp Regular

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    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.
     
  5. budmonster
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    budmonster Advanced Member

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    I downloaded Wii BM like you said. I have the ISO file waiting. I have a brand new 64GB thumb drive and a 2TB ext hdd. What do I do now? I want to be able to use my thumb drive and ext hdd for other things besides ISO games. I dont want these devices tied down to only the Wii.
     
  6. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf GBAtemp Guru

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    Don't use the thumb drive on your Wii at all. It probably won't work right.

    If you want to use the HDD for other data either format it as NTFS and be restricted to only Wii games with no save emulation or format it to FAT32 and be restricted by the 4GB file size for other data. IMO, get another HDD to use for other purposes and leave one connected to the Wii.
     
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