Possible to play both wii and GameCube games using only the SD card?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by ddetkowski, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. ddetkowski
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    ddetkowski GBAtemp Maniac

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    Any help would be great.
    I haven't updated my soft mod since 2012 and used to play off an external hard drive.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bi388

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    Yes, use cfg usb loader for wii games, and use either dios mios lite or nintendont for gamecube games. They can all load from sd.
     
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    Thanks. Keep the sd card formatted as fat32?
     
  4. bi388

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    Many wii games wont fit on fat32 because of its file size limit, you should probably make it ntfs but if everything fits then I *think* that should be fine. I could be wrong, i dont remember much about the recommended formats.
     
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    I've never had a problem. i use the same fat32 drive for Wii, 360, and PS3 games, and only PS3 has had any individual files over 4 gigs being an issue. If you were storing them as isos or something, instead of individual files, might be different.
     
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    Im pretty sure I did load them as isos, either that or its been so long that ive forgotten. I know originally i used the wbfs manager, but im pretty sure that after that method became obsolete i just used the game iso so it needed to be ntfs.
     
  7. smf

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    split .wbfs files work fine on fat32. Using .wbfs files has the benefit that it doesn't need to store the unused space as well, which is useful as sd cards are quite small.
     
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    I still use wbfs manager. It splits up files bigger the 4gb so they fit on a fat32. No need to have separate formats, fat32 is fine. I use an external HDD though.
     
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  9. GreyWolf

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    WBFS Manager supposedly has problems with adding games to a drive that already has them. Wii Backup Manager doesn't have that issue.
     
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