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Please keep all newbie, short answer, or quick questions etc here to prevent clutter in the main forum. Particularly USB Loader questions.

It is suggested that you read any relevant stickies first as you may find you answer is already there.

And if all else fails, use the search engine.

Something like NOOB PARIDISE http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=131...t=0&start=0 but we need it for this forum too.
 

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Can my wii brick if I install WAD's from trusted sites like this one?
I mean, if it works with other people, is there a chance to brick my wii?
I don't want to brick my wii, but I like the SNES channel.

Thank You!

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QUOTE said:
Can my wii brick if I install WAD's from trusted sites like this one?
I mean, if it works with other people, is there a chance to brick my wii?
I don't want to brick my wii, but I like the SNES channel.


yes

If the wad in question is from a different region or hasn't been made properly then yes

EDIT: the snes channel your talking about should be ok if others have tested and said its ok and there isn't usually an issue with what region its from if its an emulator or loader! , if your unsure of a wad and its region then use " freethewads " to convert to u/e/j or region free

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Quick but stupid question:
After I install a WAD file using WADmanager, can I delete it from the SD card?
In other words, does 'installing' the WAD copy it to the internal memory?

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pandora said:
Quick but stupid question:
After I install a WAD file using WADmanager, can I delete it from the SD card?
In other words, does 'installing' the WAD copy it to the internal memory?

Thanks!

Yes, installing a wad means copying it to the wii's nand (its internal flash memory)
After that, you can delete it from SD. However, I would recommend you to keep a copy on your computer. If want to completely remove the wad a later time via wad manager, you'll need the wad file again
 

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Got a quick question for you - i have searched a lot, but can't find a difinitive answer:
- I got it all running - installed CIOS rev10 - USB Loader.
But my harddrive keeps entering sleepmode when playing (Still works, just freezes for a couple of seconds). It's a WD Elements 250 GB.

Can this only be fixed, by taking the harddrive out of the case, and using HDPARM? Or is there a new CIOS that im missing?

If i need to use HDPARM, is there a guide somewhere?


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Is there a backup loader that doesn't need me to format my HDD as WBFS.
As in can I use a standard filesystem such as NTFS or FAT32?

What are the benefits of WBFS?
 

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someperson_12345 said:
Quick Query
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Is there a backup loader that doesn't need me to format my HDD as WBFS.
As in can I use a standard filesystem such as NTFS or FAT32?

What are the benefits of WBFS?

The answer im afraid is no. All the USB Loaders use this filesystem.
WBFS has no use outside of running backups on the Wii so I guess its benefits are pretty limited.
If your concerned that you don't want to use up an entire hard drive for a WBFS filesystem that isn't supported elsewhere, then I suggest you create a partition on your drive.

By doing this you could potentially have 50% of your drive ready to boot isos with the USBLoader (a WBFS parition) and the other 50% for other stuff such as movies and junk (a NTFS or FAT32 partition). This is how I'm using my HDD.

If you need help doing this let me know and I'll try and help you out.
 
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I am interested in trying uLOADER 1.7 and have manged to find base IOS 36, 37 & 38. Is there a game that contains IOS60 ? (I have no WiFi for my Wii because of baby alarms etc. fludding the RF so I want to do a WAD install)

** Edit 21 May 2009 ** Discovered NUS Downloader, don't need any help with this any more !
 

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I used N00bwarrior7's "The Backup Suite" (version 3 not final) to softmod my wii. Gamma was installed as a channel by using his all-.wad installer. That version doesn't have the 002 fix. How do I update to the new version with the 002 fix (I see that it's a dol, not a wad), and do I need to uninstall/remove the old one?
 

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LexLuthor said:
someperson_12345 said:
Quick Query
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Is there a backup loader that doesn't need me to format my HDD as WBFS.
As in can I use a standard filesystem such as NTFS or FAT32?

What are the benefits of WBFS?

The answer im afraid is no. All the USB Loaders use this filesystem.
WBFS has no use outside of running backups on the Wii so I guess its benefits are pretty limited.
If your concerned that you don't want to use up an entire hard drive for a WBFS filesystem that isn't supported elsewhere, then I suggest you create a partition on your drive.

By doing this you could potentially have 50% of your drive ready to boot isos with the USBLoader (a WBFS parition) and the other 50% for other stuff such as movies and junk (a NTFS or FAT32 partition). This is how I'm using my HDD.

If you need help doing this let me know and I'll try and help you out.

I was just hoping I could use my current 120gb iPod as a external HDD, but its formatted in NTFS IIRC.
Problem is if i created a WBFS partition then I won't be able to use my iPod as a music player.
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Thanks anyways
 

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AAlcoholic said:
Quick Question
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I used N00bwarrior7's "The Backup Suite" (version 3 not final) to softmod my wii. Gamma was installed as a channel by using his all-.wad installer. That version doesn't have the 002 fix. How do I update to the new version with the 002 fix (I see that it's a dol, not a wad), and do I need to uninstall/remove the old one?
send me a PM for the link to Big Moe's Installer v3 and it does have the 002 fix in it
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someperson_12345 said:
LexLuthor said:
someperson_12345 said:
Quick Query
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Is there a backup loader that doesn't need me to format my HDD as WBFS.
As in can I use a standard filesystem such as NTFS or FAT32?

What are the benefits of WBFS?

The answer im afraid is no. All the USB Loaders use this filesystem.
WBFS has no use outside of running backups on the Wii so I guess its benefits are pretty limited.
If your concerned that you don't want to use up an entire hard drive for a WBFS filesystem that isn't supported elsewhere, then I suggest you create a partition on your drive.

By doing this you could potentially have 50% of your drive ready to boot isos with the USBLoader (a WBFS parition) and the other 50% for other stuff such as movies and junk (a NTFS or FAT32 partition). This is how I'm using my HDD.

If you need help doing this let me know and I'll try and help you out.

I was just hoping I could use my current 120gb iPod as a external HDD, but its formatted in NTFS IIRC.
Problem is if i created a WBFS partition then I won't be able to use my iPod as a music player.
frown.gif


Thanks anyways

Yeah, I doubt weather your ipod would allow you to create a partition or that it would work as a music player if you could.
I don't know though. There is a chance music might still play if you created a partition. Its at least worth researching.
 

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I am an extreme noob when it comes to USB Loader, but I can find my way around pretty well for the most part, so hopefully I will get this down rather quickly.

I would like to use the Cover Flow USB ISO Loader by Beardface or Coverflow7 USB Loader, by Don Killah and Cdreams. The question is, do I need to follow the Tutorial to using USB Loader v1.1 and FAQs, or do these programs come with everything I need?

Thanks for the info.
 

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BIG MOE said:
AAlcoholic said:
Quick Question
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I used N00bwarrior7's "The Backup Suite" (version 3 not final) to softmod my wii. Gamma was installed as a channel by using his all-.wad installer. That version doesn't have the 002 fix. How do I update to the new version with the 002 fix (I see that it's a dol, not a wad), and do I need to uninstall/remove the old one?
send me a PM for the link to Big Moe's Installer v3 and it does have the 002 fix in it
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After reading these forums, what I actually want to do is get bootmii on (I've installed HBC) and use NeoGamma R2 (unless I'm mistaken, it's the most up-to-date disc loader?). I think I'm short a few of the newer IOS's, and want to also update. How do I go about this (i.e. do i have to uninstall "The Backup Suite" first [if so, I no longer have the wads
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Can just install the newer cIOS rev10 (that is, will it just replace whichever one was installed via The Backup Suite), and then use ???? to get the missing IOS files (go to menu 4.0U, using gecko os and a recent game, dunno how to do this really).


I've been reading, but it's a lot to grasp
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T.I.A.
 

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I'm raging so hard right now - there's Backup Loader Gamma with the 002 fix (which I want to use, which is in my Homebrew stuff) but then I've got the Backup Loader channel (which is just plain old Gamma .3, with autoboot) Pardon me for being so vague, but

I've got a channel that autoboots Gamma 0.3
But on my SD card there's a Gamma 0.3 w/ 002 fix

How would I make that one boot via the channel on my system menu?
 
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