running games from ntfs

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by bert02, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. bert02

    bert02 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 20, 2009
    iv done some searching but its too many common words to get the answer im looking for

    basicly i want to run my games off an ntfs drive
    i see i need to convert my isos to wbfs but where do i get this program to convert and whats its called
    and have read i have to use hermes cios 222
    also put the games in a folder called wbfs (lower case and in the root of the drive)
    is there anything else i need

    after goggling i eventually found 1 page that linked to this forum with some info on a tool wbfs 1.5 but it was in a wii scrubber thread will this work it also says about splitting into 2gb partitions if im running it on ntfs can i not split it
  2. ante80

    ante80 Member

    Oct 7, 2009
  3. bert02

    bert02 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 20, 2009
    the 1 i have seems to work i can get the game to run so its all good just have a few more questions i want to rip a game from my wii onto the hard drive(ntfs) but it says i have no free space yet i have lots
  4. megamaan

    megamaan Member

    May 28, 2009
    CFG loader? In release notes:

    "libntfs however doesn't seem stable enough for write access at the moment, so the ntfs partition is mounted read-only meaning install and remove can't be done from inside the loader for now."
  5. bert02

    bert02 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 20, 2009
    ah ok thanks saved me alot of stuffing around converting etc to use a ntfs drive when i cant rip 2 it ill stick with my wbfs then

    also with wbfs_file.exe 1.5 it says in the read me
    Q: Can I extract all the games from a WBFS partition to .wbfs files?
    A: Yes, use this command:
    wbfs_file.exe W: extract_wbfs_all D:\wbfs
    Where W: is your WBFS partition and D:\wbfs is the FAT partition on USB
    (or any kind of filesystem on a local hard-disk)
    Q: How to copy all .wbfs files back to a WBFS partition?
    A: Open up CMD where your .wbfs files are and run:
    for %i in (*.wbfs) do wbfs_file.exe W: add_wbfs "%i"
    Q: How to convert all the .iso files to .wbfs files?
    A: Open up CMD where your iso files are and run:
    for %i in (*.iso) do wbfs_file.exe "%i"
    Note: If you write that in a .bat batch file then
    you have to use %%i instead of %i, like this:
    for %%i in (*.iso) do wbfs_file.exe "%%i"
    i can do the first but dont understand the 2nd or third
    whats "%i" can some1 give me a full example of
    copying back to the wbfs drive
    and converting all from iso to wbfs and can i specify a location or does it convert them to the same folder
  6. bert02

    bert02 GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 20, 2009
    CODEZ:\Wii\ISO>wbfs_file.exe "%i"
    wbfs_file.exe 2.3 by oggzee, based on wbfs by kwiirk

    Usage: wbfs_file.exe [OPTIONS] [COMMAND [ARGS]]:

    ÂÂGiven just a filename it will convert from iso to wbfs or vice versa:

    Z:\Wii\ISO>wbfs_file.exe "%i".iso
    Converting %i.iso to .wbfs
    unable to open iso file '%i.iso'

    and read u can compress iso's somehow to have them as iso format instead of wbfs and they take up less space how do i do that
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