running games from ntfs

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Dec 21, 2009

running games from ntfs by bert02 at 9:26 AM (1,590 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. bert02
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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."
     
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    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
    Code:
    FAQ:
    
    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
     
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    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:
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    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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