running homebrew apps from usb

Discussion in 'Wii - Emulation and Homebrew' started by snakepliskin2334, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. snakepliskin2334
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    snakepliskin2334 GBAtemp Regular

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    hello everyone i have a question and this might have been answered already but there are so many post anyways i was wondering insted of using a sd card to run homebrew apps can you run them from a usb hard drive ? thanks again and i would like to no the steps if possible if someone can help i would really be grateful for it
     
  2. Wiimpathy

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    Hi, yes, you can copy your favorite app to your usb drive, for example JzintvWii to usb:/apps/JzintvWii folder (probably not your fav homebrew). Some homebrews may have problems installed on usb but most will work.
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  3. Drud1995

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    I tend to have problems loading homebrew apps from a Flashdrive. Your best solution is an SD card. They are pretty cheap with a 2 Gigabyte costing around 10 dollars.

    Now, if you plan on using a Flashdrive as a wii game USB loader, your best solution is an 100 gigabyte external harddrive or larger. With 100 gigabytes, you can store around 23 wii games.

    Hope I was of Assistance!
     
  4. ddetkowski

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    simply put your HB apps in SD/apps/app name folder then fire up HBC, select "1" on wiimote, and choose load HB from USB. Done. Layman's terms......
     
  5. obcd

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    I noticed that a lot of emulators have problems when they are started from usb.
    They can't seem to access the usb drive themself to load their config file and roms.
    scummvm and vba-gx are 2 examples of emulators having problems with that.
    Reloading the ios in the emulator fixes the issue, but it requires to recompile the program.