SD card question

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  1. ArviDroid
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    Hi. I am currently looking at how to get CFW and cbhc and such.

    A chaotic guide that seemed legit, said that a SD card with atleast 16 GB was needed for haxchi, plus an external HDD. So I'd need a SD card (16 GB) for the purpose of only providing the hax, even though I would have an external HDD where I'd install the games to? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Kafluke

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    You only need a big SD if you want redNAND. 8gb is big enough to use for installing games to USB.
     
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    Sorry if I got it wrong but did you mean a 8 GB SD card? I really just want haxchi and WUP Installer.
     
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    Yes 8gb SD is fine. Unless you plan on installing a butt load of GC isos. Those run on SD
     
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    Well that would be nice I guess. But let's say I just want Wii U games; a 2 GB SD Card wouldn't be enough then?
     
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    Nah. 2gb isn't big enough to hold a whole Wii U game. The games have to be temporarily copied to the SD so WUP installer can install it to USB or sysnand.

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    Use a PC program like Wii U USB Helper and download your game/updates/dlc

    Copy the folder that it makes with game name in it to the "install" folder on your SD. Launch WUPInstaller and install. (Actually that's for WUP installer Y mod)

    For regular WUPinstaller copy all the files inside of the game name folder to the install folder on SD.
     
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    Oh, so that's how it is. Well I meant the Y mod anyway. Well now I know why the SD Card is needed! Thank you!
     
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    About the gamecube games (/Wii) can they be played from the home menu with vWii? What will it mean when you can run Wii U, GC and Wii games on the same HDD? I'm not well informed on the Wii U scene or about all terms.
     
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    No. You use Nintendont to launch them. Either from the program itself or another usb launcher. You can't share hard drives between Wii U and vWii. vWii is FAT32 and Wii U formats it to its own proprietary format and can't read fat32 USB...yet
     
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    Some titles like Xenoblade X won't fit on a 8GB card though. But 8GB is fine so long as you don't want to play those.
     
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    Okay, I think I got the idea now. Thanks once again!