Store Installed VC and WiiWare on HDD/USB?

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  1. ViciousXUSMC
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    I was curious if there is a way to install and run the virtual console games and wiiware titles to a hard drive and use them from a usb loader rather than keep them on the wii memory.

    Also when I first entered the scene all games were .wad files and installed as channels, but I think a friend of mine has like 100+ games that he can load directly from his SD card that are not channels and are .bin files but I could be mistaken. He cant run them anyways he gets a failure, but he swears it worked on a friends hacked wii.
     
  2. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    They are working on it
    Please be patient [​IMG]
     
  3. kedest

    kedest GBAtemp Psycho!

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    nand emulation on sd/hdd will come very soon
    for now, you can use system menu 4.0/4.1 if you have a lot of wiiware/vc games you want to play
     
  4. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    you can install them on a hdd with rev14 and wad manager 1.5 BUT you cannot access or play them rev15 will fix that [​IMG]
     
  5. Blue-K

    Blue-K No right of appeal.

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    Currently, you can't run them straight from a HD. Nintendo offered a way to transfer installed Channels to the SD/SDHC in Menu 4.0
     
  6. ViciousXUSMC
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    Ok thanks for the fast reply's, I understand the situation now.

    So looks like I still need to locate the .wad files and install them, then I can move them into the SD card. Thats fine, Wii memory just runs out too fast.
     
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    This would be nice to have when it comes out.
     
  8. chevygirl

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    Is there any more news about installing vc and wiiware games to a hdd and playing them from an usb loader like wiiflow or something like that? I would like to be able to do this as well.
     
  9. wii knee

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  10. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    not happening any time soon... but triiforce forwarder ISO's work just fine (so the triiforce games show up looking like any other game on your usb loader)... only requirement is fat32 hard drive, good nand dump, and the forwarder ISO and the game saved to your hard drive... i don't even think u need triiforce in the app directory for it to work... but I could be wrong on that last point
     
  11. Slimmmmmm

    Slimmmmmm GBAtemp MoNkEeE

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    uLoader does this now.

    So you can use either Triiforce or uLoader and SD or HDD.
     
  12. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    uloader can do this too? wow! does it read games from an emulated nand like triiforce? or does it read directly from the wad file (this doesn't sound possible to me...)
     
  13. Slimmmmmm

    Slimmmmmm GBAtemp MoNkEeE

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    It's similar to Triiforce, but handles the shared contents differently. It doesn't play ".wads", it unpacks them first. You could in theory play wads, but you'd need to add a LOT of new code per game, this is why imho Waninkoko and Hermes both like the unpacked to files method.

    With uLoader you get the choice of a few emulated nands, you can also save Wii games to SD/HDD and DLC is sort of working too now. Deffo worth having a read up on. [​IMG]