USB Loader GX and playing .wbfs games?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by XC-3730C, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. XC-3730C

    XC-3730C GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 10, 2014
    United States
    I have a soft modded Wii, and USB Loader. I used to use WBFS manager to format my 32gb USB stick and install game ISOs onto it, but I recently acquired a collection of games with a wbfs extension. I tried one USB stick formatted in FAT32 format, and the same kind of USB stick formatted in NFTS format, created a wbfs folder on the root, and drag-and-drop copied the gamws with a .wbfs extension to the USB stick(s), but when I load up USB Loader GX, it just goes to a black screen, and I have to turn off my Wii.

    Any help to get .wbfs games working would be appreciated. Perhaps I need a different USB loader, or concerns .wbfs format gamws to another format? My gamws are named like this: Mario Party 8 [RM8E01].wbfs
  2. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    Oct 27, 2002
    Engine room, learning
    the .wbfs files need to be in correct folders, with correct filenames.
    You can't just place all files in the same folder with random names.

    /wbfs/sub-Folder/wbfs file(s) here

    /wbfs/Game's Title [GameID6]/GameID6.wbfs

    /wbfs/New super Mario Wii [SMNP01]/SMNP01.wbfs
    /wbfs/Mario Party 8 [RM8E01]/RM8E01.wbfs

    Now you will thing "how the hell would I get the gameID?"
    you don't. there are tools to place and rename the files and folders correctly for you.

    Download WiiBackupManager (NEVER USE WBFS manager anymore! it's a bad program)

    1 Go to "settings>FAT32" tab
    select "layout format : "Title [ID]"
    select "automatically rename folder name convention at mount"
    select "use subfolders"

    2 go to "settings>Title" tab
    Download Wiitdb file
    enable "use wiitdb names for folders"

    Exit the settings.

    Now, mount your drive in the "drive" tab and ALL your games in /wbfs/ folder will be moved and renamed correctly in 1 second.
    try the drive again in the loader.

    to add games, use that program again. Open the ISO and select "transfer" to copy/rename/split the file into wbfs format.