[USB loader GX] I can´t run the Gamecube roms direct from HD, why?

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Hello! Here am I again

Now trying to put gamecube roms to work from USB HD

I have 2 partitions on the HD, one is exFAT and the other NTFS (this one also have the wbfs folder for wii games)
I copied the games folder with the GC roms to the two partitions, just for testing purposes

At nintendont app, it can show and load the roms, and I guess it loads from NTFS partition

At USB loader GX, it was not showing the games, only the ones on SD card, but I´ve reset the configuration and set it up to access all partitions, all usb ports, etc. etc.
and now it is showing the games. I believe this guy sees both NTFS and FAT partition

But, for some reason, when I try to open a GC game that is stored on HD on USB loader gx, it gaves a message asking to copy the game to the SD card. Apparently it will not allow to play without doing it.

I don´t want to do it since I have little free space on SD. I would want to run the games on USB Loader GX direct from USB hdd. Is it possible?

Both apps Nintendont and USB Loader GX are stored in SD

Many thanks for any advice
 

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I don't know why you're using 2 partitions.. And i think GC games like to be in a fat32 formated partition, but i could be wrong. Anyway, you can try this modified version of USBLOADERGX by @blackb0x , and see if the result is any different.
my guess as to why he has two partitions is he's using the drive on another system or maybe even for pc purposes. ;)
 

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Thank you for the tip,I´ll give a try

Actually I tried first on the same partition of wii games, wich is NTFS. SIce nintendont did not see it, I created the second partition exFAT, and copied the games the folder into there.. So nintendont is working good now but I want use the GX interface because my kid is only 4 and cant read the game names on nintendont.

GX found the games but gives this weird message, something like "this game is on USB drive, you can copy it the SD card now or give up playing it" lol
 

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I thought it would be the the case but without sure. I creatted and formatted partition using the native disks tool from win 10 and it gaveme only ntfs and exfat options so I thought "let´s try, maybe it´s the same thing"

So if I re-format it to FAT32 will it work direct from HDD?
 

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Normaly fat32 with 32k Cluster is the best option for format drives for WiiU. It gives best compatibiltiy for homebrew. Other like ntfs or ext4 "can" work, but there is no guaranty that everything runs fine and Nintendont doesn`t support ntfs.

If still wont run, we can search for other solutions.
 
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I created a FAT32 partition on the HD and put the "games" folder for GC games there.

This way, it loaded OK in the USB Loader GX, as well as the games in WII folder, that are in the NTFS partition.

USB Loader GX is wolking well for both consoles, but, for some reason, Configurable USB Loader stopped to find the wii games "at first" scan. In one USB port, it crashes on the cfg loading logo, on the other USB port, it does not recognize at first, but when I unplug and replug the usb cable it says OK! and show the games. I think this issue is prob because the HD has two partitions?

Not a big issue at all, since I can run everything through GX. I just prefer CFG due to cover flow style and automatic-cover-updates..

But I was wondering: IF this time I format the whole HD as exFAT with 32k cluster and put both folders WII and GAMES in this unique partition, would it work on both apps? would it work on wii flow too? (I shall point that, in that first time that I tested exFat for GX app, and it not worked to play direct from HD, I had not used the 32k cluster)

Is there something like an ultimate universal solution for both consoles fully working on the 3 apps (GX, CFG and wiiflow)?

(I cant do the entire HD as FAT32 because it has a limitation of total size of 32GB)
 
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Hello,

@locomia

make a single partition on your external hard drive in fat32 and you will be fine.

put the three loaders on your SD card (choose the one that suits you)

use this version of Configurable loader v78.11 ==>Configurablel oader v78.11

usb loader gx ==> read games only on USB

wiiflow and configurable loader v78.11 ==> plays games on USB and SD card


Do you have an external hard drive or a USB key?

Recommend ==> external hard drive:yaywii:
 
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(I cant do the entire HD as FAT32 because it has a limitation of total size of 32GB)
Normaly its right. But there already plenty Methodes to expand the size to format a drive or partition up to 2TB.
For example: fat32-larger then 32gb

And best stay on fat32. If u want to try some other Filesystem on your own, wich run all Loader, u can check the requirements for each Loader on there specific Site.
 

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I created a FAT32 partition on the HD and put the "games" folder for GC games there.

This way, it loaded OK in the USB Loader GX, as well as the games in WII folder, that are in the NTFS partition.

USB Loader GX is wolking well for both consoles, but, for some reason, Configurable USB Loader stopped to find the wii games "at first" scan. In one USB port, it crashes on the cfg loading logo, on the other USB port, it does not recognize at first, but when I unplug and replug the usb cable it says OK! and show the games. I think this issue is prob because the HD has two partitions?

Not a big issue at all, since I can run everything through GX. I just prefer CFG due to cover flow style and automatic-cover-updates..

But I was wondering: IF this time I format the whole HD as exFAT with 32k cluster and put both folders WII and GAMES in this unique partition, would it work on both apps? would it work on wii flow too? (I shall point that, in that first time that I tested exFat for GX app, and it not worked to play direct from HD, I had not used the 32k cluster)

Is there something like an ultimate universal solution for both consoles fully working on the 3 apps (GX, CFG and wiiflow)?

(I cant do the entire HD as FAT32 because it has a limitation of total size of 32GB)
You can format any +32GB drive as Fat32 with Guiformat, with 1 partition as you don't need more than that.
 

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Wii backup manager has the option to format to fat32, there is no limit, I have two 1Tb HDD in fat32 without partitions and they work fine for everything.
 
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