USB Loader GX - loading backups

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by SuMeRiaN, Jan 16, 2013.

Jan 16, 2013
  1. SuMeRiaN
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    I have USB Loader GX and a few wbfs files on flash drive. I am using the top rear slot of the Wii U with no luck. When I load USB Loader GX it just fades to the 12 or so Wii boxed and returns to the Vwii dash. I have never used this program before so I am not sure what to expect. I get the same fade to the boxes and return to the Vwii dash with Wiiflow as well. Tried putting backups on the SD card in different folder structures as described here to no avail either.
     
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    Are you attempting to launch your loaders from a forwarder channel, or from the homebrew channel?
     
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    I loaded the WAD files via YAWMM, now I have what I assume are forward channels for each of the two previously named loaders.
     
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    Try to run it from the HBC first and see how that goes.

    Are you sure you've installed the cIOS correctly? And it's best to use a forwarder rather than the app as an actual channel.
     
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    If either of the apps load from the homebrew channel, then it might be your file structure. Make sure your USB loader GX boot.dol is in /apps/usbloader_gx/ on either SD or USB.
     
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    Thanks again for all the responses, I have TONS of questions however I like to try to solve some of them without filling up these messages boards first. The fix here was to run the usbloader EXE which created the files in the correct structure to drop into my apps folder. I assumed that executing the WAD file was enough, but I know now that is not the case. Thanks again...
     
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    I have had some success and continue to make progress. I have a 500gig external USB drive from Toshiba I would like to use. USB Loader GX hangs on the initialize drive portion of the load. The drive is formatted fat32 . The drive makes an almost thrashing noise when its plugged into the wii U.
     
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    Have you tried a USB-Y cable? I had a WD that made weird noises when plugged in to the WiiU. I got a USB-Y cable because of the low power output from the WiiU's USB ports, and it worked fine ever since.
     
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    I will have to get me one of those and try it out :)
     
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    Just ordered the cable, will let you know if it works. Thanks for the TIP, the drive is a Toshiba Canvio 500 gig.


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    Did it come in? Did it work? Just curious for an update.
     
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    IT WORKED !!
     
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    Glad to hear it. I was actually useful for once!
     
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    Hey guys, some question about USB Loader GX.
    The loader detects my drives, either the 1TB hdd or 4GB stick but doesn't see any game on them. I have iso and wbfs files and tried putting them in the root, in their own folder, in a separate "Wii Games" foder and nothing.
    The only things seen by the loader is the correct memory drive size (with 0 games) and the original disc games from the console optical drive...which I can run anyway :D
     
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    For usb loader gx I have my drive formatted with a wbfs partition with some games, and a fat32 partition (games in wbfs folder [usb:\wbfs\]) with nintendo id names. ie SMNE01.wbfs for New Super Mario Bros.

    edit: I use Wii Game Manager v1.5 to manage my USB HDD
     
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    Thanks for your tips.
    A manager is a must for the USB device or windows is enough to copy/delete/rename?
     
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    windows is enough as long as you arn't using a wbfs partition
     
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    just remember if you are using a fat32 partition files over 4gb will need to be split. ntfs apparently works now (larger file sizes) but i personally have no experience using ntfs with wii/vwii
     
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    Thanks Plunt.
    Today I'll try with an externally powered HDD, FAT32 partition and wbfs files. If I will still get 0 games I'll become very very angry :D
     

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