USB Loader partition switching

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Aug 14, 2010

USB Loader partition switching by FGCinHB at 6:24 PM (1,471 Views / 0 Likes) 12 replies

  1. FGCinHB
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    I am currently using USBLoaderGX with a 1tb WBFS hard drive and 500 games loaded on it. I have more then 500 games and am planning to get a 2tb hard drive but the Wii will not recognize more than 500 games. I want to split the 2tb drive into multiple WBFS partitions and load all my games onto them, is there a USB Loader that allows choosing which partition is loaded without restarting the Wii?
     
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    I can choose the partition in GX through options so you should be able to do so as well.
     
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    so it is possible to switch partitions without restarting the Wii?
     
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    Should be, look in options (I use both a wbfs and a fat partition and it can switch between those without any problems, so two wbfs partitions should work as well).
     
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    Well..just for your information
    Wiiflow allows you to change partitions on the fly
     
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    I will never understand why people go though such lenghts when there is a filesystem which simply is not limited to 500 games.
     
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    Some people (myself included) simply prefer WBFS for loading games. For me it's because there's no app to create .wbfs files for the Mac, while there is a WBFS manager.
     
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    Ok, thats a very good reason.

    I was under the impression that there were tools for all important OS (win/mac/linux) to create *.wbfs files.
    I did not check but I thought wiimms wit did both.
     
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    Which file system is that and how do I do it? all my games are .wbfs files, thanks for the help
     
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    I was referring to FAT
    while I still prefer it NTFS bas become a possibility too in the meantime

    if you already have *.wbfs files you can simply copy them by drag'n'drop
     
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    So if I format my drive to fat32 USBloaderGX will recognize more than 500 games? Do i just copy the .wbfs files to the root or do I have to put them in a certain folder?
     
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    I only use CFGLoader
    it expects the games in a folder named wbfs located it the root
    and afaik supports 500+ games
    but I have way less so I cant say for sure

    check GX documentation
    it could limit the number of games on its own
    or not support FAT at all
    I simply have no idea
     

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