vWii Hard Drive Not Recognised

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by SplitPixel, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. SplitPixel
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    I have the vWii all hacked and working as expected. It has been patched with all the IOS and CIOS updates. However, when I come to load GX Loader (latest version) it doesn't recognise my external USB driver.

    This drive is externally powered, so I don't believe I need to use the Y splitter cable.

    I have connected this USB drive to the top USB slot at the rear of the WiiU.

    The USB drive I am connecting is from my old Wii console. It works perfectly there with GX Loader. This drive is formatted using WBFS.

    I have another USB drive connected to the front of the WiiU which has WiiU games installed. This is all working as expected.

    What am I missing? Is it because it's formatted using WBFS (I thought that it was supposed to recognise WBFS)?
     
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    Ah thought it might be incompatibility. Good to see there's a conversion process! Thanks for the help.
     
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    The recommended conversion utility above worked flawlessly and was extremely quick.

    Do you have to do anything to the folders / files. They now appear in an WFBS folder with folders for each of the games within. It looks like it's ready to use, but just wanted to check.

    I also noticed that files are in WBFS format and the ones larger than 4GB are split. Do I need to do anything with these files or does GX Loader (and other loaders) simply work with the split files?
     
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    The files are usually split at 4GB because Fat32 doesn't support bigger file sizes. USB Loader works with them perfectly fine.

    WBFS\Game Title [ID]\ID.wbfs is the proper format.
     
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    Just tried it, works fine. Thanks.
     
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