vwii hdd problem/question

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by sketch2k278, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. sketch2k278
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    sketch2k278 Advanced Member

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    Ok I have a 500gb hdd that's inside a NexStar CX usb hdd case (it comes with it's own power supply)
    when I was using this for the Wii U I was able to play the wii u mario bros. from the hdd no problem.

    Now I would like to use this hdd for vWii. At 1st I was using the 32 gb sd card and was playing from that no problem.... so i reformat the 500gb and then transfer everything that was on the sd to the hdd but when I started the vwii plug in the usb hdd (upper back slot) and then powered it on I don't see non of the apps or can play any of my backups.

    My question is even though my hdd case has its own power supply is it possible that I would still need to purchase a Y-usb cable just for the vwii can pick up on my hdd?? or do I just have to set the hdd a certain way just so I can play backups?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. laudern

    laudern GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I could be wrong but I am assuming 2 things made be setup wrong.

    1. Homebrew apps need to be on the sd card, not the HDD

    2. You need a wii game loader on your pc to transfer your wii iso. files to the HDD if you have it formatted to wbfs. You might even need a manager if the HDD isn't formatted to wbfs. Not too sure but I think you do

    I hope that helps.
     
  3. buby78

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    ok the way i have mine setup is:
    1tb hdd formatted 700gb for wbfs and the rest as fat32
    wbfs manager to transfer the wii games to hdd
    on the fat32 side i have it setup the same way i had my sd card
    i installed channel forwarders for my usb loader and my emulators that point to sd and hdd
    hope that can help you out
     
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  4. Ratskull

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    You did select USB from the settings menu didn't you ?
     
  5. rooskie54

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    The Homebrew Channel supports loading apps from a FAT32 formatted USB device.
     
  6. sketch2k278
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    sketch2k278 Advanced Member

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    Thanks buby78 reformatting it to fat32 did the trick
     
  7. buby78

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    getting blazed
    no problem ;) glad i could help