What am I supposed to do with a .WBSF or WBF1 file?

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  1. blueoakleyz
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    Now I know about the harddrive format and I have WBFSmanager but it doesn't recognize these files..

    I'm used to .iso
     
  2. jefffisher

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    put them in a folder called wbfs and play them from a the usb loader
     
  3. blueoakleyz
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    A folder on my USB drive? Cuz Windows does not let me access that drive since it thinks it's a nonsense drive that needs reformatting
     
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    you are confused i think you formatted your drive to wbfs?
    wbfs files go in a regular folder on a fat32 or ntfs formatted drive if you havent already put any games on your wbfs formatted usb go ahead and reformat to fat32 now for simplicity later on
     
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    U can use Wii Backup Manager 2 convert the file 2 ISO or cISO!! lol
     
  6. blueoakleyz
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    No not confused I figured as much. I guess I need to convert it/them to iso.
     
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    A .wbfs file is used for FAT32/NTFS partitions. They can be converted to .ISO with some WBFS Managers (like the already named Wii Backup/Game Managers).

    The .wbf1 file is there because the game is too big to be stored in 1 file (for FAT32, because there's a 4GB limit on files there)
     
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    6 year bump whatever, question - should i keep the wbf1 file alongside the wbfs file (file name the same) for use in usb loader gx?
     
  10. ScarletDreamz

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    wbfs1 is the split section of the game.

    If the game its bigger than 4gb, it will be splitted in 2 files, wbfs, and a wbfs1, this tells the usbloader to continue reading the game on both files.
    since FAT32 only suppors 4gb max.
     
  11. skarmachild

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    Huh, that makes sense then! Didnt think about the 4gb transfer limit thing. Thanks (:

    Edit: So the USB Loader will just load the WBFS file like normal, and then call upon the WBF1 file whenever without error?
     
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