Which USB loader should i use?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by BORTZ, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. BORTZ
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    BORTZ Don't pretend you aren't impressed

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    Wow. I am super confused here. I would really appreciate a little clarification.

    Lets get this started. Im using a softmodded Wii with 4.0U.
    I have the HBC, a bunch of cIOS's and other things. i really dont remember what all cause i just followed a guide and didnt really learn anything.
    I have bootmii and preloader, with hacks.
    Oh and im fakesigned if anyone cares.

    So heres where im stuck. I want to use a USB loader but i have no idea which one to use.
    There are a couple of things im looking for.
    I want to be able to run everthing from the USB, also i would like (if its possible) to be able to dump games from the Wii to the USB drive and be able to access them later and play them.

    Where the hell do i start?
     
  2. quepaso

    quepaso GBAtemp Fan

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    Install Cios249rev15, install cios222/223, then install Configurable USB Loader. Nothing else is needed.
     
  3. BORTZ
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    BORTZ Don't pretend you aren't impressed

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    Thanks [​IMG]
    is there a way to check and see if i already have that installed?

    and what format does my hdd need to be?
     
  4. Dialexio

    Dialexio GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    You can use Title Lister (direct download link) to create a list of installed titles on your SD card.

    You hard drive's volume may use WBFS, FAT32, or NTFS. FAT32 and NTFS require IOS222/223, and NTFS is read-only.
     
  5. shadowtroop

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    Just in case you didn't understand...
    Since Your not sure what you have, just start over,


    1. Run the installer from HERE: http://www.sendspace.com/file/bt05s8
    -choose network install when running on wii-

    2. Install 222 merge 223. What?
    Here's a Guide. To open the .RAR files it tells you to download, use 7-Zip.
    http://gwht.wikidot.com/hermes-ios222-223

    get Configurable USB loader (FAT edition)
    make sure you have formatted at least one partition (or your whole drive) to FAT32

    DO NOT ADD THE GAMES DIRECTLY TO THE FAT32 PARTITION/DRIVE
    instead, add the games using Wii Backup Manager : http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=188295
    now, when you boot up cfg. usb loader, you will see your games on a grey screen. you can boot them now, or you can customize CFG. to have a less bleak look and 002 fixes.

    Just so you know, most uncompressed wii games are 4-8 gigs, so make sure you have space.
     
  6. ChokeD

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    Not that these are not good suggestions and all, just that you may want to educate yourself on the entire situation and make choices for yourself. Not everyone uses the above techniques of loading from usb. No one can say (really) that any loader is better than another. What I can tell you is follow this link to a very thorough guide and collection of resources so as that you are not limiting yourself to an opinionated choice or way of doing things.

    http://sites.google.com/site/completesg/

    My setup:

    3.2U menu
    249cios38rev15
    222 Choose: 38 merged 37
    223 Choose: 38
    USB Loader GX
    1TB Maxtor ext. HDD
    1 WBFS 250GB partition (Triiforce, storage, etc...)
    1 NTFS 750GB partition (WII Games)

    I'm just saying take a look around just a bit that's all. Choosing one specific thing based on others opinions is a real big step when it comes to usb loaders. There is a lot of time involved after making a choice of any kind.

    Bookmark that link, I hope it helps, oh and good luck.
    ChokeD