Why do I need an SD card for the USB Loader?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Link5084, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Link5084

    Link5084 Sword & Shield at your service

    Aug 6, 2008
    United States
    I heard you can format an SD Card to the WBFS to play games, but I'm planning on using an external HD since it only plays Wii games anyways. Do I still need the SD Card for any reason at all?
  2. koji2009

    koji2009 GBAtemp Maniac

    Mar 13, 2009
    United States
    To install a USB loader channel onto your wii...

    Or to run a USB loader .dol from the homebrew channel...

    Or to use ocarina with the various USB loaders that support it.
  3. wiiNinja

    wiiNinja GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 13, 2009
    United States
    To have box art displayed in the loader
  4. weiff

    weiff GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 18, 2006
    The newest loader has the WBFS support for large SDHC cards. To actually use the homebrew channel and the usb loader they have to be an SD card. There is no way currently to inject them into the Wii's permanent memory cache (nor do I believe there is any reason to do so).

    So a quick easy sum up is: the SD card stores your hacking apps.