Wii to PC via USB can I play games off my PCs HDD?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by GAWD, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. GAWD

    GAWD Newbie

    May 2, 2007
    United States
    Hi I was wondering if it was possible to play games off my notebooks HDD using the USB loader if i connected my Wii to my notebook via USB.

    or does the Wii need to be directly connected to an external HDD?

    If the Wii requires direct connection what external HDD do you guys recommend?
  2. linkinworm

    linkinworm GBAtemp Maniac

    May 30, 2008
    Birmingham (England)
    never going to happen unless someone has ALOT of free time on there hands to write 100s of DIP for CIOS
  3. TroyTheZombie

    TroyTheZombie GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Mar 3, 2009
    Calgary, Canada
    Only works if an external drive is hooked up to the wii.

    Not gonna happen.
  4. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    nope impossible
  5. h_2_o

    h_2_o Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    United States
    I wouldn't say impossible, but more unlikely. remember it wasn't too long ago that people were all up in arms saying HD loading was impossible as well. would it take a good amount of coding, yes, will it actually happen probably not.

    however now that i think about it, the idea might not be as far fetched as we think, the pc serving the app has already been developed with the flatmii pc side app. if someone were to write a wrapper that pushed the data over the network rather than usb it might be done.
  6. wchill

    wchill Resident chillxpert

    Jun 12, 2008
    United States
    If you want that, then I suggest that you buy a FlatMii. You'll need to open up your Wii, but it works very well.
  7. kedest

    kedest GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 6, 2007
    A flatmii modchip would allow that.
    but for the same price you can pick up a cheap external hdd too.
  8. Nueb35

    Nueb35 Member

    Apr 16, 2009
    United States
    very possible, all some one has to do is create a USB driver for the computer, then the driver can send the signature via usb to the wii so that the wii thinks its a flashdrive, or usb hdd.
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