Wii u games and wii games on the same harddrive?

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  1. megaxoom
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    I have installed games onto one USB HardDrive using brazilian method and they are working well. I also have many wii games which are installed on different HardDrive. I wonder can we install Wii and WiiU games on ONE HardDrive instead of two?
     
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    Short answer: No

    Long answer: NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    They are using two completely different file systems. Maybe someday someone will figure out a way, but for now, nope.

    P.S. ALL of us would love this feature so don't think we aren't all praying for it.
     
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    Very soon as either one of these two cases will become reality:
    • Dimok's Mocha CFW will allow redNAND to be inside a folder on a FAT32 drive alongside other folders like wbfs for (v)Wii
    • IOSU will be "exploited that much" (through any kind of custom firmware) that the Wii U thinks, the USB drive is in it's file system although it's FAT32 so regular (or brazilian) installation of games to USB will be inside a folder on a FAT32 drive alongside other folders like wbfs for (v)Wii
     
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    maybe if you install the wii games at VC titles on the wiiU via and move them to the USB . maybe a bit of injection of titles idk. but dont go trying anything im only speculating
     
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    what i do is to use ustealh to hide one 2TB drive that holds Wii and GC backups so i can access wiiu and wii/gc drives as and when needed. works a charm
     
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    Yeah, having to drives this might be the best solution yet.
    However, I can't wait for FAT32 support for the main Wii U stuff. ;)
     
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    What I've been doing is using a HDD SATA to USB docking station and just switching out the drives when needed.
     
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    You have a Wii U and a ustealth Wii drive plugged in at the same time?
     
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    yeah. ustealth of course tricks wiiu mode into thinking only one drive is plugged in. wii mode only recognises the 2nd drive of course as the wiiu drive is formatted differently. any wii home brew/emus that dont work with stealth is saved on sd.

    You maybe interested in a post I created when considering and testing the theory.. https://gbatemp.net/threads/2-connected-usb-hdds-using-ustealth.451454/
     
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    Interesting......I guess I could do that, just never bothered. My Wii drive is a USB 2.0 drive with a Y-Cable where as my Wii U drive is a USB 3.0 drive (no Y-Cable). I guess I could use the USB ports in the front to keep them both plugged in. Thanks for the info!
     
  12. kajeinarsson

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    Why not use sd card and the loader cfg to Wii games?
     
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    They don't make SD cards big enough :)
     
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    I use 64gb sd card for wiiU/vwii apps, 3 wii games and 4 gamecube games and have much space left. And 1tb externa hdd for install games. You gonna put all Wii games u get?
     
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    Correction, we are too poor to get this big boi

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    Nah to much memory useless for Wii games i stick to my 64gb. Maybe if i can install wiiU games on it then we talk.
     
  17. xtheman

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    You can have both wii u and wii games on a sd card. No online for wii u though.
     
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    I Only use brazilian method on hdd. Sd is for loadiine gx i got wrong?
     
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    That is BEAUTIFUL! Maybe someday!
     
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    Brazilian is for hdd and system memory. Loadiine GX can run off sd card but some games load slow, other don't work, and no online play