Wiiflow Problems

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Jan 12, 2011

Wiiflow Problems by Red Dragon at 4:53 AM (13,948 Views / 0 Likes) 15 replies

  1. Red Dragon
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    Newcomer Red Dragon Newbie

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    I have wii version 4.3U and the latest wiiflow out there. I partitioned a 320GB hdd hard drive to wbfs. Wiiflow will recognize the hard drive, but it states that I have no games on it. I loaded 3 games each ending in .iso but I am still having problems. Any suggestions???
     
  2. ddetkowski

    Member ddetkowski GBAtemp Maniac

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    start over and re-format the drive to FAT32.
    Then use Wii Backup Manager to transfer the games to the drive with.
    WBFS format is dead, its too unstable, if just one file/transfer is corrupt, the whole drive
    is corrupt. Not so with FAT32....

    Use FAT32 GUI Formatter
     
  3. Red Dragon
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    Ok. I got the FAT32 GUI Formatter and I formatted my 320GB HDD Hard Drive with it. Afterwards, I use the wii backup manager to add the two downloaded games in .iso format and one game in .iso I ripped using RawDump 2.0. The wii backup manager created a wbfs folder in the drive for these games. WiiFlow nor USB Loader GX will not recognize the drive with games. USB Loader GX wants to format the drive. I did that as well, but nothing on my computer will recognize the formatted drive so I can save downloaded games. Help me...
     
  4. Pakatus

    Member Pakatus GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Try the following

    1 - Get your wiiflow.ini file that's under \apps\wiiflow\
    2 - Open it on a text editor.
    3 - Edit the parameter Partition to FAT1.
    4 - save
    5 - Launch wiiflow again and try it.
     
  5. Red Dragon
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    Newcomer Red Dragon Newbie

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    Ok. I must be doing something wrong.

    I did what you told me. In fact, here is what it looks like:

    [ GENERAL]
    allow_texture_compression=yes
    alphabetic_search_on_plus_minus=yes
    box_mode=yes
    cat1=Category 1
    cat10=Category 10
    cat11=Category 11
    cat2=Category 2
    cat3=Category 3
    cat4=Category 4
    cat5=Category 5
    cat6=Category 6
    cat7=Category 7
    cat8=Category 8
    cat9=Category 9
    category=0
    category_on_start=no
    cheat=no
    compress_cache=no
    country_patch=no
    cover_buffer=120
    current_game=RLIE64
    dir_altdol=sd:/wiiflow/codes/alt_dols
    dir_bca=sd:/wiiflow/codes/bca
    dir_box_covers=sd:/wiiflow/boxcovers
    dir_cache=sd:/wiiflow/cache
    dir_cheat=sd:/wiiflow/codes/gct
    dir_fanart=sd:/wiiflow/fanart
    dir_flat_covers=sd:/wiiflow/covers
    dir_music=sd:/wiiflow/music
    dir_themes=sd:/wiiflow/themes
    dir_trailers=sd:/wiiflow/trailers
    dir_txtcheat=sd:/wiiflow/codes
    dir_wip=sd:/wiiflow/codes/wip
    error_002_fix=yes
    exit_to_wii_menu=no
    favorites_on_startup=no
    fbi=no
    game_language=2
    hidechannelsbutton=no
    insertnamehere=
    install_directory=yes
    keep_png=yes
    language=ENGLISH
    last_cf_mode=1
    max_fsaa=5
    numcategories=12
    parent_code=
    partition=FAT1
    returnto=WSNF
    rumble=yes
    sort=0
    sound_volume_bnr=255
    sound_volume_coverflow=255
    sound_volume_gui=255
    sound_volume_music=255
    theme=DEFAULT
    tv_height=480
    tv_width=640
    tv_x=0
    tv_y=0
    url_flat_covers=http://wiitdb.com/wiitdb/artwork/cover/{loc}/{gameid6}.png|http://wiitdb.com/wiitdb/artwork/cover/EN/{gameid6}.png
    url_full_covers=http://wiitdb.com/wiitdb/artwork/coverfullHQ/{loc}/{gameid6}.png|http://wiitdb.com/wiitdb/artwork/coverfullHQ/EN/{gameid6}.png|http://wiitdb.com/wiitdb/artwork/coverfull/{loc}/{gameid6}.png|http://wiitdb.com/wiitdb/artwork/coverfull/EN/{gameid6}.png
    video_mode=0
    vipatch=no

    [RLIE64]
    adult_only=no
    debugger=no
    dol=
    favorite=no
    hidden=no
    hooktype=1
    ios=0
    language=0
    lastplayed=1294783070
    patch_video_modes=0
    playcount=1
    returnto=yes
    video_mode=0

    Yet wiiflow is still telling me that no game titles are found. It gives me two options to select from: Install or Partition. If I click on Partition - It shows FAT1.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  6. Benjay

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    Are you trying to launch .isos from a FAT32 partition ?
    because i don't think that is possible.
    I believe you can use .isos only on a NTFS partition.
     
  7. Red Dragon
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    Nah. They are .iso. I double checked on that.

    This is very frustrating. I am not sure what I am doing wrong.
     
  8. Hielkenator

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    that's your problem.

    you have to have a .wbfs folder on your FAT 32 HD.
    In that folder you must have the folder for each game.

    Wii backup manager can do that for you, it takes care of this whole structure.
     
  9. Red Dragon
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    How? I did select create a wbfs folder and in that folder is the game.

    In fact, this is how it looks:

    FAT32 Drive
    folder: wbfs
    (inside the folder)
    folder: Name of Game
    (inside that folder)
    SIS3OH.wbfs
    and a readme file
     
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    thats the biggest reason why i dumped wiiflow & went back to CFG USB loader.. I added 10 games to the existing ones I had, and from that point on wiiflow refused to see ANY of the games.. YET CFGUSBloader sees all of them without any issues..
     
  11. mesact

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    Why did you partition? On my HDD, the folder is on the root of the drive, and the drive itself is not partitioned, and all of the games are in WBFS form. WiiFlow sees it fine.

    (my drive is NTFS btw)
     
  12. Red Dragon
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    I partitioned because thats what I was told to do.
     
  13. mesact

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    Well, if you want to try, you can use WiiBackup Manager and create a WBFS folder on the root of your drive. Unpartition your drive and keep it NTFS, and it should work.
     
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    changing it to ntfs ONLY if you dont run any apps from your HD. Read that most of the apps will not run from HD if in ntfs, thats why i chose fat32?
     
  15. mesact

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    Why not just run apps from your SD? It makes everything easier, so you can actually disconnect your HDD and still have a functioning homebrew channel?
     
  16. Iceman5

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    Which cIOS rev are you using? Remember you need rev19 or later for wiiflow to recognize a FAT or NTFS drive.
     

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