WiiU & vWii on same SD?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Rob Eich, May 12, 2016.

  1. Rob Eich
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    Hello all, I have a quick question I haven't seen answered anywhere else.

    Can I use my vWii SD(128 GB, modded with lots of games, HB, roms, etc.) with the recent WiiU haxx?
    I'd love to hear from anyone who's tried if it was successful or not reading from it's own folder in the root (likewiiu/apps/... since it differes from the vWii root folder).

    If so, that would be sweet!
     
  2. sj33

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    Yes you can. I think that's what we all do. vWii and Wii U applications go in different folders.
     
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  3. jbuck1975

    jbuck1975 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Thanks for this post. I was wondering the same thing
     
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  4. Nevermore

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    I thought Wii (and vWii) can't handle SDXC, only SD/SDHC?
     
  5. Rob Eich
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    I'm using a Silicon Power Elite SDXC 128GB card with no problems, but it took me a few cards to initially install all of the hacks and Homebrew (needed a 2GB card, non XC). But after it was modded then I could use the larger capacity card.

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    Thanks!!! Just what I wanted to hear. :toot::grog:
     
  6. Dylon99

    Dylon99 Lord of Dank

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    Does this apply for the Wii too?
     
  7. sj33

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    That's a good point - I think you do need a smaller regular SD card to install the vWii exploit itself. But once you've done that, you can copy the files over to your larger SD card.

    It should work fine on the Wii too, though I'm not sure why you'd want such a large SD card on the Wii.
     
  8. 05sonicblue

    05sonicblue GBAtemp Regular

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    Correct, you only need the small card to run the exploit and do the initial hack. Once that's done, you can pretty much use any size (I haven't verified 512GB yet). I also use a 128GB Sandisk Micro-SD inside a Sandisk SD Adapter. I run USB Launcher, emulators, and roms from the Micro-SD. I have also launched GC games for Nintendont from it and use it on my 5.4 through GX2 (Have about 15 WiiU Games)

    I'm actually running into a need to have a 1TB SD just for the vWii
     
  9. hieloco

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    Rob, did you manage to make it work? What does your folder structure look like?

    Cheers!
     
  10. lordelan

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    Same here. Used a 1 or 2 GB card for installation and now I'm on a 128 GB card. Working great.

    Folder structure for what?
    Everything the Wii U needs is in the subfolder SD:\wiiu
    which looks like this:
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    SD:\wiiu\apps\homebrew_launcher\homebrew_launcher.elf
    SD:\wiiu\games\Sonic hates Luigi because he's too green [XXX666]
    SD:\wiiu\saves\
    Only exception is the "install" folder for WUP installer which is here: SD:\install

    The (v)Wii pretty much spams all over the SD root unfortunately.
    This folder is for the homebrew channel and contains your USB loader(s):
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    SD:\apps\
     
  11. AmyGrrl

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    I'm using a PNY 256GB SDXC Card in my WiiU. Formated to Fat32 with 64k Clusters. Works great for WiiU and vWii modding.
     
  12. hieloco

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    Thanks lordelan! This solves my question. I just wondered if there was a way to keep vWii from spamming my root directory!
     
  13. SirBeethoven

    SirBeethoven 3.145.... something. E=mc2

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    Only the Wii games can't. And when you install the Homebrew Channel, you need a smaller SD. The only reason to keep a small SD after that would be to use Project M or CTGP
     
  14. hieloco

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    Amy I just changed a Silicon Power Elite 128gb micro SDXC in Fat32 from 32kb to 64kb clusters with MiniTool Partition Wizard. I'm unsure if it slowed or speeded loading times.
    What's your experience? Have you tried different cluster sizes?
     
  15. hieloco

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    So I kept investigating on the matter. What worked best for me was 16kb clusters.
    Used MiniTool Partition Wizard to make my MicroSD primary fat32 16kb.
    Get about 18.5mb/s read and 9mb/s write sequential + 0.9 ms read and 4ms write accessing time using IsMyHdOk 1.24
    With 64kb clusters I got about 18.5mb/s read and 6mb/s write + 1.3ms read and 33ms write.
    With 32kb clusters I got even slower test results.

    I noticed games having faster loading times with 16kb clusters.
    Anyone has had better results with different settings?

    Here are some of the results:
    16kb
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    64kb
    64kb.JPG
     
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  16. Nsign1

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    can i have Homebrew Content for a Wii and a Wii u on the same SD card, because i only want to have the backup loader for WiiU game as my wii covers everyhting else

    also what would be the best tutorials for starting homebrew on the Wiiu and Vwii should i choose to do that as well

    thanks
     
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  17. CreeperMario

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    Yes, you can use both Wii and Wii U homebrew from the same SD Card. Wii software is stored in sd:/apps and Wii U software is stored in sd:/wiiu/apps. If you're still looking for tutorials, go to the top of the Wii U Hacking and Backup Loaders forum, you will find the tutorials at the top under the "sticky" section.
     
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