Will you never burn Wii games again because of the USB HD Loader?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Link5084, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Yes, my external HD is the only source for Wii games

    1 vote(s)
  2. No, I'll use both

    0 vote(s)
  3. No, I don't want to use Wii games with an external HD

    0 vote(s)
  1. Link5084

    Link5084 Sword & Shield at your service

    Aug 6, 2008
    United States
    I'll never burn Wii games again with my external HD. Thank god for faster load times
  2. Dodi

    Dodi GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 20, 2008
    Me neither. Never again burn a game, just a waste now [​IMG]
  3. sgwiiboy

    sgwiiboy GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 5, 2008
    I see your point but I think I will need to see higher game compatibility with the USB loader before I stop burning for good. At present I can't get MOH2 or Sam and Max to work for example but no doubt in the future I will stop burning. 1) To avoid wasting discs and 2) to hopefully increase the life of my Wii by not using the drive.
  4. Keeley

    Keeley GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 15, 2008
    yeah me 2
  5. thund3rcat

    thund3rcat Newbie

    Dec 23, 2005
    United States
    Still waiting for cheat support, once that comes, HD is the only choice.
  6. ShadowXP

    ShadowXP ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Dec 20, 2002
    I'm not converting to the loader yet. I have a 300GB external I'm gonna use but it just seems way too unstable right now with a pretty mixed compatibility. Plus, I have 70+ DVDs burnt already and they all work perfectly fine with the backup launcher, I don't really have a need for the HD loader yet [​IMG]
  7. BryceOne

    BryceOne Newbie

    Yes, I'll always want a backup on DVD.. You're HD could go bad, or just need to install to a newer HD.
  8. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

    Nov 27, 2006
    no because loading games via usb is slow and a lot of games do not work with the loader, it's the same problem on the ps3 with ps2 games, half the games don't load, it's just not practical enough and all my games are on dvd anyway it would takes a long time to rip them to a hard drive, and speaking of hard drives i don't even have a spare external anyway.

    oh and the fact that it's not easy to get the loader to work on the wii currently anyway, you need linux or something?
  9. Arm the Homeless

    Arm the Homeless Custom Title

    May 26, 2008
    United States
  10. AdamBrunt

    AdamBrunt GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 24, 2003
    With the wifi connection in my house being next to useless ... until USB Loader offers "multiple USB device" support, I will still need to use DVD backups for games I play regularly online (such as Mario Kart) and games like RB2 and Sing It.
  11. sgwiiboy

    sgwiiboy GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 5, 2008
    LOL I find it so funny that so many people are saying this. Can't you just play the game properly without cheating?
  12. slashi

    slashi Member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Gambia, The
    Damn, bought 200 DVD-R last week and now this [​IMG]
    No, I will never burn again Wii Games.

  13. fedgerama

    fedgerama Advanced Member

    Jan 4, 2009
    United States
    I still have a giant stack of 30+ DVDs to use, and I don't have a large external hard drive at the moment, so I'll probably stick with DVDs until the USB Loader becomes the best possible way to play games.
  14. feidhlim1986

    feidhlim1986 GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 18, 2008
    I was just think that. I haven't used cheat on Wii yet. Dont see the point.
    I've converted 100% to HDD Loading. Much faster load times in games. Dunno what jalaneme was on about saying USB is slow? Dont think you understand the actually speed of the Wii's DVD Drive Vs USB2.0

    All the games I have in my HDD work 100%, so for me compatibility is perfect, I often see that its crap games I will never want to play are the ones that have issues.
  15. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

    Former Staff
    Oct 14, 2007
    Pto. Vallarta
    Well I try the games with the USB Loader before burn, that's for sure, if the games sucks, then I'll just waste my dow....err......buying time, and not a DVD, they're not cheap and each sucker game damage the enviroment...!!! [​IMG]
  16. games2007

    games2007 GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 28, 2008
    United States
    Um, he probably is skeptical about this new method and underestimates the speed.
    I don't blame him.
    I didn't expect it to be this fast.
    I thought it'd be about as fast as disks until I did a double take at the video loading time.
    I tested it out for myself and I'm amazed at how much faster things load in Animal Crossing: City Folk.
    Also, since the software is relatively new, he probably would much rather wait than researching it, seeing what works, then trying it out.

    Well, I use the USB Loader for some games. I only have a 4GB flash drive.
    I have an 8GB Micro-SD card but the reader won't work with the Wii (I think.)
    I tried formatting to wbfs with my computer. It works with my flash drive but it doesn't work with my Micro-SD card and SD reader.
    I'd love to have Brawl, City Folk, and Super Paper Mario on it (if there's enough space.)
    My mom is definitely considering letting me buy it xD
    I told her I wouldn't need her to buy any more disks after I get the USB HDD.
    I definitely prefer the USB loader over the backup launcher because of the increase in speed.
    In Animal Crossing: City Folk, when I leave my house with the backup launcher/disk channel, (3.4x speed) it takes 14 buses (the bus loading screen pictures)
    to load the open world.
    With the USB loader, I see 1 bus and it appears for a split second.
    It's SO much faster. I couldn't even believe it when I played it the first time. The backup loader makes it annoying to play.
    I quit playing City Folk for this reason alone. I couldn't be a legit player having to wait 10+ seconds every time I went into Nook's shop, and then 10+ more when I left...
  17. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 19, 2008
    United States
    Sandy, UT
    Dude, Brawl texture hacks. Ocarina functionality can offer a lot more than simple WiFi cheating.
  18. Rambytes

    Rambytes GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 4, 2008
    For me, half of my favorite game work with the USB loader and the other don't. But what I love from the USB loader is that whe can change game without change the dvd... i'm too lazy!

    For the speed, i dind't see a real difference from my external hard drive and the dvd.

    Anyway, half of game is better than zero! I just hope that Waninkoko will update his loader to have more compatibility with game.
  19. spiritofcat

    spiritofcat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 20, 2007
    I voted for never burning again, but if I find a game that doesn't work on the HDD and that I want to play then I'll burn it.
    So far the only games I haven't had work on the HDD are Simple Wii Series Vol 4 and 6.

    As to speed, yes, at USB2 it is faster than the DVD drive. I noticed a significant reduction in load times for MadWorld.
  20. Bladexdsl

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

    Nov 17, 2008
    i'll still burn games cos
    1. i like to have a copy on hand in case something goes wrong
    2. i like making covers
    3. not all games work on usb loader that's where my chip comes in [​IMG]