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    I am also looking for a solution. I haven't tested this out yet, but I have a 4TB NAS partitioned fat32 and looking to setup streamed games, run emulators from the HDD, among other things...

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    Me Too...seems the Wii really only wants a 2Gig SD card or a Flash Drive...I've had no luck adding Roms onto a readable exFat partition or a 4gig sdhc so I can load Roms...I currently use HDD to load Wii Games...on seperate partition...

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    I've gotten to the point that I have one of my emulators on the HDD on a FAT32 partition ... It works great and loads the ROMS from the HDD ....

    what I havent figured out yet is why my channel forwarder (that i downloaded from the zombie guy) doesnt allow the snes emulator to read the HD ...
    If i load the emulator from the HBC then it works fine ... if i use the forwarder installed as a channel .. it doesnt work ... the snes emulator doesnt even see the USB HD at that point .. I havent played around with any other forwarders though .. so it could be just that one ...

    i'm still researching and learning so this issue might have already been resolved ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ardendrunk View Post
    I've gotten to the point that I have one of my emulators on the HDD on a FAT32 partition ... It works great and loads the ROMS from the HDD ....

    what I havent figured out yet is why my channel forwarder (that i downloaded from the zombie guy) doesnt allow the snes emulator to read the HD ...
    If i load the emulator from the HBC then it works fine ... if i use the forwarder installed as a channel .. it doesnt work ... the snes emulator doesnt even see the USB HD at that point .. I havent played around with any other forwarders though .. so it could be just that one ...

    i'm still researching and learning so this issue might have already been resolved ...
    In the main, what can be achieved is using priiloader to boot directly into the HBC, using HBC options to use the USB hard disk (FAT32 partition required of course) as your drive option you can when powering up go straight to HBC and have all the apps & EMUs you need showing on the menu (including your USB Loader for your games on your hard disk), saves having forwarders set up as channels and thus saving you valuable nand memory space and no need for larger SD cards & faster loading from the HDD! Win-win.

    So however you would set up your SD card, just copy the card to the USB hard disk plug back into the Wii and it appears on Wii boot up.

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    K, figured this out...I've always been able to run NES and SNES off the USB, but Sega would not...The partition has to be Fat 32 and has to be primary....thats it...your partition for wfbs will still run WII games and Sega games will load....working for me 4.2U running latest HB Channel...etc.

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    Arden..I have done the same thing. Everything works for other emulators. My nes channel works with the forwarder but the snes says the same thing as what you are getting. I believe it is a problem with the wad. I have checked through all the folders to see if something was spelled wrong as well as tried typing in my own folders but nothing has worked yet. I am just learning the basics really and have not attempted to create my own wads as of yet. I just modded my wii for the first time yesterday and have everything running.

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    TroyTheZombie's Animated Channel Wads - GBAtemp.net


    check out that thread ... it looks like the creator of the channel forwarders i've been using has identified the issue and is working to fix them .. .which is awesome ... cant wait ... says he should have the new ones uploaded before too long ...

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    Im using Wd Elements 1TB partioned like this, 100Gb Fat32 Logical first partion, and the rest (900Gb) in a second partion WBFS primary - active.
    I copy the roms for NES,Snes,Megadrive,Master System, to fat32 partion, but only the emulators that reconize the hard drive, are NES and Snes emulators.
    Genesis and Master system not reconize de hard drive and load the sd card.
    Need some help or some advise, Thanks all.

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    Has Troy fixed the problem? I see a combo pack to download? Has that fixed the problem?

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    ive tried running HBC off my HDD its an HP Simple Save 500GB BUT it is REALLY laggy. Emulators work, but slowly. Also WAD manager and my media player wont work. i think its because of the size of the HDD. A 2GB SD card would be easier to digest i imagine i think ill just run the Roms off my HDD anybody tried using a hub for the usb slot that actually works? i was thinking of using a thumb drive AND my external one for HBC and the other for wii games. let me know please

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