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    is it possible to put emulators on my HDD in WBFS format??

    Can i put emulators on my HDD
    in WBFS format
    with the program WBFS manager 3.0


    i appreciate any assistance =)

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    Fat32 is the way to go for homebrew. It has the best compatibility.
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    No. Not only emulators but all homebrew can only be stored on a FAT device. It can be FAT16 or FAT32...The choice is yours.

    Quote Originally Posted by dadi40 View Post
    Fat32 is the way to go for homebrew. It has the best compatibility.
    FAT16 and 32 are the same in regards to compatibility seeing as how FAT is the only option. To me it seems like FAT16 loads homebrew faster than 32. I can't provided any evidence though because I've never actually did any real time comparisons.
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    yeah but here is the thing i use a HDD with WBFS manager 3.0 and that only allows one partition to be used so i cant use Fat 32 or Fat16 and use WBFS format i has to be only one ....right?? thats why i asked if i can put it to WBFS format...

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    Say what? You can have as many partitions as you want on your HDD (within limits). WBFS Manager is irrelevant to the equation. For example my 1TB HDD has two partitions. A small 2GB FAT16 partition and the other 930 something GB partition is WBFS. But all of this is a moot point because no homebrew program will run from WBFS. There is no way possible. There is also no way to resize a WBFS partition without starting from scratch. Your best bet if you don't want to start over with your current WBFS HDD is to rely on FAT formatted SD/SDHC cards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by riveraadrian571 View Post
    yeah but here is the thing i use a HDD with WBFS manager 3.0 and that only allows one partition to be used so i cant use Fat 32 or Fat16 and use WBFS format i has to be only one ....right?? thats why i asked if i can put it to WBFS format...
    You can have multiple partitions on one drive. But with the right cIOS installed you can have just one Fat32 partition and run everything from that. Look here
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    thanks to those who replied to this but i have one last question with fat32 as my 2nd partition on my HDD i can have emulators and homebrew apps and run them from my HDD with the homebrew channel??

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    Quote Originally Posted by riveraadrian571 View Post
    thanks to those who replied to this but i have one last question with fat32 as my 2nd partition on my HDD i can have emulators and homebrew apps and run them from my HDD with the homebrew channel??
    Yes but not all emulators support USB. A good majority of the popular ones do though.
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    Partition Assistant

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkcide666 View Post
    Say what? You can have as many partitions as you want on your HDD (within limits). WBFS Manager is irrelevant to the equation. For example my 1TB HDD has two partitions. A small 2GB FAT16 partition and the other 930 something GB partition is WBFS. But all of this is a moot point because no homebrew program will run from WBFS. There is no way possible. There is also no way to resize a WBFS partition without starting from scratch. Your best bet if you don't want to start over with your current WBFS HDD is to rely on FAT formatted SD/SDHC cards.
    You can readjust your partitions with certain apps. I used "Partition Assistant 2.1 Professional Edition". Google it and be prepared and knowledgeable before you attempt. It is an easy program to use, but as always take precautions and have your data backed up.

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