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    I have one external drive which already contains many Wii games in wbfs format, however they aren't in a folder. In fact, I don't believe my computer can view the contents of the drive given its formatting, so how do I create a "games" folder for the gc games?

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    I'm not sure what sort of set up you have. I have a drive that has a FAT32 file system. Wii games are in the wbfs folder, this is the new way of doing it. The old way, was to have a wbfs file system with ISOs on it.
    Plug your drive into your PC, but DON'T Format it if windows ask you to. You will lose everything thats on there. If windows can't see it, then it must be a wbfs file system. If window can see it then its probably a FAT32 file system. Although it could also be a NTFS file system, but its unlikely. If its FAT or NTFS, windows will let you open the drive and view all the folders and files. Your games will be in the wbfs folder. If its got a wbfs file system you will need a game manager to view the contents of the drive. You must have the old sort DVD drive or you would already know this. You use your Wii to rip your games? If you do have the old sort DVD drive you might want to consider playing you Gamecube games from DVD. You can get several Gamecube games on one DVD. They work better from a DVD compared to an SD. Don't know about USB, but i'm sure HulkWogan will let us know.

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    Ah, ok. I clearly missed the transition to fat32 for regular Wii games. My entire external is formatted to wbfs. Does this make things headache-y if I want to put gc games on there? (I definitely don't want to load gc from a disc. That's what I've been doing for years and I much prefer usb loading.)

    I install my games using WBFS Manager right now, mostly...

    Edit: I don't know what "old sort DVD" means.
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    I have the old sort DVD drive. Which means i can play DVD movies with Wiimc. Although some of my DVDs don't work since they updated from Wiimc 1.2.6. The best thing about having the old sort drive is that i can use my Wii to rip my games to SD or USB, With a FAT32 file system. I then plug that drive in to my PC, then just drag and drop the games that i need to backup. I have no need for a game manager. The other good thing about the old sort drive is you can play backups from disc. Not really worth it for Wii games cos of the load times, but great for Gamecube games.
    I don't know much about game managers. Their must be a way of getting your ISOs off of your drive, or you have them backed up else where. You might have to rerip them or your game manager may be able to convert them. I think i read somewhere that their is some software that can convert whole drives. I don't know how true that is or how well it works.

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    You can play GC backups without installing DM or anything else, just look up Devolution.

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    Largely, I think I understand how to do this with DM. My dilemma is getting everything to coexist happily on a single external drive and external is currently formatted wbfs, which is not compatible with DM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goathouse
    Largely, I think I understand how to do this with DM. My dilemma is getting everything to coexist happily on a single external drive and external is currently formatted wbfs, which is not compatible with DM.
    Yeah, you should format to FAT32 with 32kb cluster size. That way you can load any Wii Homebrew.

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    Like SNES_Master said FAT32 with 32kb. guide-fat32.html
    GC games only works with FAT32 HDD, 1st partition.
    WII games, GC games, HBC, emulators, WiiMC and everything works perfect from the USB FAT32 HDD
    GC games in "games" folder and WII games in "wbfs" folder.
    Try wbfs2fat it does not delete the WII games you will not lose any games,all your Wii games will be in a wbfs folder on your FAT32 HDD, I use it and I did not lose any games and the wii games and HB stuff all work perfect after.wbfs2fat
    guide-dios-mios
    For dios mios you need FAT32 HDD with 32KB cluster size so after you convert it to FAT32 check the cluster size, if it is 64KB use Acronis Disk Director 11 Advanced to change the cluster from 64KB to 32KB cluster, I did not lose any data and it is very fast also and the games work perfect after.(I ONLY RECOMMEND WBFS2FAT AND ACRONIS BECAUSE NO DATA LOSS) If you use any other HDD program you will have to backup everything.
    Update to USB Loader GX R1200,Replace the boot.dol in your SD or USB /apps/ usbloader_gx with the updated one.( r1200_IOS249)
    Sometimes when you update USB Loader GX, you have to remove the GXGameSettings.GFG file in usbloader_gx app because it was set to use the old USB Loader GX or you have to check your settings to make sure they're correct.
    Try from HBC first and if your USB Loaders channels are forwarders you could try the USB Loader channels or i
    nstall USB Loader GX -UNEO_Forwarder Channel 5_1_AHBPROT.wad for USB Loader GX channel.



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