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    All loaders choking...Too many games perhaps?

    So I finally started transferring my wii games to my HDD en masse lately. I recently had 40 or so games working flawlessly on any loader, but my preferred was always GX in channel mode. When I transferred all the games I actually have the number went up to 104. GX will show the first 8 channels and then stop loading (even in list mode it does this- thought all the channels might be too much for the system RAM...nope). If I click on a game it does display, GX will just freeze. Then I tried Cfg (heard it was a little more serious) to find that it would work once. Next time I tried to load a game it threw up an error: memory overlap.
    I've heard GX can see game partitions or WBFS folders on NTFS partitions to up to a size of 512gb. I have a 1tb NTFS partition with about 300 and change gb of games in the WBFS folder. Also here's another fun variable: I torrented certain game packs to my WBFS folder at one time thinking they would just work (wrong file structure won't go into it). When I transferred those games to my folder properly WiiBM logged all the files twice in the disc.nfo file. For a while they were part of the 40+ functional games on there. When i upped to 100+ games I removed the packs from the folder to save space. To futher confound things... though GX would choke at first it would still launch the titles it displayed; it wasn't until after playing fortune st. (a game logged 2x in disc.nfo) that evrything stopped workin and CFG told me error memory overlap.
    I feel like there are a ton of places I could start but I thought maybe someone here had a convolouted problem like this at some point and could save me a lot of teeth pulling in the matter. Thanks

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    I have a single FAT32 partition on a 1.5TB hard drive with over 50 Wii and GC games all showing up in every loader that I use.

    We don't really recommend WBFS formatted hard drives anymore (if that's what you meant, I was a little confused). We do have FAT32 and NTFS guides linked in my signature to show how we recommend formatting a hard drive and multiple methods of installing games to it.

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    Another suggestion, make sure the lock isn't engaged on your SD card and your SD card isn't full (if thats where all your apps are). IIRC both apps write a small cache file to SD for each game you have, so if something is keeping it from being written, chances are that could be a problem.

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    It's an NTFS partition with a WBFS folder that WiiBM created when I transferred my first game. My first partition on the drive is FAT32. I was under the impression FAT32 did not support file systems over 32gb and additional partitions were needed. So instead I put about 30gb of vintage games for the emulators there because those apps don't see any partitions beyond the first.

    Also sorry please humor me... what is IIRC and how much room on SD is needed approximately for cache files for 100 games?
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    Please don't double post. Edit your last un-replied post if it's under 24 hours ...

    IIRC = If I recall correctly

    And Windows native formatter may artificially not allow FAT32 formatting in larger hard drives, but that doesn't mean another program won't be able to do it. See the FAT32 guide linked in my signature.

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