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    I have a bit of a problem, and I'm sorry if this has been answered. I searched the forums and cound't find this question/answer at all.

    So here's some backround info:

    So I'm pretty new to the whole hacking deal. I've had homebrew for a while but the most I did was mod Animal Crossing.

    So yesterday I decided to look up a way to softmod my wii, and I did it sucessfully. And I got a few VC and Wii Ware games via wad manager 1.5. But now I'm finding that actual games can be downloaded. (big DUH on my part) and tried downloading the games via wad manager. Of course it didnt work so I had to delete the channel off my wii. Now I've found the WBFS Manager and figured it out, but more some reason or another the .rar files that I've downloaded won't even go into the "Games to add" section. I've formatted my USB card (a 4 gig Transcend JetFlash V30) but it's still not working.

    I also have a followup question:
    If any of you have done the same, I found this one person (Troa11) who has almost every game on rapidshare. But in the posts they make they say its only compatable with USB Loader v1.1 by Waninkoko. But for some reason I don't find this true, since later versions should support codes from previous versions. So would it be compatable with v1.5? Or even any other USB loaders?

    Thanks,
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    Last edited by JoeTCG; 08-22-2009 at 09:08 AM. Reason: couple of forgotten key words. :P

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    Ok, now I decided to take a different approach and just put the .wad file onto a DVD+R disc. And an error comes up saying that I have to eject the disc and turn off my console. What can I do to make this work?

    Thanks for the help,
    ♪♫JoeTCG♪♫

    EDIT: My console is at cIOS 249, so I don't think this should be a problem, unless you need a modchip.

    But softmodding is the same thing, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTCG View Post
    I have a bit of a problem, and I'm sorry if this has been answered. I searched the forums and cound't find this question/answer at all.

    Now I've found the WBFS Manager and figured it out, but more some reason or another the .rar files that I've downloaded won't even go into the "Games to add" section. I've formatted my USB card (a 4 gig Transcend JetFlash V30) but it's still not working.
    You need to download winrar install that on your PC then you go to the folder with your .rar files in for your game, you right click on one of the files and tell it to extract here. It will extract the .iso file to the same place as your rar files. Then you load WBFS Manager and find your 4 gig card, you should now be able to get it to copy the game onto your card. Sometimes 4 gig game files once transferred can be a lot smaller, don't worry. This is of course assuming your card is compatable check here USB Devices Compatibility List - WikiTemp


    I also have a followup question:
    If any of you have done the same, I found this one person (Troa11) who has almost every game on rapidshare. But in the posts they make they say its only compatable with USB Loader v1.1 by Waninkoko. But for some reason I don't find this true, since later versions should support codes from previous versions. So would it be compatable with v1.5? Or even any other USB loaders?
    It all really depends on the game, if you find one that does not work check here USB Loader v1.x Game Compatibility - WikiTemp


    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTCG View Post
    Ok, now I decided to take a different approach and just put the .wad file onto a DVD+R disc. And an error comes up saying that I have to eject the disc and turn off my console. What can I do to make this work?
    The wii as far as I know will not read a .wad file off a DVD. Also you should really use DVD-R discs. .Wad files are installed with Wad manager. I also suggest you get some brick protection before you go installing anything else.
    Last edited by hawker; 08-22-2009 at 01:08 PM.

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    Joe-
    1. rar files-that is just a type of archival/compression format-like .zip files. You need to download a copy of WinRar. Once installed, use WinRar to click on one of those numbered rar files and extract to your PC. The rar files save as 1 ISO file.
    2.USB Loader GX is a maintained and regularly updated app. I agree that USB Loaders should load, perhaps an outdated description?
    3. SD Card-format first as FAT32 then to WBFS format
    4. Use WBFS Mgr to add ISO to your SD card on the PC
    5. Now back to Wii-use front loader to load your game

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    Thanks, I'll try reformatting my SD card and all of that. But I think my problem Is now is that I can't find a file with the ISO in the file. I do use WinRAR and when I extract the file all that's in there is the .wad. does the computer not read that the ISO is there and only the WBFS manager can? If so why do I extract the files to? (from WinRAR)

    thanks for the help. I really appriciate it.
    JoeTCG

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    Wait a minute...is the game you are downloading a wad? or an ISO?

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    It's a wad, but isn't the ISO just an image file basically?? Or is just one required??

    EDIT: The wad file issaid to be made for te USB loader and is only 1.77 gigs (or MB, my guess gigs but I'm not home to check)
    Last edited by JoeTCG; 08-22-2009 at 02:46 PM.

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    ISO is really an image file. However, in the Wii game arena, DVD games are large like over 3 GB and so are burned and when saved as rar files will be reconstituted by WinRar as an ISO. .wad files are smaller, id saved as rar files, will reconsitute as a .wad file. ,wad files are installed on an SD card formatted as FAT32 and installed by the WAD Manager. Not the WBFS Manager.

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    Yeah, but the wad manager is a wii app, and WBFS is a computer program. Unless there is a computer program that I'm unaware of.

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    Ok Joe,
    There was a little confusion here because the post is identified as a WBFS Mgr problem.
    Let's start again. WBFS Manager is mostly used for playing backup Wii DVD game discs from an external HDD. As wad files are much smaller, those are more typically installed by Wad Manager installed from an SD card formatted as SD32.

    So, now that we know your game is a wad, you should install using Wad Manager. Do you need any more help on this?

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