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    Format to FAT32 from WBFS.

    Hello, I've read that wbfs is considered out of date, so I'm planning to format to FAT32, but I also read that wbfs games are lighter... and I need cIOS 222 in order to run games from a fat32 disc. Is that true?
    what are the differences? should I do it?
    and in order to play wbfs, should I just transform it from ISO to WBFS and then put it in a /wbfs folder?

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    Hi Dude, I guess you are just looking for inspiration. Do not get mixed up between WBFS formatted drives and the wbfs file.
    Format to FAT32 add your apps to the root of Hard drive then create a folder called wbfs, this is where your games will be ripped to in a smaller wbfs file.
    Use mod any wii guide on here to install the full set of cios ( custom input output system) 202,222,223,224,236,247,248,249,250,251. Then you will be good for 99% of games. Most games will run on a base of [56]. keep reading now is not the time for this.

    Regarding the ISO 4.38 gb if you use a game manager or RIP your games with a USB loader the game will be RIPPED That means all the ISO buffering will be removed leaving you with a smaller/ lighter wbfs file .50 < > 4.38gb depends how complex the game is. Then yes it is stored in the wbfs folder. I hope that clears your view of things.

    If you have a Wii game Manager you can copy any games loaded on your WBFS drive to a PC. Format hdd to FAT32 with Easues partion manager then copy them back as wbfs files. Or re rip your original discs.

    It' all an educational voyage!!!
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    Software for converting isos to wbfs files: Wii Backup Manager.

    There is no difference in the final size of the files, it's just that with a FAT 32 drive you are putting already compressed games onto it, whereas with a WBFS formatted drive you are compressing the games as you put them on.

    Let me know if you need any more info, I'll be glad to help

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    Thanks both of you.
    So... I extracted the files from the disc to ISO files xD... should I re-convert them to wbfs with Wii Backup Manager?
    then put them on /wbfs and run them with USBloaderGX thats installed on my wii, using cios 222.

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    You can also rip your disc straight to your usb drive with your wii, via your favorite usb loader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xwalero
    Thanks both of you.
    So... I extracted the files from the disc to ISO files xD... should I re-convert them to wbfs with Wii Backup Manager?
    then put them on /wbfs and run them with USBloaderGX thats installed on my wii, using cios 222.
    Correct.

    Also, install the cIOSs in Grandpa1959's post - they will allow you to play the latest games.

    Alternatively, you can install the cIOSs included in the d2x pack (I did this). They should be (I think) enough for most games to work.

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