04-07-2009, 03:35 AM
can confirm maxtor basics 750gig- partitioned- works wonders for both ntsc+pal formats. used pc to load iso's in quick time.
04-07-2009, 08:10 AM
Can you guys confirm this process for getting the USB Loader working? Consider it a mini-FAQ / Checklist:
1. Install IOS36 via .wad or installer (I find WAD to be easiest).
2. Install the USB Loader program (basically create a USB Loader folder in your Apps folder and change the .DOL to BOOT.DOL).
3. Format HDD using WBFS.exe on a Windows machine (I haven't done this yet cause I haven't installed Windows on my Mac yet).
EDIT: How do you format a Drive using the Wii? I'm not familiar with that.
4. Plug in your HDD to your Wii USB port and you should be set.
Is this correct? Cause I haven't necessarily got this thing going yet, but that is only cause I haven't formatted my 60gb drive correctly. I'm just trying to streamline the process for those of us who know what we are doing.
Last edited by Gimmeslack12; 04-07-2009 at 08:18 AM.
04-07-2009, 09:05 AM
can confirm 1tb maxtor basics external powered drive works perfectly. just bought from pcworld was £90 ish but told the man tesco were doing iomega 1tb for £70ish so he ordered 1 for me online and picked 1 from shelf and charged me £10 less than instore price.out of the box and hooked it to pc, running vista, vista assighned the letter j for drive, ran the wsfb proggy by nIxx and chose j as drive then hit format, then added all my iso's to the drive j, over 50 all working so far. hope this helps some peeps.
04-07-2009, 09:07 AM
yes basically that all u need to do.
Originally Posted by Gimmeslack12
04-07-2009, 10:16 AM
Any input on formatting a drive through the Wii?
04-07-2009, 11:02 AM
sorry about this question but still unclear will any hdd work will a portable hdd powered off the usb work or does it have to have mains power supply as i want to buy the correct one thanks
04-07-2009, 11:11 AM
here is some useful information for everyone about working drives and games
Originally Posted by luckydog82
USB Devices Compatibility List - WikiTemp
USB Launcher v1 - WikiTemp
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04-07-2009, 12:45 PM
I have a soft modded Wii and I've just installed the USB loader and ripped a back up of Mario Kart with no problems at all.
04-07-2009, 12:51 PM
How do you use your PC to load ISOs? So you copied them from your PCs hard to your external?
Originally Posted by peterpanok
Once the USB loader formats the external drive via the Wii my PC cannot recognise the external as it is an unrecognised format ie not Fat or NTFS.
04-07-2009, 02:17 PM
Yes I know. Downgrading is changing all of the system settings (I'm guessing it would be IOS's and cIOS's) to a lower level version (that of the previous firmware). But I've heard many times that downgrading your console is one of the easiest ways to brick it.
Originally Posted by a.t.h.k
To Everyone: Can anyone confirm USB Loader 1.1 working on system firmware 3.4U with only IOS36-64-v1042 & IOSCustomInstallerRev9 installed? This is the only step holding me back. I just need to insure I don't need to downgrade or upgrade.