What HDD program did you use to format your USB HDD ? Because wbfs2fat converts and EASEUS format it to FAT32 with 64KB cluster size.
Originally Posted by Goathouse
Verify that your HDD is using 32KB cluster size or less, use Acronis Disk Director 11 Advanced : right click your disk/change cluster size/current cluster size: I use Acronis Disk Director 11 Advanced on three HDD to change it from 64KB to 32KB and I did not lose any data. (I ONLY RECOMMEND ACRONIS BECAUSE NO DATA LOSS)If you use any other HDD program you will have to backup everything before you change the cluster size.
There is also another method in the guide to see if your USB has 32KB cluster size.
I just get a black screen (no DIOS MIOS splash screen)
Chances are high that your USB2IDE device isn't supported.
- Assure that your HDD is formatted with FAT32, no other FS is supported.
- Only cluster sizes 32KB or less are supported.
- The FAT32 partition MUST be the first primaly partition on the HDD, otherwise it will not work.
- If all the above are ok try another USB2IDE device or wait for an update.
If you have a FAT32 thumb drive, you could try it and if it works, we will know the issue is with the USB HDD.
I backed up hdd and formatted it to 32kb clusters with Acronis, put a game back on for testing, black screen.
The fact that the hbc "blurb" for gx says I have an older version is disconcerting. Is that normal?
EDIT: What is the standard method for updating to r1208?
EDIT 2: The filetree gx created when ripping looks weird to me. All the games' folders have the game name spelled out in it's entirety while the iso itself is generic. Not sure if that's right...
Personally, I don't know any "standard" method. You must be asking if there's a way to update through the HBC or through the Loader itself like you can do with cfg loader.
About that, I do not know. I've always updated the SD card way.
No, that's what I want. How do you do that? How would you go about updating usb loader gx to r1208 on the sd card?
Turn off NMM, keep the settings default. You could also try DMToolbox to install or convert the game.
Originally Posted by Goathouse
That is the only way right now to update GX, the meta was not updated so it will say the older version, but it is R1208, it is considered beta, so you cannot update from the wii wifi yet, like the other USB Loaders.
If you go to GX Settings / Credits it will show you the current version. Click on the star to go back
You could also edit the meta to say r1208.
meta.xml is a flat text file that has information required to tell HBC what to show, including the version number. If you don't like it showing the wrong version, then just edit the file to set it to the correct version number. It won't change how GX behaves, only what HBC shows.
Cwjakesteel, you might want to make mention in guide about the meta.xml issue (if you haven't already). You can list as a solution users can edit the meta.xml in Notepad, Wordpad or Notepad++ which will cause the Homebrew Channel to display the correct revision number of the loader.
Correction: I've been using easeUS to format, not Acronis. It's very difficult to tell with easeUS if you've gotten the 32KB formatting, but I got a game to work with a thumb drive, so it must've... Actually, it sort of almost worked -- the load times are atrocious (NBA Street Vol. 3.)
I've got a second, larger thumb drive with which I get a freeze in the percentage count-up while ripping games -- not sure what to make of that.
It looks like the issue is with my hdd external, and yet it worked fine back in the day for usb loading Wii games. Odd.
The bad load times are probably due to the drive, some drives will load slower than others. Of course it's also possible that your IOS 58 is either outdated or not there (I know with WiiMC my videos were very slow to respond to play, fast-forward, rewind etc etc before I installed IOS 58).
For the part about the drive working well with Wii games but having issues with GC games that's explained by the programs. Every program has different compatibility, just because your drive works good with program A doesn't mean it will behave the same with program B.
I posted a syscheck somewhere around here not more than a week ago and was given the all clear. How would I go about double checking IOS58?