I got lucky! But still have a few issues....
I just softmod'ed our Wii just last week using the forum's sticky and the most current versions of all software mentioned there in. While waiting to save for an hdd, I was going through our den where I've a stack of old hdd's. I found an old 250gb Hitachi Deskstar. With the wife's blessing I went over to our local computer store and bought an off brand enclosure. After mounting the drive in the case, then following the fat32 sticky, I connected it up and then used USB Loader GX. And to my amazment it worked. An hour or so later I had the first 20 games of our collection installed. I stopped at this point to make sure everything was working okay.
And this is where I found a few issues. Hopefully I can get some advice on how to fix a few minor problems. Keep in mind I used USB Loader GX to install back-up to the hdd during all this.
1)Chicken blaster loads okay, but the colors are all washed out, and appear nearly black and white.
2)Glee won't load. Locks up Wii, have to reboot it. It is recognized by Wiiflow, and will work from there.
3)MW3 just goes to a black screen and says "loading..." but never actually loads. Like Glee, it will load from Wiiflow though.
4)I was going to mention that after installing Madden 2013, USB Loader GX didn't recognize it. But I did see, and could play it via Wiiflow. Since my wife installed Wheel of Fortune, I can now see Madden's icon in our USB Loader's game menu. Go figure.
It is my plan to add only 10-20 games at a time, so I can go back and make sure everything is working okay. But during this process I did notice an issue that even if everything does work right away without needing any more tweeking, is once you're done with a game, how do you set USB Loader Gx so that I exit the game and return to it's menu screen without having to hit the home button and reboot the wii? I did download USB Loader's ReadMII, and will print it out so I can have a hard copy while I familarize myself with all of it's features. Probably do the same with Wiiflow,
Any help with these issues would be greatly appreciated!