A Multi-Purpose Soft Modded Wii
First of all I would like to say hello to the wiihacks community, I have been very entertained reading many posts and modding my Wii (which I bought just so I could mod).
Ideally, I would like to be able to create a Wii that is able to load all of my past nintendo console's (eg, SNES, N64, Gamecube) that I have bought since I was young, in addition to the extra 'bonus' features that come with a modded wii (such as the ability to play disks, listen to music, etc).
Currently I have:
-Followed the Softmod any Wii tutorial by Mauifrog to take my first steps.
-Been able to source the .wad's for many of the old games that I own (though I am a bit upset that there is no Starwars - Racer and Donkey Kong 64 .wad's) .
-Format a new WD hardrive with WBFS and FAT32 partitions to be able to play these Virtual Console games (and having a bit of trouble with Super Smash Bros. but I was able to solve that).
-Been able to use the Wii as a media player.
However, I have been UNABLE to:
-simulate a Gamecube in order to rip/install games on the USB harddrive (such as Super Smash Bros. Melee, metroid prime, etc)
-unable to avoid creating two partitions on my USB Harddrive as I followed the WiiWare/VC using ISO forwarders guide by emuhack.
-unable to convert my 32gb USB Flash Drive into a 'Fixed Disk', which would enable multiple partitions to be created (as briefly mentioned at the end of this guide: http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...tmod-only.html)
So basically, I was hoping to get pointed in the right direction to some guides or provided with some information that I have been searching this website for.
My most important issue is that I would like to EITHER format my USB Harddrive or Flash drive to FAT32, WBFS or NTFS, and be able to run Virtual Console (wiiware is not too important as I only bought two games) games, nintendo gamecube games, and wii games.
I am able to follow this guide, but I am not yet sure if it would enable me to achieve everything that I stated above - http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...ide-fat32.html
I understand that I could use Triiforce to play VC games off a FAT partition, but I am wondering if there are many games that it is not compatible with. I am already able to RIP my Wii games straight into the harddrive (FAT32 or WBFS) by using USB Loader GX or another USB loader supplied by Mauifrog's guide. And I am currently trying to find a guide that is the most reliable for enabling the ripping/installation of GC games onto my USE Harddrive.
These are the threads I am currently considering:
Any input into different or better loaders I could use, how to use only one USB device to achieve the above effectively, and anything else that is interesting, fun or useful is greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot!