Any ideas about my second question, best way of getting wiiflow to see new games on the USB hard drive?
Refreshing the cache is the only thing that I know. I don't use WiiFlow as my primary loader though, I use CFG mainly.
Hello, I've just completed the Nand process and it's copied onto my external 1 TB HD.
What are the bonuses to using emulated NAND compared to the Wii ? I think I remember seeing that you can run GC games with out a memory card using virutal memory card on emulated NAND.
I want to install game wads so they show up as channels on the main wii interface, I briefly read a GBAtemp guide that said you can set the wii to run emulated NAND only and it wont use the wii. Which means you would constantly require the external HD to be plugged in if you had the wii turned on.
Is there a similar guide for that on this website I only use guides from this site to do anything to the Wii's I own.
You have a whole lot going on in that one post my friend lol!!!
There are a few ways to use emulated nand. The most common way (of which most of us here on this site use) is to load vc/wiware without having to install it onto your real nand. (You install them to your e-nand which is on your HDD). You can also change your Wii game settings in the USB loaders to use partial nand emulation, which allows you to place your game saves on the e-nand (convenient when you transport your HDD around to different Wii consoles). One of the positives to using nand emulation in those ways is that you have a virtually unlimited nand size vs the 512mb that is on the Wii itself.
The other way to use nand emulation is to use SNEEK or UNEEK (S for SD, U for USB). This creates a virtual Wii on your SD or USB that can be launched via the HBC (if you have bootmii installed as an IOS) or you can direct launch it if you have bootmii installed as boot2. Down side is it takes longer to load (first time you boot it takes 2-5 minutes), for a noob its a real pain in the ass to set up, and compatibility isnt as good as using regular nand. Not a ton of bugs, and it has gotten better, but as stated its more for advanced users and people who like to experiment (cant really brick a virtual Wii lol). There is a ton involved with SNEEK and UNEEK, so for most users including myself, the first option is the best.
As far as SNEEK or UNEEK, we dont have any guides here for them because they just aren't a simple viable option for 99.9% of the people who come here. They are much more involved and complicated, and basically do the same thing that we are doing with the guides we already have (albeit in a different manner).
EDIT: I will also add that standard usb loaders such as WiiFlow do not work correctly in S/UNEEK. Games must be converted to a special format and installed in the NEEK nand from what I understand. Sounds like a crap ton of hastle to me tbh...
So if I install wads to the HD nand using showMiiWads it will appear as a channel on the wii interface or is there a loader required to view them such as wiiflow ?
You need to use a loader. I personally use GX, but yeah WiiFlow works too.