WBFS With NTFS Problem
Hey. I recently purchased a 500Gb external hard drive. It's a Western Digital portable drive. Prior to now, i have been using a 32Gb usb drive to play my Wii games from.
I have read a lot online about people who have partitioned their hard drives so that they can use one part for general storage, and the other is in WBFS format so that they can load their Wii games from it.
After partitioning my hard drive, meaning that one part was in NTSF (I have also tried in exFAT format too) and the other was WBFS, i loaded Usb loader GX and tried to launch a game, however, the game wont boot, instead the Wii just freezes on a black screen after selecting the game. All of this means that in order for me to use the hard drive for Wii games, i have to put the whole drive in WBFS format to do so.
Anyone know the solution?
Thanks in advance
you have to set the partition with wbfs files to primary and active.. also.. exFAT wont work.. you need it to be FAT32. you should look around at the guides.. we have them for all three working formats. WBFS/NTFS/FAT32
I followed your guidance, and i now have a partitioned drive, 370GB-FAT32 105GB-WBFS. However, when i try and load a game from it, i get Error #001.
The WBFS partition is both primary and active.
If you formatted to FAT32 why would you make a wbfs partition??? FAT32 will hold almost all types of files..
So I've heard. Problem is I have no idea how to play games from a FAT32 formatted device on the Wii. Also, so far as i know, the only way to put 4GB+ files on a FAT32 device is via a file splitter, which would take ages, especially considering the amount of games i have.
umm.... if you are ripping from original disc than the loader does it for you automatically..
I know that, but there are some cases in which the disk is too scratched to install, and so i have downloaded a backup online.
Hey Fatkippy. I have posted this before. Don't get confused with WBFS formatted drive and wbfs game file format. If you use Easeus partition manager format drive to fat32, set as primary and active. you will have folders called apps, usb loader and wbfs. Check the guides on here. Use wii game manager to move your files or convert ISO files to wbfs Use CFG or GX to rip your originals straight to HDD with your wii.
WBFS format is old not really neccessary any more.
good luck and read lots
Problem solved guys. The only difficulty was putting the games on the harddrive from my laptop. The files are very strangely named. The directories are like: wbfs/GameName[random code]/[Random code].wbfs. To be able to play the games on the wii, they have to be named correctly when put on the harddrive otherwise they wont play. Thanks for all the help!