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    usb loader question

    Hello, in my wii i have homebrew and usb loader on sd card, can i install this on my wii?? or do i always need a sd card in the Wii

    i still have problems to understand all the files in the wii, dol-files?elf-files? wad files??? don't understand what is what?

    please help.


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    Unless you get a channel wad for USB Loader [not a foreworder wad] you can install it right to the system menu and then you will no longer have to use the SD card. But be aware that without an SD card, you will not be able to download any cover art for the games.

    From Admiral Victorinox's Glossary of terms, hope he doesn't mind,

    .Elf: old program format for the homebrew channel, its only supported on beta 8 or lower.
    .Dol: current program format for the homebrew channel, its supported on all newer, and should work on all older Homebrew channels.
    .Wad: more or less the exe of the wii, they are just installer, there are currently 3 types, IOS, Virtual console, and wiiware, they can brick your wii but its very rare.
    Last edited by s0ur; 12-02-2009 at 09:21 AM.

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    Yes you can. You can use a USB device to load homebrew after it's installed the Homebrew channel.

    dol - Think of it as an .exe file
    elf - Think of it as an .exe file

    wad - An archive, a collection of files bundled together that is installed to a location on the Wii NAND memory chip.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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