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Thread: question about how to setup emulators with my usb hdd

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    Question question about how to setup emulators with my usb hdd

    Ok,
    So I have my nes and snes emulators working on my softmodded wii via homebrew channel on my 2gb sd card. I play my wii games from a usb hard drive. (I have also created a fat32 and a ntfs partition on it).

    My question is can I just put the roms on the fat32 partition and do I need to use a certain file structure like on the sd card. Can I Put the all the emulators and all the games on the fat32 partition without even using the sd card? If so How do I load them from there and what file structure do I need to use. Thanks for the help in advance if anyone can throw me a quick tutorial (im sure its easy) I just cant find it anywhere on these forums.

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    I second that emotion.

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    i also need to know this ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIGIBOMB View Post
    Ok,
    So I have my nes and snes emulators working on my softmodded wii via homebrew channel on my 2gb sd card. I play my wii games from a usb hard drive. (I have also created a fat32 and a ntfs partition on it).

    My question is can I just put the roms on the fat32 partition and do I need to use a certain file structure like on the sd card. Can I Put the all the emulators and all the games on the fat32 partition without even using the sd card? If so How do I load them from there and what file structure do I need to use. Thanks for the help in advance if anyone can throw me a quick tutorial (im sure its easy) I just cant find it anywhere on these forums.
    hmm from what I know, in the HBC, you can load things up from a jump drive, I have done it from a 4 gig usb drive I got at staples formated to fat32, so I would think if the wads where on a fat32 partition on the same hard drive you have your wbfs for your iso's I don't think it would be an issue. I plan on testing this tonight at home [currently at work shhhhhh]

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    please post results!

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    I was able to load roms from a USB drive ... i have a TB external .. i've formated several hundred GB for wii games, but i also made a smaller FAT32 partion where i stored all my ROMs ...

    once in the emulator i was able to simply browse to the HD and find the folder with the roms in it ..

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    hi, did you run the emulator from the usb HDD as well or did you load the emulator from the SD or a channel and then the rom from the HDD? Also is there a tut here somewhere for how to load the emulators. I have searched but can't find anything.

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    I'm still loading the emulators from the SD card / Channels, but the ROMS themselves can be loaded from the USB drive ...

    I would like to know how to make everything work strictly from the HD though ...

    i've been searching and havent found any specific tutorials yet ..

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    Is there a good tut for loading the emu from the SD? I can't seem to find anything easy to follow on that either.

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    this is what i have been looking for aslo...

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