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    Need a hand with running HDD games

    Ok, I just finnished modding my wii (with a lot of help from this forum) and I could use a little help with my next step. I would like to make coppies (ISO's I assume) of my original Wii and GameCube games and play them from a USB drive. I've tried finding help on this forum but can't get anyone to list out the steps I need to follow, so if one exists, please just point me in that direction.

    I currently have a Black Wii running v4.2U. I have HBC with Browser and have NeoGamma up and running. Below is my current sysCheck and I will answer any questions I can. Right now I only have a 1.8GB USB drive to work with (for now) so I might not be able to try things out, but I'd like to get everything ready for when I do.

    [SPOILER="sysCheck"]
    sysCheck v2.0 by Double_A
    ...runs on IOS61 (rev 5405).
    Region: NTSC-U
    System Menu 4.2 (v481)
    Hollywood v0x21
    Console ID: 131081560
    Boot2 v4
    Found 55 titles.
    Found 35 IOS on this console. 9 of them are stub.
    IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 778): No Patches
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS12 (rev 269): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 273): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 520): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 523): No Patches
    IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
    IOS17 (rev 775): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS21 (rev 782): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1037): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1550): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
    IOS31 (rev 3349): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 3091): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3348): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3349): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 3351): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS37 (rev 3869): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 3867): No Patches
    IOS50 (rev 5120): Stub
    IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS53 (rev 5406): No Patches
    IOS55 (rev 5406): No Patches
    IOS56 (rev 5405): No Patches
    IOS57 (rev 5661): No Patches
    IOS60 (rev 6174): Trucha Bug
    IOS61 (rev 5405): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 6687): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS249 (rev 17): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS250 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v6
    MIOS v10
    Report generated on 2010/09/13.
    [/SPOILER]

    Thanks for any help!

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    Your softmods look good. You could follow the Softmod Any Wii guide in my signature to bring you a little more up to date if you wanted. You can't run GC games from a hard drive yet but if you Wii is old enough then you can run them and Wii games from a backup DVD-R. You won't be able to find many games to fit on a 1.8G drive so you might want to upgrade that.

    Good luck.

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    Not really many games will work with only 1.8 GB but smaller games will work. Download WBFS manager. Launch the program and once its started, pop in the usb drive (HDD or whatever it is). Actually you should first get a spare thumb drive or a new HDD as youll need to format it anyways in order to play the games. Once you got that brand new drive, use WBFS manager. Once its launched, click on the drive letter and select the drive letter for that drive. Must have the drive plugged into the pc BTW. Once that letter has been selected, click on format. Once its formatted, your ready to go. You can either take the ISO file (games) from your pc and copy them to the drive or you can rip them directly to the drive using the wii. I use usb loader gx. Get that application installed on your wii. Plug the HDD into the wii usb port (cant remember which port it needs to be in) but it must be in the correct one or else it wont work. Once you load usb loader gx, simply pop in a game, any game. If everything is working correctly, youll see a messege giving you some options. Click on rip disc (or whatever exactly it says).
    If I have helped you in any way, please thank me by pressing the little thanks button.

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    Thanks everyone. Im on duty now but I'll give it a try when i get home tomorrow. And I will definately be getting a bigger HDD when I can.

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