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    How do you get covers on HDD when USB Loader GX is installed as a channel?

    Hi,

    As the title says, how do you (or is it possible to) get covers onto your HDD FAT32 partition instead of an SD card when USB Loader GX is installed as a channel?

    So far, from searching, all I've found is by having the forwarder installed with the wad on the FAT32 partition and then saving all the images on the FAT32 partition but nothing if USB Loader GX is installed as an actual channel itself.

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    GX has the options for alternate paths in it's configuration menu. I never got it to work, then I was never really that bothered.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc99 View Post
    GX has the options for alternate paths in it's configuration menu. I never got it to work, then I was never really that bothered.
    A little point towards where this is please??

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    Don't have it open in front of me but maybe something like a cog icon, that usually means settings. It should be pretty obvious if you open up the settings, something like alternate paths.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    It's in custom paths

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    hi got my games on hard drive and the covers download to hard drive but i still need the sd card in ?????? any help peeps

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    Quote Originally Posted by buster498 View Post
    hi got my games on hard drive and the covers download to hard drive but i still need the sd card in ?????? any help peeps
    The short answer is no you don't need an SD card if you have it as a channel,
    If you have it as a forwarder, SD card or you will need a second partion on the HDD.
    There are pros and cons.

    Taken from USB Loader GX site,

    What are the differences between the forwarder and the channel? Which one should I use?

    First we will start with what is the same:

    Covers and disk images are saved at the SD/USB
    Changes at settings are saved at the SD/USB
    Cheats (ocarina) are saved at the SD/USB

    Both are channels taking space at you Wii memory (NAND)
    Now here is what is different:

    The channel includes the program which is also saved to your Wii memory too
    The forwarder is a link to the program (dol/elf) saved at your SD card or at your USB HDD

    What are the pros of the channel?

    You can play your games without an SD card or a second partition at you USB HDD

    It starts around a second faster
    What are the disadvantages of the channel?

    It takes about 1.8 MB more space at the Wii Memory that the forwarder does.
    If you use it without an SD (or a second partition at you USB HDD) you can't save your settings, you don't have covers and disk images and you can't use cheats (ocarina)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiiJohn View Post
    The short answer is no you don't need an SD card if you have it as a channel,
    If you have it as a forwarder, SD card or you will need a second partion on the HDD.
    There are pros and cons.

    Taken from USB Loader GX site,

    What are the differences between the forwarder and the channel? Which one should I use?

    First we will start with what is the same:

    Covers and disk images are saved at the SD/USB
    Changes at settings are saved at the SD/USB
    Cheats (ocarina) are saved at the SD/USB

    Both are channels taking space at you Wii memory (NAND)
    Now here is what is different:

    The channel includes the program which is also saved to your Wii memory too
    The forwarder is a link to the program (dol/elf) saved at your SD card or at your USB HDD

    What are the pros of the channel?

    You can play your games without an SD card or a second partition at you USB HDD

    It starts around a second faster
    What are the disadvantages of the channel?

    It takes about 1.8 MB more space at the Wii Memory that the forwarder does.
    If you use it without an SD (or a second partition at you USB HDD) you can't save your settings, you don't have covers and disk images and you can't use cheats (ocarina)
    hi wiijohn i have a hard drive partioned for games via wbsf andd the rest as fat 32 the games are installing og and the covers are on the fat 32 partion but when i remove the sd card it all goes pear shaped i have the loder as a channel but dont no what i am doing wrong help need asap thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by buster498 View Post
    hi wiijohn i have a hard drive partioned for games via wbsf andd the rest as fat 32 the games are installing og and the covers are on the fat 32 partion but when i remove the sd card it all goes pear shaped i have the loder as a channel but dont no what i am doing wrong help need asap thanks
    Firstly, You should have, a config, covers and images directory on your HDD.
    Maybe it was installed as a Forwarder, then these files plus usbloader gx in the apps, would be on the SD card.
    So as a Channel with data stored on your HDD removing the SD card should have no effect.
    If as a Forwarder and you remove the SD card, tits up.

    Visually the forwarder looks the same as a channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiiJohn View Post
    Firstly, You should have, a config, covers and images directory on your HDD.
    Maybe it was installed as a Forwarder, then these files plus usbloader gx in the apps, would be on the SD card.
    So as a Channel with data stored on your HDD removing the SD card should have no effect.
    If as a Forwarder and you remove the SD card, tits up.

    Visually the forwarder looks the same as a channel.
    hi so i need to put a folder on my harddrive and name it images also the sd card is blank it as nothing on it no apps folder or any thing then change the path in usb loader to usb / images
    the covers are on my hard drive i dont think is a forwarder could you help me set up and check if its a forwareder or not
    thanks

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