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    Loading USB Loader GB on existing 4.1 softmod

    Just got a HDD, was going to load USB Loader GX today onto an existing 4.1 softmod. Currently use NeoGamma to play off disks.

    Is there anything that I need to look out for (check for certain IOS, etc) to make sure that this will work?

    Thanks!

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    You can do a quick check in Neo Gamma to see if your USB HDD is being recognised, you can also boot games off the USB HDD from within Neo Gamma too.

    You can use other loaders, USB Loader is not even the best loader, so try other options before being tied into one loader:

    USB Loader Releases - WikiTemp

    Read this thread to get yourself going, then look into other options that suit you:

    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...s-usb-hdd.html

    Other game managers:

    WBFS Managers - WikiTemp

    And look into the choices of whether WBFS or FAT32 would suit you better.
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    Thanks! Guess I would be looking for something easy to run so my wife and kids could use it - best suggestion?

    Also, I do not have Priiloader installed, is this necessary?

    As for the WBFS or FAT32, what would make the difference with this? Was ok with the knowledge with the disk loaders, just starting to learn about the USB loaders.

    Quick question - what's the forwarder for? And since I have not loaded any USB loaders on yet, is there something I can use to load a channel onto the home screen to make it easy for wife and kids?

    Thanks again!
    Last edited by ewanioc; 02-14-2010 at 08:41 AM. Reason: updated

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    A forwarder is what puts a channel on the main screen. And you have to format your HD to WBFS in order to play any wii games. FAT32 would be to play other games such a wiiware. I recommend partitioning. But, of course, the choise is yours.
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    I use wiiflow and my 3+5 year old girls can use it.
    Using wbfs manager on a wbfs partitioned drive scrubs the games so you can get lots on it. On FAT32 you have to scrub them or get scrubbed one's.
    Forwarder put a channel on your wii menu which loads the program/loader in your hbc apps folder.
    If you are worried about kids messing up wii you could install preloader and get it to boot to wiiflow on start up and resets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by becksterorange View Post
    A forwarder is what puts a channel on the main screen. And you have to format your HD to WBFS in order to play any wii games. FAT32 would be to play other games such a wiiware. I recommend partitioning. But, of course, the choise is yours.
    You do NOT have to format using WBFS to play Wii games, FAT32 does it and does it just as well, and it is a format recognised by Windows, so no hassles when you plug it into a PC about not being recognised do you wish to format etc,

    FAT32 also plays movies, TV Shows, Music, Emulators & ROMs, WiiWare games and you put the games on the FAT32 exactly the same way as if you used WBFS

    Quote Originally Posted by wiimaster4eva View Post
    I use wiiflow and my 3+5 year old girls can use it.
    Using wbfs manager on a wbfs partitioned drive scrubs the games so you can get lots on it. On FAT32 you have to scrub them or get scrubbed one's.
    Forwarder put a channel on your wii menu which loads the program/loader in your hbc apps folder.
    You can use Wii Game Managers to put the games on the FAT32 or WBFS exactly the same way, you do not have to manually scrub them as you suggest, so much misinformation & disinformation about FAT32 Vs WBFS.

    Managing a FTA32 drive is 10 times easier than a WBFS drive for sure
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    Thanks

    You can use Wii Game Managers to put the games on the FAT32 or WBFS exactly the same way, you do not have to manually scrub them as you suggest, so much misinformation & disinformation about FAT32 Vs WBFS.

    Thanks for info, you learn something new everyday
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    Thanks for all the information. I started using wbfs manager and partitioned the drive using WBFS.

    With WBFS manager it had the option checked to download covers. Do these show up in the manager? Or does it drop it somewhere else?

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