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    Quote Originally Posted by SMTWTFS View Post
    Hey I asked this question at GBATemp and nobody responded, so I'm hoping someone here can help me with a few problems I'm having with USB Loader GX. I've got it installed and my HDD works fine, I just can't get it to load anything up properly. First off is the app itself. Whenever I load it, I can only see the menu background (a white screen with gray at the bottom) and I can only move the cursor around, but there are no buttons or anything to click. Also the background music plays. However, I have managed to get the menu to appear by putting the HDD in the wrong USB port, then by trying again with it in the right one. This is the only way that I've been able to get the menu to load. I can access everything from it and download covers/disc images, but whenever I try to run a game, everything locks up. The cursor changes to the rock sign and I can still move it around and hover over buttons, but I can't click anything and nothing loads. Can anyone help me figure out what's wrong? I'm running a system menu 4.1 with an IOS 249. I know I've seen something about 222 somewhere but I can't figure out how to install it. (All the installers I've tried don't have it available in the menu for some reason) I've tried both the channel and the forwarder, and even some r899 wad that it came with. Thanks in advance!
    Sounds like your revision or installation of USB Loader GX isn't working right for you. Let's backtrack and start with, not the channel wad and not a forwarder, but the boot.dol or homebrew version first. Download USB Loader GX using the link in this guide-use the boot.dol version, OK? I believe it is in the correct format where you just copy the USBLoaderGX folder to your SD card Apps folder. Inside that USBLoaderGX folder should be a boot.dol file. That's all you need for HBC to see and run the app. Try that and see if on bootup the screen displays IOS249rev14 or 17? If not, stop and go back to re-do the cIOS install part of your softmod. If yes, continue and let's see what happens. If all good, now try the channel wad version of that same revision number.

    You can also try another USB Loader, uloader comes with IOS222/223 because that is what it uses, it actually turns off IOS249 as un-needed during its operation. There is a link to uLoader at the end of this guide-the readme file should describe installation of IOS222. If you need more help to install the Hermes IOS, go HERE.

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    iso / rar help

    some downloads consist of loads of rar files, how do i add these to WBFS manager?? I guess I need to convert them to an iso first??

    thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor7oaks View Post
    some downloads consist of loads of rar files, how do i add these to WBFS manager?? I guess I need to convert them to an iso first??

    thanks in advance
    Use WinRar, 7-Zip, or RarZilla to extract the rar files into an .ISO file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    Sounds like your revision or installation of USB Loader GX isn't working right for you. Let's backtrack and start with, not the channel wad and not a forwarder, but the boot.dol or homebrew version first. Download USB Loader GX using the link in this guide-use the boot.dol version, OK? I believe it is in the correct format where you just copy the USBLoaderGX folder to your SD card Apps folder. Inside that USBLoaderGX folder should be a boot.dol file. That's all you need for HBC to see and run the app. Try that and see if on bootup the screen displays IOS249rev14 or 17? If not, stop and go back to re-do the cIOS install part of your softmod. If yes, continue and let's see what happens. If all good, now try the channel wad version of that same revision number.

    You can also try another USB Loader, uloader comes with IOS222/223 because that is what it uses, it actually turns off IOS249 as un-needed during its operation. There is a link to uLoader at the end of this guide-the readme file should describe installation of IOS222. If you need more help to install the Hermes IOS, go HERE.
    Well I tried reinstalling from the HBC and still the same results, as well as when using the wad version and when redoing the cIOS. However, both the 222 and 223 installed just fine. Unfortunately, I've tried every other USB loader and none worked. Here's the results:

    Configurable USB Loader - Freezes at the title screen
    Neo Gamma - Freezes as soon as I select 'Load from USB'
    ULoader - Asks to format disk to WBFS (which I already did on the computer) and freezes as soon as I say 'yes' to the format (saying 'no' does nothing)
    Ultimate - Menu appears and freezes right away
    Wiiflow - Stuck at 'Please Wait...' screen for both IOS types, and I gave both a LONG time to wait.

    There has to be something I'm doing wrong with all of them. I don't think it could be my HDD because everything works fine on the computer, but I'm not an expert yet. Any other ideas? Thanks again for your help.

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    Hello,

    I have been reading a lot of different things to try and figure out how to play WiiWare games from a USB loader and just got so confused. I would hopefully like someone to confirm if what I have read is right.

    Here is my setup on the Wii:
    1) 4.2 U Softmodded with cIOS rev14
    2) 2 Partitions on a 1 TB harddrive (WBFS is the first partition being primary and active and 500 gig and the other is 500 gig is NTFS)
    3) I use USB Loader GX and WiiFlow
    4) USB Loader GX and other apps etc run from my SD Card through forwarders
    5) NO PRIILOADER (i know its recommended but i stopped at that step and since everything is going fine without it.. i'd figure it be safer than backtracking to try and get priiloader on)

    Here is what I have read from searching the forums ... PLEASE CORRECT ME if I am wrong anywhere
    1) You cannot place WiiWare on a WBFS partition.... also USB Loaders don't load WiiWare
    2) USB Loader GX and some other loaders support FAT32 but the .iso files must be converted into .wbfs
    3) NTFS is still not supported for reading games
    4) In order to play WiiWare from a USB hard drive you have to have it formatted into FAT32 and have a NAND backup on that FAT32 drive.
    5) TriForce is currently the only way to run WiiWare from a hard drive
    6) WBFS Partition must be primary and active in order to use USB Loaders (this part here is what confuses me as some ppl made their FAT32 partition primary....)



    Here is what I plan on doing in order to play wiiware games based on the above
    1) Reformat entire hard drive into Fat32 and store game files as a .wbfs format. This will cause games being bigger than 4 gig to be seperated into partitions (Which reminds me... will USB loader gx still be able to read the game entirely???!! that's interesting if this is true... btw i read this up in the search somewhere)
    2) Since the entire hard drive is now in FAT32 setup a NAND backup and use triforce to play WiiWare games installed on the FAT32 hard drive

    Now here is a question.... do i need to reformat the entire hard drive?

    I have 2 partitions as i said early a WBFS and a NTFS. Can I just format the second partition (NTFS) into FAT32 and somehow get the Wii to read games off that? Or does the FAT32 have to be the primary and active partition? If so then how do I play regular Wii games if the FAT32 is primary and active instead of the WBFS partition.

    UGH i hope this all makes sense. Thanks for any help. Btw please correct any assumptions i have made if they are wrong.
    Last edited by rhchang; 02-08-2010 at 06:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufh_s View Post
    firstly thanks for this wonderful guide! i just have a query when i disk backup using usb loader gx- while installing the game it shows the scrubbed size but the actual game size is saved as 8.45 GB?
    this has happened to all 3 games i installed to my external drive so far is this normal? am i missing something

    i would be really glad if someone would assist is fixing my problem!
    alright forget about fixing this but can anybody at least please reply this is normal? i hope you all got my query right or i am expecting too much fom this forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufh_s View Post
    alright forget about fixing this but can anybody at least please reply this is normal? i hope you all got my query right or i am expecting too much fom this forum
    No, what I understand you to be saying is not normal. As I understand your question, you are installing from game disc to the WBFS-formatted HDD/partition via the Wii DVD Drive using USB Loader GX. All your games are showing in WBFS Mgr as using 8.45GB. Not even if all three of your games were the dual-layer games would they all have identical sizes.

    SSSB-6.98GB; I don't yet have the size for the Metroid Prime Trilogy as that is dual layer too. I don't have an explanation for your discrepancy except that sometimes the files get screwed up in display-the game files are often just fine, just the display of data as I have seen occasionally. Sometimes it just goes away. As I said, I do not know the reason for this, but is is not seen very often. Luck you, right? I hope the games are playing alright for you, though.

    Perhaps either use a different revision of USB Loader GX or try a different USB Loader altogether to see if anything changes? Here is a link in case you want to explore other USB Loader GX revisions: Downloads - usbloader-gui - Project Hosting on Google Code. The channel wad files are to be installed with Wad Manager; .dol files are to be renamed as boot.dol and placed inside a named folder and then placed inside the Apps folder. If SD card file structure as such: SD://Apps/USBLoaderGXrevXXX/boot.dol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMTWTFS View Post
    Well I tried reinstalling from the HBC and still the same results, as well as when using the wad version and when redoing the cIOS. However, both the 222 and 223 installed just fine. Unfortunately, I've tried every other USB loader and none worked. Here's the results:

    Configurable USB Loader - Freezes at the title screen
    Neo Gamma - Freezes as soon as I select 'Load from USB'
    ULoader - Asks to format disk to WBFS (which I already did on the computer) and freezes as soon as I say 'yes' to the format (saying 'no' does nothing)
    Ultimate - Menu appears and freezes right away
    Wiiflow - Stuck at 'Please Wait...' screen for both IOS types, and I gave both a LONG time to wait.

    There has to be something I'm doing wrong with all of them. I don't think it could be my HDD because everything works fine on the computer, but I'm not an expert yet. Any other ideas? Thanks again for your help.
    Just because the HDD works with the PC is no indication of compatibility with the Wii. THe Wii is being asked to do something that it was not created for-play an external USB HDD. That's why all the restrictions of formatting and looking up compatible HDDs.

    Is your HDD known to be compatible with the Wii? If compatible...

    Startup the Wii w/o the HDD plugged in; now run the USB Loader of the moment and when it starts up, now plug in the HDD in the outermost USB Wii port (left or bottom depending on Wii positioning).

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    how do i get the covers that i download to load up in wii flow they show up in wbfs manager when i click on the game they are png files

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    Need Some Help

    Im new to all this so I was wondering if someone could help me out.
    I have 500gb HD for the usb loader but I ran out of room on it so I bought a 1.5tb HD and I basically wanted to transfer everything over. I read on this thread that there is a clone drive button on the WBFS manager. So my question is do I just do all the formatting part of the HD first then hit the clone drive button and that should be all I need to do or what? Any info would be really appreciated.

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