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Thread: Loading and Playing Wii Backup Games from USB HDD (softmod only)

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    No, you shouldn't have to do this each time. That would suggest a problem either with the specific revision or the media upon which the config is residing. If the problem recurs, I suggest you try a different revision of USB Loader GX ; easiest thing is to go into the applications settings menu (the gear icon) and do an update. That will, of course, update your revision to the most current.

    If that fails to fix the problem and your config file is sitting on an SD card, I would try a different SD card-format the card as FAT32 using the Full Format option not the Quick format and that will address any media-based problem that might be causing the issue with USB Loader GX having problems writing changes to the config file. Use a high quality SD card such as a SanDisk SD card.

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    laptop or desktop hdd

    done the software part (able to play games from dvd in wii) and i am now working on the hardware part (usb loader)

    few questions
    what is best laptop hdd or desktop hdd
    if i go with laptop when i switch the wii into standby (red light) does the usb also stop the laptophdd
    if i go desktop is it ok to leave it on all the time (as it is powered through the mains supply)

    which one does most people prefer

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    I don't think you fully understand. To load from usb you buy an external hard drive. Check out the compatibility list linked in the guide to find out which one to buy because not all work. You don't hook up a computer to the wii.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkmail View Post
    I don't think you fully understand. To load from usb you buy an external hard drive. Check out the compatibility list linked in the guide to find out which one to buy because not all work. You don't hook up a computer to the wii.
    yes thats why i am asking what people prefer
    the small laptop or the powered desktop hard drives
    laptop or desktop hdd

    done the software part (able to play games from dvd in wii) and i am now working on the hardware part (usb loader)

    few questions
    what is best laptop hdd or desktop hdd
    if i go with laptop when i switch the wii into standby (red light) does the usb also stop the laptophdd
    if i go desktop is it ok to leave it on all the time (as it is powered through the mains supply)

    which one does most people prefe

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkwind View Post
    yes thats why i am asking what people prefer
    the small laptop or the powered desktop hard drives
    You sound as though you're taking a poll, that's not what this thread is for --- nor should it be. This is a personal decision made by a given user with the information presented --- get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    You sound as though you're taking a poll, that's not what this thread is for --- nor should it be. This is a personal decision made by a given user with the information presented --- get it?
    Last i read the title of this topic was
    Loading and Playing Wii Backup Games from USB HDD
    And that is exactly what i am asking about
    ie what is the prefered hard drive a 2.5 laptop one (usb powered) or a desktop 3.5 mains powered hard drive
    If you are not happy with the question or cant answer it then dont reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkwind View Post
    Last i read the title of this topic was
    Loading and Playing Wii Backup Games from USB HDD
    And that is exactly what i am asking about
    ie what is the prefered hard drive a 2.5 laptop one (usb powered) or a desktop 3.5 mains powered hard drive
    If you are not happy with the question or cant answer it then dont reply
    A moderator suggested you look at the compatibility links to see what drives are compatible (certain drives of both sizes/types are). How can I answer (or anyone answer) what is an individual's choice? I strongly suggest you alter your tone, this serves no constructive purpose towards the information you seek --- rather quite the opposite.

    Anything other than this, is a veiled poll --- as I originally stated. You want to start a poll --- by all means, just in a separate thread.

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    OK, let's clear this up w/o cluttering up the thread further. hawkwind-you sofrtmodded about 3 months ago and got your HDD up and running. I remember you were concerned over global vs game settings for the Force Video Option for the USB Loaders. I specifically remember checking on the Force settings of WiiFlow for you because you were so new and it had taken you almost a month to get through the softmod that I decided to check on the settings options for you myself rather than just tell you to look for it.

    So, given the nature of this question posed and the history of our member hawkwind, are you a relative/friend using hawkwind's account? Or is this just a bad communication getting worse-I don't recall such an attitude from hawkwind previously and hawkwind would know the nature of this tutorial having followed it earlier. This is a step-by-step guide to getting the HDD setup to load and play Wii games. There are two links and text in the guide making recommendations to check compatibility if one has an HDD and if not, which ones have good records of performance. Read the guide; check your attitude at the door. Any further posts from hawkwind in the vein should be ignored as requested.

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    Hello

    Everything worked like a charm.
    Just followed the given instructions.
    Unfortunetly I have a d3-2 drive, but managed to install a hdd.
    My only problem now is playing other regions games.
    Even forcing pal they dont load...
    Any hints????

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by oriebirj View Post
    Hello

    Everything worked like a charm.
    Just followed the given instructions.
    Unfortunetly I have a d3-2 drive, but managed to install a hdd.
    My only problem now is playing other regions games.
    Even forcing pal they dont load...
    Any hints????

    Thanks
    Few things to address:

    By fail to load are you seeing a black screen or a flipping black and white screen, or a frozen green screen. Black screen can occur with out-of-region games, but cam also be due a needed IOS is missing. Go HERE and check to see what IOS the game uses to load-read Posts #1 and #2, please. Also some games are need a bit of work to get to play from a backup-check HERE to see if your game is one of these.

    By setting FORCE to PAL, that indicates your Wii is PAL, correct? Because the Force setting is to set the video output to that of the Wii console. If none of the FORCE PAL options work then you need to also explore the other video and language options. There can be a lot of trial and error involved for some out-of-region games. Try different combinations of Force Video, Patch Video, VIDTV, and Language or Region-each loader differs a bit on what those settings. When changing the setting for an individual game, don;t forget to save the setting before trying to load the game.

    If all settings fail, make sure your ISO copy is good. You should also try another loader on your good game copy in case the loader has some issue that another loader can handle. Last thing is to search for an in region copy of your game. If it is a limited distribution game and nothing suggested previously has worked, then you can try to patch the ISO with RegionFrii. These are software patches that remove the region designation from the ISO. They are used less often now as loaders handle the region issue now. Also purists tend to avoid messing with the game ISO as the patches used in the old days also occasionally introduced errors-so leave this for your last resort.

    Bottomline:
    1. make sure your ISO is good
    2. make sure you have the IOS needed by the game to load
    3. Force to Wii console region not the disc region
    4. try other region, video output, and language settings
    5. try another loader
    6. search for an in region game version
    7. use software app RegionFrii on game ISO

    Good luck.

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