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

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    Quote Originally Posted by messie View Post
    latest s 0.76 try it

    try installing hermes ios202
    Where can I find the download @, Ios 202?

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    I've installed that also and still nothing, I did notice that USB Loader GX has a almost static look to it on my screen everytime I start it up, is there another USB Loade app or is this the one reliable one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gen3sf View Post
    You are asking a good question:is your HDD compatible? Did you use the link provided in this guide and check?
    I did, and it was not there at all, but a similar drive was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiesta! View Post
    I did, and it was not there at all, but a similar drive was.
    After you load the games to WBFS, and play with USB loader gx loading then
    white screen your drive is not compatible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by havenlyskyhigh View Post
    After you load the games to WBFS, and play with USB loader gx loading then
    white screen your drive is not compatible.
    Not white, black.

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    Ok you guys rock, I got it working now. And i've tested a few games within the last 3 hours so I know now that my Externel Harddrive works perfectly with the Wii, I'm not sure who's the editor of that list but they can add my model to it. It's a 250GB SimpleTech, now I'm looking for a thread I saw earlier today for backing up burned dvd-r disks

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    I still can't figure out why New Super Mario is not working in gx USB loader but works in neogamma like i stated earlier.
    I have the latest gx usb loader version (R844) and still, just a black screen when I load Mario. really frustrating me.

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    Some technical info 1st:
    4.2u softmod
    Neogamma R7
    HBC 1.0.6 IOS61 v21.29
    Homebrew Browser 0.3.6

    After softmodding my wii and realizing how better USB is than using DVD-Rs (mostly because that was the only way to get NSMB working on the softmod and a bit because the wife was pressuring me to return her SD card) I figured that I could just use the hard drive for WBFS, HBC and movies. My plan was to have one large partition for WBFS, about a 2GB FAT32 partition for HBC and about an 8GB NTFS* partition for hi-quality movie files. I was using a laptop hard drive with a USB adapter. The HD had a 47MB partition on it that was labeled "EISA Configuration" and Disk Manager is unable to delete it. Long story short the HBC will not "see" the USB HD if this partition is there. I should note that this partition will most likely not be present on a new external hard drive. Here is how to delete it in the case that you do have it:
    **BE VERY CAREFUL, DOING SOMETHING WRONG MAY CAUSE TOTAL LOSS OF DATA, DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENCES THAT MAY ARISE AS A RESULT OF THE ACTIONS DESCRIBED BELOW**
    1) Start -> Run
    2) Type "cmd" (sans quotes), press Enter
    3) Type "Diskpart" (sans quotes), press Enter
    4) Type "rescan" (sans quotes), press Enter
    5) Type "list disk" (sans quotes), press Enter
    6) Find the disk that will have the WBFS and other partitions for the Wii, remember the number of that disk.
    7) Type "select disk x" (sans quotes) x being the number of the disk that corresponded to the disk that is to be used for the Wii in the previous step, be very careful and double check that you are selecting the correct disk, press Enter
    8) Type "list partiton" (sans quotes), press Enter
    9) Find the EISA partition and note it's number, in my case it was partition 1 and the size was 47MB, it should be that way on most systems with some variations in size.
    10) Type "select partition y" (sans quotes) y being the number of the partition that corresponded to the EISA partition as detailed in the previous step, be very careful and double check that you are selecting the correct partition, press Enter
    11) Pause for a moment and make sure that you have made all the correct selections prior to this step
    12) Type "delete partition override" (sans quotes), press Enter
    13) Type "exit" (sans quotes), press Enter
    The EISA configuration partition is now deleted.

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    The partitions for the Wii were then set up in the following order:
    1: WBFS (~27GB) - 2: HBC (2.2GB FAT32) - 3: 8.2GB NTFS* for various media

    Everything was working great with Neogamma and HBC and I haven't had a chance to try the media players. The only thing that didn't work was the Homebrew store. The HBC saw the HD and the apps that I copied from the SD card but the store app would not mount the USB connection. After doing some searches and some testing it appears that you have to have the FAT32 partition for the HBC as the 1st partition on the hard drive. HBC itself does not care about that, but the Homebrew store app certainly does. I made another test hard drive and partitioned it in the following order:
    1: 2.2GB FAT32 partition for HBC - 2: ~36GB partition for WBFS
    It didn't work initially because I forgot to delete the EISA configuration partition but after that was gone I was able to get into HBC and the Homebrew store and load backups with Neogamma R7 very smoothly. Now I'll just have to re-partition my primary Wii USB HD to make the HBC partition the 1st one on the drive.

    Conclusion: If you want to run your backups and the HBC stuff from a USB HD then you can, AT YOUR OWN RISK replace the "Formatting the HDD" of gen3sf's with the directions contained herein.

    * Note: I have not tested any media players yet and I do not know if they will be able to read the 8.2GB partition I describe in this post. If anyone has any insight on this then please contribute.

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    Question 64 Bit version of WBFS Manager 3.0

    I am running Win 7 64 Bit. Can someone please direct me where I can download WBFS Manager 3.0 64 Bit version as the version I have downloaded from this Guide is only 32 Bit.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esabet View Post
    I am running Win 7 64 Bit. Can someone please direct me where I can download WBFS Manager 3.0 64 Bit version as the version I have downloaded from this Guide is only 32 Bit.

    Thanks.
    Hi. If you do a Google search for "wbfs manager" it's the first result (codeplex url). From here it's the downloads tab and the one you need is WBFSManager 3.0.1 RTW x64.

    Sorry for not giving you a direct link. I just joined and I'm not sure if I could post links here yet.

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