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    ConfigurableUSB & WBFS Manager for Mac : FILES + SHORT FORMATTING GUIDE

    I've zipped WBFS for Mac v1.2 in this post. Should just download immediately without getting ported to some other site. Also, TO FORMAT YOUR HARD DRIVE TO WBFS USE CONFIGURABLE USB LOADER (also zipped). Insert your FAT formatted drive and then when you open CfgUSB it'll ask if you want to format it to WBFS, just select "Yes" and it'll do the work for you! Easiest way to get it working with a Mac. Someone else here in the forums posted that little trick but I forget where it came from. Also, you can partition your drive so one is WBFS (games) and the other is FAT (movies). :-) Good luck to everyone!

    Feel free to PM if you have any other questions and hopefully I can help. I'm still pretty much a n00b, too but I at least I got things working! :-)

    WBFS for MacOS X v1.2.zip
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    ConfigurableUSB & WBFS Manager for Mac : FILES + SHORT FORMATTING GUIDE

    There are other threads in this forum that address this issue but I found this one and saw it to be the simplest. Also, the other methods didn't work for me. You can refer to ShadowSonic's guide on how to partition your hard drive (HD) on a Mac OS.

    I've also zipped WBFS for Mac v1.2 and ConfigurableUSB so the files are more easily available. Last I checked, any mediafire link offering WBFS1.2 was broken.

    1) Format your hard drive to FAT, NOT "Free Space". When I tried Free Space, it didn't work.

    2) Once your hard drive is formatted, install ConfigurableUSB(zipped) onto your SD card. There are two important folders to transfer to your SD card:
    a) The folder titled "usb-loader<root" goes into the root of the card. Rename the folder to "usb-loader" once in the root of your SD card. SD:\usb-loader
    b) Under the "apps" folder simply drag cfgUSBloader folder into the "apps" folder on your SD card. SD:\apps\cfgUSBloader

    3) Insert your SD card into your Wii. Connect your hard drive. Turn on the Wii and load the Homebrew Channel (HBC) and load ConfigurableUSBLoader.

    4) When you start it a notice will appear that no WBFS drive has appeared. It will ask if you want to format your drive. Say YES! If you have more than one partition it'll ask which one. If you only have one partition, it'll just start formatting.

    5) ConfigUSB will work its magic and you're done!

    After you have the drive formatted to WBFS you can connect your hard drive to your Mac and access the WBFS partition through WBFS for Mac v1.2 (zipped). You can load ISOs onto the drive or retrieve games you installed from discs. Some forums say you have to open WBFS first and then plug your hard drive in but I haven't seen a difference either way. Games will play through USBLoader or CfgUSB. Personally, I just use USBLoader since there's already the channel.

    Good luck to everyone on Macs!

    Credit for using CfgLoader goes to: metronomadic .
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginAsian55 View Post
    There are other threads in this forum that address this issue but I found this one and saw it to be the simplest. Also, the other methods didn't work for me. You can refer to ShadowSonic's guide on how to partition your hard drive (HD) on a Mac OS.

    I've also zipped WBFS for Mac v1.2 and ConfigurableUSB so the files are more easily available. Last I checked, any mediafire link offering WBFS1.2 was broken.

    1) Format your hard drive to FAT, NOT "Free Space". When I tried Free Space, it didn't work.

    2) Once your hard drive is formatted, install ConfigurableUSB(zipped) onto your SD card. There are two important folders to transfer to your SD card:
    a) The folder titled "usb-loader<root" goes into the root of the card. Rename the folder to "usb-loader" once in the root of your SD card. SD:\usb-loader
    b) Under the "apps" folder simply drag cfgUSBloader folder into the "apps" folder on your SD card. SD:\apps\cfgUSBloader

    3) Insert your SD card into your Wii. Connect your hard drive. Turn on the Wii and load the Homebrew Channel (HBC) and load ConfigurableUSBLoader.

    4) When you start it a notice will appear that no WBFS drive has appeared. It will ask if you want to format your drive. Say YES! If you have more than one partition it'll ask which one. If you only have one partition, it'll just start formatting.

    5) ConfigUSB will work its magic and you're done!

    After you have the drive formatted to WBFS you can connect your hard drive to your Mac and access the WBFS partition through WBFS for Mac v1.2 (zipped). You can load ISOs onto the drive or retrieve games you installed from discs. Some forums say you have to open WBFS first and then plug your hard drive in but I haven't seen a difference either way. Games will play through USBLoader or CfgUSB. Personally, I just use USBLoader since there's already the channel.

    Good luck to everyone on Macs!

    Credit for using CfgLoader goes to: metronomadic .
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    Us Thank you!

    This was very helpful to me and I got my new USB drive working with my MAC and my Wii in no time. So much better than other FAQs I have read. This was wonderful! Thank you!

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    hi

    thaaaanks

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    All of this worked for me until I got to step 4. I still can't format my hard drive! What do I do? Please help!!! I've been trying to get this to work since Feb 2010 and I'm getting so frustrated!
    Last edited by nightstah; 10-16-2010 at 03:44 PM. Reason: No Need to Quote Entire Tutorial

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolkip View Post
    All of this worked for me until I got to step 4. I still can't format my hard drive! What do I do? Please help!!! I've been trying to get this to work since Feb 2010 and I'm getting so frustrated!
    If it doesn't prompt you, try putting your SD card (w/ confUSBloader on it) and editing the config file. Set "do_not_allow_format" or similar = 0 instead of 1.

    Put the sd back into the wii, start confUSBloader, pick a partition in settings and there will be an option to format the selected partition.

    Hope it works out for you!

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    I tried doing this but I also get a problem around step 4

    "4) When you start it a notice will appear that no WBFS drive has appeared. It will ask if you want to format your drive. Say YES! If you have more than one partition it'll ask which one. If you only have one partition, it'll just start formatting. "

    I get no notice about no wbfs drive instead i get a cover flow of a bunch of blank wii covers. In the usb-loader folder i changed the disable_format from 1 to 0 in config.txt but still the same thing happens. any help?

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    Finally!

    This worked just fine for me! Thanks!

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    Don't know if this applies to this tread but I need help.

    Ok I backed up a couple of games to cfg loader and then saved the contents to my MAC os x but for some reason when I try to copy them back the way it was it won't load on my cfg Loader

    For example I have a folder I saved from my usb that i backed up from cfg loader Folder- wbfs- SC7E52_Call of Duty_ Black Ops -SC7E52_Call of Duty_ Black Ops.txt, SC7E52.wbfs

    I've tried everything I've copied the whole thing back onto the usb and that didn't work I've tried just adding the last few things and that didn't work.

    What am I doing wrong please help me to get my games back on my usb to play. thanks

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