Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Wii game iso's on NTFS hardrive?

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Wii game iso's on NTFS hardrive?

    I got loads of wii games and want to make an partition og 500gb on my 1tb external passport hdd, but then i have one question before i start.

    Can i transfer over games even if they are WBSF? or do they HAVE to be in iso on ntfs drives?

  2. #2
    New Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    format your harddrive in Fat32 and the games can be wbsf. That is what I have been using for a few years and working fine using usbloadergx.

  3. #3
    WiiHacks Staff
    Only Site Donators Can PM Staff
    Senior Moderator
    Game Master
    cjizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Southeast Ohio
    Posts
    6,296
    Thanks
    1,488
    Thanked 2,621 Times in 1,929 Posts
    They can be .iso or .wbfs on either FAT32 or NTFS format. The big advantage to .wbfs is that more than likely they will be a lot smaller in size, saving a lot of space. There is no need to partition anything, games will play just fine without having a separate partition. Use a prog such as WiiBackup Manager to load them to your drive. It will automatically put the game in the correct folder with the correct naming convention, and also convert it to .wbfs if you wish.

  4. #4
    New Member asatbluesboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    135
    Thanks
    61
    Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
    FAT is more widely supported, but NTFS doesn't have the 4GB-per-file limitation. I've used both, but stuck with ext4 as 1) it doesn't have said file size limitation FAT does, 2) it doesn't fragment nearly as much as NTFS (actually, to the best of my knowledge there's no defrag tool for any version of ext), 3) I've been using GNU/Linux for years now and 4) most Wii software now supports ext (my emulators load ROMs from ext, all my Wii games are on ext, WiiXplorer never complains about it, etc.).

  5. #5
    Moderator
    Only Site Donators Can PM Staff
    VWA
    SNES_Master's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    4,242
    Thanks
    1,008
    Thanked 1,140 Times in 896 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by asatbluesboy
    FAT is more widely supported, but NTFS doesn't have the 4GB-per-file limitation. I've used both, but stuck with ext4 as 1) it doesn't have said file size limitation FAT does, 2) it doesn't fragment nearly as much as NTFS (actually, to the best of my knowledge there's no defrag tool for any version of ext), 3) I've been using GNU/Linux for years now and 4) most Wii software now supports ext (my emulators load ROMs from ext, all my Wii games are on ext, WiiXplorer never complains about it, etc.).
    With Wii Backup Manager that 4gb file limit makes no difference as the games get split in 4gb chunks (if needed) and the USB loader will automatically switch between them as needed, with absolutely no slow down or anything.

  6. 1 User Says Thank You SNES_Master For This Useful Post


  7. #6
    New Member asatbluesboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    135
    Thanks
    61
    Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by SNES_Master View Post
    With Wii Backup Manager that 4gb file limit makes no difference as the games get split in 4gb chunks (if needed) and the USB loader will automatically switch between them as needed, with absolutely no slow down or anything.
    Oh, I forgot to mention I also backup my film/music DVDs and watch them on my Wii, and it would be a pain to have to shrink them to 4GB (not to mention the loss of quality). But it's good to know. Thanks.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •