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    Softmodded Wii problems

    Hi, I had this all working fine, but I ran out of space on my usb hdd for more games, so I formatted the drive, using a Mac.

    But now I cannot get the wii to format the drive to WBFS, when I launch USB Loader GX 2.0 if comes up saying there are no games available, but it's just listed as a FAT32 drive, not WBFS.

    Back on the Mac, I use WBFS for MacOSX, but at the bottom it says there is No WBFS Device Mounted.

    I have also used this programme Wii Backup Fusion, and it doesn't show up on this either, says there is no WBFS Partition.

    Do I need to do anything to the wii, update any of the softmodding files, it was working until I formatted the drive.

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    I guess it's something you wiped off when you formatted your drive. If you haven't changed your wii, then leave it alone, Did you not save the root files from your drive, pre format. When you run a HDD you normally have GX or CFG files on either a separate partition if you use WBFS manager and GX.. Or everything is on the root of a fat32 drive with just a wbfs folder with your games in, Try to remember what was on the First page when you opened drive with PC.

    If You get your drive sorted, Buy another one, put the root files on it then load games, I have three 250gb portables I use, One for my grandkids One for the misses, And One with MY games on, All set up using my saved "root files" a folder called WBFS with the games in I use wii game manager to move wbfs files around on PC. If you should happen to kill one drive you don't lose everything, Plus I find wii struggles to find a 1 or 2 TB drive. It has to read a lot of info all the time to find maybe 1 game
    wii fit plus file size 1.93gb

    Hey you could always use WBFS manager to formatt the drive to WBFS, I'm sure once you have partitioned drive. you open WBFS manager, click on "your Drive " it asks if you want to formatt, to WBFS click yes.
    Last edited by Grandpa1959; 05-23-2011 at 02:56 AM. Reason: further comment

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    Hope you know that you can format your hdd in fat32. This way the mac will see it and the wii. Also you wont have any hdd drive wastage that the wbfs partition takes up and you can use the extra space for other files.

    Have a look here http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...g-playing.html


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    Nice one Narse, I like to read other inputs, are you a MAC specialist, Interesting comments, I have no experience with apple mac.

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    Narse,

    I have formatted it on the mac as Fat32 and on a PC (borrowed from my dad) but still no joy, I cannot get it to be formatted as a WBFS drive for the games loaders to put the iso's on the drive.

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    Read the guide I linked you 2. Usb Loaders recognise fat32 now so no need to use wbfs formatted drives. You need to convert the iso into wbfs files.....
    As I said check that whole guide out it is all in there.

    You will have to load a fat32 hdd with a cios higher than rev 18+ or mload with cios 222.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpa1959 View Post
    Nice one Narse, I like to read other inputs, are you a MAC specialist, Interesting comments, I have no experience with apple mac.
    I just have both platforms here.... OSX and Windows7

    I have a lappy with win 7 and the mac has osx and win xp on it.
    I wouldn't say im an expert but i'm not a noob either!

    Hey you could always use WBFS manager to formatt the drive to WBFS, I'm sure once you have partitioned drive. you open WBFS manager, click on "your Drive " it asks if you want to formatt, to WBFS click yes.
    Its a p.i.t.a on mac for some reason. Wii Backup Fusion is the way to go.
    Last edited by narse1979; 05-23-2011 at 05:01 AM.


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    Narse, please excuse my ignorance, but is there a way to make sure I am using the up to date, cios, loaders etc...

    and I have not updated my wii for a long time now, would it screw things up, if I did now. As I see that softmodding works with update 4.3?

    cheers mate

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    Sure you can run a syscheck
    [GUIDE] How to Run & Post a System Check

    Post it here and ill take a look


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    I will have a go when I am at home.

    Cheers

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    Narse,

    here is a sys check file.

    sysCheck v2.1.0b7 by Double_A
    ...runs on IOS61 (rev 5405).

    Region: PAL
    System Menu 4.2E (v482)
    Homebrew Channel 1.0.8 running on IOS61
    Hollywood v0x11
    Console ID: 112841380
    Boot2 v4
    Found 104 titles.
    Found 36 IOS on this console. 11 of them are stub.

    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 778): No Patches
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS12 (rev 269): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 273): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 520): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 523): No Patches
    IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
    IOS17 (rev 775): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS21 (rev 782): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1037): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1550): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
    IOS31 (rev 3349): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 3091): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3348): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3349): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 3351): No Patches
    IOS37 (rev 3869): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 3867): No Patches
    IOS50 (rev 5120): Stub
    IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS53 (rev 5406): No Patches
    IOS55 (rev 5406): No Patches
    IOS56 (rev 5405): No Patches
    IOS57 (rev 5661): No Patches
    IOS60 (rev 6400): Stub
    IOS61 (rev 5405): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 6687): No Patches
    IOS222 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS223 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS249[38] (rev 14): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS250 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v6
    MIOS v10

    Report generated on 2011/05/23.

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