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    Question Do I need to keep the SD card in to access homebrew etc.?

    When I take the SD card out, I can no longer access the homebrew channel etc.

    Any idea why?

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    You should be able to open hb channel from wii menu page.However the apps are stored either on SD card or HDD whichever setup you are using. What are you trying to do exactly.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpa1959 View Post
    You should be able to open hb channel from wii menu page.However the apps are stored either on SD card or HDD whichever setup you are using. What are you trying to do exactly.?
    To be honest, I bought the first-generation Wii second-hand from eBay a week ago and cracked it the same day. Then, the day after, I went abroad for a week - until yesterday.

    So basically, I can't remember what packages etc. I downloaded and used.

    I do know I installed it from the SD card and now I can access ISOs from an external hard drive.

    However, as soon as I remove the SD card, this capability disappears.

    If you want me to check the Wii, let me know what you need to know

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    I guess you used the wiihacks mod any wii guide. Everything is now playing from ISO soI imagined you have ripped your original games to Hard drive. On the root of your drive you should have a set of folders
    Apps being the top of the list you can transfer any of the homebrew apps you use to this folder from SD card to Hard drive. Your wii searches for SD first,if no SD found then hard drive, bingo open homebrew they will appear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandpa1959 View Post
    I guess you used the wiihacks mod any wii guide. Everything is now playing from ISO soI imagined you have ripped your original games to Hard drive. On the root of your drive you should have a set of folders
    Apps being the top of the list you can transfer any of the homebrew apps you use to this folder from SD card to Hard drive. Your wii searches for SD first,if no SD found then hard drive, bingo open homebrew they will appear
    I can't access the hard drive on the PC because it's in that Wii format thingy.

    The memory card format is:

    - apps
    - bootmii
    - codes
    - config
    - images
    - NeoGamma
    - private
    - txtcodes
    - wad
    boot.elf
    installer.log
    IOS36-64-v3351.wad
    IOS38-64-v4123.wad
    IOS56-64-v5661.wad
    RVL-mios-v4.wad

    I don't have immediate access to the Wii itself (should later today or tomorrow) - do you need me to have access to it?

    P.S. I lived in Wolverhampton until I was 18

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    If your hard drive is WBFS, you cannot launch apps from it. The hard drive has to be FAT32 for HBC to be able to access the hard drive to read whatever you have in the /apps directory.

    See the FAT32 guide linked in my signature for more information on how we recommend that you format the drive and how to install games to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llaffer View Post
    If your hard drive is WBFS, you cannot launch apps from it. The hard drive has to be FAT32 for HBC to be able to access the hard drive to read whatever you have in the /apps directory.

    See the FAT32 guide linked in my signature for more information on how we recommend that you format the drive and how to install games to it.
    I have read everywhere that the drive needs to be in WBFS format to be able to load ISOs from it :S I had to use WBFS Manager 3.0 to add games to the drive.

    I'm so confused.

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    I used the guide and the file from here. I have to leave the sd card in the wii. The USB hd is formatted wbtf. You can then use wbtf manager to load the iso's to the USB drive. You can also load any games to the USB drive through the wii
    Last edited by llaffer; 12-04-2013 at 01:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Mustard View Post
    I have read everywhere that the drive needs to be in WBFS format to be able to load ISOs from it :S I had to use WBFS Manager 3.0 to add games to the drive.

    I'm so confused.
    You probably read some old info. Have to check the date when dealing with wii modding, stuff changed and evolved over time.

    FAT32 is the best. You can basically move all your homebrew to the hard drive and not need the SD card anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Mustard View Post
    I have read everywhere that the drive needs to be in WBFS format to be able to load ISOs from it :S I had to use WBFS Manager 3.0 to add games to the drive.

    I'm so confused.
    Everywhere must be everything except for our site. Since we've been telling people to NOT use WBFS for over 3 years now. As I said. read the FAT32 guide.

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