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    Running Games off of HDD

    Alright, so its been a while since I hacked my Wii. I have a 500 gb external hdd formatted to Fat32 that I use for my PS3 that I would like to use for my Wii, except I dont want to reformat to WBFS format because it already has 400gb of my ps3 backups. Is there anyway to run ISO's off of my Fat32 external HDD to do I have to format to wbfs to run Wii ISO's off of it?

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    I have my ps3 and wii backups running off a 2tb seagate hdd just fine no reformat at all, never altered the hdd in any way to cater for wii games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gridlockit View Post
    Alright, so its been a while since I hacked my Wii. I have a 500 gb external hdd formatted to Fat32 that I use for my PS3 that I would like to use for my Wii, except I dont want to reformat to WBFS format because it already has 400gb of my ps3 backups. Is there anyway to run ISO's off of my Fat32 external HDD to do I have to format to wbfs to run Wii ISO's off of it?
    Your already formatted to Fat32,so I don't see why it wouldn't work with the wii.
    Read this.-->Fat32 Guide

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    You dont need to reformat it. just place your WBFS backups to HDD:/wbfs/ I reccommend you to use Wii Backup Manager to convert ISOs to WBFS.

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    Alright cool thanks, I thought I read somewhere that it had to be the wbfs format.

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    That was a long time ago.

    You should be good to go.

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    Hmm, another question. What are some of the programs that convert ISO to WBFS? I cant use WBFS manager because my drive isnt the right format. Wii Backup Manager seems to crash everytime I add a file. So is Wii Game Manager my only choice or is there another? Also the wii can play split wbfs files correct?
    Last edited by Gridlockit; 07-25-2012 at 10:22 PM.

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    you need to first Wipe the drive and formatt it, then in WBFS use the formatt tool there. this will make the drive only readable by WBFS and your Wii though

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    Yeah, i dont want to wipe the drive and already found a tool that works. Thanks guys.

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    oh? is there a way to partition the drive with out whipeing it? do tell couse i have a 5tb drive that already have 2.3 tb of data on it i would like to use if thats the case what is the program called?

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