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    Hello,

    I couldn't find this question on the forum so I decided to ask myself.

    I just softmodded my Wii yesterday without a problem.

    I was a bit confused at the final part of the Wii about the apps but I figured it out.

    1. Just to make clear up my understanding, I have to put the Homebrew apps on the SD Card and the SD Card must remain inside the Wii for the apps to be usable, am I correct?

    2. I used a USB jump drive to backup my games and it runs fine but I think I'm going to need more space if I want all my games to go in there. I have a spare 16gb SD Card laying around. Is there anyway that I can backup my games to the SD Card so that it runs from the SD Card? I'm assuming that the SD Card has to be partitioned since if I was running games from the Wii HDD, I'd have to partition it so that one is for purely homebrew apps and the other partition would be for the games, am I correct?

    So how do I utilize this 16 GB SD card to run games?

    Thanks for taking your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetfinish8245 View Post
    Hello,

    I couldn't find this question on the forum so I decided to ask myself.

    I just softmodded my Wii yesterday without a problem.

    I was a bit confused at the final part of the Wii about the apps but I figured it out.

    1. Just to make clear up my understanding, I have to put the Homebrew apps on the SD Card and the SD Card must remain inside the Wii for the apps to be usable, am I correct?

    2. I used a USB jump drive to backup my games and it runs fine but I think I'm going to need more space if I want all my games to go in there. I have a spare 16gb SD Card laying around. Is there anyway that I can backup my games to the SD Card so that it runs from the SD Card? I'm assuming that the SD Card has to be partitioned since if I was running games from the Wii HDD, I'd have to partition it so that one is for purely homebrew apps and the other partition would be for the games, am I correct?

    So how do I utilize this 16 GB SD card to run games?

    Thanks for taking your time.
    You don't need to have the Homebrew apps on the SD card, you can store/launch them off of a USB drive as long as it's formatted to FAT32. I currently have EVERYTHING stored on my USB Hard drive, apps, games, as so on. I would image that it would work similarly for a USB Flash drive, but I haven't tried it.

    As far as loading your games from an SD Card, I also have no tried that. However, given the access times and throughput of current SD card to even conventional hard drives, as well as the fact that memory blocks in SD cards can only be read/written a finite number of times, I would have to veto any idea to run games from the SD card. It would be slower and a heck of a lot less reliable. Just like the time when my SD card in my camera took a dump on me, right in the middle of my son and I at his first Nascar race....

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    NeoGamma will load from SD card. It's only good temporarily because speeds are horrible, but also so are USB flash drives.

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    i just modded my wii today and successfully ripped and played Super Mario Sunshine onto a 2gb sd card. I imagine the same would be possible for wii games.
    After following all the instruction on the softmod guide, I then followed this guide:
    How to install DML for playing Gamecube games from an SD card.

    Good luck

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