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    Question USB Loader GX Cover art on usb drive??

    I just now got around to setting up the USB Loader GX with a WD MyBook 750gb External. I formatted it correctly and i have all 10 of my games on the hard drive. I started to download the cover art and all of the covers are awesome looking.......then......i take out my sd card (I'm running USB Loader GX from a installed channel, not HB channel) and the cover art is gone.

    Doing some reading i found out that the default cover art location is sd/covers. I found the option to change the location in the settings to change the default directory, so i attempted to change it to the usb....no go.

    I read some more and i found that you have to partition the drive so that you can store the cover art on a seperate partition than you do your games. Now that the back story is through.....

    I formatted the entire hdd wbfs (i think is the abreviation ) so i am wondering.......logic tells me if the sd card is formatted fat32, and the hdd is formatted wbfs.....i am gonna have to wipe the hdd clean and setup the hdd with a 20gb fat32 partition for the cover art/disc art, etc., and format the rest as wbfs....is this true?

    If yes, is there any way that someone could help me out in the formatting department? How do i format like i need to, any thread that explains this you might could point me to?

    Thanks a million!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by e51v50h View Post
    I just now got around to setting up the USB Loader GX with a WD MyBook 750gb External. I formatted it correctly and i have all 10 of my games on the hard drive. I started to download the cover art and all of the covers are awesome looking.......then......i take out my sd card (I'm running USB Loader GX from a installed channel, not HB channel) and the cover art is gone.

    Doing some reading i found out that the default cover art location is sd/covers. I found the option to change the location in the settings to change the default directory, so i attempted to change it to the usb....no go.

    I read some more and i found that you have to partition the drive so that you can store the cover art on a seperate partition than you do your games. Now that the back story is through.....

    I formatted the entire hdd wbfs (i think is the abreviation ) so i am wondering.......logic tells me if the sd card is formatted fat32, and the hdd is formatted wbfs.....i am gonna have to wipe the hdd clean and setup the hdd with a 20gb fat32 partition for the cover art/disc art, etc., and format the rest as wbfs....is this true?

    If yes, is there any way that someone could help me out in the formatting department? How do i format like i need to, any thread that explains this you might could point me to?

    Thanks a million!!!


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    Unfortunatley you are right. You need a second partition on your HDD for the covers and images folders. Either FAT32 ot NTFS.
    Normally reformatting loses all data, but I have heard of programs that will do it. Easeus may be one. have you still got the ISO's, its pretty quick to load them back on again.
    Info after the horse has bolted, I have 2 partitons, one for ISO's and SD transfered stuff, and WBFS, some people have three.

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    Reformatting is kool, i was just wondering if there was a way around it. i only have about 10 games or so on there, so no major loss.

    I do have all of my iso images for them so i'll just load them back.

    I do however have another question....i have about 30 or 40 iso images that i used when i was playing games with the backup launcher that i can't get to work with the usb launcher. All of the iso's i can just put in wbfs manager and copy them to the hdd that are freshly downloaded...but most of the iso's i have were patched to remove some update stuff that was on the disks resulting in an iso that was about 4.1gb's in size from the normal 4.5gb. When i burned these iso's to disks they all play no problem, but when i try to transfer them to the hdd the titles are in a weird font and when i try to tranfer them from the wii onto the hard drive it says "This is not a wii disk". How do i fix these so that i can use them?

    I can't think of the name of the program that i ran them through to remove the protection, but it appears to have caused a little bit of an issue.

    Thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by e51v50h View Post
    Reformatting is kool, i was just wondering if there was a way around it. i only have about 10 games or so on there, so no major loss.

    I do have all of my iso images for them so i'll just load them back.

    I do however have another question....i have about 30 or 40 iso images that i used when i was playing games with the backup launcher that i can't get to work with the usb launcher. All of the iso's i can just put in wbfs manager and copy them to the hdd that are freshly downloaded...but most of the iso's i have were patched to remove some update stuff that was on the disks resulting in an iso that was about 4.1gb's in size from the normal 4.5gb. When i burned these iso's to disks they all play no problem, but when i try to transfer them to the hdd the titles are in a weird font and when i try to tranfer them from the wii onto the hard drive it says "This is not a wii disk". How do i fix these so that i can use them?

    I can't think of the name of the program that i ran them through to remove the protection, but it appears to have caused a little bit of an issue.

    Thanks!!!
    It could have been WiiBrickBlocker. Thats OK just removes the region.
    Wii scrubber may have done something.
    Your ISO should be 4,589,824, 100% of mine are.
    WBFS will shrink these to maybe 1 to 3GB.

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    Hello I have all my games on the USB drive but No artwork is showing up when I use any loader (usbloader, usbloader GX, etc...) and I am NOT connected to any network (downloading directly is not an option for me)

    (1) Where exactly does the usbloader GX artwork go? ON the SD Card, on my USB drive (non WBFS partition)?? And what directory exactly?
    SD\images for covers, SD\images\disc for disc images these are the default for SD.

    (2) What do I name the artwork files, the ones I've downloaded have the game ID as the name, I guess I just leave it as is?
    Typical, NSMB is SMNP01, this is for PAL

    (3) I don't see any options in the settings to change the location of the artwork?? from SD to USB, etc.... Am I on an older version or something....?

    this guide 6e http://www.wiihacks.com/software-bac...-settings.html

    The loader is awesome but without the artwork it is boring....
    Can someone please help me out...thanks again!!!

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    Last edited by WiiJohn; 12-25-2009 at 12:58 AM.

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