Need help with rom files for wii emulator
First want to say thanks for the fellas that helped me out over the last few days you guys rock. I successfully have the homebrew channel as well as the usb loader working.
My question is i have installed emulators for the wii, i have every rom for just about every video game system on my computer. I have most of the roms on a dvdr backup disc as well.
So i ask can i use those same rom files(they are unzipped of course) on the emulators installed on the wii? And if so how do i run them on the wii. Could i run them directly from the dvdr disc(s) that i have, from a usb hard drive etc. And if on a disc how do i run the files from the disc/hard drive?
Btw i got the usb loader gx running, thnx again sour and the other gentlemen for all the help.
im very new to this wii modding as well, but i do have roms working fine. what i did was downloaded the emulators from the homebrew browser. they saved to my sd card.
then, if you put that sd card in your pc and browse it, youll see the emulators. they are folders. if you open the folder, youll see some files and folders. one folder will be called 'roms'. put your roms in there.
and yes... they use the same rom files.
as far as running from a usb hard drive, or off a disc.. i really dont know. like i said, im very new myself. i think to run from a hard drive, youd need to have a fat32 partition, as only wii games can be read from the wbfs format.
you can just copy the roms into the rom folders of the emulators on the wii and they all work perfectly fine. I Have done this for snes, gba, and n64 emulators on the wii and they all play the right way.
You can run roms from a DVD as long as the emulator supports it and you have DVDx installed on your system. Other than that there is nothing more I can help you with as I don't use emulators on the Wii.
i was thinking of running from the sd card but once you get into the nintendo 64 etc they take entirely to much space(i only have a 4gb sd) but i do have them all saved on disc, actually the nes,sms,gen,snes are all on cdr disc. Im not to sure if the wii will recognize the cdr. Do anyone know if the roms can load off of cdr/flash drives/dvdr