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    Extreme Newbie. Need help adding a Hard Drive to my Wii.

    I have been reading on this site for a few days now and just getting really confused.

    I have a virgin Wii 4.0 that I bought here in Canada less than a week ago.

    Here is what I would like to do... I would like to add a Hard Drive to my Wii so I can download my kids movies and Wii games to the hard drive and play them for the kids without having to use the disks.

    What Hard Drive to buy?
    What size ( I have alot of kids movies and Wii games)?
    Whereto buy it in Canada or online?

    After I get my Hard Drive where do I start. I am really confused at this point. If someone could send me a PM with a list of what to do in order I would really appreciate it.

    Thank you so much in advance everyone. If someone would be kind enough to help me out I would be willing so send them few poker card guards from my website... holdemcardguards.com

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    USB HDD Compat. List
    USB Devices Compatibility List - WikiTemp

    Tutorial
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...s-usb-hdd.html

    i reccomend u get a WesternDigital HDD
    uh where to buy? i always use newegg.com, u can use newegg.ca or w/e

    but u need to softmod ur Wii first:
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html
    Last edited by Dami; 12-28-2009 at 12:36 PM.

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    Ok. So I did the Dogeggs New 3.1-4.1 Softmod for ANY Wii. I think everything went well and I should have a modded Wii now.

    Next step it said to download USB Loader GX & WBFS Manager 3. I did that and unzipped it with RAR. My question is what do I do with it now that I have it downloaded and unzipped?

    I allso bought WD MY BOOK ESSENTIAL 1TB USB 2.0 HARD DRIVE WDH1U10000N off ebay. I should have it in a few days.

    This is how far I have made it.

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    Please help. I am still stuck.

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    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html follow this guide step by step. and make sure u download the files from this guide nowhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattmoda View Post
    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...d-any-wii.html follow this guide step by step. and make sure u download the files from this guide nowhere else.
    I have done all that. I have Priiloader & Bootmii, NeoGamma R8b7 backup loader that has 99% compatibility, cIOS249 r14, IOS38, 53 & 55 for newer games and IOS50 to help prevent disc update bricks.

    The spot i'm stuck on is the USB Loader GX & WBFS Manager 3. What do I do with it after I have downloaded it? There isn't really any instructions except for the readme file but it's really hard to follow.

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    u need to install neogamma so it will work i just added it to my apps folder and it was on home brew channel. and wbfs i use that on my computer jus run it and it should work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GumbyFromLumby View Post
    Next step it said to download USB Loader GX & WBFS Manager 3. I did that and unzipped it with RAR. My question is what do I do with it now that I have it downloaded and unzipped?
    For more info go here:
    http://www.wiihacks.com/software-bac...-settings.html
    and Look for "There are three ways to install and use USB Loader GX"
    it will tell u how to instal the one u want or just Read the README in the rar u downloaded in the other Link, it also tells u what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattmoda View Post
    u need to install neogamma so it will work i just added it to my apps folder and it was on home brew channel. and wbfs i use that on my computer jus run it and it should work.
    As far as I know I have neogamma installed.

    Here is everything I have installed on my wii so far...

    Priiloader & Bootmii, NeoGamma R8b7 backup loader that has 99% compatibility, cIOS249 r14, IOS38, 53 & 55 for newer games and IOS50 to help prevent disc update bricks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GumbyFromLumby View Post
    Next step it said to download USB Loader GX & WBFS Manager 3. I did that and unzipped it with RAR. My question is what do I do with it now that I have it downloaded and unzipped?

    install WBFS Manager 3. I in your pc and make a small partition of your HD
    (400GB only for games should be enough)
    then format that patition to wbfs with the WBFS Manager 3. I.
    if you have a USB Loader GX wad then you should make a new folder in your sd
    name WAD. put the wads there and install it with wad manager.
    otherwise x:apps/usbloaderGX/boot.dol

    so that you can start usbladerGX from homebrew channel
    Last edited by DragonFlly25; 12-29-2009 at 12:04 PM.

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