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    1st let me say... Thanks for all the great information from everone!!! I'm getting a handle on how to set my drive up now.

    Will the fat32 partition be able to handle the normal games for wii? The reason I ask is, I thought that most games were 4.37gb's? Isn't that too big for fat32?

    How many games are out there that are as large as Super Smash Brother's Brawl that uses like 8gb or so??...
    Why not NTSF across the board as apposed to fat32?? Is it slower than fat32?? I just don't know.


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    What loader are you planning on using?

    Yes, this is a trial and error situation, I do this sort of thing often for other ppl so I kinda set a standard and let the ppl change things as they need to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwmghf View Post
    1st let me say... Thanks for all the great information from everone!!! I'm getting a handle on how to set my drive up now.

    Will the fat32 partition be able to handle the normal games for wii? The reason I ask is, I thought that most games were 4.37gb's? Isn't that too big for fat32?

    How many games are out there that are as large as Super Smash Brother's Brawl that uses like 8gb or so??...
    Why not NTSF across the board as apposed to fat32?? Is it slower than fat32?? I just don't know.


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    WBFS is for the games. WBFS Manager will compress the games when you add them to the HDD. The FAT32 setup is just for the Covers and stuff. WBFS is the best way to go, the manager will compress and remove all the stuff you do not need to have in the ISO.

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    I think right now I am using NeoGamma. That came I think, with Messie's 4.2 software hack. I am not apposed to usb loader gx. What do you think?

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    Usb loader gx is a good one. I believe you can use fat32 or ntfs for the games but you have to convert them to .wbfs from iso.

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    I personally use USB Loader GX and have the WAD installed for it (not the forwarder). I have it all setup and no SD card is needed, meaning my kids can't damage anything lol.

    I use the FAT32 / WBFS setup and it works a treat. All my games are on the WBFS and are compressed by WBFS Manager 3.0. I have a 250GB HDD, 78MB FAT32 Partition and the rest is WBFS. With 27 games, I am using about 30% of my HDD space. So I expect to get around 60 - 65 games on my HDD with my current Setup.

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    here are some things you should have if you wanna run NTFS on Wii

    cios222_rev4_installer

    CFG-USB-Loader v 50C or USBLoaderCFG_NForwarder-UCXF-Channel.wad

    WiiBackupManager031beta3
    Homebrew Channel 1.0.6 | Internet Channel | Sys Menu 4.2E | NeoGamma R8 b15 | BootMii | cIOS38 r17| Wad Manager 1.5 | Mplayer CE 0.77 | WiiGator GC Backup Launcher Ver 2.0 | Triiforce mrc v8 | USB Loader GX r894 | StartPatch 4.2.6

    http://www.wiihacks.com/wiihacks-newbie-discussions-forum/41405-tut-wii-hacking-probs-4-2-a.html

    http://www.mediafire.com/?niynkmmymny WiiScrubber131Final

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    Quote Originally Posted by GazNicki View Post
    WBFS is for the games. WBFS Manager will compress the games when you add them to the HDD. The FAT32 setup is just for the Covers and stuff. WBFS is the best way to go, the manager will compress and remove all the stuff you do not need to have in the ISO.
    Cool. I get cha. But with FAT32, when you say it's just for covers and stuff, Do you mean it's like a couple of kilobytes or so for the covers and stuff?? If that's the case, that's the stuff I am willing to blow off.

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    Yeah kinda. The Loader can download the covers, and also themes for the Loader. But you have the config files and stuff too. It aint mcuh in size, but makes a big difference to the look and feel of the games in the list.

    Also, since it is FAT32, it is a great place to put your NAND Backup and also any Apps you don't want to lose. Sort of keeping all your Wii stuff in one place rather than on the PC in the way.

    But you can skip the FAT32 partition and just have a pure WBFS partition if thats how you like it. You can always have an SD card in the slot and download your covers to that (which is the default location anyway) and your drive is for pure games.

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    You can also use homebrew apps from the fat32 partition if you keep the same directory structure like apps and wad folder. Just press the 1 button on the wiimote when on homebrew channel to get the menu to access the apps on the harddrive and load them from there. They just don't seem to work as fast as they do on the sd card.
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