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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrl throat View Post
    My plan was have two partitions. One 2gigs in FAT32 for HBC, Apps, etc. and the rest in WBFS for my games. I will NOT be running any Media files (movies, music, etc). The sole purpose is to run my Game ISOs. I have USB Loader GX installed. Can tell me how doing this would restrict me?
    Everybody starts off with "I won't be running this or that and only playing games" I would bet it won't be long before you realise the Wii can be used as a full blown Media Centre and is more than just for playing games on.

    By going the WBFS route, which is exclusive to the Wii and can only be used for games for the Wii, so if you wanted to do anything else - you can't. So you are restricting the use of something you paid good money for solely for use by a gaming machine that I doubt will be playing games 24/7.

    If you went the FAT32 route, you can use it on the Wii, on the PC, on the lappy, on the DVD player or TV that has USB support etc etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by ctrl throat View Post
    Also, from the table you provided it looks at if USB Loader GX supports FAT32. Couldn't I just do one partition in FAT32? Sounds too easy.
    Yes, yes you can, and your games are scrubbed just as WBFS games are, you can see the drive and all the files in Windows, or Macs or *nix machines, you use a Wii Game Manager like WBFS does, you play games the same way as WBFS does via USB loaders, you load your HBC apps, all your EMUs & ROMs, all your WiiWare, all your other stuff all from one single FAT32 partitioned drive, how much more persuasive argument does one need?

    The reason WBFS came about initially was the size limit on FAT32, but they have got round that problem now which has actually made WBFS a redundant format, but the older early adopters still jump in with "you must format to WBFS with a small FAT32" when it is patently clear you don't today
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    Hi lfc4ever
    Just to say that I followed your suggestions and...
    Formatted spare drive to Fat32
    Used your recommendation on configurable usb loader

    Everything works fine after a lot of installion of various odds and ends
    Runs games of various sub-directories in :/wbfs
    Still runs my other odds and ends with media playerCE

    So, thanks to you it does exactly what I wanted.

    Now going to experiment with the config file(s) using the windows configuration tool.

    Many thanks again, I am sure your stuff ought to be set as a sticky !

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfc4ever View Post
    Everybody starts off with "I won't be running this or that and only playing games" I would bet it won't be long before you realise the Wii can be used as a full blown Media Centre and is more than just for playing games on.
    lfc4ever,
    Thanks for the replay. I see your point if you have a barebones set up, but I will only be running games on my unit. The Wii will never come close to producing the sights and sounds of my theatre system. Along with my stand-up MAME Arcade I built this past summer running 3400 games Iím good.

    I agree that you should have your info posted as a tutorial. You have my vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bludog View Post
    lfc4ever,
    Thanks for the replay. I see your point if you have a barebones set up, but I will only be running games on my unit. The Wii will never come close to producing the sights and sounds of my theatre system. Along with my stand-up MAME Arcade I built this past summer running 3400 games Iím good.

    I agree that you should have your info posted as a tutorial. You have my vote.
    There's still no advantage of running a WBFS only, as every time you plug it into your PC it will never recognise it, only WBFS programme will ever see it.

    When you plug a FAT32 drive into windows, you can browse it, edit things, reorganise things all as if it was a drive attached inside your PC.

    Let's get down to the nitty gritty then, what advantage do you think WBFS is going to give you, then end user?

    What do you think you will gain, or not gain, by going WBFS?

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    I will make a tut, but I need to get a new drive and maybe a clean Wii so I can through, step by step practically, all the things that need to be done.

    I might do a dirty one in the mean time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lfc4ever View Post
    There's still no advantage of running a WBFS only, as every time you plug it into your PC it will never recognise it, only WBFS programme.....
    I wasn't clear in my last post, but I'm going 100% FAT32 baby!!

    Thanks again

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    There are a lot of old posts on the site that were done before some of theses guys brought out new stuff. Unfortunately I read the old stuff and it was only lfc that pointed me in the right direction.
    Using WBFS partition and WBFS manager was a waste of time. With FAT32 I only need one partition and I can see everything nicely using ftpii.
    Strongly recommend that everyone goes for Fat32. I easily copied from my old wbfs format drive to another fat32 drive on my PC using WiiGamemanager.
    I now use Configurable USB loader instead of uloader to get stuff off my USB drive (see lfc link to table of loaders).
    Someone please put lfc stuff in a sticky for all us newbies !

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    Has anyone had a problem with Symantec removing the Game Manager.exe? When I launch Wii GameManager.exe (1.5.0.1). I get a SONAR alert from Symantec and it removes it stating that the program was acting supicious. I don't want to f up my computer.

    Thanks for any feedback.

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    I don't use symantec but have 1.5.0.1 with real time AVAST checking for viruses. No problem here (AVAST is a freebie for pesonal use).
    I used to use Norton ages ago and thought there was a way to override things - maybe not.
    Can you double check that you got the correct version and that it has no viruses (maybe by doing a specific check on the Game Manager directory) and then turning off Symantec real time checker. A pain but you won;t need it off for long.

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    yeah i ended up turning off real-time virus search and i was able to move the files to my HDD. Thanks MALK

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    I don't know if you reformatted or not yet. This will take some time but not near as long as your plan. If you have room for the games.. create a wbfs formatted partition on your pc/clone to that/clone that to your new wbfs formatted HDD. I have done it when I had room, and it worked.
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