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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy1234 View Post
    yeah it sounds a lot simpler. so i do Fat32 and i need a aswell NTFS? is that right? you say no files bigger than 4gb will my wii games fit to that then?
    Yes they will, the games end up being what is termed "scrubbed", and a good Manager for that is:

    Wii Game Manager - GBAtemp.net

    Read the thread all the way through, and you will see what & why FAT32 is currently the best option.

    If you plug a WBFS drive into windows, windows can't even see it and so keeps asking if you wish to format, guess how many have said yes to that and lost everything?

    It's bit like Vista coming out, everyone jumped in then realised actually, XP might be older but is still the best.

    There are no pros for using WBFS, it only does games.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy1234 View Post
    iv got gx usb loader set as forwarder on sd card would i be able to move it to the hdd in the future if i wanted to with this way?
    Yes, FAT32 is the same as an SD Card format, so anything on your SD Card can be set to run from the USB HDD, in fact you can put your SD Card away for safe keeping until you need BootMii or PriiLoader etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatfloorguy View Post
    I do prefer wbfs myself as I use wbfs manager to load games and do drive clones. I am sure someone has a faster possibly better way but there will always be a new faster "better" way. If you went with the faster "better" newer way, you will be spending more time installing programs/updating your Wii than you would actually enjoying it. Also new isn't always better. Sorry for the rant I understand this isn't a debate.
    With FAT32 all you have to do & drag & drop like a Windows Folder, disk to disk, it is better & faster, but an older FS all the same.

    The reason they came up with WBFS was 4GB+ limit on FAT32, but after a while it soon became apparent that what they were doing in WBFS they could actually do in FAT32, scrubbing games and multi-parts, but by then WBFS had taken off, hence why it is still being the way suggested, but it is not the best current way as at today
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    [QUOTE=lfc4ever;294226]Yes they will, the games end up being what is termed "scrubbed", and a good Manager for that is:

    Wii Game Manager - GBAtemp.net

    Read the thread all the way through, and you will see what & why FAT32 is currently the best option.

    If you plug a WBFS drive into windows, windows can't even see it and so keeps asking if you wish to format, guess how many have said yes to that and lost everything?

    It's bit like Vista coming out, everyone jumped in then realised actually, XP might be older but is still the best.

    I will read up on it also, even if I don't use it , knowledge never hurts.
    @ Roy.. You just have to determine what your needs are. Read up on the different options available and decide what will best suit your needs. Again it is a matter of personal preference.
    4.2U / Priiloader / CiosX d2x v6/1TB WD fat32/Wiiflow r415
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    Softmod any 4.2 Wii

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfc4ever View Post
    Yes they will, the games end up being what is termed "scrubbed", and a good Manager for that is:

    Wii Game Manager - GBAtemp.net

    Read the thread all the way through, and you will see what & why FAT32 is currently the best option.

    If you plug a WBFS drive into windows, windows can't even see it and so keeps asking if you wish to format, guess how many have said yes to that and lost everything?

    It's bit like Vista coming out, everyone jumped in then realised actually, XP might be older but is still the best.

    There are no pros for using WBFS, it only does games.



    Yes, FAT32 is the same as an SD Card format, so anything on your SD Card can be set to run from the USB HDD, in fact you can put your SD Card away for safe keeping until you need BootMii or PriiLoader etc.
    yeah say no bigger than 4gb does that mean new supermario bros will work as i think it is Dual-layer?
    can u give me steps i need to do to get this way up and running pls?
    ps r u getting ready for the derby this wk end ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfc4ever View Post
    Yes they will, the games end up being what is termed "scrubbed", and a good Manager for that is:

    Wii Game Manager - GBAtemp.net

    Read the thread all the way through, and you will see what & why FAT32 is currently the best option.

    If you plug a WBFS drive into windows, windows can't even see it and so keeps asking if you wish to format, guess how many have said yes to that and lost everything?

    It's bit like Vista coming out, everyone jumped in then realised actually, XP might be older but is still the best.

    There are no pros for using WBFS, it only does games.



    Yes, FAT32 is the same as an SD Card format, so anything on your SD Card can be set to run from the USB HDD, in fact you can put your SD Card away for safe keeping until you need BootMii or PriiLoader etc.
    help the format opton is only giving me NTFS or exfat how do i get fat32 option?

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    Use this:

    Fat32Formatter

    And 3 points for us this weekend for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by lfc4ever View Post
    Use this:

    Fat32Formatter

    And 3 points for us this weekend for sure
    yeah gonna need it big month coming up : )

    ok gonna download that fat32formatter this has been doing my head in trying to set it up lol thx for helping me
    so do i need any partitions? or i can just do fat32 all of it?

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    I have one fat32 partition, running cfg usb loader fat.

    Channel forwarder installed (3D spinning WD Drive) click on that loads cfg usb loader.
    I have Mplayer_CE installed with channel forwarder

    3 Folders on the drive:-

    WBFS - 100 Games
    Movies - 50 Divx Films fo the kids
    PC - Game managers & Formatter

    Works a treat !!!!

    NSMB isn't DL and only about 300MB on HDD, on a fat32 drive the games are split into 4GB chunks by the game manager and put in a folder bearing the 6 didgit game code.
    The loader plays the game as if it was just one file, when in effect it could be 3

    regards

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    Hi Chaps,

    Just been reading through this post and was wondering about the 4.3gb limit on iso's and fat32.
    I am A little confused, I get the bit about using Wii Game Manager - GBAtemp.net to scrub an iso before putting it onto your External, this would of course bring it under the 4.3 limit, but if you was ripping your original title as a full ISO, wouldn't this put the title over the 4.3 limit?.
    And would Wii Game Manager also convert a scrubbed Iso (I assume thats what a wbfs file is), back to a full iso if required.

    Thanks chaps for being so obliging and considerate to a complete noob...

    sadsack

    p.s.
    Everyone has probably already seen this but I thought it may come in handy for someone.

    ►►► backup loading basics ◄◄◄ - GBAtemp.net

    Shows pro's & Con's about diff loaders and file systems.
    (although I think the loader bit may b somewhat outdated).

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    When you copy a retail game via your wii to your hdd it copies it scrubbed already... then when you transfer it to your pc it adds all the "stuffing" back in to be 4.3gb.... but then when you reload the ISO to the hdd via a Manager is scrubs it again... so no need to worry about the 4.3gb size limit!!!!


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