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    Wiiware on SD card - couple of questions

    Hi, I have just hacked my 4.2e using Messie's guide and was wondering if anyone could help me out with playing some wiiware.

    As I don't have my usb hard drive yet (its coming!) could I either install them using WAD manager and run them from the channels menu or simply put the .wads on the SD card and run them directly from that? Which would be safer?

    Also would the SD card need to be formatted to WBFS?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barno View Post
    Hi, I have just hacked my 4.2e using Messie's guide and was wondering if anyone could help me out with playing some wiiware.

    As I don't have my usb hard drive yet (its coming!) could I either install them using WAD manager and run them from the channels menu or simply put the .wads on the SD card and run them directly from that? Which would be safer?

    Also would the SD card need to be formatted to WBFS?

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    You can install the wads to the Wii, that is the traditional way of doing it. Beware, installing too many will eat up the Wii's internal memory. Also, have priiloader installed at the least, just in case of brick. Installing a bad wad can brick your Wii.

    Or, you could try using TriiForce, look in my signature for that.

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    Thanks stomp, have installed priiloader and backed up my NAND.

    Rather than using up the Wii's memory, is it possibly to just stick a wad on an SD card and run it straight off that without bothering with WAD manager?
    Last edited by Barno; 05-17-2010 at 02:40 PM.

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    If it was that easy then Triiforce wouldn't have been made. You either install the wad to the Wii or use Triiforce, it's a NAND emulator made special to play Wiiware and VC games from an SD card or USB drive.

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    Ah ok, thanks mate. Was getting confused cause I read a post where someone said they had run wiiware off an SD card but what they did was install it on the Wii first and then moved it to the SD to save space on the Wii. Would that be ok to do?

    This is the post: http://www.wiihacks.com/wiihacks-new...s-sd-card.html

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    You can try that, if it works for you then good, but I have no experience with that since my Wii is 3.2.

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    Ah ok, thanks mate. Was getting confused cause I read a post where someone said they had run wiiware off an SD card but what they did was install it on the Wii first and then moved it to the SD to save space on the Wii. Would that be ok to do?

    This is the post: http://www.wiihacks.com/wiihacks-new...s-sd-card.html
    Well technically this moves the data to the SD card but if you launch it from the SD card, it copies the game back into system NAND, so yeah you can install 240 this way but it will copy data back to NAND to do the actually playing. I personally tried SNEEK loved it but couldn't live with the limited channels it displayed and then moved onto Triiforce which works very well from both SD and USB.

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    Perfect, I'll install one or two for now and definitely give Triiforce a go in the future. Thanks guys!

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