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    Need advice and opinions on maximizing my modded wii and setup.

    First, I want to thank this community for supplying me with all the resources I needed to mod my wii! I have successfully modded 4.3u by carefully following the awesome guide.

    As of now I have downloaded SNES and GBA emulators from the homebrew browser via my 2GB SD card, which is totally awesome.
    Here is where I would love to here some input on what to move on too next.

    I have ordered a Western Digital Elements 320GB USB 2.0 Black Portable Hard Drive and plan on running game back ups from it IT SHOULD ARRIVE TOMMORROW

    After meticulously reading all the awesome guides on the available USBloaders, I would love to hear some opinions on the best way to maximize the GB's of HDD space I have.

    Here is my current plan: please critique!

    1.) Partition 2 Sections on the Hard Drive: 1st- (120GB)WBFS and 2nd (120gb) FAT32
    2.) Install Wad Manager and WBFS Manager.
    3.) Download and Install neogamma (May use this for simplicity in some cases)
    4.) Download and Install Wiiflow( really leaning towards using this one mostly)
    5.) Make a fowarder Channel for Wiiflow.
    6.) Download USBloader GX( to back up my current wii games, heard it was fastest)

    Basically I still want to use a little portion of the hard drive for basic back up of computer media that is why I want 2 partitions. But is it really WORTH it to have a WBFS partitioned space? I did read you save a few GB, but is it too troublesome to get the wii games as a WBFS file or is that the default type you get from ripping using USBloader GX?

    Here are some of my general questions:
    I don't plan on having more than 50 games on the WBFS drive is 120 overkill?


    Wiiscrubbed games cannot be loaded via usbloader unless the iso has already been extracted from the winrar file correct?

    Thanks in advance!

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    1.) Good.
    2.) Good.
    3.) Good.
    4.) Good.
    5.) Good.
    6.) Good.

    Now, try out CFG usb loader, it works good also. Rips to HD just fine. Try them all, and keep the one you like best!

    Basically I still want to use a little portion of the hard drive for basic back up of computer media that is why I want 2 partitions. But is it really WORTH it to have a WBFS partitioned space?
    Up to you, you can leave it all as FAT32 if you want, or NTFS. Your personal preference.

    I did read you save a few GB, but is it too troublesome to get the wii games as a WBFS file or is that the default type you get from ripping using USBloader GX?
    All games ripped through the loader are *.wbfs, unless you are loading ISO's... also getting a little touchy, bordering on piracy talk.

    I don't plan on having more than 50 games on the WBFS drive is 120 overkill?
    Probably not, check the Wii Game Sizes after scrubbing guide for your game. HERE

    Wiiscrubbed games cannot be loaded via usbloader unless the iso has already been extracted from the winrar file correct?
    Getting into a touchy area now again, but the answer is no. You can load the RARed file through WBFS Manager or Wii Backup Manager, it will unrar it and place it in the queue to copy to your hard drive
    Last edited by Brian; 09-07-2010 at 02:50 PM.


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    I personally like having my drive all fat32. That way you can use the space for games or your computer. You don't have to worry about not having enough formated to wbfs or to much. All your emulators and games can be run from it, and you can read it on any computer. Wii Backup Manager can read the ISO files from within the rar file. It shouldn't matter if it is Wiiscrubbed or not. As long as it is an ISO or a wbfs file in the rar.



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    I've gotta stop leaving windows up when im going to answer a question.....

    What he said lol
    Last edited by cornflake123; 09-07-2010 at 02:55 PM.

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    Thank you both for replying to my thread and answering my questions!

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