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Thread: PPC Mac 10.4 and USB loader gx and game backups and flash drives

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    Single partition is fine. If you want a fat32 partition then look here at this guide.

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    In the event that I did in fact want to use a WBFS partition... and this may be a dumb question I don't know... but is there a Homebrew app that will let me just format a USB drive as WBFS? I can't use the Windows programs to do it but I can download a HB app and run it to format the USB as WBFS if one does exist?

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    You SHOULD be able to format the drive into WBFS with GX. If not, you can try it with CFG or wiiflow. I remember before I figured out what I was doing wrong, I used to have to format with the old waninkoko USB loader 1.5, but that was user error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by summersyn View Post
    You SHOULD be able to format the drive into WBFS with GX.
    I thought so too! I just couldn't find a place that said "format drive" anywhere since GX does recognize a FAT32 drive and can read files from it I didn't get an error popping the USB on the wii. I was hoping there was a simple format button somewhere but I couldn't locate it? Or an error asking me to format the drive when I attached it. So far no dice.

    Funny you mentioned the CFG I was reading about that one too... Do you think GX or CFG is better for playing backups off a USB? Seams to be pretty much one in the same best I can tell?

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    When I made the change to FAT32 I decided to follow the group and became a sheep for CFG, and I love it. There are a LOT of options for me to change, and it GUI is more appealing. I see a lot of issues on this site about GX, and it should be noted that the base team on GX now is not the first team who created it. I would recommend the move if you have the will to do so.
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    Cool, thanks for the advice summersyn!

    Also, for all my Mac kin I found this app that will allow you to open and format drives as NTFS from the Mac OSX. If I understand correctly, the limitation of FAT32 is files (namely ISO's) that are over 4gb in size cannot simply be copied to a USB drive (FAT32 formatted). However, as NTFS formatted USB drives those same large ISO files over 4gb CAN be copied over. Check this out for the app Mac users: Paragon NTFS for MAC® OS X

    Following that thought process... and again if I understand correctly... with a drive as NTFS I could just copy my ISO backup over to the drive and open it through GX or CFG channel?

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    Go with FAT32, files over 4GB can be copied after they are split (very easy). Read the guide in my signature. Very few games are over 4GB when converted to .wbfs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    Go with FAT32, files over 4GB can be copied after they are split (very easy). Read the guide in my signature. Very few games are over 4GB when converted to .wbfs
    Thanks for the link... but unfortunately I'm on a Mac and can't use the program that converts the ISO's to wbfs files or does the splitting. Unless I'm missing something?

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