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

    Ok, so I have my wii softmodded. I have the USB loader gx loader channel installed... I have my 8gb flash drive fat32 formatted.... But now what?

    I really want to load a backup iso from my power pc Mac running 10.4 to this flash drive to play in the loader but all the apps to setup the drive seam to not be compatible with my computer... And no GUI version that vie found.... I tried just copying the iso to the drive but it always stops short with an error no matter what iso I try. I read and think that I cannot just copy an iso... It has to be done with an app... In which brings me back to my situation of not being able to run one.

    Can anyone help me out? I'm not sure what to do?

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    You don't even need a computer to play from a USB device. You can rip your retail disc directly to the USB device on a wbfs partition from the wii using USB Loader Gx. Start the channel, then insert the disc. It can be assumed that if you need to use your computer, then you downloaded a game illegally and will not be helped on this site. With respect, you can rip your retail game on your wii.
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    I do have a downloaded backup but my retail disc has a scratch on it and will not load. As far as I understand I cannot just load the backup on my fat32 flash drive is that correct?

    Also it doesn't look like I'll be able to format the drive wbfs partition without being able to run those apps I mentioned right? So I'm wondering how I can get the backups on the drive and run them?

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    Darn, a legitimate reason, I lose the bet. I kid, sorry. You can try THIS, but I have not done any work on a mac. This is the way I use my backups on windows, so I recommend the FAT32 setup anyway. Benefit of the doubt, so sorry I jumped to piracy, it's one of my Hot button issues lately.
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    all good, thanks for the tip. I have Virtual PC but unfortunately none of the apps like that work through to the Mac usb drives so I'd definitely need a native version for PPC 10.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by beatmaker View Post
    all good, thanks for the tip. I have Virtual PC but unfortunately none of the apps like that work through to the Mac usb drives so I'd definitely need a native version for PPC 10.4
    wbfs manager for osx in my sig

    also check this section out for macs

    There arent many apps for the mac, so its a good idea to use bootcamp or virtual pc
    OS X discussion for Macintosh / Hackintosh Users
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    Thanks narse1979, I downloaded the app and it works great on my 10.6 work Mac but at home on my PPC 10.4 Mac when I double click to open the app nothing happens. It doesn't launch. Usually an indicator that it's not compatible? Its not an Intel Mac so that's I'm guessing why it doesn't open up?

    I have Virtual PC installed and running as well, but unfortunately I can't format or mess with USB flash drives plugged into the mac through VPC. It doesn't even seam to want to recognize the drive or when it does it says the drive is too slow. VPC is painfully slow as well. Maybe its time to update! ha ha...

    Thanks for the links BTW!

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    Can't you Mac guys use Wine to run native Windows programs on OS X like us Linux guys can? That's how I use WBFS Manager on Linux without any issues.

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    Intel Mac's have more options for running native apps than the PPC Mac's do. Unfortunately, VPC is about the only option... and its not a very good one either. Sloooooooooooooooow

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    Quote Originally Posted by summersyn View Post
    You don't even need a computer to play from a USB device. You can rip your retail disc directly to the USB device on a wbfs partition from the wii using USB Loader Gx. Start the channel, then insert the disc.
    Question regarding the above... Does the USB device need a WBFS partition AND a FAT32 on the same drive as two separate partitions to play games? Or can the USB just have a FAT32 single partition?

    Sorry, I'm a little confused as I've read a few posts regarding FAT32 being "better" and some saying how to setup a "WBFS partition"... So I'm unclear as why someone would need both? Or if its needed at all?

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