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    Splitting games over 4GB for FAT32 HDD

    Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere but I have spent the whole day searching for info on how to do this and have come up with nothing except a thread that says it is easy to split game files larger that 4GB for transfer on FAT32 HDD using wii back up or game manager. How do I get either of these programs and install them? I am using configurable USB loader to play and backup my games on my FAT32 HDD. Also to add to the mix I am a mac user (so far hasn't been too much of a problem although I was unable to figure out how to create a WBFS partition on the HDD that WBFS for mac would recognise thus the need to have a sole FAT32 Partition). The reason I am wondering is because I would like to back up the new super mario bros game and it is 4.7gb

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    You can install your game with Cfg USB Loader and it will install to a .wbfs file which will be much smaller then 4GB (for that game). You should read the guide where you got that info, it includes info for macs and it also tells you how to rip the game with your USB loader or transfer it from your PC using a backup manager. you can also set several of the install options for Cfg using the configurator to edit your config settings. The configurator is in the usb-loader folder on your SD or USB device.
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    Thanks for your speedy reply. Still so much to learn. I have found this site incredible and I really appreciate the work you guys do

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    Did you get the HBC?

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    Not sure about Wii backup manager but wbfs_simple GUI(Google is your friend) will split the file if it isn't smaller than 4GB, as it converts from ISO to WBFS. Have a look at Krank's guide for Fat32 USB Loading. Most issues or questions you may have concerning this will have been addressed already. NSMB is well under 4GB BTW (actual game data)
    4.2U / Priiloader / CiosX d2x v6/1TB WD fat32/Wiiflow r415
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    Softmod any 4.2 Wii

    Playing Games from USB

    NSMB level editor (Reggie)

    WiiFlow

    Problematic Games?

    Custom Game Channels


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    Wii Backup manager Will transfer, convert, and split all in one step No need for wbfs_simple GUI, so we left it out of the guide.
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    Good to know, I don't need both apps now, LOL. I have used the above mentioned for so long, just never tried the others yet, for conversion. Thanks
    4.2U / Priiloader / CiosX d2x v6/1TB WD fat32/Wiiflow r415
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Softmod any 4.2 Wii

    Playing Games from USB

    NSMB level editor (Reggie)

    WiiFlow

    Problematic Games?

    Custom Game Channels


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    Can u convert Isos stored on your computer (a mac running 10.6) to wbfs for transfer onto the fat32 hdd? The problem I am having is that I can't transfer it because it is 4.7gb and I don't know how to get it into a transferable and readable format onto the hdd. Sorry if this is a stupid question I am new to all this. I have read kranks USB fat32 guide and have used it to set up the hdd

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    The guide covers all the options for mac that I am aware of. You would need to install the game using your wii and a USB Loader. Or you can install windows on your Mac following the linked guide, this will allow you to use the backup manager.
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