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    I have used the Mod Any Wii Guide but I am having issues playing games.

    This guide worked perfectly for my Wii, however when I did the same thing to my brother-in-laws Wii, it couldn't run the games I copied into his FAT32 thumb drive.I tried to install a game from the disc to the thumb drive and it worked fine.Only the games I copied directly into the thumb drive didn't load and just went back to system menu.Anyone know the solution to this problem?

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    Back up the games from disk, since it obviously works that way lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddgriffin View Post
    Back up the games from disk, since it obviously works that way lol
    I know that's the solution but I don't understand why there's any difference.
    Shouldn't the wbfs file created be identical?
    So why is there a problem loading the games?

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    Piracy protection to keep you from getting the games off of another drive lol.
    I don't know but you're obviously doing something wrong, and it is kinda hard to tell what that could be from over here. So I just suggested doing what works, instead of wasting all the thoughts on a method that a user who has all of his retail disks, shouldn't need.

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    My point of perspective is that if I can't copy a game from my computer to my usb hdd, its not really a backup anymore cos if my disk is damaged I'm pretty much screwed.
    Cos I'm always wary of hdd failure and always keep backups of backups.
    Call it paranoia if you like, but I alwys felt its better to be safe than sorry.
    I guess I just have to keep fiddling with it until something works....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jastcool View Post
    My point of perspective is that if I can't copy a game from my computer to my usb hdd, its not really a backup anymore cos if my disk is damaged I'm pretty much screwed.Cos I'm always wary of hdd failure and always keep backups of backups.Call it paranoia if you like, but I alwys felt its better to be safe than sorry.I guess I just have to keep fiddling with it until something works....
    Have you tried using Backup manager to rip the WBFS format from your ISO?? Copying direct wbfs files from one device to another (especially FAT to NTFS) can sometimes cause errors in some loaders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShintaroNagasaki View Post
    Have you tried using Backup manager to rip the WBFS format from your ISO?? Copying direct wbfs files from one device to another (especially FAT to NTFS) can sometimes cause errors in some loaders.
    Now that you mentioned it, I've never really tried to do that before... does that mean I should keep a backup in iso format and not wbfs?
    What I found weird was that the same backup games when copied to my usb hdd worked fine for me and I set up my brother-in-laws set exactly like mine.
    That's the weird part...our two sets were bought on the same day and were identical in all aspects....
    The only other thing I was thinking was that he was running the games off his usb thumbdrive and I was using a usb hdd...
    Can a usb thumbdrive make so much difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jastcool View Post
    Now that you mentioned it, I've never really tried to do that before... does that mean I should keep a backup in iso format and not wbfs?What I found weird was that the same backup games when copied to my usb hdd worked fine for me and I set up my brother-in-laws set exactly like mine.That's the weird part...our two sets were bought on the same day and were identical in all aspects....The only other thing I was thinking was that he was running the games off his usb thumbdrive and I was using a usb hdd...Can a usb thumbdrive make so much difference?
    I have found thumbdrives are sometimes in FAT format, not even FAT32, they're tedious things. Safest way is to use an usb portable 2.5" hdd.Everywhere I've read always states to keep your copy of the ISO and not to delete after converting to WBFS.I'm no expert at any of this, just trying to offer something that you may have not tried yet to help you solve your issue.
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    I've read always states to keep your copy of the ISO and not to delete after converting to WBFS
    But if you have the original disc then you have a hard copy so why would this matter lol

    I wouldn't say getting a 2.5" hdd would be the safest way. Our compatibility list mainly includes 3.5 drives.


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