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    Unhappy WiiFlow not seeing games FAT32 / WBFS Question

    Hi All,

    I have WiiFlow installed on a FAT32 usb drive, with a forwarder installed.
    Wii boots fine, forwarder loads WiiFlow fine from my usb, however it cannot see games i have on the drive.

    I have tried placing .wbfs files directly on the root of the drive, and also in a \wbfs folder.
    It simply states "I cant find games" and gives the option to install games or select a partition.

    Where I get confused is that some people (and also the WiiFlow installation guide from this site) are saying that you can run the games directly from the FAT32 partition, however the README in the WiiFlow folder on the actual usb drive states that it needs a WBFS partition for the games.
    ie. only Wiiflow should be on the FAT32 partition, and games on a WBFS partition

    Why cant I see my games, and what partition can / should I use for games??

    Spent 5hrs tonight trying to figure this out!!!

    Please help - switched from USB loader GX and I am missing my gameplay

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    Could be the version of Wiiflow you are using. I was testing wiiflow for the new COD game and 374 and 410 gave me similar issues with reading my drive. Versions 415, 416 and 417 recognized my drive just fine. Also your wbfs files need to be in the wbfs folder.

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    the games should run fine from fat32 primary partition in a WBFS folder as that is how mine is set up... what are you using to transfer them...?

    Have you tried running Wiiflow from a sd card with just the games on the usb drive in the WBFS folder transfered with Wii Back up manager?
    Problem with this place is the tutes are that damn good that one could end up not learning as deep as they should... Dont just rely on the tutorials understand your Wii...

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    I have the same problem. Just use another USB loader.

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    Solved - well almost!!

    Quote Originally Posted by cjizzle View Post
    Could be the version of Wiiflow you are using. I was testing wiiflow for the new COD game and 374 and 410 gave me similar issues with reading my drive. Versions 415, 416 and 417 recognized my drive just fine. Also your wbfs files need to be in the wbfs folder.

    Managed to get it going, was using an old version, am now using v3.0 R416 and it works perfectly - well almost, the forwarder channel doesnt work.
    Can anyone suggest a forwarder channel for R416?

    -Also will installing UNEEK+DI benefit this installation? (someone else mentioned that they got TinTin to work using UNEEK, without freezing during gameplay)

    Thank you !!

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    Questions...
    1. What kind of Drive can be used to get WiiFlow to recognize? I have a 320GB Drive on a USB SATA Docking Station (w/ Power-Supply)...

    2. How can I format the Drive from NTFS to FAT32 w/ it being recognized w/ the proper Size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanum View Post
    Questions...
    1. What kind of Drive can be used to get WiiFlow to recognize? I have a 320GB Drive on a USB SATA Docking Station (w/ Power-Supply)...

    2. How can I format the Drive from NTFS to FAT32 w/ it being recognized w/ the proper Size?
    -Your drive should work no problems (I am using a pocket hard drive 160GB ie. no power)
    -I used " guiformat" which allows you to format in Windows 7.

    However I have tried adding newly downloaded games to the drive (I already had about 10 on there when testing)
    And they don't show up... am trying a few different things tonight to try and resolve...

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