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    WBFS via NAS?

    All of my Wii games are currently backed up to a USB drive and I use CFG USB Loader to play them. I wanted to use the USB drive for other purposes and stream directly from my NAS. Is that possible? If so, any guides?

    Searching around and I am finding nothing so far... doesn't look hopeful.

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    My guess it would have to be written into the actual game loader, usb loader, cfloader, wiiflow, etc.
    If they dont support the smb shares I doubt that you would be able to do it at all.
    Dont even know if the conection would be fast enough either to support it.

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    Is your drive formatted as a wbfs drive? If so, format it as fat32 and just create a directory in the root named "wbfs". Then place your games (in wbfs format) there and your loader will recognise them.

    This method will allow you to use your USB device for other purposes, such as streaming video.

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    I was following you till you said I could use the drive for other purposes, like streaming. The drive still has to be directly connected to the Wii, so how would I stream content back off it? Besides, it's a tiny drive, only 120GB. Basically the games take up all the space.

    It's not a huge deal, I can leave it connected but if there was a possibility of NAS loading, I wanted to jump on board.

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    Well, that depends on what you wish to stream. You've already said that you want to stream TO your wii, not FROM it - so I did a quick google search for something for that.

    My guess is that you want to stream video - a good application is Wiideo Center. If you want to stream something else, please let me know and I will try to help.

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    I want to stream from my NAS to the Wii. I am wanting to stream my Wii games that have been ripped to WBFS.

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    Sorry, but I don't think that's possible. Games are extremely difficult to stream as a network is much less reliable and slower than a USB stick.

    People have tried, but I don't think anyone has achieved this feat and ever will

    So for now just stick to USB sticks - I just bought a portable hard drive to play games from

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    Well, I would figure with a usb to ethernet adapter, the connection would be essentially the same. Over Wi-Fi I agree that it would be difficult but still figured it doable.

    Oh well, it's not a big deal to keep it attached. The other reason I wanted to switch was the spacing limitation. If I buy anymore games I will have to start picking which I want to load on the drive instead of just loading all. Maybe it's time for a new drive.

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    I would recommend using something like a portable hard drive - I hated using my USB for the same reason. Picked a 1 TB (3.0) one a week ago for $129

    These hard drives can just stay on your wii and they usually have some free space on them.

    You can use it for other purposes too, like watching videos in a TV and storage of other files.

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    Yeah, I think I will do that.

    Thanks for the help all!

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