Can you use NTFS on USB Loader GX?

If you choose to launch USB Loader GX from the Homebrew Channel, then you need to keep a FAT32 partition to store the boot. USB on a NTFS or ext2/3/4 partition. USB Loader GX is looking in all partitions of your USB drive until it finds the installation folder (up to 8 partitions are supported).

What file format does USB Loader GX use?

FAT32 partition format
The Wii Homebrew Applications (such as The Homebrew Channel, Emulators, Games, Media players, etc.), USB Loader GX’s NAND emulation feature and DIOS MIOS (Lite) require a FAT32 partition format. You can use a FAT32 SD/SDHC card for that purpose and set your USB hard drive as NTFS or Ext partition format.

How do I get USB Loader GX to read a flash drive?


  1. Extract USB Loader GX and put it in the apps folder on your USB drive or SD card.
  2. Insert your USB drive, and SD card if you’re using one, into your Wii and launch USB Loader GX from the Homebrew Channel.

What file format does Wii use?

Wii ISO Archive (WIA) is an archive file format for Wii and GameCube games in ISO format. The compression is more space efficient than that of Wii Backup filesystem (WBFS), but it is slower to compress and uncompress.

What format does Wii use?

DVD format
The physical size of a GameCube Game Disc is that of a miniDVD; the Wii is based on DVD format, and Wii U Optical Discs are based on Blu-ray format.

What is BootMii used for?

BootMii is a system designed by Team Twiizers to enable complete low-level control of the Wii. It allows the Wii to be controlled mere moments after the On button has been pressed, before any IOS has been loaded and before the NAND filesystem has been read.

How do I get WiiFlow on my Wii?

Installing WiiFlow:

  1. Download the latest official WiiFlow – WiiFlow 4.2. Note: This version does not support the latest Nintendont.
  2. Extract it to your SD card or USB HDD. It should automatically put WiiFlow boot.
  3. Put your Wii game backups in the usb:/wbfs folder using Wii Backup Manager or a similar program.

How to run USB loader GX on a Wii?

Once you have your games loaded on your HDD, plug it into your Wii (the port closest to the edge of the Wii), turn the system on, and run USB Loader GX. Give the program to load up as it will look for the wbfs folder.

How to convert NTFS to USB loader GX?

Suicide ‘Nuff said… First, make sure you’re running the latest USB Loader GX and have cIOS 222 and 223 installed. Third, extract the .rar file somewhere and run Simple. Open the folder where you have any and all ISOs. Right-click on the game you want to convert and select “Create .wbfs” -> “No split” and save it somewhere.

What kind of HDD does USB loader GX support?

HDD Format. USB Loader GX supports a lot of partition format: WBFS, FAT32, NTFS, Ext 2/3/4 . WBFS: Old and deprecated Wii Backup File System format. Not compatible natively with computers, you need a dedicated program to manage the content of this partition and you can store only Wii games on it. The partition needs to be primary and active.

What kind of USB drive do I need for Wii?

Make sure your USB drive is formatted as FAT32 or NTFS. Do not format it as other types such as extFS or WBFS, the latter is an old format of storing Wii games. Instructions Downloading Extract USB Loader GX and put it in