Can USB Loader GX Load Games From SD Card?

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By Ralph Torres

Are you tired of constantly swapping out game discs on your Wii? USB Loader GX might be the solution you’re looking for.

But can it load games from an SD card? Let’s dive into the details.

What is USB Loader GX?

USB Loader GX is a homebrew application that allows you to play games directly from a USB drive on your Wii. It’s a popular choice for gamers who want to bypass the need for physical game discs and enjoy their games without worrying about scratched or damaged discs.

Can USB Loader GX Load Games From SD Card?

The short answer is yes, USB Loader GX can load games from an SD card. However, there are some limitations and requirements you should be aware of before attempting to use an SD card with USB Loader GX.


Firstly, your Wii must have Homebrew Channel installed in order to use USB Loader GX. Additionally, you’ll need an SD card with enough space to store your game files and the necessary software, such as the Homebrew Browser. Finally, you’ll need a way to transfer game files from your computer onto the SD card.


While using an SD card with USB Loader GX is possible, it’s not always recommended due to certain limitations. For example, loading games from an SD card can be slower compared to using a USB drive. This is because most SD cards have slower read and write speeds than typical external hard drives or flash drives.

How to Use an SD Card With USB Loader GX

Assuming you’ve met all the requirements and understand the limitations, here are the steps to use an SD card with USB Loader GX:

  1. Insert your SD card into your computer.
  2. Create a folder named “wbfs” at the root of your SD card.
  3. Download and install the Homebrew Browser on your SD card.
  4. Download game files in .wbfs format onto your computer.
  5. Use a tool such as Wii Backup Manager to transfer game files onto your SD card’s wbfs folder.
  6. Eject the SD card from your computer and insert it into your Wii.
  7. Launch USB Loader GX from the Homebrew Channel on your Wii.
  8. Select the SD card as your source device in USB Loader GX and choose the game you want to play.


While using an SD card with USB Loader GX is possible, it’s not always the most efficient option. If you have a large collection of games or want to avoid slow loading times, using a USB drive is recommended.

However, if you only have a few games or prefer using an SD card, following these steps can help you get started. Happy gaming!