need help with modded wii

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  1. GreyWolf

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    It's not likely USB Loader GX did anything to your flash drive. It doesn't alter partitioning or anything of that sort. Flash drives just don't work very well on the Wii for the most part.
     
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    What we're trying to tell you is that USB loading through flash drives is a well-documented way to successfully break them very quickly.
    Trust us, you don't want to use flash drives on Wii when using any USB Wii/GC .iso loaders.
    If you continue to do so, you're going to find yourself going through them like candy.
    Stick to using flash drives exclusively with 8/16-bit emulator ROMs if you absolutely must play games from them.
    Save yourself the money and trouble of buying one flash drive after another, and just get an HDD/SSD.
     
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    K. My gamecube game runs smooth. On USB flash drive. And I got a Wii game to work fine. I just tried to play Zelda for Wii and broke another one lol.

    What it is doing is putting my USB flash drive to (partition)master boot record, no media, and has no memory available.

    So like u said I'm assuming it's cuz it's a flash drive. So what do you guys suggest would be the best USB hdd for playing Wii games off of so I can avoid going through flash drives like candy lol.

    I appreciate the help.

    I thought I had everything working. Had the 32gb flash drive with Zelda skyward sword on it. It popped up in cfg loader,got the cover images and it got stick on loading.

    Did research and figured it was cuz I haven't watched video for Wii motion plus. And tried changing settings in cfg and eventually it did same thing to flash drive. Weird cuz Mario party 8 worked fine before I tried to play zelda. I'm assuming cuz flash drives can be flaky as u mentioned.

    Sorry for being stubborn n thanks for being patient
     
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    I must say, you using red and green text is making me (and other people who use the Temp's dark theme) hard to read.
     
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    Lol y even post that man doesn't help at all. Him doing that emphasized what he was trying to get across
     
  6. Sticksandstones

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    Yep. That's why we don't use flash drives. Your Wii's treating it like a disc that's able to handle the constant reading and writing, while it's not.
    Check on Amazon for a USB-powered HDD.
    Actually, let me help you with that.
    Here are some search results I found.
    Believe it or not, and this may be a lesson to you, but it's not the theme. This is because you're probably using a VGA cable to connect your monitor to your computer, using an analog video signal with a display that was meant to display digital video, analog video will create artifacts along the edges of that text with the background color of the theme you're using, making it harder to read than it really should be. Frankly, I can't be blamed because you're using the one theme that makes lots of text colors on the site look bad when displayed in analog. I can deduce that you're on a desktop, so you can very easily highlight the text and make it white with a blue background and make it visible. Or, try using an HDMI cable or DVI-D video out to connect your monitor to your computer, and eliminate that problem in future cases.

    To better understand the effect I'm referring to, view this page on your cellphone and note why it's easier to read on its screen.
     
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    I do have a VGA monitor serving me as the second monitor but I am reading this on my laptop's own screen, which is LED.

    EDIT: the letters are readable on my VGA monitor but not my laptop's screen it seems.
     
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    Thanks sticks n stones I was looking at those. If I got lower end $ one u think I'd be good???

    Lol I guess while we r off topic anyone know a way to fix the flash drive? They show up in my computer but no (1gb used out of 32gb) under removable disk. Tried cmdn other programs but the flash drive doesn't show up n can't format it.
     
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    Question for grey wolf or sticks n stones.

    I've been trying to play ssx tricky on nintendont.

    I have the disc but it kept freezing (so I figured I try a rom thinking it's the disc)

    The ssx tricky room freezes during gameplay(random times)

    So is there a fix?
    I would say cuz it's a USB flash drive I'm using but the disc does it too, so curious if settings or something else would work?

    Also I'm planning on getting a USB hard drive tomorrow
     
  10. Sticksandstones

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    To make sure it's not your disc, use ClearRip to 1:1 rip your SSX disc, and use Nintendont to verify MD5 checksum. If it's bad, your disc is probably to blame.
    Is there a fix? Enable Skip IPL, and make sure all your "Force ___" options are off, disable Unlock Read Speed, and try to update your Nintendont using its own GUI to the latest version (it'll tell you if you already have it).
     
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    K thanks I'll try that and let you know.

    Hard drive wise hdd and ssd?

    Only thing I saw to me at least was ssd was faster speed read/write wise. I'm assuming that's y they cost more
     
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    Neither of those are flash drives, so they're both ideal. However, SSDs are more reliable for lasting longer, but they're much more expensive. It's your choice--price vs. longevity.
     
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    What's the estimate of time like hdd 1 ssd 2year? Lol
     
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    It varies too much to estimate.
    I've had a low-end HP drive that has lasted me seven years, which is longer than my last HP computer lasted.
     
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    K thanks and as far as rip of game best way and program for Homebrew/pc

    Also if I got hdd u think I will be able to play Wii games off of? And it will be fine?
     
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    Best way to rip from disc to USB is CleanRip.
    Yes, we've been telling you this many, many times since our first answer to your first question.
     
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    K thanks. Getting on tomorrow so hopefully everything works out.

    And thanks alot for all ur help

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Also ssx seems to be working now
     
  18. Sticksandstones

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    Good deal.
    You're welcome.

    Happy gaming. :)
     
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    Lol spoke to soon it froze
     
  20. Sticksandstones

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    How's your new HDD?