Waninkoko's Backup Loader FAQ

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    Waninkoko's Backup Loader (LEAKED BETA) Sep 18th 2008

    Guide/FAQ By Praetor

    This is a LEAKED BETA, not intended for public use and NOT SUPPORTED OR CONDONED BY WANINKOKO. This software comes with no warranty expressed or implied; any risk of using the software is if your choosing and is not my fault, Nintendo's fault, Waninkoko's fault, or anyone else's. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
    Use of this software may void your Nintendo Wii's Warranty. Use at your own risk.


    Created By:
    Waninkoko (wii.waninkoko.info)

    Beta Tested By:
    Linkinworm (Vids)
    Brakken (http://www.tehskeen.com/)

    Needs:
    CIOS Rev 5 (beta?)
    DVDX ("for now")
    Windows Executable Patcher, may work on Linux with Wine, or on Mac OS X with virtualization/bootcamp
    Patched ISO
    The Loader
    Wii
    WAD Manager
    SD Card
    Wii Remote
    Twilight Princess
    Twilight Hack Savegame
    Homebrew Channel
    DO NOT ASK FOR ISOs.

    *Loader/cIOS/Patcher
    DVDX
    WAD Manager
    Twilight Hack
    Homebrew Channel
    ImgBurn

    How to Use (Experienced Homebrew user):
    1. Acquire all files.
    2. Put the iso in the same directory of the backup-creator with the common-key file.
    3. Patch the ISO with the .exe that came in the download.
    4. Install the CIOS on your Wii
    5. Install DVDX. Go to Advanced and choose 249
    6. Install Wii Loader
    7. Burn the patched ISO with ImgBurn
    8. Run the loader

    Newbie Guide (Thanks zidane_genome!)
    Part One: Preparing the Loader
    1. Configure your SD card for homebrew. Learn about some of the basic concepts and most used programs in using homebrew, such as the Twilight Hack and the Homebrew Channel. Learn more here.
    2. Rename the dvd-backup.dol file to boot.dol and create a folder titled "Loader". Place the .dol in the folder. Find some graphic/xml files to fill in for now, or make your own.
    3. Place the CIOS36_rev5-64-v1042.wad file in the wad directory of your SD card.
    4. Place the backup loader files (boot.dol, icon.png, meta.xml) in the Loader folder, and put the Loader folder in the apps folder on your SD Card.
    5. Place the DVDX installer in a folder titled "DVDX" (without quotes) and put that in the apps folder on your SD card.
    6. Place the WAD manager folder in your apps folder on your SD card.
    7. Boot the Homebrew channel.

    Part Two: Wii Setup. Only do these steps ONCE.
    1. Install cIOS via the WAD Manager.
    2. Install DVDX. If you have the option to Uninstall on the menu, DO THAT FIRST.
    3. Navigate in the menu to "ADVANCED". Press LEFT or RIGHT on the Wii remote until you get to IOS249. Install it.

    Now you are ready to get some games and play them on your Wii.

    Part Three: Getting and Playing games on Your Wii
    1. Find an ISO and download it (DON'T ASK WHERE TO GET THEM HERE).
    2. Patch the game ISO. Put the ISO in the same directory of the backup-creator with the common-key file, RIGHT CLICK the ISO, and select OPEN WITH. Find the backup creator and select it.
    3. Wait for this process to be done, and then burn the newly created file to a DVD (recommendation: Verbatim DVD-R) using the free ImgBurn.
    4. Put your disc in the Wii. Boot up your Wii and load the Backup Loader from the Homebrew Channel.

    Note for NTSC (US/Japan) users: You MUST use component cables or a VGA box. The Standard Wii A/V cables seem to give the vsync/black and white issues with this beta.

    Rumors:
    Official Release in October?
    DVDX not needed? (for "final" release)
    Doesn't (yet?) work with GC Games?
    Some things show up as Black and White only?
    It seems so far that with HD cables or VGA, NTSC works. Without them, they do not.

    Known Facts:
    Can only read at 3x speed, resulting in longer load times.
    More glitches for NTSC so far.
    Can use out of region games.
    Cannot use existing burnt backups, MUST use patcher first.
    Scrubbed games WORK!!!!

    Need to Know (Info Not Yet Obtained):
    Game Patching (aka Manhunt 2 remove censors, SSBB textures)?
    Works online?

    Errors:
    Error: "cant find partition title key".
    Solution: Put the ISO in the same directory of the backup-creator with the common-key file, RIGHT CLICK the iso, and go OPEN WITH backup creator.

    Compatibility List:
    Green: Playable with no or very minor bugs.
    Orange: Playable, with bugs.
    Red: Unplayable/Doesn't Work

    Wii Chess (PAL) NOTES:

    SMG (PAL) NOTES:

    LoZ TP (PAL) NOTES:

    LoZ TP NTSC NOTES:

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (PAL) NOTES: Burn Speed 4x, Cinematics have graphical bugs.

    Zack and Wiki (NTSC) NOTES: Unconfirmed Rumor

    Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (PAL) NOTES: NTSC Wii, VGA Monitor

    RE Umbrella Chronicles (NTSC) NOTES: Black and White, apparently hurts eyes. NTSC Wii.

    Alone in the Dark (NTSC) NOTES: NTSC Wii, HDTV

    Pokemon Battle Revolution (NTSC) NOTES: NTSC Wii, HDTV, Opening movie doesn't play (but audio does), rest of game is fine.

    Mario Kart Wii (NTSC) NOTES: NTSC Wii, HDTV, ONLINE DOES NOT WORK

    Blast Works (NTSC) NOTES: NTSC Wii, HDTV

    Boom Blox (NTSC) NOTES: NTSC Wii, HDTV

    Please PM ME MORE COMPATIBILITY INFO and I will add it here. Include BURN SPEED, GAME REGION, WII REGION, GAME NAME, and any other info (Scrubbed, regionshifted, edited, brickblocked, whatever.)

    -COMPAT LIST NOT MAINTAINED- a Wiki with a more in-depth backup list has been established, but since they stole my work and DID NOT CREDIT ME, I will not link to it.

    Copyright 2008 R.S.H. (DOUCHE BAGS)


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    1. do you only install this wad with the Cios installer or do you still need the other wad from a game?

    2. what if you already have DVDx installed

    3. anyone got working under Linux?
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    *sticks to modchips*


    But still great work, Waninkoko.
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    Great idea. This will be very helpful, not only now but also in the future.
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    Why is Zack and Wiki a rumor?? Do you think it works?
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    I'll try it, but first have to 'acquire' an ISO.
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    By the time it got to me, it was third-hand information. I prefer having the testers tell me directly.
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    DrKupo Resistance: Fall of Gbatemp

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    This thread is full of misinformation and crap. Stop publishing crap. This will be in PAL for people with tvs that can't handle PAL. Those with NTSC wiis and a tv made in the last 10 years will be fine. We don't really even need a compatibility thread anyway.
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    Seriously. To my knowledge PAL compatible TV sets are extraordinarily rare in NTSC regions. Very different from PAL regions, where pretty much any modern TV does NTSC fine.
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    cheers for that mate . does it matter if i have never install a Cios before and does it matter what version of firmware on my wii i have ... sorry for being a pain just want to make sure i have all the files . i all ready have dvdx installed so will run that again and uninstall then go from there
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    No, install it now and it should work fine.
    Firmware 3.2 and 3.3 seem to work, I don't believe anyone has tried any below that yet. DVDX needs to have the special 249 install.
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    Guide to installing the LEAKED UNSUPPORTED BETA.

    Please note: Following these instructions does not mean I am responsible for your Wii. Just because I wrote them does not mean I know what your doing in your home where ever you may be. If you semi-brick or full-brick your Wii, then your a dumbass, and I fart in your general direction! I am not responsible for fixing your Wii, nor will I buy you a new one.

    And now for something completely different!

    This guide will... well... guide you to installing, copying/burning, and playing your Wii games with the LEAKED UNSUPPORTED BETA verison of Waninkoko's Softmod.

    What you will need;

    Softmod package.
    Homebrew Browser
    Some Wii Games
    A way to dump them.
    A DVD burner and blank discs.

    I will not link to any of these items, as they are all over the place.

    Here is the steps now.

    First, you want to copy all the necissary files to your SD card. How you do that is up to you. You'll want the place the Loader in the APPS folder, and the cIOS wad file in the WAD folder. Once you've done that, move to step 2

    Step 3. After completing the all important step 2 (you did finish it, right?) you'll want to install the following apps via the Homebrew Browser:

    Wad Manager 1.2
    DVDx

    After downloading them, go back to the Homebrew Channel (press HOME) and run DVDx. You will see 3 options.
    Normal Install
    PatchMii Install
    Advanced Install

    IF YOU SEE UNINSTALL YOU MUST DO THAT FIRST!!!!!

    Now, go to Advanced Install, and press RIGHT on the dpad until you get to IOS249. When it's done, choose EXIT. You'll be back at the Homebrew Channel.

    Now, select the Wad Manager. You'll be greated by more of the same black screen/white text. Now, install the cIOS wad file. EASY!

    Once you have DVDx and cIOS your ready to work on patching your games.

    Once you have a Wii.iso file you need to patc it. (no, I will not tell you how to get one, nor will anyone else. If you ask, you will be banned from the boards. No second chances!)

    You need to make a folder on your desktop and call it Wii. Inside that folder, your going to put 3 files. backup-creator.exe
    common-key
    wii.iso (this is the image file you made, it did not come with the app pack)

    Click START > RUN > type CMD and press enter. You'll get that black box (command prompt). You'll type this:

    cd desktop
    cd wii
    backup-creator wii.iso

    This will take a fair amount of time (5-10 minutes).

    Once done, the black box will tell you to press any key to continue. You may now close it. You will have a new file in your folder, partition.iso. This is the file you will burn. If you want this to work, you can't go pick up a 100 pack at your local gas station for $12.99... you have to use GOOD media... Memorex, Sony, Verbatim, something with a brand name... not Office Max or Staples branded DVD+-Rs... I personally use Memorex DVD+R. And for the love of god, 1x is not a good burn speed for Wii games.

    DVD's have a rating for a reason. If your DVD+-R disc say's 16x, BURN IT AT 16x!!!!! It's meant to be burnt that fast! It will work best when burnt that fast! If you have a DVD+-R that say's 1x, then by all means, burn at 1x! Most DVD+-R discs will be rated at 8x or 16x. BURN THEM AT THE SPEED PRINTED ON THE DISC!!! You've been warned... burning at a slower speed will hurt the media, and cause the Wii to have problems reading it.

    Once you have your disc burnt, turn on your Wii, go to the Homebrew Channel, load up the backup loader, and insert the disc when prompted. Press A to play the game, or B to return to the Hombrew Channel.

    ENJOY, and take a moment to thank Waninkoko for the pure awesomeness that is Waninkoko!



    Compatibility List maintained at Wiki - NTSC Compatibility Wiki


    -- All game are NTSC on NTSC Wii/tv tested with high def component cables and standard cables --
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    lol, I was typing something very similar right before you posted [IMG]
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    Well, guess I'm out of luck for the time being. Gaming on a 13' SDTV FTW!
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    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    Pokemon Battle Revolution

    Opening movie video doesn't play, but audio does (due to 3x)

    Color, NTSC game/wii/tv with high def component cables.

    Works fine!

    NEXT UP: Boom Blox!
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    Has anyone tried Okami or No More Heroes yet?
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    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    We're working on it... it's only been out for an hour or so... takes time to dump the game, patch it, then burn it to test it...

    Wait a day or so for a longer list to be out...
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    @zidane thanks for that mate that was the best install guide so far got rid of all my worrys that did thanks mate
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    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

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    not a problem... just trying to help... it's now almost 4am, and I have a very busy day tomorrow, lol... one last test... as soon as Boom Blox is burnt, and tested, I'm getting my extremely tired ass to bed... wife's already asleep!
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    Yeah okay, I'll try them myself when I get home and let you guys know then.

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