4.3E Softmod, USB Loaders Games Freeze Randomly or Black Screen randomly. Please help!

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  1. sk280
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    Hello All,

    I upgraded my virgin 4.1E wii to 4.3E wii and have installed USB Loader GX v2.3. Everything was working fine initially. However instead of leaving my wii alone, I downloaded ModMii, created a sysCheck file and launched ModMii with SU option. It proceeded to download some wads which I installed with mmm (using IOS236). Now for some reason, when playing games from my USB Flash drive the games suddenly hangs or freezes.

    Examples are: New Super Mario Bros Wii from USB Flash drive (wbfs partition, wbfs file) hangs after the title introduction screen. The screen goes black and I'm forced to a reset. Just to be sure it was'nt a defective flash drive, I installed the games into a new flash drive (FAT32, wbfs folder with the wbfs files copied) and I still experience the same errors. I also have OCARINA codes enabled in USB Loader GX v2.3 for the games mentioned.

    Thinking it could be a USBLoader GX issue, I tried WiiFlow with the same result (games freezing or black screen). Thinking it might be IOS249 causing the issue, I configured USBLoader GX and wiiflow to use IOS222 with the same result.

    I thought I would restore the NAND Backup from BootMii. I discovered I needed a gamecube controller to enter a konami code to restore the NAND backup. I dont have a gamecube controller.

    Finally, after lots of frustration, I thouth an official forced System Menu 4.3 update would clear out Homebrew and patch all official IOSs. Unfortunately it removed only Homebrew, CIOS, IOS222, IOS223, IOS249 and IOS250. Worst yet, I discovered after reinstalling Homebrew (via LetterBomb, Bootmii as IOS and then Prilloader 0.7) that it did NOT fix the original issue and the games continue to experience a black screen or freeze. The game still loads from flash drive and I can play for a while but it hangs randomly.

    Frustrated now, I launched ModMii, started in W (wizard mode), answered I have a already softmodded wii and would like to reapply all softmods, downloaded and installed all the wads via mmm (mmmconfig using IOS236). I still experience the game freeze or black screen (esp after intro in NSMBW).

    I'm hoping the experts can help me fix this issue. I also have the following questions:

    1. I've posted the sysCheck report at the end of this post. Can you confirm if it looks okay? If not What I'm missing?

    2. That the only way to restore a NAND backup when bootmii is installed as IOS, is by entering the Konami code with a GC Controller (after running KeyFix on the NAND Backup to fix the console id key). I ask this because I took a full NAND backup when I first installed homebrew but have no way of restoring this since I don't have a gamecube controller.



    3. Using ModMii to downgrade my System Menu from 4.3E to 4.1E is safe? I want to do this to force an official 4.3 system menu upgrade to reinstall all official IOSs, so that I can start the softmod making the bare minimum changes (as I originally did first and got it right the first time). I've the Trucha Bug installed on the relevant IOS (and its not a stub).
    4. Is there is an easier way of restoring all the IOSs to as close as a virgin state possible?


    5. When playing from USBLoader, can the crash/freeze be caused due to OCARINA being enabled? I believe not since it froze when I used WiiFlow (with no cheats enabled).

    All I care about now is to get my games to continue working again from USB Flash Drive (without crashes or freezes, with OCARINA codes enabled).

    Thanks in advance and apologies for the long post, I wanted to give as much info as possible. SysCheck report follows.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  2. natkoden

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    It would be better to delete ios 202, 203, 223, 224, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251 and re-download 11, 16, 20, 30, 40, 50, 52, 60, 70, 80. Be careful with 80, because that's your system menu. Don't delete it, just re-download and reinstall it with an app like WiiMod Multi Mod Manager.

    Remember to chose ios 236 to perform this.

    Then, you can install d2x v10 beta 52 alt with base 56 to slot 249 and d2x v10 beta 53 alt to slot 250 with base 57

    with that, you can play any game out there.

    and also update USB Loader GX to the latest version (r1215)
     
  3. sk280
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    sk280 Newbie

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    Thanks natkoden.

    Sorry if this is a noob question: but when you say re-download and reinstall 11, 16, 20, 30, 40, 50, 52, 60, 70 with mmm, do you mean I download the latest versions of the IOS via NUSDownloader (with Pack wad option enabled) and install with mmm??

    In other words, this will reinstall the stubs for 11, 16, 20, 30, 40, 50, 52, 60, 70??
    As for IOS80 - the system menu for 4.3, do I download the latest version v6944 or the older v6943 version??
     
  4. natkoden

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    MMM has an option for that, no need to download them with NUS on your pc. MMM will directly download them from NUS.

    You can delete stubs if you want, it will not affect your console, but if you brick it, not my fault :P Just make sure you have a NAND backup, priiloader and bootmii installed.

    latest version for 80 is ok

    make sure you dont patch any ios below 80, no need to do that
     
  5. sk280
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    Thanks natkoden. I think I'll leave the patched stubs as it is since it wont affect the console eitherway.

    I will also delete all IOS 200+ and reinstall as necessary for d2x.

    For IOS80 I will download the latest version from mmm and reinstall it.

    Yes I have multiple NAND backups. I also have priiloader and bootmii. Unfortunately, my bootmii is installed as IOS, so I'm unable to restore NAND since I don't have a GC controller. Is there any other known way of restoring NAND via bootmii (restoremii)??
     
  6. natkoden

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    OH i forgot, if you reinstall ios 80, you'll have to reinstall priiloader after that.