Best USB Loader and cIOS?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by psxboy500, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. psxboy500
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    Hey guys,

    Finally getting a nice 320GB External HD for use with the Wii tomorrow! Figured I'd do some research so I wouldn't go into this blind...

    What's the best USB Loader and cIOS to use? In terms of compatibility with games.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Logan

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    500GB Seagate. 100 Games. cIOS Revision 13b. 4.1E PAL Wii. USB Loader GX. Only about 3-4 games I can't get running. Good enough for me! [​IMG]
     
  3. h8uthemost

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    I've been using NeoGamma as my USB loader, and it's been great. Every game I've tried on there has worked beautifully(even the ones that don't work great on disc). And cIOS rev13a.
     
  4. zektor

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    My setup:

    1TB Verbatim HD (full 1TB WBFS)
    230 games
    cIOS rev11
    USBLoaderCFG

    With this setup I can run all of the new 002 games, and I have I think only three games that do not work (nor do they work on other loaders or cIOS revs anyway) Works beautifully!
     
  5. BIG MOE

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    4.0u / cIOS13-b / CFG USBLoader rev36 / 1.5TB Seagate Freeagent /500 Games [​IMG] 4 games not working [​IMG] 496 Games running like Charm even the games with Alt-Dol Fix [​IMG]
     
  6. TjW1072

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    Is this the drive you have as it's an excellent price for a 1TB drive:

    1TB Vebatim HD

    I have a Seagate FreeAgent Desk 500GB at the mo that does work but I have to keep unplugging it, turning on the wii and then plugging it back in again which is a bit of a pain

    Using USBloader_gx which is constantly improving in my opinion
     
  7. WiiPower

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    Theoretically best should be cIOSrev13a(or 14 as soon as it's out) and either latest configurable usb loader, usb loader GX or NeoGamma.
     
  8. Golfje

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    My setup:

    Wii firmware 3.2E
    250gb lace desktop harddrive
    USB Loader GX latest rev
    Wiiflow
    CoverFloader 1.0
    Neogamma r6
    Backuplauncher 03 gamma
    CIOS36rev10
    44 games on HDD (all working great)
    140 games on DVD
     
  9. lostdwarf

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    sysmenu 4.0 (going to 4.1 after work as it is safe)
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    hermes cios
    Toshiba 320gb - works a charm, never fails me ever (using top usb port on wii)
    CIOS - cios rev 10 - never had any problems at all with loading ANY games.

    usb loader - beardface's coverflow - looks the bomb, smooth and updates and free box art downloads 2D and 3D and is fully configurable and saves settings per game if needed (ie 002 on wii sports resort - save).

    other loaders mentioned in this thread are good but not as good, but that is my opinion.

    download coverflowder, usbloader cfg, usbloader gx, try a few, try them all, then delete the ones you dont like. simple.
     
  10. madeirabhoy

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    thats exactly the drive i have, and it works perfectly. partitioned half fat32 for movies half WBFS for games, and it works perfectly for both. struggled to get mplayer ce to work but the minute .7 version came out it worked. Always recognised straight away, no probs with spinning down, and it was the cheapest 1tb in the shop.
     
  11. zektor

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    Agreed. Yep, same drive I have. Great drive! No issues whatsoever with it. Thanks Verbatim!
     
  12. psxboy500
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    All right. I'm currently running the Waininko's USB 1.5 Loader with cIOS rev10. Seems to load games smoothly... but it's taking forever to install them! 30 minutes for the backup I have of Punch-Out. Is this normal?

    Also, it won't let me copy some of my backups to the HD. Doesn't recognize them as Wii games, but they worked fine off the disc...
     
  13. h8uthemost

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    ^ Yeah, it takes about a half an hour to install games from disc for me too. This is the only app that I know of that copies games to your drive(wish neogamma did this), so I can't really complain about the time.
     
  14. Retrievil

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    500GB WD Black HD in Thermaltake Blacx dock.
    100+ games
    cIOS rev10
    USBLoader GX 5something

    Every game works perfectly doing nothing more than messing with 002 fix settings, apart from House of The Dead 2&3 which needs alt dol to play HoD 2.

    Just to make this clear to everyone. It's not the HD you use. The HD does not really matter at all. It's the chipset of the enclosure or dock that determines compatibility with the Wii. I use a Thermaltake BlacX dock. I actually have two of them. One stays on hooked up to the Wii, one is hooked up to my computer. When I wantt o put new games on the drive, I just pop the drive out, and plug it into the dock on the PC. Easy peasy.
     
  15. DigitalSquirrel

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    Whats with all you kids using old CIOS?

    4.0u, 630GB WD Mybook, but only 250gb WFBS partition ([​IMG] I'm not actually downloading them like the guys with the 500game collections)
    cIOS rev13b on USBloaderGX latest.

    Everything works perfect as hell, there are a few games I can't get to work, but they're PAL versions of the same NTFS games I have, all my NTFS games work 100%, but don't get me wrong a good deal of PAL does too. I guess my Wii just sucks at being regionfrii.

    USBloader is all up to the person though, its all opinion on what works best for you.
     
  16. WiiPower

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    NTFS...

    cIOSrev13b without telling a reason...

    Wii is responsible for import game compatiblity...
     
  17. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    You could think of that, however, everytime I try to run a game on cIOS_r13/13b the games freeze at some loading screen, so I use CFG Loader with cIOS_r9, I will try to update to 4.1 and try again this r13 to see if that works, cause as strange as it sounds, I can pack a cIOS12/13/13b .wad, it is always about the 00000006.app, wich it is a shared one, but it is there on the SHARED folder, so I believe it is because it is outdated (I'm on SysMenu 3.2 [​IMG])
     
  18. TjW1072

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    Thanks for letting me know [​IMG]