cIOS and Hombrew

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by tetris4ever, May 13, 2009.

  1. tetris4ever

    tetris4ever Member

    May 13, 2009
    United States
    Hi, I have yet to install any cIOS on my wii. I have the hombrew channel, and a lot of homebrew working fine with 3.4. I want to install IOS 36 rev 10 in order to use the USB loader. However, I'm concerned that doing this may result in potential problems with everything I have (mainly I'm concerned about the NES, SNES, GBA, and Genesis emulators).

    I've read about certain backup loaders not working because of cIOS, but I'm wondering if anyone has had any problems with other hombrew as a result of installing cIOS...
  2. Helsionium

    Helsionium Alpha and Omega

    Jul 18, 2008
    Innsbruck, Austria
    cIOS does not affect any software that doesn't use it. The emulators don't use cIOS, it therefore makes absolutely no difference what version of cIOS, if any, is installed.
  3. Jacobeian

    Jacobeian GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    May 15, 2008
    not quite

    emulators use DVDX and launch it on startup.
    if you installed DVDX to use a cIOS (you should NOT do that unless you have a modchip which is incompatible with the normal installation), this IOS will automatically be reloaded

    I've heard this may cause some issues (emulators not starting because DVDX is stuck) with some versions (mainly the one with USB2 support), most probably because DVDX is not compatible with that IOS or because the cIOS is bugged.

    If you don't plan using roms on DVD and don't install DVDx, you are fine though.

    I personnaly have cIOS rev9 installed and DVDX installed using the normal installation and everything (roms on DVD as well) worked fine so far