Hi everyone, Sorry about the 1-month wait. You can Blame Nintendo releasing System Menu 4.2, extended game testing, and the theft of beta 1 for that. Anyways... cIOSCORP v3.5 is finally here! Now the README is 8 A4 pages long, so I've put it in spoiler tags. Be sure to read it all! Warning: Spoilers inside! BE SURE TO READ EVERYTHING IN THIS FILE BEFORE INSTALLING!!! BE SURE TO RE-READ THE FAQ SECTION BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS!!! IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU DO NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND, RE_READ THE README, AND IF THAT STILL DOESN'T HELP, PM da_letter_a AT THE GBATEMP.NET FORUMS BEFORE INSTALLING!!! It finally exists! We, da_letter_a & damysteryman, now present to you all: cIOSCORP v3.5! What is it? It's a complete software modification for your Nintendo Wii to allow you to play almost all of your in-region backup burnt Wii and GameCube games via the disc channel without opening your console or having to use a loader application. What's in it? Main Installer: IOS09 = IOS53 v5149 with rev13 DIP IOS11 = IOS60 v6174 with rev13 DIP + ES_Identify Patch IOS12 -> IOS15 = IOS53 v5149 with rev14 DIP IOS17 = IOS53 v5149 with rev14 DIP IOS20 = IOS60 v6174 with rev13 DIP + ES_Identify Patch IOS21 -> IOS22 = IOS53 v5149 with rev14 DIP IOS28 = IOS28 v1293 with rev14 DIP IOS30 = IOS60 v6174 with rev13 DIP + ES_Identify Patch IOS31 = IOS31 v3092 with rev14 DIP IOS33 = IOS33 v2834 with rev14 DIP IOS34 = IOS34 v3091 with rev14 DIP IOS35 = IOS35 v3092 with rev14 DIP + ES_Identify Patch IOS36 = IOS36 v3094 with rev13 DIP + ES_Identify Patch + NAND Permissions Patch IOS37 = IOS37 v3612 with rev14 DIP + ES_Identify Patch + NAND Permissions Patch IOS38 = IOS38 v3610 with rev14 DIP IOS40 = IOS60 v6174 with rev13 DIP + ES_Identify Patch IOS41 = IOS41 v3091 with rev14 DIP IOS43 = IOS43 v3091 with rev14 DIP IOS45 = IOS45 v3091 with rev14 DIP IOS46 = IOS46 v3093 with rev14 DIP IOS50 = IOS50 v4889 with rev13 DIP + ES_Identify Patch IOS52 = IOS52 v5661 with rev13 DIP + ES_Identify Patch IOS53 = IOS53 v5149 with rev14 DIP IOS55 = IOS55 v5149 with rev14 DIP IOS56 = IOS56 v5146 with rev14 DIP IOS60 = IOS60 v6174 with rev13 DIP + ES_Identify Patch IOS70 = IOS60 v6174 with rev13 DIP + ES_Identify Patch All IOS have the Trucha Bug restored. All IOS, except for 28, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, and 38, have full Korean Game support. All IOS have their version number maxed out to prevent being overwritten by an Official Nintendo Wii System Update (although we do not recommend performing a Wii System Update anyway). Comment form damysteryman: "Fuck you, Nintendo! You lose!" cIOSCORP v3.5 does not modify IOSes 4, 16, 51, 57, or 61. Extras Installer: cmios (WiiGator)= mios v4 with WiiGator's GC Backup Launcher embedded into it. cmios (waninkoko)= waninkoko's cmios, but uses mios v4 as a base, instead of mios v5. cIOS55 rev13 DIP= cIOS55 v5149 with rev13 DIP. Supports Dual Layer discs, but may not fix #001 error properly. cIOS55 rev14 DIP= cIOS55 v5149 with rev14 DIP. Properly fixes #001 error, but does not support Dual layer discs. What is needed (other than this package): - A Nintendo Wii (to modify) - A non-SDHC Card with heaps of free space (preferably a blank 1GB or 2GB card) - Ability to run Wii homebrew (e.g. Homebrew Channel installed) - waninkoko's cIOS249 installed, to run the installer Optional, but recommended: bootmii (preferably as boot2): We highly recommend installing bootmii, and making a NAND backup, and/or installing preloader prior to installing cIOSCORP v3.5. preloader: Also, installing preloader with a hacks.ini for your System Menu is recommended, as it has some useful hacks, such as region free games. How risky is it to install? cIOSCORP v3.5 overwrites the majority of the system files (IOS) on your Nintendo Wii with modified ones which "know" how to handle DVD±R discs, so the installation process itself can be quite risky. You should be fine if you just let the installer run though. THIS PACKAGE COMES WITH ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, NIETHER EXPRESS NOR IMPLIED. THIS (AS WITH ANY OTHER MODIFICATION) WILL ALSO VIOD ANY OFFICIAL NINTENDO WARRANTY THAT YOU MAY HAVE. WE (da_letter_a & damysteryman) ARE NOT HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THIS MAY CAUSE TO YOUR NINTENDO WII CONSOLE! YOU USE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK! IF YOU DAMAGE YOUR NINTENDO WII, IT IS ENTIRELY YOUR OWN FAULT! HOWEVER, IF YOU DOWNLOADED THIS, OR PART OF IT, AS PART OF, OR ALONG WITH, A GUIDE CALLED "Softmii", AND SOMETHING GOES WRONG WITH YOUR WII, THEN YOU CAN GO AND BLAME "kLiNiKaL" AND THE "Softmii Team" FOR YOUR BRICKED WII! ALSO, IF YOU DOWNLOADED THIS FROM gamingexposed.com, OR FROM A LINK FOUND ON gamingexposed.com, AND SOMETHING GOES WRONG WITH YOUR WII, THEN YOU CAN GO AND BLAME "kLiNiKaL" AND THE "Softmii Team" FOR YOUR BRICKED WII! How to install it: Unpack the contents of this .zip file to your SD card and run the "cIOSCORP v3.5 Main Installer" application via the Homebrew Channel, sit back, and wait a few minutes. That's it! cIOSCORP v3.5 should also allow region-changed Korean Wiis to run System Menu 4.2x without the #003 error. Just be sure to install cIOSCORP v3.5 BEFORE installing System Menu 4.2x, and DON'T OVERWRITE IOS70! An example way to update a region-changed Korean Wii to 4.2 (without breaking it) is: 1. First install cIOSCORP v3.5 2. Then install the System Menu 4.2x wad of the region that you changed to using Wad Manager. cIOSCORP v3.5 can also load up Korean Games, even if your Wii isn't Korean! It can also install Korean encrypted wads. Just run Wad Manager under cIOS60 to install Korean encrypted wads. If you want to load backup GameCube games too, then run the "cIOSCORP v3.5 Extras Installer" application via the Homebrew Channel, and install EITHER WiiGator's OR waninkoko's cmios. Only one can be installed at a time, but you can change your mind by overwriting the one installed by installing the one you want. All System Menu IOS (11, 20, 30, 40, 50, 52, 60, and 70), along with IOSes 35, 36, and 37, now all have the ES_Identify Patch in them. This allows preloader compatibility, and should allow the majority of homebrew applications to use the ES_Identify function, but due to the way the newer IOS work, it will only allow ES_Identify to be called once per IOS Reload. Due to some people having problems with DVDX after installing cIOSCORP, a DVDX Installer has been included in the cIOSCORP v3.5 package. Just run the installer and select the "Advanced" install, and select the IOS you want DVDX to run under. We have it running fine under waninkoko's cIOS249 rev13(a). If it doesn't work for you, just install it to run under a different IOS, until it does work. Please note that this DVDX uses the title ID "DVDX", which System Menu 4.2x deletes on every boot. If your Wii has System Menu 4.2x installed, you will have to disable it from deleting it (there is a preloader hack you can use to do this). Comment from damysteryman: "We tried to make it as noob friendly as possible. Read README, copy it over, run it, done! Now just pop in a disc and play!" How to uninstall it: Fisrt of all, DON'T DELETE ANY IOS!!! YOU WILL (most likely) KILL YOUR WII IF YOU DO!!! Rather, the IOS must be OVERWRITTEN with official, unmodified IOS. Just download the cIOSCORP v3.5 Uninstall package, copy it to your SD Card, and run the uninstaller via the Homebrew Channel. The link for the download can be obtained by emailing email@example.com (along with the cIOSCORP v3.5 download link). A compatibility list has also been included in the package. Open the "cIOSCORP_v3.5_compatibility.html" file in your favourite web browser. Or, you can view the latest version of the compatibility list here: htp://www.freewebs.com/dmanspokehackland/cIOSCORP_v3.5_compatibility.html The official cIOSCORP v3.5 package can always be found by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you get it from anywhere else, it might not be the official package, and could be corrupted. A member of a certain wii website repackaged a previous version and distributed their package, which (accidentally) had a corrupted IOS30. Another group actually stole a beta version to include into a guide which is notorious for causing bricks. So be sure to grab the official version! @Redistributors, news posters, etc.: If you do plan on redistributing (posting it somewhere else) or linking to the cIOSCORP v3.5 package, could you please just link to the original cIOSCORP v3.5 package (the auto-reply email address), rather than repackaging it yourself? Thanks in advance. @Wii Hacking/Modding Guide Writers: If you are making, or have made a Wii Hacking/Modification guide, and wish to use cIOSCORP v3.5 in your guide, please ask da_letter_a for permission by pm'ing him at the GBATemp.net forums. There's a good chance you'll be allowed to use it. However, if you take it and use it without permission, then we WILL find out, and you be permanently DENIED permission to use it and you will have to remove it from your guide/package. Comment from damysteryman: "Don't be like kLiNiKaL and the Softmii Team. They stole cIOSCORP v3.5 beta 1, and now they're not allowed to use cIOSCORP v3.x, ever. You don't want that to happen to you now, do you?" If you find out that cIOSCORP v3.5 is being used without permission, ESPECIALLY IF IT'S A BETA VERSION, please report it to da_letter_a at the GBATemp.net forums. Your report will be greatly appreciated. @People with other features/mods you want included: If you have any extra features and/or modifications that you think should be added to cIOSCORP v3.x, PLEASE DON'T MAKE AND RELEASE THIRD PARTY MODIFICATIONS. Instead, could you please pm da_letter_a at the GBATemp.net forums about your feature/modification, and we should be able to work something out. There's a good chance we'll add your feature/modification to the official cIOSCORP v3.x, and you'll get full credit for your feature/modification, which makes you a part of cIOSCORP v3.x! Comment from damysteryman: "We don't want cIOSCORP v3.x to end up like the DS's R4. Ugh..." Another comment from damysteryman: "I'm talking to you, cfwprophet." @Thieves, such as “kLiNiKaL”, and the “Softmii Team”, and anyone else affiliated with "Softmii" and/or "gamingexposed.com": Comment from damysteryman: "Go Away! And don't come back! And don't use cIOSCORP v3.x!" Another comment from damysteryman: "We're watching you, kLiNiKaL.... We're also watching you, Softmii Team... You better not steal this, like you did with cIOSCORP v3.5 beta 1..." FAQ: Does it work with LU64+ or equivalent Wiis? -> YES! It is the ONLY full-on disc channel loading solution for LU64+ and equivalent Wiis! cIOSCORP v1 and v2 will BRICK LU64+ (or equivalent) WIIS! Do I have to uninstall anything before installing this? -> NO!!! NEVER UNINSTALL OR DELETE ANY SORT OF SYSTEM FILES! DO NOT UNINSTALL THE SYSTEMMENU! DO NOT UNINSTALL ANY IOS! DO NOT UNINSTALL THE BC! DO NOT UNINSTALL THE MIOS! DON'T EVEN TOUCH BOOT2! (let bootmii do that, if it can) OR ELSE YOU WILL KILL YOUR WII! Just make a NAND backup if you can, then run the installer. THAT'S IT! Does it work with Wiis that haver the new "D3-2" DVD drive? -> Unfortunately, due to the way the D3-2 DVD Drive works, no. This is because the D3-2 is missing the debug DVD commands that all other Wii DVD Drives have, and so it PHYSICALLY CANNOT READ DVD±R DISCS! This means that no disc softmod will work with them, including but not limited to cIOSCORP, NeoGamma, the disc loading section in USB Loader GX, or any other backup loaders. You should look into USB Game loading instead. Comment from damysteryman: "I use USB Loader GX for all my USB game loading needs! But there are other good USB Loaders available too." Can I switch off or unplug the Wii during installation/uninstallation? Is there any way to cancel the installation during the install/uninstall process? -> NO!!! DOING SO WILL KILL YOUR WII! Once the installer/uninstaller has loaded, the disclaimer screen is the only time you can back out. Press B to exit the installer/uninstaller, or press A to go through with installation/uninstallation. My discs don't show up in the System Menu! What do I do? -> Make sure the game you are trying to play is the same region as your Wii. If you are trying to play an import, make sure you have some sort of region free hack. If you have preloader installed, try to experiment with enabling and disabling preloader hacks, especially if the hack's name has the words "region", "game" and/or "disc" in it (especially "Force Disc Region"), or maybe change your Wii's region setting. -> Your Wii may have the new "D3-2" DVD Drive, which physically cannot read DVD±R discs at all. You should look into USB game loading instead. Is the Hackmii Installer compatible? -> Unfortunately, no. The Hackmii installer refuses to run under any fakesigned IOS. cIOSCORP versions 1 & 2 (of which cIOSCORP v3.x has no affiliation with) caused a lot of problems for Team Twiizers when it came to solving user-submitted bugs, so they decided to disable the Hackmii Installer from running under any fakesigned IOS. You will have uninstall cIOSCORP v3.5 using the uninstaller first, run the Hackmii Installer and install what you need, then reinstall cIOSCORP v3.5. Is RawkSD compatible? -> Not really. We've tried several attempts to get it fully working, but it never wants to work properly with the LU64+ compatible IOS. Some testers reported that any RawkSD related stuff that was already installed still functioned after installing cIOSCORP v3.5, but they were unable to install any more RawkSD related stuff afterwards. So... maybe try installing all your RawkSD needs before installing cIOSCORP? RawkSD is quite picky and temperamental, and it only seems to work when it wants to. We can't guarantee that anything RawkSD related will work after installing cIOSCORP v3.5. DVDs won't read properly in MPlayer! What do I do? -> The following answer is based on MPlayer_CE: try going to "Open, File, Wii DVD", this should mount the DVD, which you can then go back and select "Open, DVD Video, Play DVD", or maybe select "Play Title #x" instead, or you could try going to "Open, File, Wii DVD" and load the .VOB file you want to play. Or you could just select "Play DVD" and wait several minutes. Your Wii may have the new “D3-2” DVD drive, which cannot read regular DVDs. What causes the #001 error? -> The majority of games have some code in them that checks whether or not the disc is on a DVD-ROM. If it is, the game runs fine. If not (e.g. if it's on a DVD-R), the game will spit out the #001 error. Rev14's DIP module properly fixes it though, so any game (not running under any System Menu IOS, IOS09, or IOS36, as they use rev13's DIP) should not have this error. If you do get the #001 error, burn the game onto a DVD+R (NOT DVD-R) and BOOKTYPE it to DVD-ROM. This will tell the Wii that it is a DVD-ROM disc and it will load fine. What causes the #002 error? -> More recent games have another piece of code in them that checks what IOS the game is running, against the IOS that the game's tmd requests. If the IOS it's running under does not match the IOS it wants (e.g. you forced it to run under another IOS), it will spit out the #002 error. cIOSCORP users SHOULD NOT GET the #002 error, as the games are not being forced to an IOS they don't want, but if you do get it, make sure that any "IOS Reloading" or "Force Discs to run under IOS249" hacks you have (such as the one used in preloader hacks.ini) is DISABLED. Metroid Prime Trilogy doesn't load MP3! What do I do? -> Just install the "cIOS55-v5149-v3.5-rev13_DIP.wad" using the "cIOSCORP v3.5 Extras Installer". This will install a cIOS55 that can read Dual Layer discs, but it does not properly fix the #001 error. Wii Sports Resort, Sonic and the Black Knight, and other newer games give #001 error! What do I do? -> You must have the Metroid Prime Trilogy fix ("cIOS55-v5149-v3.5-rev13_DIP.wad") installed. Just install the "cIOS55-v5149-v3.5-rev14_DIP.wad" using the "cIOSCORP v3.5 Extras Installer" to fix this by overwriting it. Keep in mind that this will remove the #001 error, but it cannot properly support Dual Layer discs, stopping Metroid Prime Trilogy from loading MP3. Or, you could just read the answer to the FAQ question "What causes the #001 error?", and do what it says. Ghostbusters freezes at the Wrist Strap Health & Safety Screen! What do I do? -> According to WiiPower, this seems to be a problem with the Scene Release, which could be a bad dump. It could also be due to the 3x DVD reading speed, as compared to the 6x reading speed used for legitimate Wii discs. There is a "disc eject trick" that I found on gbatemp (can't remember who posted it, though. @Whoever discovered this, credits to you). I have reworded it into steps: Start at the wii menu 1. Make sure the nunchuk is connected before starting 2. Insert disc 3. Banner should load up in disc channel 4. Hit Start (but be ready to hit eject) 5. You should see the screen flicker for a second, when this happens, HIT EJECT IMMEDIATELY! 6. It should say "Please Insert Disc blah blah blah", just wait a few seconds, then insert the disc. 7. The game should load fine from that point. This might have to be tried a few times, and will need practice to master. Here's a quote by WiiPower from this thread: <a href="http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=123307" target="_blank">http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=123307</a> "Problem category 3(heath screen freeze games) These games freeze at the heath screen for some users, mostly for people using discs and that only get 3x reading speed. There's no real solution for this problem yet. Some people get it to work by pressing certain buttons with the correct timing. And many people report that they get the game to load by pressing eject with the correct timing, and reinserting the disc when they are asked for. The correct timing seems to be as soon as the screen flashes white for the health screen. And a 3rd solution that is reported to work is to remove the SD card. It seems these problems are caused by faulty piracy releases, many people reported that a self created backup works flawlessly, while the 3 burns before have this issue. Maybe this problem is caused by scrubbing the game." Comment from damysteryman: "Fixing Ghostbusters compatibility really pissed us off. I mean REALLY. I'm assuming it pissed off the testers as well. It took 5 fixes to make it work. And even then, due to the way it works, you have to use the eject trick. Animal Crossing Wii worked with the first fix we made for it. If I ever see a ghost, I am going to personally bust the damn thing myself!" Hey, da_letter_a, what preloader hacks do you have enabled/disabled? -> Check the included "cIOSCORP_v3.5_compatibility.html" file. Or, you can view the latest version of the compatibility list here: htp://www.freewebs.com/dmanspokehackland/cIOSCORP_v3.5_compatibility.html This this related to the v1/v2 cIOSCORP? -> No. Are you affiliated with any of the creators of the v1/v2 cIOSCORP? -> No, except for WiiBlaster "passing down" cIOSCORP to da_letter_a. Then why did you use the name "cIOSCORP"? -> It seemed to be the only name that seems to fit what this modification does. Credits: waninkoko - made the cIOS249 we all know and love, we used DIP modules from that to make cIOSCORP v3.5 - made Wad Manager, we modified it to make the "cIOSCORP v3.5 Extras Installer" - made one of the two cmios included in cIOSCORP v3.5 WiiGator - made one of the two cmios included in cIOSCORP v3.5 WiiPower - for telling us about rev14's DIP Module breaking Dual Layer Support - for explaining the "Problem category 3 (health screen freeze games)" disorder - for making Wad Batch installer, we modified it to make the "cIOSCORP v3.5 Main Installer" and the "cIOSCORP v3.5 Uninstaller" WiiBlaster - the creator of the original cIOSCORP, he let us use the name "cIOSCORP" as no other name seemed to fit what this modification does. In a way, he passed cIOSCORP down to da_letter_a ChokeD - for hosting cIOSCORP v3.5 and setting up an auto-reply email service to distribute it QLeap - for all the info and patches used to add full Korean Game support bushing - for posting some useful information on the hackmii blog marcan, bushing,- for making DVDX and it's installer, which is included Erant, svpe in the cIOSCORP v3.5 package And of course... All of my testers (too many to name, you all did an ABSOLUTELY SUPERB JOB! Without you guys, this would never be as refined as it is now!) Wanted (for the next version of cIOSCORP v3.x): - the fixed DIP (rev14 + DL support). waninkoko has it, but he hasn't released it yet. We really need it! Please release it soon waninkoko! - test results for any games we have not tested (check the compatibility list to see what data you have to give me, and how to set it out, before telling me) - to know if cIOSCORP v3.5 includes any IOS which are NOT USED BY ANY WII DISCS - whether or not to include a cIOS16, for the pink "Wii Backup Disc ver 1.31" support. Should we, or not? If you have any of the above, or can do any of the above, please pm da_letter_a at the GBATemp.net forums. Changelog: v3.5 - added IOS70 for support for Wiis with System Menu 4.2x - added ability to run System Menu 4.2x on region-changed Korean Wiis (no #003 error) - added full Korean Game support, even on non-Korean Wiis! - changed the base IOS for "old" System Menu IOS, and IOS70, to IOS60 - changed DIP module in System Menu IOS, and IOSes 9 and 36 to rev13 to increase compatibility - changed the ES_Identify patch back to the "normal" one - replaced the installer with a new one - removed one uninstall package, there's only one now - Updated the FAQ, README, and compatibility list v3.4 - changed DIP Module in IOSes 30, 36, 50, and 60 to use rev12 in order to fix Original GC disc support, and to fully remove the Anti #002 error system present in rev13b - added the latest IOS56 to support Guitar Hero 5 - changed the base IOS for all the non-modular IOS from IOS33 to IOS53 - DIP modules are no longer shared between IOS - consolidated all extra features into one installer - removed the bc as it was unnecessary - added uninstall packages (separate download) - added compatibility list to package - updated the FAQ - updated the README v3.3 - changed DIP Module in IOSes 30, 50, and 60 to use rev14, i.e. the true #002b error fix (Ghostbusters, etc. SSBB is unaffected) - added DVDX Fix workaround - added NAND Permissions Patch to IOS36 - changed the ES_Identify patch (results didn't change, though) - removed IOS10 from the package as it was unnecessary - updated the FAQ v3.2 - added the ES_Identify Patch to IOSes 30, 35, and 50 (preloader fix) - fixed Animal Crossing Wii compatibility - fixed Ghostbusters compatibility as much as possible - moved cmios to use an installer separate to the main installer, for people who don't want to install the included cmios - removed IOSes 51, 56, 57, and 61 as they were unnecessary - completely overhauled the README v3.1 - fixed the #001 errors many games were giving. v3.0 - Unreleased, due to the amount of #001 errors. EDIT: I forgot to mention that cIOSCORP v3.5 has full Korean Game support, even on non-Korean wiis! And if a region changed Korean Wii owner installes cIOSCORP v3.5, they can then install System Menu 4.2 afterward, as the cIOS70 does not trigger 4.2 to give #003 error! (Just make sure you install cIOSCORP v3.5 first, and never overwrite cIOS70!) GBATemp.net's rules don't permit me to post direct links, but you can email the auto-reply address <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a> which will point you in the right direction. Check out the compatibility list: <a href="http://www.freewebs.com/dmanspokehackland/cIOSCORP_v3.5_compatibility.html" target="_blank">cIOSCORP v3.5 Compatibility List</a> If you want to add a game to the compatibility list, you'll have to provide the following information: Game Name - The full game name with exact spelling, including dashes, colons, "and's", and "the's" Game Region - PAL, USA, JAP or KOR Game ID - the 6 letter game ID, with the 4-letter ID code followed by the 2-letter maker code Works? - Yes, Additional Stuff Required, Partial, or No Additional Stuff Required? - If "Works? = Additional Stuff Required", then describe the additional stuff you needed to make the game work IOS requested by game - List the IOS the game runs under. You can find this in the game's tmd. Dump Type - Self Dump or Scene Release (<team name>) - Did you dump it yourself, or it it a Scene Release? If it is a Scene Release, list the group or team that dumped it Tested By - your GBATemp username goes here Test Conditions/Environment - List your wii's setup used when you tested the game including: system menu version, whether you had preloader or startpatch installed or not, whether or not your console is an LU64+ console, what language your wii is set to, and what video mode you wii is set to (PAL or NTSC) Comments - any observations go here Enjoy!