COD:BO update makes playing off USB unbearable

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by Lazycus, Jan 27, 2011.

Jan 27, 2011
  1. Lazycus
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    It looks to be an update that actually seeks to prevent USB loader usage by making it painfully lagged and skip frames. Play it off of disc and everything works fine. Play it off USB and it's just no fun because you are crippled by the lag and can't compete. I want to play it off USB because it has to do so much reading off the disc it will eventually kill your disc drive due to the laser moving about so much. It sounds awful to hear those plastic gears chattering. Nintendo is apparently replacing drives if you play COD:BO a lot and your disc drive fails. Read the official COD:BO Wii forums if you don't believe me. I love the fixes they put in this patch (including stopping spamming of the same map more than twice which is intentional) but hate to see they are targeting USB users.

    Here's the official list of changes in this update:

    01/25/11

    • Explosives are not visible through walls when using Hacker perk.
    • Ninja perk is ineffective at times.
    • Additional sound mix tuning for Ninja Pro users - increased ranges and volume of enemy footsteps, and removed player footstep sounds
    on concrete material types.
    • Increased headshot multipliers for sniper rifles. Sniper rifles with suppressors equipped will be ensured one-shot kill headshots.
    • Added a negative influencer to all spawn points to decrease the chances of spawning near an enemy. This will further improve spawning
    protection on top of previous updates.
    • Previous Map Spamming – players are currently able to vote for the previously played map an unlimited number of times
    • Incorrect Prestige Emblems appearing at certain levels
    • Sending out text messages to massive groups can cause the game to freeze
    • Demolition – getting a loss registered despite earning a win
    • Some players experiencing crashes when viewing leaderboards with a high number of Allies
    • Stuck in spawn spot in Cracked
    • Voice Chat breaks up at times
    • More reported cases of "unbound" controls
    • Second Chance "invincible glitch"
    • Several fixes that should improve performance/lag for host and client
    • Shorter spawn-in (black screen) times in MP matches
    • Zombie Legs - create-a-crawler

    And of course not listed:
    • FUBAR USB online playability
     


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    I'm running off my USB and it works the same as before, maybe a little more stuttering but still good.
     
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    Noticed this as well. I'm going to try different base IOSes to see if it changes but I'm pretty sure that only 57 works with this game.

    EDIT: FYI I'm using 249 base 57 r21. I'm going to try 224 v5.1 base 57 to see if anything changes.
    EDIT2: Yup. 224[57] is much smoother but there are still a few issues. I believe the issues to be due to the amount of changes they did to loading things for the black screen times to be shorter. The way 224[57] is for me seems like what it must be for everybody else running from the original disc. If it makes any difference I also selected to block IOS reload.
     
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    Ya I noticed it to it feels like you playing in slow motion. Yet your connection bars still register at being high.
     
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    It was driving me absolutely nuts as well. I think it may be hard drive related. I switched out my wd passport drive for my backup wd 1tb green drive thats in an external case, and it ran smooth as silk with no other changes. I love how small and compact that passport drive is, but I have been having issues with it falling to sleep on me, and not always running as smoothly as it should. This may be another example of an issue. Anyone out there had any issues with those seagate freeagent drives? I'm thinking about getting one, but I getting tired of buying hdd's to try them.
     
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    i noticed cios249 base57 has always bee laggy as hell for me, so i switched to 223 base 57 and works much better
    the only promblem i have is when im the host it make it unplayable due to the suttering and lag, i think it chooses me most of the time to be the host because mines loads alot faster than playing it off the disc.

    whats the black screen like when playing it from the disc i might check it out, to see if it bearable
     
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    Maybe it is the harddrive. I'm also using a WD My Passport Essential 500 GB (Wave edition - looks like it was made to match the Wii [​IMG]. I'll try another drive and see if it fixes the problem. I'm using WiiFlow2.2rc1 with cIOS v20b base 57 in slot 250.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The new patch sucks, its laggy as hell. I want my old gameplay back I dont care about the stupid hacker perk or anything new [​IMG]
     
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    It's not laggy with hermes cIOS, I've updated now and it's still fast and works great!
     
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    Wow, just tried using hermes 224 base 57 v5.1 with the passport and its fast and normal speed. I can also tell you that with his cios the passport will not sleep either.
     
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    I'm also using hermes 224 base 57 v5.1 and there is no slow down here!(minus the normal stutters) I'm using a 320GB Seagate FreeAgent GO
     
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    Pfft I'm not sure what you're talking about. I'm using USB and it works just fine. No lag at all.
     
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    Ok people what hermes you guys are talking about! Do I just have to install it and then change the settings! Or Can I just change the settings , and ask it to load from a different IOS. I modded my Wii with ModWii to 4.3?
     
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    Hermes installer:
    http://filetrip.net/f11435-hermes-cIOS-Installer-5-1.html
    Install cIOS slot 224 base IOS57 with IOS236, then set the usb loader to use IOS224 and save the settings.
     
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    I should mention I use hermes uloader too... and as i said in a previous post, no issues... other than finding a new gun that will actually kill people... lol... i used to use FAMAS, but that worked well because i guess it was set too powerfully.
     
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    Thanks I figured it be that easy! Just wanted to make sure.
     
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    Well, it works fine with a 8GB USB stick and not changing anything else. Still get the lag and choppy frame rate with the WD drive when playing online. Something with that latest update must conflict with the WD drive or my cIOS or the combination somehow. Oh well, I can play it without hearing my disc drive killing itself again. The WD drive wasn't going into sleep mode because I disabled that already and even if I didn't it wouldn't affect COD:BO because that damn game never stops reading from the drive.

    I love Famas with Steady Aim Pro on the wide open maps. Fire in short bursts while ADS and it's just like having a sniper rifle. Full auto up close and it's like having a sub machine gun with a bigger punch. Add on the grenade launcher for a few cheap kills every respawn and it's a great all around gun.
     
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    You need to use hermes cios! Use the guide I posted earlier.
     
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    Well I did what he said, and it does play better. Like it did before the most recent update!
     
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