couldn't find hacks.ini Error message

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  1. tenshinoneko
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    Hello ^^

    I've softmoded my wii with the guide above on the sticky, and now everytime that i press the home botton to go back to the wii menu, after selecting it it shows me that error code in the screen and then puts me in the wii menu.

    sorry for asking but i dont know much about wii stuff T_T

    a side question.... does nintendo track the homebrew channel ussage? cuz i can see it in the Today's play history

    Thanks you everyone in advance for your help ^^
     


  2. tj_cool

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    Let me guess, you installed preloader?

    Nintendo doesn't check your hombrew usage (or probably any usage at all)
     
  3. tenshinoneko
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    umhhh?? preloader? is that what bootmii is?

    if it is how can i fix the hacks.ini?
     
  4. bula

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    You need a file hacks.ini on the root of your SD card and BTW that it is preloader\priiloder and not for boomii.
     
  5. xzxero

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    go to the system menu hacks menu in priiloader.

    that will install the hacks.ini to your NAND and rid of the message.
     
  6. tenshinoneko
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    still have the problem T_T
     
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    by chance are you using a mac? [​IMG]

    The mac uses different line break code which will mess up your hacks.ini if you just copy and paste. i had to use a windows compy to get around the problem.
     
  8. tenshinoneko
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    well i am using a macbook but i haz installed windows 7
     
  9. AceOfAces

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    Did you change the bootmii settings to load homebrew channel on startup? Change the bootmii settings to load the system menu instead.
     
  10. giantpune

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    this is from wiibrew on the hacks.ini page. i had the same issue. dacotaco has changed the function to work with both types of newline breaks, but you need to use a version from after he changed that.
     
  11. tenshinoneko
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    Well the preloader shows when turning on the console (the white screen with black letters) but i still keep getting that hacks.ini message when trying to go back to wii menu
     
  12. bazamuffin

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    Are you using the corrects hacks.ini for your firmware/region? Have you downloaded a hacks.ini and placed at SD root? I can't see any mention of you doing so
     
  13. tenshinoneko
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    i dont have no hacks.ini T_T mine is 4.2 US
     
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  16. tenshinoneko
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    thanks [​IMG]

    what's the hacks.ini for anyway?
     
  17. xzxero

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    for enabling system menu hacks via priiloader.
     
  18. tenshinoneko
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    system menu hacks?
     
  19. Trigger Rat

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    I am having this same issue. I have tried all the suggestions, all different kinds of hacks.ini file. i am using a windows pc. I have tried 3 different 2gb sd cards. I still keep getting "couldn't find hacks.ini"
     
  20. AceOfAces

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    Wow, did you guys totally ignore my post? The System Menu hacks enable you to move the Disc Channel around, block disc updates, remove copysave lock thing from every save(meaning you can copy/move any save file), and many more.