Did Nintendo disable USB loader?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by 89Alexander89, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. 89Alexander89
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    I have been using Homebrew ever since the old Wii, I've also set up Homebrew on other Wii's so I know what I'm doing, but this has stumped me...

    I have been using homebrew on vWii for ages now, and today I've gone into USBLoaderGX and every time I choose a game, I get nothing but a blank screen.
    No Idea what has caused this, considering I've been using this previously without a problem.

    I've tweaked with the video mode too, no idea what has caused it? Did Nintendo disable it with a update?
     
  2. Jackall4BDN

    Jackall4BDN Haunter of Daydreams and Nightmares

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    if there hasn't been an update since the day before yesterday(when i set up OpenDNS to block them), then that most definitely isn't the case.
    Maybe your USB-Device is faulty or you accidentally switched to a not-installed IOS in settings. It's not from an update to say the least
     
  3. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    sounds like your hdd is stuffed
     
  4. G0R3Z

    G0R3Z Just Can't Be Bothered

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    Nintendo haven't updated the vWii mode and most likely never will. They've pretty much given up trying to stop wii homebrew. They're just trying to keep us out of the Wii U - which by the looks of the forums recently, isn't working very well.

    Try a USB drive with a single game to see if it works, it could be your hard drive.

    Try different cables they may not be functioning properly, stranger things have happened.

    Your settings could even be bad.
     
  5. Jackall4BDN

    Jackall4BDN Haunter of Daydreams and Nightmares

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    my bets are on the settings since the games are still showing up in usb-loader probably with the right names, which means usbl recognizes them and manages to read out ID-Information. if it's a faulty cable it doesn't recognize these. It could still be the USB-Device itself, tho. maybe it became too slow due to bad fragmentation or similar. if resetting settings to default doesn't work i would highly suggest using another USB-Device, maybe a Stick you got flying around, as those usually are a lot faster then 2.0 USB-HDDs.
     
  6. 89Alexander89
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    Hmm, it doesn't want to work on the normal Wii neither, I ruled out the HDD because it lights up and the games list is there ( i managed to get Calling working, but it fades to black after the Hudson Bee logo) , if i use a thumbdrive do i need to format it to wbfs?
     
  7. Mr. Mysterio

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    Try CFG Loader of WiiFlow. If one of those works, then the problem is with USB Loader GX. If neither works, then your HDD may be failing. (Not totally dead, but some sectors may be bad.)
     
  8. Jackall4BDN

    Jackall4BDN Haunter of Daydreams and Nightmares

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    ohhhh, you still format your devices to wbfs? nobody does that anymore and developer-support went down nearly instantly after they got FAT32 working...
    Format your thumbdrive to FAT32 and use Wii-BackupManager to move games on it http://wii-homebrew.com/jdownloads/nintendo-wii-downloads/pc-tools/wii-backup-manager/ (Or replicate the needed folderstructure, yourself, but with the manager it's easier)

    Once again, if SO many sectors where bad, that he couldn't actually get a single game to start, his gamelist wouldn't show up. And if using another loader works, it's just a settings-problems as they are on-par when it comes to features and gamemanagement
     
  9. G0R3Z

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    Yep, don't bother using FAT32. In fact, i've heard of cases where WBFS formatted drives don't work with USB loader, because of drive or settings. Try a FAT32 formatted HDD or USB drive, then use the Backupmanager to move games. It is much more efficient and you still have the rest of the drive to use as you like. I keep my gamecube, wii, PS2, Emunand for WADs and backups of pictures and important files - all on the same drive. WBFS is just a waste nowadays.