Games start but do not load

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  1. Pilzkopf777
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    Hello there.
    First of all I hope this is the correct place to ask. If not, please move this thread.

    I own retail copies and use the Backup Manager to move them on a NTFS-Drive so I could play them with USB Loader GX (or any USB loader for that matter).
    When starting any game nothing unusual happens. Safety instructions show up normally.
    However, the game simply doesn't load. Games like Mario Pary 9 even have a screen telling you that the game is loading files - nothing happens though. It simply loads on for eternity.
    Does anyone have an idea why this happens and how to fix it?

    SysCheck (I have no idea why it's in German):
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Try with IOS249 and IOS250, most games work with IOS249 but some need IOS250. There are one or two shovelware games that require IOS251 but you most likely will not need it. IOS249 should be set as the default. 202/222-224 are old and you shouldn't need them, Hermes cIOS is no longer being developed.
     
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    Thanks for answering!
    Using IOS249 or IOS250 doesn't seem to do anything. The games still don't seem to load correctly. Mario Party 9 doesn't even get to the safety instructions anymore (after clicking play it fades to black).
     
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    Not a fan of pushing but I'm really clueless. Does anyone have an idea?
     
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    What kind of drive is it? Does it have its own power or is it USB-powered? Bus-powered drives should come with a Y-cable that needs to have both plugs connected.
     
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    It's a USB 2.0 Drive from Hitachi. There's seems to be no problem with the connection as I can play my GCN backups (on a second partition) with ease.
     
  7. Cyan

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    usually it's just backscreen but it doesn't hurt to verify :
    Check that your game's ISO (or wbfs) are not write protected. That's a cause of issue, I don't know why as it doesn't need to write anything to the iso.

    That's all I can think of for the moment, but I might come back later when I have more ideas.
     
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    The WBFS-files are not write protected. However, thank you all for your assistance and advice.
     
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    EDIT:

    Well, for some reason it works now.
    I'm okay with that.
     
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    did you try another devices ? a different hdd, or sometime even a different USB cable (I know it looks silly, but it helped few users). edit : looks like it was that issue again :P

    Did you try to reset USBLoaderGX settings and/or reinstall a clean version ? (delete or rename the current folder for backup and put only boot.dol, icon and meta in a new apps/usbloader_gx/ folder)

    like I said above, when there's an issue it's usually not booting at all, blackscreen or reboot. You said you see the game screen, it just stay on loading screen, which is a strange behavior.
    I don't have new ideas, sorry.
     
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    As it turns out the Y-cable of my HHD was broken. GCN games seem to run fine when using only one cable but the Wii games need both cables to be plugged in.
    I just fixed the second cable, popped them both in, started the game - and it works!
    Thanks for all the help on the issue!