Got my Wii, Now having a hard time understanding :k

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by kohkindachi, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. kohkindachi
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    I've asked the shop owner to softmod for me. Yes that's all I ask lol.

    After that he tested for me and I saw an ugly something 'gamma' on the menu and 'Homebrew Channel'

    Now, may I ask what 'kind' of softmod am I using? What's this 'USBLOADER' and 'Gamma' thingy all about?

    Is the gamma stuff under the category of 'USBLOADER'?
     


  2. lolzed

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    There
    Neogamma is a disc loader,Homebrew Channel is the channel for loading .dol/.elf of homebrews(like Neogamma) and USB Loaders are for loading backups through USB and disc as well
     
  3. Vattu

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    with the gamma thing you can play burned games.

    with homebrew channel you can load homebrew games and programs. just have a look at www.wiibrew.org for apps and tutorials.

    usb-loaders are needed when you install your wii games to an external harddrive.
     
  4. kohkindachi
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    But the store owner actually tried a game that was loaded into SD (I assume HD and SD work too)? I saw him selecting the gamma option
     
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    yes it supports SD and USB
     
  6. kohkindachi
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    Thanks, so is 'gamma' one of the many different types of loader? If I've this, is USBLOader needed?
     
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    Gamma is the latest version of the old backup launcher
    NeoGamma on the other hand is a Disc/SD/USB launcher all in one
    But many other USB loaders have disc loading capabilities too (Configurable and GX for example)
     
  8. kosheh

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    You don't need it because NeoGamma's an all in one loader (it loads from SD, DVD, or USB) but USBLoader is very nice to have.

    I suggest installing WiiFlow, though - it's a USB Loader with a friendlier (and very sexy) interface.
    You can do that by finding the program online, then putting the contents of the download into the /apps/ folder of your SD card; however I believe Wiiflow needs a /wiiflow/ directory on the root of the SD card.

    USB Loader allows you, obviously, to run games off a USB hard drive. It's a very cool thing to have - however, most of the time instead of installing more stuff, it's a better idea to format an existing external hard drive to WBFS [WiiBasedFileSystem]. This is done with a special program in Windows called "WBFS Manager".
    Once you get the USB Loader working, you can install games to it by ripping them off retail or copied DVDs or by means of WBFS Manager's filetransfer capabilities.

    But again, you don't NEED the USB Loader -- it's just a nice option to fall back on and will save you the cost (and space) of DVD-Rs.
     
  9. kohkindachi
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    Thanks guys. But just to tell you that I'm having the latest Wii, which is said not to be able to support burned game on DVD

    1) Also, the store owner said about the need to 'convert' the ISO game using some program before playing it using SD or HD. Is it true? What program is that?

    2) What's cIOS or IOS? Is is important for me to know about this thing?

    3) How to check 'version' info abt my neogamma or cIOS, using my wii?

    4) Can someone list few things that are necessary for me to know before playing backup games on SD and/or HD. Example, Backup launcher; cIOS, etc

    5) What's Bootmii for? Is it needed?

    Thanks
     
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    1) Also, the store owner said about the need to 'convert' the ISO game using some program before playing it using SD or HD. Is it true? What program is that?
    No, just put the disc in your Wii, open USB Loader and copy the game

    2) What's cIOS or IOS? Is is important for me to know about this thing?
    cIOS is a custom IOS. Do a google search for IOS

    3) How to check 'version' info abt my neogamma or cIOS, using my wii?
    Open neogamma. You can see the version of neogamma and the cios

    4) Can someone list few things that are necessary for me to know before playing backup games on SD and/or HD. Example, Backup launcher; cIOS, etc
    read a tutorial

    5) What's Bootmii for? Is it needed?
    Bootmii is used to backup and restore your Wii's internal hard drive (referred to as 'Nand').
     
  11. kohkindachi
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    Hey fren, I'm not abl to use DVD. Only external device :/ so is conversion needed?

    Also, I need someone who can give me a good help. Not 'read tutorial' :s
     
  12. harmor

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    You must have a newer Wii or burning the media incorrectly.

    Hopefully you have DVDx installed. I don't know how to check other than rerunning hackmii again.
    Read a tuturial to figure out how to run hackmii.

    If you have a burnt movie that you know works download "mplayer_ce" for the Wii.
    Put the burnt movie into the Wii and launch mplayer_ce. If you can watch the movie then you can play backups.
    Report back with your results.
     
  13. kohkindachi
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    Thanks bro. The store owner tested it, and it can;t. And yes, I've a newer US Wii set
     
  14. kohkindachi
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    Noone trying to help [​IMG]
     
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    Help with what?
     
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    1) Also, the store owner said about the need to 'convert' the ISO game using some program before playing it using SD or HD. Is it true? What program is that?
     
  17. harmor

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    Just put your Wii game into your Wii.
    Launch the USB Loader
    Depending on which USB Loader you have you can press the plus button on the Wii remote or there will be a button on screen that looks likes a plus sign.
     
  18. kohkindachi
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    Are you sure :s what about WBFS mangers that people are talking about
     
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    This makes me feel a little better.
    I have a bunch of coworkers and friends constantly bugging me to softmod their Wii for them.
    I tell them all to google gbatemp and wiibrew and read the tutorials.
    None of them have, and they all try to guilt trip me into doing it for them.

    I actually felt bad about it a few times, especially when they bring up how much their kids would like it.

    This thread makes me feel better, because I'm not creating people like this. If you are not willing to do it yourself in the first place, you will not be able to maintain it in the long run.

    To throw the guy a bone so I'm not just some jackass being mean:
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=179085
    Read this. Really.
     
  20. Krestent

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    Just refer all these coworkers to the Complete Softmod Guide: sites.google.com/site/completesg/