House of the Dead Overkill USB loader problem

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  1. Nera
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    Okay i already posted this on the game help forum, but since i didn't get a lot of replies i'll try it again here:

    I'm having some trouble with House of the Dead overkill(PAL) on Wii: The first 5 stages went fine, but in the 6th stage zombies seem to skip around, I checked the compatability list and i found this:" Works perfectly and without lags when IOS is patched to 249. Otherwise Zombies skip around sometimes; Didn't help me, but changing HDD spindown time with hdparm did. Works perfectly now. " Okay so since i patched the IOS to 249 the only other option is to chenge the spindown time of my HDD...the only problem is that i don't know how to use hdparm, and i wanna be sure that it's safe... can someone please explain me how it works? and will it have any affect on my other games? will they load slower? because all my other game run fine.
    btw: I have a Western Digital: My passport essential... and i use USB loader 1.1

    Thanks in advance, Nera

    (someone said to update to usb loader 1.5 but that requires the cIOSrev 10, and i heard that might give some problems with the preloader0.29, is this right?)
     
  2. micric100

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    you should read the WD Passport spindown thread with how to use hdpalm and playing with the spindown shouldn't screw up any other games. Also, i havent had any problems with cios rev 10 or usb loader 1.5, and i havent heard of any preloader 0.29 problems with it, but i suggest that if everything works fine and ur happy then don't change anything.
     
  3. Tagg7

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    cIOS rev10 should work fine with preloader 0.29. As the above guy says, it's likely to do with your hard drive going to sleep.
     
  4. imapterodactyl

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    I'v never heard of any problems between Preloader .29 and cIOSrev10, and I'm using that combination myself with no issues.

    Somebody seems to have fixed your Overkill problem by switching IOS via USBLoader GUI by dimok, nixxx, cyrex, et al. Here's the post:
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=149...p;#entry1943023

    Just grab the latest compiled version you can find (I grab MAFIA's, as he uploads both the dol and wad in one rar file). Start at the end of the thread to and work back... I'm currently using r192.

    Hope this solves your problem. I'd test it, but I haven't copied Overkill over to WBFS yet.

    As for hdparm, it shouldn't have any adverse effect on your other games at all. All you're doing is changing the spindown time... the amount of time before the drive stops spinning. You're just keeping the drive from automatically 'going to sleep'. Unfortunately, you have to crack open your enclosure to run the program.
     
  5. phrozenfeonix

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    I've played through the entire game on my ntsc wii, so i'm not sure if it's quite related.

    I use IOS36 Rev 10, with wiishizzza's ultimate loader.

    Game runs flawless, and there are some zombies that are intended to strafe side to side, very very fast, in case you're referring to something like that...
     
  6. jono@home

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    NOTE: hdparm commands are CASE SENSITIVE.. Type it as you see it...


    done hth

    jono
     
  7. TeenTin

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    QUOTE(jono@home @ Apr 29 2009, 01:49 AM)
    Does hdparm work for ALL brands of USB HD ?
     
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  9. vettacossx

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    mine works perfectly (hotd) on a wd book but i also patched it to IOS249 so maybe thats why?

    used waninkoko's iospatcher
     
  10. doyama

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    I also had this issue but it seems to have resolved itself. Here is what I did

    1) Put in an original game into DVD drive
    2) Using wiishizzza's ultimate loader set the region to be 'game default'

    That combination seemed to help resolve the jumping around issues. It's best seen when using 'extra zombies' in the jail level right at the beginning.

    Also I am using an unpatched version of the game.
     
  11. Raziel5000

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    Do the Zombies Skip Gayly? Because my zombies are fine.

    Adv. 1. gayly - in a joyous manner; "they shouted happily"
    blithely, happily, jubilantly, merrily, mirthfully
     
  12. raptir

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    From what I've read, patching shouldn't do anything for use with the USB Loader. I had a couple issues with HotD when I was using 1.1, but I haven't had any since upgrading to 1.5. Using a Western Digital Elements 640GB. I haven't done the HDParm hack because I don't want to void my warranty just yet.

    And I installed cIOS rev10 after installing Preloader 0.29 and I haven't had any issues with either of them. When it comes back up, go to the wiki about USB loaders. Find one that has the Lopst (or something like that) fix, it fixes the hard drive spindown issue.

    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php/USB_Loader_Releases