Issue connecting WiiU and vWii drives at the same time

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Beetlebum89, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Beetlebum89

    Beetlebum89 Member

    Jun 26, 2019
    United Kingdom
    Hey guys,

    I would really appreciate anyones help with setting up my vWii. I’ve been running into a few problems I’ve tried to resolve myself for a while now, with no joy..

    After following: Definitive vWii Hacking Guide

    Step for step,

    installing usb loader and using d2x-v10-beta52-vWii

    I’ve loaded gc and wii games onto a FAT32, Ustealth drive and plugged this in via a y-cable (data:usb0 power:usb1) but the only way I seem to be able to get the drive to initialize is when my WiiU formatted drive isn’t plugged in.

    The WiiU drive is also using a y-cable, plugged into the two front facing USBs

    When i turn on the system, I will be alerted of the fact there are two drives present and one needs to be removed (after powering off) making me think the issue was with Ustealth?

    though if I remove the WiiU drive, the vWii drive seems to be hidden as you’d expect, and I can run games through USB loader no problem.

    Ive tried several ways to get around this issue - plugged the drives into every input combination, as well as plugging both power ends of the y-cable into a separate power supply, but still i will never be able to initialize the drive within usb loader if the WiiU drive is connected.

    I’ve also tried using d2x beta53 alt, which is exactly the same.. I don’t really know what else to try..

    Any ideas?

    *Usb Loader v3 R1272

    Loader IOS IOS58

    Game IOS 249

    (i’ve also tried changing these to 56,57 - 250,251 respectively)

    **edit: So putting the drives in the order of WiiU (data:usb1 power:usb0) and the vWii in the front ports, i can get to usb loader, the drive will initialize, but trying to run a game will return me to the home screen. Very strange

    ***edit: ok! So i seem to have this up and running. It doesnt resemble any setup from any guide, but i have the drives set up as above and set the game IOS to 251 - I have no idea why this particular setup is working, but i’m not going to complain.
    Last edited by Beetlebum89, Aug 17, 2019
  2. csmcapthy

    csmcapthy Member

    May 9, 2019
    United Kingdom
    With your HDD issue. I don't know how to fix that but instead of fiddling round with IOSes and vWii different HDD stipulations, why don't you use Wii injects on the Wii U menu? It saves so much effort. I only fiddle with IOSes on my actual Wii.
  3. MrCokeacola

    MrCokeacola GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 26, 2018
    The Wii U does not like having two USB data devices plugged in at the same time. I got around this by using a 128gb SD card to store my Gamecube and Wii games instead. But if you have a lot of games it could be a problem I only had a few.