Issues with some games suddenly

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by tag1737, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. tag1737

    tag1737 Newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    United States
    I've had my Wii running USB GX for years now but just recently have had problems with some of my favorite games locking up.

    I think it started happening after a batch of changes required after an accidental System Update to 4.2u. I had a confusing time getting everything to work (or so I thought) again.

    I'm thinking it's a problem with what versions of what ios are running. You guys are way ahead of me on this stuff. I was hoping that someone could look at the following sysCheck dump I just made and point out anything obvious.



    sysCheck v2.0.1 by Double_A
    ...runs on IOS58 (rev 6175).

    Region: NTSC-U
    System Menu 4.2U (v481)
    Hollywood v0x11
    Console ID: 45076872
    Boot2 v4

    Found 85 titles.
    Found 38 IOS on this console. 10 of them are stub.

    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 778): No Patches
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS12 (rev 269): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 273): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 520): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 523): No Patches
    IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
    IOS17 (rev 775): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS21 (rev 782): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1037): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1550): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
    IOS31 (rev 3349): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 3091): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3348): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3349): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 3351): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access
    IOS37 (rev 3869): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 3867): No Patches
    IOS50 (rev 5120): Stub
    IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS53 (rev 5406): No Patches
    IOS55 (rev 5406): No Patches
    IOS56 (rev 5405): No Patches
    IOS57 (rev 5661): No Patches
    IOS58 (rev 6175): No Patches
    IOS60 (rev 6400): Stub
    IOS61 (rev 5405): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 6687): No Patches
    IOS222 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS223 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS236 (rev 1): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access
    IOS249 (rev 14): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS250 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug ES Identify NAND Access USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v6
    MIOS v10

    Report generated on 2010/09/27.
  2. jefffisher

    jefffisher GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Dec 17, 2006
    United States
    backup loaders only rely on the cios nothing else, your cios is old and usb loader GX hasn't been updated in forever.

    update to rev20 of cios with base ios 56 and switch to configurable usb loader or wiiflow and see how that goes.
  3. OncleJulien

    OncleJulien tool of peers

    Apr 6, 2009
    United States
    Los Angeles
    are you sure something hasnt changed in your hard drive's sleep settings? in my experience, cios problems evidence themselves by games not loading at all, not loading and then locking up.

    your 249 is about 6 versions behind though, i see...perhaps an update is in order.
  4. strict9gs

    strict9gs Advanced Member

    May 2, 2009
    United States
    the best option i suggest to people is run x-flax's "modmii" and update all ios's to the newer versions needed for newer games to work.......u will find it on this site just look around.
  5. ocdetective

    ocdetective GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 19, 2008
    If by locking up the TS means during game play then this will not be applicable. Out of date or missing IOSes will evidence themselves by simply a black screen. Highly unlikely that if cIOS 14 was fine before it would suddenly be a problem. Heck I am on rev9 still with no issues on any game. I also go with the hard drive being the problem.
  6. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

    Feb 7, 2010
    Smash bros lock up, when spectating online matches...

    CIOS REV 20-ios56 Slot 249.
    CFG USB Loader REV 60.
    ANY Ideas???
  7. tag1737

    tag1737 Newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    United States
    Thanks guys. I'm going to use modmii to update everything. I am starting to suspect the HD also. I'll probably reformat the HD and see what happens.

    I also seem to be having issues with the SD. Formatting and writing to an SD on my PC then writing to it on the wii makes it unreadable back at the PC. As a hardware Eng. I wonder if there is a peripheral timing issue effecting both the Usb and the SD hardware. Is there a defective ios in my wii?
    I'll post my results in a day or two.
  8. afnuke

    afnuke GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    United States
    Tornado Alley
    post back because mine does the same thing. Im using rev14 still and mine lock up during play about once a day......usually during a stage loading.
  9. tag1737

    tag1737 Newbie

    Sep 28, 2010
    United States
    Well I used modmii to update and things have gone from bad to worse.

    Using Conduit as a test game which always worked perfectly before, it now has no sound after the intro and no control (no wiimote response ).

    Any ideas out there?
  10. dn_angel000

    dn_angel000 Phantom User

    Apr 27, 2010
    United States
    Patch ur SM IOS!
  11. sweenish

    sweenish GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Apr 16, 2008
    United States
    if you're able, it would be easier to just update and start fresh.

    personally, i recommend some flavor of sneek with the di module.
  12. ocdetective

    ocdetective GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 19, 2008
    Stick conduit on a correctly formatted USB drive and see if it performs the same. That way you can determine if the hard drive is the issue.
  13. thesund0g

    thesund0g GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 6, 2009
    The Boonies
    What filesystem is the drive formatted as? Are there any other partitions -- are they having problems? If only some of the games are breaking suddenly, there are 2 likely cases: the drive is failing (bad sectors, not as likely) or you need to run chkdsk /r /x z: before you do anything else. I've had drives get errors plenty of times (I suspect flaky homebrew, or FAT libraries) but only a few have had bad sectors.

    Go run chkdsk now.

    Then, if you're still having problems, get Wii Backup Manager. Go to Drive 1, pick your drive and choose Tools -> MD5 Hash -> Verify all.

    I've got a parity batch file I wrote that automatically fixes this (creates parity and repairs if needed) if anyone wants a copy.

    edit: can't type