Loading from USB HD

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by garfy2008, Oct 20, 2011.

Oct 20, 2011

Loading from USB HD by garfy2008 at 9:55 AM (648 Views / 0 Likes) 8 replies

  1. garfy2008
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    Newcomer garfy2008 Newbie

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    I just bought a new Black Wii 4.3U and through perusing many, many posts on the net, I was able to install the Homebrew Channel onto it. However, I'm confused by the many IOS, cIOS, Hackmii, Bootmii, etc. that needs to be installed to run games from a USB HD.

    Anyway, to make a long story short, I installed USB Loader GX on the SD card and using HBC was able to load it. It sees the games on my USB HD, but when I click on the disc icon ("play") the screen clears for a few seconds like it's going to load but then returns to the Homebrew Channel main menu (where I have Loader GX, Bootmii, etc. listed).

    What do I have to install besides the HBC in order to get the games to load? (By the way, when I click on Bootmii, the blue light around the disc slot blinks on and off and nothing happens.) Thanks in advance for any help to get my games to load. (All my games were placed on the USB HD using Wii Backup Manager which created a folder WBFS.)
     
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    Use ModMii to get all the files you need. Hard to say what you need without knowing what you have already installed.
     
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    I was having the same issue with my wii when I first softmodded. There is a great tutorial here http://wehackwii.pbworks.com/w/page/8844446/USB%20Loader that will explain installing ios's. You'll have to dig a little to find the info you need, but make sure you read the entire tutorial.
    I found my problem was that I needed to remove the stub ios's and install the correct ios's using cios installer and dx2 for wiiflow. The above link explains the process for cios install pretty well.
     
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    Duplicate
     
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    Newcomer schwarztot Newbie

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    I was getting errors when posting. Sri about the duplicates.
     
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    Hello & thanks for your reply & the link. So, you are also running a Black Wii with factory equipped 4.3U? Just want to make sure because I'm reading all sorts of different things on different sites regarding 4.3U (of course, some are the "updated" 4.3U, not factory equipped). The only "problem" I see with the info on that link is that it's specifically indicating it's for 4.2U and says they're "working on 4.3" so I don't know if I should do what it says in it... Thanks!
     
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    Just use modmii and you dont have to worry :d
     
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    Thanks Lucif3r. After much searching and contemplating, I decided to take that leap of faith and ran Modmii, being careful about what I selected and such. It created the necessary files and patches, etc. and when I applied it, they apparently worked on this factory 4.3U Black Wii. It now is able to read from the USB hard drive and I don't have to load the DVDs anymore, just store them just in case. Everything runs from the HD now and it's great; really convenient! Again, many, many thanks to everyone who responded on this thread as I appreciate all your guidance and comments. The only thing I did with the Priiloader was to block disc updates and online updates. The other suggested stuff (replace health screen, auto-press A at health screen, remove no copy save file protection, etc.) I didn't do. What are all those things and what do they do if enabled? Thank you very, very much!
     
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    They do pretty much what they say. Auto-press A at healthscreen makes the Wii boot instantly into the system menu, rather than you having to press A at boot. Remove no copy safe file prot. makes it possible to copy protected save games to your SD card and back them up.
    I cant recall what "replace health screen" do though, cant even remember if I have it turned on :P
    Those features are not important though, its more of a preference. The important is the blocking of disc/online updates.
     

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