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  2. No, and I won't report what went wrong because I am a troll

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  1. SeZMehK

    SeZMehK The Wielder of the Keyblade
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    oh thanks. i was going to ask should i choose 4.1 2 or 3?
     
  2. gsaz

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    4.1
    4.2 and 4.3 offer nothing functional over 4.1
     
  3. XFlak

    OP XFlak Wiitired but still kicking
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    i have a modmii beta that should fix this, can u (or anyone with the same problem) please pm me so you can test if the beta fixes your problem

    thx
     
  4. SeZMehK

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    finished installing it all. works like a charm. thanks.
     
  5. Whisky1981

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    Hello,

    thank you very much for all the effort putted in this app guide. I still dont have a WII and I am planning to buy a console till the end of the year. But I am checking and learning about hacking it so I`ll be prepared when the time comes.

    Everything is well explained here but I would like to ask some questions that are wondering my mind.

    1. So if I am not mistaken with this hack after wii virgin modding and copying the usbloader (the second option in the miimod menu) I`ll be good to go on every Wii game backup (mostly interested in SM Galaxy 1,2; Boy and his blob, Twilight princess, Wario shake it, New Mario Bros, Kirby Epic Yarn, Mario kart Wii and maybe some others)?

    2. I am a little confused about partitioning my disc. So if I have an external HDD and make 2 partitions, one FAT32 (for apps and emus) ant the other WBFS (for backups) then I dont need an SD card once my WII is hacked? If I install a wad, do I still have to keep it on the disc or it does go in some internal memory of the WII and if this is the case how big is this memory and how much wads can you install on it?

    3. With wich program do I make 2 partitions (FAT32/WBFS) on my external HDD? and do I have to buy a special external HDD for WII? At home I have a 3 year old Western digital 750GB powered trough AC cable. Will I have issues with the external disc shutting down during gameplay or use of any other wii application and if I will what is the solution to this?

    So for the start it will be enough. Sorry for the NOOB questions but thats what I am, a NOOB [​IMG]. I just want to check all the dangers on the way to heaven [​IMG].

    Thank you very much for everything, for this fantastic site and to XFlak that with his hack convinced me to buy a WII console [​IMG]
     
  6. XFlak

    OP XFlak Wiitired but still kicking
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  7. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru
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    I've got some questions about SNEEK/UNEEK.

    1. I'm currently using UNEEK for WADs and normal boot CFG USB loader for Wii isos. Should I switch to U/SNEEK+DI?
    2. Does CFG work on SNEEK? I know it doesn't work on UNEEK (tried it), but that's probably because UNEEK is already running off the USB drive.
    3. If I do switch, is there some easy way to copy all of my save files (even copy locked ones) in one go? I don't want to have to use the official built-in Wii save manager to move all of my saves one by one...
    4. Is there an easy way to change my UNEEK installation into a SNEEK installation?

    I know about IOSes and stuff, but this is my first time using SNEEK.

    Oh, and ModMii worked as it should [​IMG] . My Wii was kind of a mess (launch model, used Twilight Hack to mod it a long time ago), but I updated it to 4.2 using that. And, what is the point of the cMIOS? It gives me some strange error if I load a legit GC disk, but everything works just fine... I removed it using DOP-MII, and the error was gone.
     
  8. XFlak

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  9. Arras

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    OK, I'll reinstall the cMIOS when I have some free time and see what error I get (I would have written it down, but I wasn't there when my little brother encountered it, and he doesn't care much about errors). Oh, and I tried loading my legit PAL Mario Smash Football from the normal disc channel, if that matters. Or it might have something to do with the WiiKey2 inside my Wii (which makes the cMIOS pointless anyway).
    Thank you for the answers. I was wondering if I should switch because I heard some stories about DI not loading some games and being somewhat user-unfriendly.
     
  10. grandfight

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    Thanks, didn't know it could be this easy. Succesfull installed to 4.1E.
     
  11. Arras

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    Wait, what? ShowMiiWads keeps crashing while trying to decrypt my BootMii NAND dump.
    EDIT: I'll try creating a new NAND dump.
    EDIT2: I think it just was a bad dump, as the new dump is 1kB bigger. Let's try extracting that.
    EDIT3: Nope, still crashes using ShowMiiWads 1.4 [​IMG] Filesize 553.649.152 bytes...
    EDIT4: NANDextract doesn't work either...
    EDIT5: Maybe the 1.5 mod works...
    ETCLOLZ: It froze like normal, but won't unfreeze...
    LOLWUT: And it crashed, like the others. Gonna try a new dump when I get home. Everything dumps just fine, but the extracting seems to fail >_>
     
  12. XFlak

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    @Arras, it could be your WiiKey2 that was causing issues with the cMIOS. I do not know much about modchips for the Wii as I see them as generally being pointless. And don't use the 1.5mod version of showmiiwads, that has been specially modified to auto-extract wads from one folder to another and its only purpose is to streamline the ModMii's nand building process. Try using the last official release of showmiiwads to extract your nand dump, download it from here: http://code.google.com/p/showmiiwads/downloads/list
    If you're still having problems extracting your nand dump, I would try using another nand dump (if u don't have 2, just go make another one).
    edit: just read u were using showmiiwads 1.4... very weird that its not working for you. Try another nand dump.

    @grandfight, no prob! I'm glad you found ModMii easy to use! Don't forgot to vote in the poll at the top of this thread [​IMG]
     
  13. Arras

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    Currently making another backup without GC peripherals plugged in, gonna try extracting that. And, I installed the WiiKey back when 3.2/3 (I forgot) was the newest Wii firmware, and I didn't know anything about Wii Homebrew then, and I don't have a good reason to take it out, so it's still inside.
    EDIT: I think it works now! Yay!
    EDIT2: Yup, extracting works now. Anyway, if I want to use UNEEK+DI, I need to convert my WBFS files, right? What's the best way to do this if my drive is too small to convert them all in one go?
    EDIT3: More problems! Stupid Bulk Extractor tells me I need "approx. GB of free space" and says I don't have enough space >_> And, mind you, I'm trying to convert a "4142 MB" game on a harddisk which has 80GB of free space >_> So unless it mistakes GB for MB or other way around, something is very wrong.
    EDIT4: I added some games and now it says I need 11 GB, but I'm 100% sure I have that. Trying to extract WBFS files on NTFS filesystem...
    MORE EDITZ: No matter what I do, the extractor does not work [​IMG] It will always tell me I do not heve enough space.
     
  14. XFlak

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    There's a bug in ModMii's sneek bulk extractor ... it's already been brought to my attention and fixed in the latest ModMii beta, I was hoping to have time to make a couple more changes to it before putting out another update... I guess I will have to put out an update sometime soon to at least address this bug. (looks like you were right xzxero!)

    In the meantime, as a temporary workaround, try selecting C: as your target directory (or anything without a space and enough free space should work). Then when its done just copy the "games" folder to the root of your hard drive. If that doesn't work, just wait for the ModMii update (or if u don't want to wait a couple days u can use wiij manager, or cmd line + wit/discex)

    I'll try to put out the update sometime on or before Friday as I won't be very active on the forums this weekend... because Friday I am flying to the States for the weekend to meet and party with DeadlyFoez in person! Woohoo!

    edit: btw, your hard drive needs to be formatted as FAT32 to work with SNEEK/UNEEK... so if you are extracting to an NTFS filesystem it will fail when you try to load SNEEK/UNEEK on your Wii (unless ur only extracting to NTFS temporarily before copying them to a FAT32 HDD)
     
  15. Arras

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    Yeah, I tried to extract to the NTFS temporarily. And if I converted my games, is there a way to convert them back into WBFS/ISO files? And should I name the game folders the GameID? WiiJ doesn't recognize the SNEEK'd files, but I don't want to have to keep a backup of every single game I have...
     
  16. XFlak

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    You can name the game folder anything as long as it is
     
  17. Arras

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    Ah, OK. I checked the thread, and it's possible, meaning I don't have to keep a backup of all my games (I don't have space to do that anyway). I'll have to learn how to use wit if I ever wanted to re-WBFS my files, but hey, as long as it works.
     
  18. XFlak

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    FYI, most people will probably find it easier just to re-rip their original copy of the game using cleanrip or a USB-Loader... but it's good to know that it is also possible to convert them back using wit if for some reason your original disc is damaged or gone missing... or for pirates who never owned the game in the first place but are too lazy to redownload the same game twice... pirates are bad enough... but if there's one thing I hate... it's a lazy pirate!
     
  19. Arras

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    Or if your DL broke.
    Anyways, I don't think I'll be staying with UNEEK+DI. I like CFG better. For one, UNEEK+DI refuses to load certain games (Deadly Creatures PAL on PAL NAND), it's sluggish, the interface is ugly and it lists my games as (Invalid), even though they work. In my opinion it's just more hassle than it's worth.
     
  20. XFlak

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    Well, remember that it's still a work in progress... I too use configurable usb-loader to play most of my backups

    Currently I personally find UNEEK+DI useful for 2 things
    1) being able to play IOS reloading games off of a HDD (these games don't work using usb-loaders) - IOS reloading games include Metroid Prime Trilogy, Call of Duty 3, etc.
    2) extra space for WiiWare and VC Channels (I prefer it over the official SD card menu)
     
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