Monster Hunter Tri - black screen after 'checking wii memory' - wii 4.3u

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    I'm attempting to load a backup of Monster Hunter Tri, in which the disc won't read thanks for a hefty size crack in it, and all I'm receiving is a black screen after seeing "checking wii memory." Previously, the game seemed to of created a save file fine. I'm using a 4GB Sandisk flash drive, and I'm attempting to boot with a NTSC formatted backup. I've played other backups fine, such as: new super mario bros, and wii sports resort.

    What I've tried below:
    Installing Hermes 222, 223, and 224. I followed the guides and chose the appropriate merges. I've used installer v4 and v5.1
    I also installed ios236 with the trucha bug, just in case. Additionally, I've installed d2x-v10-beta52 using the following:
    - cIOS base 37, cIOS slot 245
    - cIOS base 38, cIOS slot 246
    - cIOS base 53, cIOS slot 247
    - cIOS base 55, cIOS slot 248
    - cIOS base 56, cIOS slot 249
    - cIOS base 57, cIOS slot 250
    - cIOS base 58, cIOS slot 251

    I've attempted to load the game as 222, 223, 224, 248, and 249 -- all with the same results.
    The problem occurs with both USB Loader GX and WiiFlow. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Additional details:
    Settings
    Video >> Force NTSC
    Use IOS >> (described above, tried many)
    Everything else is default
    ISO
    CRC-32 >> E815D4F0
    MD5 >> A2EF967E752B8933FA140A3D584746CA
    WBSF
    CRC-32 >> 855FD851
    MD5 >> 370216CA652408A406A058ED1041BC39
     
  2. Foxi4

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    It would be nice if you provided a CRC of your backup image - is it a proper dump or have you dumped the damaged disk? What kind of merges did you use with Hermes?
     
  3. VGWiiUser
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    I followed this guide for hermes https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/cios/hermes-cios

    I however did not install ios202, and I used the v5 installer to install 224. My disc is unreadable so I had to get a backup labeled as "NTSC-USA." I'm limited to what games I can test with as I only own four, and one of which as you know is broken, which is what led me to running backups to begin with. The other is Mario Kart, which I am also receiving a black screen on immediately after boot. I added additional details to my first post, including the CRC for the ISO and WBSF file.
     
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    Note: Mario Kart apparently isn't typically a problematic game and I also get black screens on that. Maybe there is something going on outside of MH3 that I'm missing. Any suggestions to diagnose? Couldn't find information on how to run a syscheck.
     
  5. Foxi4

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    According to WiiTDB, the checksums for Monster Hunter Tri (NTSC-U) (RMHE08) should be:

    crc 46848f76
    md5 a56b231600a6a084eb91514e124194eb
    sha1 ea0e5098509c241b5ec1997c14deace08dd95280

    You may have a bad dump since yours don't match. Have you modified the disc image at all? Removed any partitions from the disc? Are you loading from a WBFS drive (outdated, not recommended) or a FAT32 one (recommended drive format)?
     
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    I haven't, and the drive format is NTFS. I'm wondering if it's because I'm using a flash drive. It has awful read/write speed and takes 15x longer to copy files to as opposed to a 5200rpm hdd. I'm forced to use a more distributed backup given my disc situation, so I can't say if anything is stripped. Others claim it to work though; I believe the file is intact but I'll try getting it again. I have a spare external hdd laying around, if it still works I'll try that as well.
     
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    Oh dear... NTFS support is... rudimentary, at best. I strongly suggest switching to FAT32. Even though Windows doesn't normally offer FAT32 formatting to large drives anymore, most WBFS managers do. Grab a copy of Wii Backup Manager, mount the disk, format it to FAT32 and transfer the games (fresh copies) onto it, then report back. NTFS is far too problematic for the Wii to handle.
     
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    That shouldn't take long. I am curious though, I heard fat32 was a bad choice due to it's 4gb file size limitation? With multi-disc games won't that potentially be a problem?

    edit: apparently I do have it at fat32. Thought it was ntfs...
     
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    Files above 4GB are automatically split by backup managers, they're not an issue.

    Hmph. In this case, the issue must be something else. I'd have to double-check my own configuration to tell you for sure, in the meantime it would be a good idea to post a complete SysCheck for other users to read. ;)
     
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    Not sure what changed but it's now restarting the wii at load attempt. Better than a black screen that freezes the wii I suppose. New Mario bros still works fine. Tried loading on 249, 250, and 223.

    Code:
    sysCheck v2.1.0b19 by Double_A and R2-D2199, Nano
    ...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).
     
    Region: NTSC-U
    System Menu 4.3U (v513)
     
    Drive date: Unknown
    Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58
    HomebrewFilter ist nicht installiert
    Console ID: 89300025
    Boot2 v4
    Found 94 titles.
    Found 54 IOS on this console. 13 of them are stub.
     
    IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
    IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
    IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
    IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
    IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
    IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
    IOS50 (rev 5120): Stub
    IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
    IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
    IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
    IOS60 (rev 6400): Stub
    IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 6912): Stub
    IOS80 (rev 6944): No Patches
    IOS222[38] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4.0): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS223[38] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4.0): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS224[37] (rev 65535, Info: hermes-v5.1): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS236[36] (rev 65535, Info: rev 3351): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS245[37] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS246[38] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS247[53] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS248[55] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS249[56] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS250[57] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS251[58] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v6
    MIOS v10
     
    Report generated on 2014/10/06.
     
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    Do try using IOS224 (Hermes 5.1, base 37), although I'm pretty sure that your 249 should do the job just fine. I remember running into the same problem at one point with MH3 Tri - is the freeze accompanied by any noise? In my case it was a loud and obnoxious beep.
     
  12. VGWiiUser
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    I tried both of those. It WAS just a black screen after the checking wii memory scene, now it just reboots. I'm kind of baffled by this -- I may just have to try an external hard drive instead of a flash drive before anything else.
     
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    On first glance I'm really not seeing any reason why the game shouldn't work on your setup, so I'm about as stumped as you are. I guess you'll have to wait for someone else to post their thoughts. It's same difference whether you load from an HDD or a USB Stick, I don't think that's the issue. Have you considered trying out CFG Loader? USB Loader GX and WiiFlow often gave me issues like this so I switched and never looked back - it's not as fancy-looking but it has more options for you to tinker with, try it out.
     
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    I would bet money that the files aren't copying over the the flash drive properly. I'm now receiving a "wbfs panic: malloc tmd" error while using CFG Loader. Google results suggest the file is corrupt. I think the backup is fine, I just believe it's not copying properly; which may be true as it's an OLD flash drive that hasn't always been very reliable. I ordered a hard drive and should have it by tomorrow night. Wish me luck!
     
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    Here's for hoping that resolves your issue. :yay:
     
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    All fixed! It was the flash drive, apparently. I loaded up my games on an external hdd and not only did they copy over 20x faster but I've had no issues since.
     
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    Glad to hear that, enjoy the games! :yay:
     
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    Aye, all four of them haha. At least they're selling used cheap now.