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  1. blaze30
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    For some reason, no hack I've tried worked.

    Bathaxx and Return of the Jodi both say "no sd card detected" and freeze my console
    Smash Stack won't even load the custom stage. I'm assuming I need a save? Also, apparently, no sd card i have works with smash bros, even though they're all 2gb sd cards. What's wrong here?
     


  2. CJB100

    CJB100 Programmer, Media Producer, Hardware Repair

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    It's definitely an SD Card problem. If the card has the letters HC or XC anywhere on it, it will not work, period. It may also be a formatting issue.

    Make sure it is formatted to FAT32, and if that doesn't work try FAT16.

    If neither of those work, you will need to get a proper SD Card. There is one suggested in my stickied vWii Guide in the Requirements section in the part on Installing Homebrew Channel.

    To be positive, you put the bathaxx files on your SD Card, and then copy the correctly regioned save file to your vWii, correct?
     
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    I tried both even with non sd cards that i resized to 2gb and i used the NTSC save for each. Is there a no save version for the us for smash stick?
     
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    You need to just read my vWii Guide. The size is not what matters on the SD Card, it is whether it is HC or XC. But any card bigger than 2GB has a very high chance of being HC and therefor not working. And, yes, there is a NTSC Version of Smash Stack. You would have all the necessary info if you'd just read the sticky at the top of this forum.

    https://gbatemp.net/threads/the-definitive-vwii-hacking-guide.425852/

    Actually read the two sections on the homebrew channel thoroughly and then if you continue having issues, post in that thread. And if you continue having issues, let us know if the card says HC or XC anywhere on it, because I guarantee that is your issue.
     
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    its a micro sdhc. my two pny cards are just normal 2 gb cards
     
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    Actually Wii U support SDHC card and therefor the vWii does also, however the HBC installer may not.

    It sounds like the Wii U SD reader/writer is defective, as in not able to read any of the SD cards.
     
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    the micro sd is new. it can't be that. works everywhere else. worked when i did the kernel exploit, but did not work with any of the game exploits. Tried Return of the Jodi and Smash Stack.Cant find a copy of lego indiana jone
     
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    RandomUser What has gotten into you Rosie?

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    At least you have ruled out a hardware failure, so that's a good thing. I have used the Smash stack with a 2GB SD card to install HBC no problem, so I really can't be of much help, sorry.
    Now that I think of it all 2GB SD cards and smaller uses FAT16, so you could try FAT16 as @CJB100 mentioned.
     
  9. CJB100

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    -smh- It's not defective. He just said he put the correct save file from the SD to the vWii. He needs a non-HC non-XC SD Card. He is using a HC or XC, I would bet my life on that. And by the way, @blaze30, HC and XC, again, have nothing to do with size.

    Read the vWii guide as I instructed, it will do you right. Everything is already stated there. The correct hack files for the exploits, and the recommended SD Card to use. If you want help you ought to accept it, especially when the guy who literally wrote the guide to hack vWii is telling you exactly what you should do and what is wrong.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    Also, this is just flat out wrong.
     
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    RandomUser What has gotten into you Rosie?

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    Oh, right, some older 4GB non SDHC SD cards perhaps:glare:. Yes I am very sure that all 2GB- SD card are or were pre-formatted as FAT16. So no it is not flat out wrong.
     
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    even my PNY 2 gb sd cards dont work. they're not HC or XC. What brand should i get?
     
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    No, most nowadays come pre-formatted to FAT32 or sometimes not formatted. Maybe before FAT32 became popular you'd have some preformatted to FAT16, but that was well before the Wii's time. And regardless of what it comes formatted as out the box, the size has literally zero relevance to what a card can or cannot support in terms of file system.

    I recently resolved this exact issue for someone who claimed that they had a 2 GB regular SD Card, and lo and behold, when they sent me a picture of the card, in the lower left corner in unreasonably small print was the SDHC logo. Some manufacturers (PNY is known for this) now use SDHC cards for everything, including 2GB and under. It is now cheaper for them to manufacture the electronics in SDHC, as it is more popular and easier to get in bulk. Some cards wont even have the logo printed on the card -- only on the packaging, and others will only have it printed on the card. I guess manufactures just don't care because HC and XC cards are fully backwards and forwards compatible with each other on a hardware level. But that doesn't matter for hacking purposes because we don't have software backwards and forwards compatibility until after you hack your system, unless you have a game with native support for SDHC, like Wii U titles and some later Wii titles. None of the exploitable Wii games support it, so you can't use them. When you do, you get a very distinct error: the hack states it cannot detect an SD Card and then freezes with a hang error. If the SD Card is plugged in and is formatted in FAT16 or, more preferebly, FAT32, then the card is absolutely not supported, whether you see the HC logo or not.

    I know you have still not followed my directions, read the guide and you will see exactly what to get: there is a recommended SD Card exactly where I've told you to read that has been proven to work. I am not going to hold your hand when you didn't read the stickies to begin with and can not follow directions now. Hand holding isn't any forum member's job and if you can't follow directions, you need to leave your vWii be, as it is quite possible to brick it if you don't follow directions in my sticky or directions from another respectable forum member.

    I am willing to go above and beyond to help, but you need to make an effort here as well.

    For the fourth time, just read this: https://gbatemp.net/threads/the-definitive-vwii-hacking-guide.425852/

     
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    I have read it. i looked on my PNY card. All it says is PNY Premium then has the SD logo. No HC anywhere on it. says 2 GB
     
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    the packaging and the card do not have the HC logo anywhere on them, yet bathaxx wont read it, netiher will RotJ or Smash Stack. I'm tempted to buy Indiana Jones to see if it works, iirc, when i hacked my wii using that, and the old Sandisk sdhc i have, it worked
     
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    where can i find a list of tested cards that work?
     
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    ugh. no one here has the Sandisk 2GB. I have a 4GB SDHC. Is there some way to convert an HC into a normal SD card?
     
  20. CJB100

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    No there isn't. READ THE GUIDE. THIS IS IN THE FAQ.
    -goosefaba-
    There is a link to buy directly from Amazon, just fork out the $8-$15 for it.