1. AquaGod

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    Hey thanks alot! But do you have a link that you can give me that I can download the Neogamma r9 and the cIOS update?


    (I'm running a back-up btw)
     
  2. antispam246

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    Hi, brand new here [​IMG]

    Awhile ago I came across this GUIDE. After reading, I decided to turn it into a new project, I want to do this. We have a wii already and I set about researching further. That lead me to here, this forum seems to have a wealth of useful information. However, adept as I'd like to think I am, at times, I feel incredibly overwhelmed by it all.

    I've read through the stickies and other threads and other info elsewhere and I feel I'm now ready to start asking the noob questions to get me on the way.

    Basically, I want to do exactly what is in that guide I posted. I want to be able to rip my games to an external HDD and play them from there without the need to keep changing discs. i'm fairly certain that's what that guide is for ultimately. However, I'm very thorough and I know it's never that straight forward. So I have various questions and will definately have alot more as this progresses.

    After researching I found there is no viable way to completely transfer your data from one wii to another, I didn't want to risk my original wii and it's data as it's a family console. I bought another wii.

    Serial starts LEH and the firmware on it is v3.3E. I figure this won't cause any problems as I can always move forwards or backwards. I'm just not entirely sure where to start from.

    Ok so with all that in mind, here are my questions.

    1) I like to always play safe , I noticed there are a few methods of making your wii unbrickable (reportedly). Would it be safe for me to start here? Before I go into the depths of the above guide, should I follow one of the methods to make my wii solid? Which method is best recommended?

    2) With the guide above and the first question in mind, how does my current firmware leave me? Should I be looking to downgrade or upgrade or leave it as it is?

    3) In the guide I won't to follow posted above, is it in anyway outdated? It was written in April i believe, but would anyone here say it's outdated or is there a better method to reach want i want to achieve? Is any of the software required for this outdated and would it be ok to simply substitute the latest version of any outdated software into that guide?

    4) By doing what I want to achieve, what will I no longer be able to do as normal on my wii? This refers to things like system updates and channels? Can I still purchase from the shopping channel (I've skimmed some problems with this). What if i update my system firmware when it's been hacked to perform the above operations? Will this cause problems?

    I think that's all for now. I'm literally ready and set up to go and will be proceeding with this as soon as I get responses. My new wii is turned on and functioning, to repeat it's currently firmware 3.3E. I'm going to setup the wireless right now and then disable the wii connect 24. After that, well that's on your recommendation [​IMG]

    Any help appreciated, I'm sure to become an avid fan of this site.

    EDIT: Ok, so I need to install the Homebrew channel before anything else, I have the guide infront of me. My question covers this and any update. Should I upgrade my firmware to 4.0 (latest?) or leave it as it is 3.3E or should I be using another firmware. What's the all round ideal firmware to use with everything above in mind?
     
  3. Nollog

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    I had preloader blocking updates and it never worked, I did both skip update on and off and nothing changed.
    I don't have cioscorp, and rebooting with hooks never worked either.

    I did try usbloadergx after this with an old 80GB hard drive I found, and the game works perfectly so it was the dvds, thank you for your help!
    I've never had a problem with the dvds though damn wii.
    Oh well.
    Figured I'd reply to show the next person with a similar problem what worked for me. Thanks again. [​IMG]
     
  4. AquaGod

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    Yeah, guide seems pretty up-to-date. I'm no expert, but I would advise you not to upgrade your firmware. There are many ways to downgrade and upgrade as well, so it would kinda be a waste of time.
     
  5. antispam246

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    Ok, having read around. Alot of guides say go for firmware 3.2 as it's the most compatible alround, most importantly with a program called starfall (i think that what it was). Main uses included something releated to unbricking and preventing game updates. Is this still the best way to go today or is there a new updated method?
     
  6. titiln

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    hey i'm going to try and keep this short and simple:
    i'm on a 4.0u (updated through nintendo) launch wii with the wiikey modchip and homebrew channel installed. i did what this guide said in order to get tueidj's superdumper to work. my wii worked just fine after dumping a couple games, but suddenly it just doesn't read backups anymore. it's like the wiikey isn't there anymore. could the custom ios be conflicting with the modchip? is this supposed to happen? is there a way to revert all the ioses to nintendo's defaults?

    any help is much appreciated
     
  7. antispam246

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    Just to update on my progress so far I have successfully,

    1) Run the bomberban test
    2) Installed bomberban aad1f_v108
    3) Installed the hackmii_installer_beta2
    4) Installed cIOS36_rev-10
    5) Installed WAD-manager v1.4
    6) Installed Loader Forwarder Channel (usb-loader) using WAD manager 1.4
    7) Copied USB Loader GX 1.0 to my SD card ready to run

    So I have my homebrew channel setup and understand the concept of running the apps (.dols) through it.

    I understand the usb-loader is basically a shortcut for my usb loader GX 1.0

    I tested USB Loader GX 1.0 and it runs

    So far everything seems to be working fine with no problems yet [​IMG]

    8) Installed WBFS Manager 3.0.1 on my PC

    So I'm now about to prep my HDD. I'm going to be trying it with an external 1TB Toshiba HDD. The actual HDD inside is WD WD10EAVS 8MB 5400-7200RPM. I can't find any info on whether it's compatible so I'm just going to try and see what happens.

    If there's anything else anyone can suggest, anything at all, be it installing additional things etc.. One thing I'd like to look back on is the Bootmii program or any alternative method for helping with a brick, should it occur.


    EDIT: Ok I successfully partioning my HDD, it's recognized in the usb loader GX 1.0. However I have a problem. After unlocking, I went to click + and then clicked "Yes" to rip a game and then received a black screen with white text giving me a "Exception (DSI) occurred!

    Any ideas?

    EDIT1: Started reading through the incredibly long GX thread and have updated to the latest revision, I'm currently ripping my first game 6 minute left [​IMG]

    FINAL EDIT: Everything works!

    Tested first ripped game, works perfectly, proceeding to back up all my other games now. What a wonderful program.

    Had a problem with running the forwarder but after taking a look in the SD card folder structure I realised it was reading from it's own usb-loader folder and the default .dol was a different loader, so simply moved GX to that folder and hey presto.

    Still interested in any tips for a noob. This is day 1 for me so I know there's plenty more to learn.
     
  8. SilverJWii

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    would cios36 rev 9 work with 3.3U wii
     
  9. pm_41

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    Is the fakesigning bug the same thing as the Trucha Bug?
     
  10. IchigoNoTenshi

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    Heh, noob paradise. I feel REALLY inexperienced now. But I probably am. [​IMG]
    Anyway, here's my problem;
    I just installed Homebrew Channel and DVDx from the HackMii installer package via Bannerbomb. Now, whenever I try to boot HBC, the screen will go black, stay black for a few seconds, then go back to the Wii Menu. Two questions.
    1. WTF MATE!!?!
    2. What's the problem, and how do I fix it?
    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
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    Hi, I'm trying to boot up SSB64 on my wii using WAD Installer v 2.1 (WAD Manager wan't working for some reason without the boot.dol file, so I switched to using the last version of the installer since the Win.rar file I got had a boot.dol file in it). However, there are a few problems I have... Every time I start the WAD installation, gives me this message:

    [*] Mounting SD card... OK!
    [*] Opening directory "wad"... OK!
    [*] Opening "TITLE.WAD"... OK!
    [*] Installing WAD...
    - Installing Tickel (NAJ9)... Error! (ret = -2011)
    [*] ERROR: Could not install WAD! (ret = -2011)

    [*] Press the Reset or A button to return to the Wii Menu

    Problem:
    I don't exactly know how to interpret where I screwed up here. what does ret = -2011 mean exactly? How do I fix this?
     
  13. giantcrazy

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    I've tried to make heads or tails, so apologies if I'm asking something that's been asked a thousand times before.

    I've got a 3.3U Wii with Wiikey1 installed. I have the Homebrew channel installed (to access Virtual Games).

    I'd like to play some of the newer games (like Punch Out) and use the USB loader.

    The guides that are written are very clear, but I'm not sure whether the audience is softmod users or people with modchips (like the Wiikey).

    Should I follow the steps in this guide?:
    http://www.gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=144835

    or is that overkill? Is there a guide for USB Loader as well? Found the site, but didn't find a guide to use.

    Any help is *greatly* appreciated.
     
  14. Saco

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    I installed cIOS38 revb but when it asked for the IOS to use, I used the wrong IOS (not sure wich one was it).

    Could this mess up any existing IOS or the cIOS installs only over the correct IOS? And how can I see if I screwed anything up?
     
  15. tj_cool

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    it won't mess things up
    the IOS you select is just the one the installer uses to run
     
  16. zoneseek

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    Big noob here guys hoping to get some verification that my ideas of what I need to do are correct, or at least on the right path.

    I got my wii soft modded a good 6+ months ago and everything has been cool up until the last few weeks, I have been getting a ton of compatibility issues so I figured it was time to look into upgrading the software.

    What I do know is that I have backup launcher 0.3beta, Homebrew 1.1 and I have no idea what cIOS version I am running and im kinda shaky on my understanding on what the cIOS thing is and why it matters.

    What I want to do is upgrade Homebrew to 1.3 and the backup launcher to 0.3gamma. I also have an out of date wad manager I would like to see upgraded to keep things current. My understanding is that I have to do the following:

    - upgrade homebrew 1.1 to 1.3
    - upgrade IOS to 249, I have no idea what version it is now (how can i tell with homebrew 1.1 / backup launcher 0.3 beta?)
    - upgrade to backup launcher 0.3 gamma
    - upgrade the wad manager from whatever it is now to the latest

    The main questions that I have had a hard time finding answers to are the following:

    1. Do I need the twilight hack again, or once that's installed on the system am I good to go with the above to-do list without needing the zelda game?

    2. How can I check what IOS version I am running? Do I need to upgrade the IOS before I upgrade homebrew or vica versa?

    3. What is the cIOS/IOS and do I need to modify games at all to run them?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  17. antispam246

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    More questions, proceeding from all I've written above. What happens if I want to play someting online?
    Can I still do this?
    What if I need an online update for a gameto play online?
    Can I simply get it or will this screw everything up, do I need to apply the update through homebrew channel?
    What's the best way to go about this?

    USB Loader GX 1.0 block game updates?
    Does it block all game updates and system updates or is the latter blocked by disabling wiiconnect24?
    Basically, will GX 1.0 block absolutely everything or could I still get pop-ups here and there asking me to update?
    How do i update if I need to, for a game, not system, and whats the best way to go about it?
     
  18. BlackEnigma

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    You can play online
    You shouldn't have to update to play online
    USB Loader GX does skip updates
    It blocks all the updates
    lol at popups
    If you are on 4.0 you won't need to update for any game
     
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  20. BlackEnigma

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    Edit: whoops beaten

    You can upgrade homebrew 1.0.1 to 1.0.3. You can use the hackmii installer for this. http://bootmii.org/download/
    You won't be upgrading IOS to 249. IOS249 is the slot that all of Waninkoko's cIOS (custom IOS) install to
    You have cIOS3xRevxx (cIOS36Rev8 for example) and you might want to upgrade to cIOS38rev13
    Backup Launcher 0.3 Gamma is nice but you might want to consider WiiPower's NeoGamma instead especially if compatibility is your issue
    Current version of Neogamma is R6 http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=158884
    Latest WadManager is 1.4 http://www.teknoconsolas.es/blog/waninkoko/wad-manager-v14

    You don't need the Twilight Hack again although installed on the system isn't quite the phrase I would use for what you did with it
    Check which IOS you are running? I think you mean cIOS. Your Wii has many IOS and only one Waninkoko cIOS at a time so which cIOS am I running is a more likely to be the question. There are a few places where you can find out which cIOS you have but really you just remember from the last time you installed it and if you can't remember you just install which ever one you want now over the last one. That is unless you have a cIOS based on 37 in which case you would get an error if you didn't uninstall it.
    Think of IOS as operating systems that run on your Wii (although that might be a bit generous) All Wiis have them, they were on your Wii when you first got it. The official Nintendo ones go up to 61
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/IOS
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/IOS_History
    cIOS is custom IOS. This is when someone took one of the original IOSes and modified it to do their bidding.
    Such as cIOS38rev13 which is a custom IOS based on the original IOS 38 and it is the 13th revision
     
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