Hacking Old softmod -> fresh clean softmod

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I found my old Wii dusty in the corner and want to use it again. It is softmodded and still on 4.1E but it's really messy and if I remember it correctly it was a messy softmod with a lot of different attempts. So I'm thinking to do a clean softmod and maybe upgrade to 4.3E.
So I have a few questions:

1. Should I stay on 4.1E or upgrade to 4.3E?
2. How can I "reset" the Wii to stock or something. Removing the old softmod and something like a factory reset?
3. I also have a SD card in the Wii, but some games have savegames on the Wii itself and on the SD-card. Do I only need to backup the savefiles on the SD-card or also on the Wii itself?

Or should I just update/upgrade my current softmod? Just delete all the wads and other custom files, empty the SD card and install/upgrade Bootmii and Homebrew Browser again?


I guess you need some extra information to help me out. Please tell me what you need to know and where I can find it. It's a very long time ago I did all this.

And as a bonus question. My attached harddrive is formatted with the custom Wii format, WBFS I think? Should I keep this or use an other format?
 

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Make syscheck csv
Download modmii (see sticky)
On page 2 of modmii search for option to update through csv
Let it run
Install result on Wii
Done

Convert wbfs to fat32 (see message above this one)
Done
 

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Thanks! I did the syscheck and after that updated all the WADs. So it says it's updated now.
Now I only have to figure out how I can update my usb loaders.

And I'll check to convert the wbfs to fat32. But is it recommended to do this? I think if I remember correctly I choose wbfs because the game would be smaller this way and loading was faster? (The usb-drive isn't big)
 

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Hello,

Yes it is better to put your USB support in fat 32.

Because the WBFS format has become obsolete.

For the loader usb loader gx ==> https://sourceforge.net/projects/usbloadergx/?SetFreedomCookie

You can even take the Wad from usb loader gx, to have it in chain forwader.

For Configurable loader v70 ==> https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/backup-launchers/usb/configurable-usb-loader


And for wiiflow ==> https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/backup-launchers/usb/wiiflow



And if you want, you can post a syscheck report for checking.:D ;)
 

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I should do that to my wii/HD too, I'm not sure what I have to update but my HD is messy that I have it a WBFS partition and a fat32 one for files, but with some games I put on the fat32 with wibfu (I think?) that converted the iso to wbfs format XD
 

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Hello,

Yes it is better to put your USB support in fat 32.

Because the WBFS format has become obsolete.

For the loader usb loader gx ==> https://sourceforge.net/projects/usbloadergx/?SetFreedomCookie

You can even take the Wad from usb loader gx, to have it in chain forwader.

For Configurable loader v70 ==> https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/backup-launchers/usb/configurable-usb-loader


And for wiiflow ==> https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/backup-launchers/usb/wiiflow



And if you want, you can post a syscheck report for checking.:D ;)
But what about game sizes? I thought in wbfs format the games were smaller. Will they become bigger in fat32? Because then they won't fit my drive
 

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@ Knulen:

The size of the games vary according to the game.

Your loaders will recognize the fat32 without any worries.

In fat32 format you will have a wbfs file with your games in it.


@ Sliter :

To make only one partition, I advise you to save on another medium and then make a single partition
 
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WBFS files are the same size as the game on a WBFS partition. The WBFS library treats each file as if it was a partition with one game on it.
 

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Okay then I don't know the exact problem anymore. I thought the iso files were larger then the wbfs files
 

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Okay then I don't know the exact problem anymore. I thought the iso files were larger then the wbfs files

They generally are. An ISO for a single-layer game is usually around 4GB no matter what the actual game content's size is. It's around 8GB for a dual layer one.

WBFS removes the portions of the disc image that aren't allocated to anything so only what's actually needed to run the game gets put into the WBFS file or partition.
 

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This is the syscheck I made a few days ago after I did the upgrades after the first syscheck:

sysCheck v2.1.0b19 by Double_A and R2-D2199, Nano
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

Region: PAL
System Menu 4.1E (v450)
Priiloader installed
Drive date: 2007.02.13
Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58
HomebrewFilter ist nicht installiert
Hollywood v0x11
Console ID: 113442096
Boot2 v3
Found 123 titles.
Found 53 IOS on this console. 2 of them are stub.

IOS4 (rev 3): Stub
IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
IOS11 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, Flash Access, NAND Access
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
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 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
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 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
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 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS80 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS199 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS202[60] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS222[38] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS223[38+37] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS224[57] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS236 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS245[55] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS246[53] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS248[56] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS249[56] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[57] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS251[58] (rev 21007, Info: d2x-v7final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
BC v2
MIOS v10

Report generated on 2017/03/05.
 

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Hello,

@ Knulen


Update your cios d2x by following this tutorial => https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/backup-launchers/installation

Your cios should be like this:

CIOS d2x V10 base IOS37 installation slot 245
CIOS d2x V10 base IOS38 installation slot 246
CIOS d2x V10 base IOS53 installation slot 247
CIOS d2x V10 base IOS55 installation slot 248
CIOS d2x V10 base IOS56 installation slot 249
CIOS d2x V10 base IOS57 installation slot 250
CIOS d2x V10 base IOS58 installation slot 251

The version d2x v10 beta 52 has better compatibility


Then test your games.;)
 

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Hello,

@ Knulen


Update your cios d2x by following this tutorial => https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/backup-launchers/installation

Your cios should be like this:

CIOS d2x V10 base IOS37 installation slot 245
CIOS d2x V10 base IOS38 installation slot 246
CIOS d2x V10 base IOS53 installation slot 247
CIOS d2x V10 base IOS55 installation slot 248
CIOS d2x V10 base IOS56 installation slot 249
CIOS d2x V10 base IOS57 installation slot 250
CIOS d2x V10 base IOS58 installation slot 251

The version d2x v10 beta 52 has better compatibility


Then test your games.;)
Thank you! I'll try this after my deadline next weekend.
 

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