Old USB Loader Gx - time to upgrade? Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by Nealla30, May 23, 2014.

  1. Nealla30

    Nealla30 Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    United States
    I have been using the same versions of USB Loader Gx and WBFS Manager for at least 5 years now. Recently, both HDDs we have stopped working. (would not load at all. "waiting on slow Hard drive" and times out) I got a new USB External HDD, loaded it up with all our 200 + games, and it was fine.
    However, now that HDD is also having issues. Games all appear, but getting the Black Screen issue when you try to play any. AND the weird thing is that when you click on a Game Cover - and you get the spinning disk that you would click to play the game - there is no SETTINGS button anymore. Just BACK. So I can't even go into each game to configure anything individually.
    The overall / system GAME LOAD settings is available, but I am not sure what to change if anything. I am thinking it is just time to totally re-do an SD card with whatever is needed to update as well as to stop using WBFS Manager. I am thinking we need to switch to Configurable USB Loader or something else.

    BUT IN THE MEANTIME, both my sons are frustrated that they can't play the 200+ games off the hard drive anymore!
    Any suggestions for the General System Game Load settings or how to get the individual game load settings up? And any suggestions for easily updating the USB Loader Program?

    Current Overall General Game Load settings are:
    Video Mode - Force NTSC
    VIDTV Patch - OFF
    Partition - WBFS1
    Quick Boot - NO
    Error 002 fix - Yes
    Install Partitions - All partitions
    Install 1:1 Copy - Yes
  2. Duncan Idaho

    Duncan Idaho GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 5, 2011
    Upgrade to the latest CIOS 249, CIOS 222, and newest USB loader GX

    And stop using WBFS, go for FAT32 file system, use Wbfs2Fat that can be found here to re format your partition to fat32 and keep all of your games.
  3. chazman14

    chazman14 Member

    Aug 16, 2010
    United States
    I have been using a NTFS HDD with wbfs games for years and never had an issue. I feel that FAT32 is a preference, not a requirement. But you should update the CIOS and the newest version of the loader.
  4. Nealla30

    Nealla30 Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    United States
    Thank you both!! I will do that! Do you know the best/safer place to get the latest CIOS and USB Loader GX? I see download links to them all over but they seem really old too.
  5. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

    GBAtemp Patron
    The Real Jdbye is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    Mar 17, 2010
    Use ModMii to get the latest cIOS. Latest USB Loader GX can be found here, https://www.mediafire.com/folder/t2x95zd9rz3rc/USBLoaderGX#6a48l4qn0aa1h. Rev 1226 is currently the latest loader.

    Use the IOS249 version from the archive you download. You will need the newest HBC package as well, which is available here: https://code.google.com/p/usbloader...r_GX_V3_0_AllinOnePackage_IOS249.zip&can=2&q=
    Extract this to the SD card before you replace the old .dol in /apps with the new one you downloaded, as the version included is a bit old. Make sure you install the new forwarder channel WAD as well if you use that (included in achive)

    Error 002 fix should be set to Anti after updating the cIOS, I think.

    You should switch from WBFS to either FAT32 or NTFS, either will work fine but only FAT32 will work with GC games. WBFS is known for occasionally corrupting games when you add new ones, that's why people generally avoid it now.