Hacking USB loader GX: Loading a Wii game results in a black screen

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Hi everybody,

if Im posting this in the wrong place, please let me know so I can move this post accordingly.

When I try loading Super Mario Galaxy with USB loader GX, the screen goes black and the console freezes and cant be turned off, well only by unplugging the power cord.

I have the following setup installed:

d2x cios Version: Mod 2.2

I selcted the cIOS version v10 beta52 d2x-v10-beta-52-vWii
cIOS base: 56
cIOS slot: 249

the same for base 57/ slot 250 and base 58/ slot 251

Then I installed Patched IOS80 installer for vWii

and finally USB Loader GX -[UNEO] - vWii

I use a 1TB Toshiba external HDD, formated to FAT32 with cluster size 32 to store my backups

Im pretty unexperienced with Wii U and vWii hacking, but so far everything worked as intended, Mario Galaxy being the only exception. The game is in .wbfs format and the NTSC version, I tried multiple sources and the .ios format aswell, but the results are the same. Other Wii games I backed up the same way are working fine, all Gamecube backups work perfectly.

Let me know if you need any more details/ info about my setup.
 
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it's emulated nand to put your wiiware and vc games on. patching ios 80 is a waste when there's that. that's why I never bothered. you did patch ios80 to play games via the official, sd card way, right?

I think so, I placed all the .wads on my SD card and installed them through the vWii homebrew channel, if thats what you mean ?
 
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yes, I think ios 80 patch is to play games from the sd card on the home menu. it's pointless since there's emunand. that won't help you with the black screens you're facing though. have you done a hacksden syscheck? that might tell you if something isn't installed.
 

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yes, I think ios 80 patch is to play games from the sd card on the home menu. it's pointless since there's emunand. that won't help you with the black screens you're facing though. have you done a hacksden syscheck? that might tell you if something isn't installed.

No not yet, is this the recommended version https://gbatemp.net/threads/syscheck-hacksden-edition.356133/ ? Whats the alternative approach to playing Wii/ Gamecube backups on Wii U ? I must admit Ive followed a video guide to hack my vWii, I got kinda overwhelmed by it all lol.
 

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yes, I think ios 80 patch is to play games from the sd card on the home menu. it's pointless since there's emunand. that won't help you with the black screens you're facing though. have you done a hacksden syscheck? that might tell you if something isn't installed.

that sounds right, but some games require special settings like no emunand.

What else would I need to install, also, can I "disable emunand" in the setting of usb loader gx, or which "special settings" should I try out ?
 
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Ok heres my syscheck result, sorry that its in german, I couldnt find a language option, "Keine Patches" simply means "no patches" and "34 IOS have been found, of which 0 are without function (Stub)".

Does anybody have an idea what might cause the issue ?

SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition von JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, und Nano
...laeuft auf dem vIOS58 (rev 6432).

Region: PAL
Systemmenue 4.3E (v610)

Laufwerksdatum: 12.07.2012
Homebrewkanal 1.1.2 benutzt IOS58

Hollywood v0x21
Konsolen-ID: 618198066
Konsolentyp: vWii
Shop-Kanal-Land: Germany (78)
Boot2 v0
Es wurden 53 Titel gefunden.
Es wurden 34 IOS gefunden, von denen 0 funktionslos (Stub) sind.

vIOS9 (rev 1290): Keine Patches
vIOS12 (rev 782): Keine Patches
vIOS13 (rev 1288): Keine Patches
vIOS14 (rev 1288): Keine Patches
vIOS15 (rev 1288): Keine Patches
vIOS17 (rev 1288): Keine Patches
vIOS21 (rev 1295): Keine Patches
vIOS22 (rev 1550): Keine Patches
vIOS28 (rev 2063): Keine Patches
vIOS31 (rev 3864): Keine Patches
vIOS33 (rev 3864): Keine Patches
vIOS34 (rev 3864): Keine Patches
vIOS35 (rev 3864): Keine Patches
vIOS36 (rev 3864): Keine Patches
vIOS37 (rev 5919): Keine Patches
vIOS38 (rev 4380): Keine Patches
vIOS41 (rev 3863): Keine Patches
vIOS43 (rev 3863): Keine Patches
vIOS45 (rev 3863): Keine Patches
vIOS46 (rev 3863): Keine Patches
vIOS48 (rev 4380): Keine Patches
vIOS53 (rev 5919): Keine Patches
vIOS55 (rev 5919): Keine Patches
vIOS56 (rev 5918): Keine Patches
vIOS57 (rev 6175): Keine Patches
vIOS58 (rev 6432): USB 2.0
vIOS59 (rev 9249): Keine Patches
vIOS62 (rev 6942): Keine Patches
vIOS80 (rev 7200): Keine Patches
vIOS249[56] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52-vWii): NAND Zugriff, USB 2.0
vIOS250[57] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52-vWii): NAND Zugriff, USB 2.0
vIOS251[58] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52-vWii): NAND Zugriff, USB 2.0
vIOS512 (rev 7): Keine Patches
vIOS513 (rev 1): Keine Patches
Bericht wurde am 01.03.2021 generiert.

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If your still having issues with black screens try deleting the CFG file in apps/Usbloadergx folder it will generate a new one when you strat it up again.

I have two config files in the folder, GXGloabal.cfg and GXGameStatistics.cfg, which one should I delete ?
 
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Hello.:)

Ok heres my syscheck result, sorry that its in german, I couldnt find a language option, "Keine Patches" simply means "no patches" and "34 IOS have been found, of which 0 are without function (Stub)".

Does anybody have an idea what might cause the issue ?

SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition von JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, und Nano
...laeuft auf dem vIOS58 (rev 6432).

Region: PAL
Systemmenue 4.3E (v610)

Laufwerksdatum: 12.07.2012
Homebrewkanal 1.1.2 benutzt IOS58

Hollywood v0x21
Konsolen-ID: 618198066
Konsolentyp: vWii
Shop-Kanal-Land: Germany (78)
Boot2 v0
Es wurden 53 Titel gefunden.
Es wurden 34 IOS gefunden, von denen 0 funktionslos (Stub) sind.

vIOS9 (rev 1290): Keine Patches
vIOS12 (rev 782): Keine Patches
vIOS13 (rev 1288): Keine Patches
vIOS14 (rev 1288): Keine Patches
vIOS15 (rev 1288): Keine Patches
vIOS17 (rev 1288): Keine Patches
vIOS21 (rev 1295): Keine Patches
vIOS22 (rev 1550): Keine Patches
vIOS28 (rev 2063): Keine Patches
vIOS31 (rev 3864): Keine Patches
vIOS33 (rev 3864): Keine Patches
vIOS34 (rev 3864): Keine Patches
vIOS35 (rev 3864): Keine Patches
vIOS36 (rev 3864): Keine Patches
vIOS37 (rev 5919): Keine Patches
vIOS38 (rev 4380): Keine Patches
vIOS41 (rev 3863): Keine Patches
vIOS43 (rev 3863): Keine Patches
vIOS45 (rev 3863): Keine Patches
vIOS46 (rev 3863): Keine Patches
vIOS48 (rev 4380): Keine Patches
vIOS53 (rev 5919): Keine Patches
vIOS55 (rev 5919): Keine Patches
vIOS56 (rev 5918): Keine Patches
vIOS57 (rev 6175): Keine Patches
vIOS58 (rev 6432): USB 2.0
vIOS59 (rev 9249): Keine Patches
vIOS62 (rev 6942): Keine Patches
vIOS80 (rev 7200): Keine Patches
vIOS249[56] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52-vWii): NAND Zugriff, USB 2.0
vIOS250[57] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52-vWii): NAND Zugriff, USB 2.0
vIOS251[58] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta52-vWii): NAND Zugriff, USB 2.0
vIOS512 (rev 7): Keine Patches
vIOS513 (rev 1): Keine Patches
Bericht wurde am 01.03.2021 generiert.

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I have two config files in the folder, GXGloabal.cfg and GXGameStatistics.cfg, which one should I delete ?

Thank you,your sysCheck seems good.:)
Can you please tell us which Games you have tried except Super Mario Galaxy ?
And please also the Region where the Games from (NTSC or PAL or other)

Thank you.:)
 
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Hello.:)



Thank you,your sysCheck seems good.:)
Can you please tell us which Games you have tried except Super Mario Galaxy ?
And please also the Region where the Games from (NTSC or PAL or other)

Thank you.:)

Sure :)

The following Gamecube backups, all of them NTSC:

Bloodrayne
Crazy Taxi
F-Zero GX
Gotcha Force
Ikaruga
Luigis Mansion
Kirby Air Ride
Resident Evil 4
Soul Calibur II
Mario Sunshine
Mario Kart Doubledash
Smash Bros Melee
Metroid Prime

And the following Wii backups, also all NTSC:

Smash Bros Brawl
Muramasa the Demon Blade
Mario Kart Wii
and well ... Mario Galaxy 1 :wacko:
 
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Sure :)

The following Gamecube backups, all of them NTSC:

Bloodrayne
Crazy Taxi
F-Zero GX
Gotcha Force
Ikaruga
Luigis Mansion
Kirby Air Ride
Resident Evil 4
Soul Claibur II
Mario Sunshine
Mario Kart Doubledash
Smash Bros Melee
Metroid Prime

And the following Wii backups, also all NTSC:

Smash Bros Brawl
Muramasa the Demon Blade
Mario Kart Wii
and well ... Mario Galaxy 1 :wacko:

Ah I see.

For the Wii Games:

Maybe you should try first to set the Video Mode to NTSC in the InGame Settings in the USBLoader GX.
(Which Version by the Way do you use please ?)
Maybe also try and change the Language to English.
Please disable the emuNAND (Emulated) Saves to.
Please try it and maybe give me a little Time,I will look at these Games.

For the GameCube Games please:

Which Version from NINTENDONT do you have please ?
Did you tried to load the Nintendont/the Games via the Homebrew Channel please ?
Can you maybe post a Screenshot from your Nintendont´s Settings please ?

Thank you.:)
 
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Thank you.:)



Ah I see.

For the Wii Games:

Maybe you should try first to set the Video Mode to NTSC in the InGame Settings in the USBLoader GX.
(Which Version by the Way do you use please ?)
Maybe also try and change the Language to English.
Please disable the emuNAND (Emulated) Saves to.
Please try it and maybe give me a little Time,I will look at these Games.

For the GameCube Games please:

Which Version from NINTENDONT do you have please ?
Did you tried to load the Nintendont/the Games via the Homebrew Channel please ?
Can you maybe post a Screenshot from your Nintendont´s Settings please ?

Thank you.:)

Holy shit, it finally worked, changing the language setting to english and Video Mode to Force NTSC did the trick, I could have sworn I tried these setting at the very beginning, really weird :rolleyes::rofl2:

Thank you very much for your help :)
 
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