USB Loader GX problems

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Instinctive, May 18, 2018.

  1. Instinctive
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    Alright, I've been lurking around long enough. I don't feel like searching past page 2 on google, so here it goes.

    Current Setup:
    Slot 249 - base 56 d2x v10 r52
    Slot 250 - base 57 d2x v10 r52
    Slot 251 - base 58 d2x v10 r52

    Some games like Newer Super Mario Bros (a mod of the wii game) have a 50% chance of succeeding and actually being able to play. I'm wondering how I could make it more reliable because it's for a friend's wii and I do not want them to mess anything to come anywhere close to bricking their wii (It's bad enough where I only have USB Loader GX in the homebrew channel).

    Here's how the problem starts and my solution that isn't that good:
    I open USB Loader GX with Game IOS set to default at 249. Black screen shows for 1 minute, no biggie I just restart and try slot 250. Slot 250 loads successfully, but the problem happens again after a session. I shut off the wii and if I wanted to try the game again, it would be black screen at slot 250, then I would restart it again and try slot 251. Slot 251 works but if I want to boot the game up again I have to use slot 249.

    Hopefully it isn't too wordy for you guys, hopefully this can be fixed.

    The situation with the wii is that I can only use it during the weekdays and at certain hours of the day, so any steps to troubleshooting will not be instant but over the course of a week. Apologies for any inconvenience.

    P.S. I did find out through Wii Backup Manager that the game runs under base 36, should I add a CIOS to slot 252 with that?

    **EDIT** realized this might be better under USB Loaders of forums, mods can feel free to move this post over.
     
    Last edited by Instinctive, May 18, 2018
  2. DaTank45

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    Are you using a hard drive or a flash drive?
     
  3. Instinctive
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    Flash drive, which reminds me.
    These are the games that are currently working: Mario Party 9, Project M, Smash Bros Brawl, mario All stars, wii sports, etc
     
  4. DaTank45

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    I bet it’s the flash drive giving you issues. Doesn’t matter if it’s compatible, they are nothing but problems. Do yourself a favor and get a harddrive either with external power or a Y cable and be done with it
     
  5. Instinctive
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    Instinctive Newbie

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    Prefer not to spend any extra money as I had an unused flash drive laying around
     
  6. DaTank45

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    Good luck. If the flash drive doesn’t work there is nothing that will make it work.
     
  7. jeannotte

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    Hello,

    @ Instinctive:

    Use an external hard drive instead, it will work better than your USB key.
    An external hard drive does not cost very much now, and in addition you will have a higher storage capacity to store more items.
     
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