USB Loader GX won't load games

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  1. illisa
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    I've been messing around with my wii nonstop since yesterday to try to figure out how to get USB Loader GX properly installed and downloaded.
    I already downloaded an .iso file of Super Smash Bros Brawl (7.3 GB) and tested it using Dolphin emulator to make sure it was a working .iso, which it was, so I tried installing USB Loader numerous times. I finally found a tutorial on youtube that I followed (which is below)



    I did everything as shown in the video (i also downloaded the folder provided by the uploader which included all the necessary files) and USB Loader finally installed and started working properly... or so I thought.
    I used wii backup manager to convert the .iso into a two-part .wbfs file and put it onto my 16GB flash drive (which had been formatted to a FAT32). The USB Loader detects the flash drive, however, at the bottom of the screen it says 'Games: 0' and SSBB does not show up.

    I tried putting as much info as possible. What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. Cyan

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    launch the loader
    check the 4th icon in the top menu, be sure "Wii games" are enabled

    if it's enabled, then go to settings > HDD Settings > Click on the first option (partition / game install), be sure it's using and detecting your USB drive as FAT32.
     
  3. illisa
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    Thats weird... I must have a different version of USB Loader GX because the settings you stated dont match up to what I have...?
    In the settings there is no HDD Settings and in top menu the fourth option only changes the layout.
    Still says games:0.
    :/
    Cyan
     
  4. Cyan

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    Update the loader.

    There are two different version of the loader : installed on Wii, installed on SD/USB.

    The version installed on Wii is not updated anymore (last version is 3.0 revision 1180)
    The version installed on SD/USB us updated up to revision 1231

    To check the version you currently have : Settings > Credit > look at the top.
    if it's saying "v3.0c" with the "C" letter, you have the version installed on Wii. You can't update to the latest version from the loader, you will have to update manually.
    if it's saying "v2.3" with or without the "C" letter, it's using an old update server and you can't update from the loader too.

    in both case, the best method to update is:

    1. Never follow youtube guide! (outdated and incorrect).
    2. if you have the "c" version, delete the USBLoaderGX channel installed on your Wii, and install the "Forwarder channel".
    3. look in my signature, or go here https://www.mediafire.com/folder/t2x95zd9rz3rc/USBLoaderGX
    4. Download the last version of the loader (currently 1231)
    5. extract the three files located in the IOS249 folder in the downloaded package, and place the files in "SD or USB:/apps/usbloader_gx/"

    If you want always the latest revision, update manually.
    If you can wait, I update the update server from time to time, and you can update from the internal menu.
     
  5. larkinj

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    I have had the same problem, did you figure out what to do to get it to work? My USB Loader says 0games when i have a .gcm on the usb
     
  6. Cyan

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    Did you use a version of the loader compatible with Gamecube?
    did you place it in the correct folder? (/games/Game name [GameID]/ )
    did you rename it to the correct filename? (do you know how it should be named? .gcm can be recognized by the loader but it's not the correct name to use)
    did you select the Gamecube source in the loader? (4th icon)
    did you select the gamecube mode in the loader? (mios/devolution/nintendont)