1. josj

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    Hi.
    I have had a softmodded Wii for a long time, and now I have bought a Wii U. I wanted to be able to play all my backup games from the old Wii, so I went ahead reading the guides about softmodding.

    This is what I have done:
    *Installed HBC using bathaxx
    *Installed "IOS236 Installer MOD v8 Special vWii Edition"
    *Used BlueDump to dump IOS 56,57,58
    *Installed d2x-v10-beta53-alt-vWii in slot 249, 250, 251 using the WADs from the previous step
    *Put the latest versions of WiiFlow, USB-Loader GX and cfgUsbloader on the SD.
    *Connected my old disk. At first I had power problems because it doesn't have a Y cable. So I connected it using a USB hub with external power.

    I am having trouble starting games from the USB loaders. GX and cfg are not detecting the disk at all. WiiFlow detects the disk and all games, but if I try to start a game, I just get a black screen and after a while I am returned to the system menu.
    I have also tried with d2x-v10-beta52-vWii in slot 249, but that did not make any difference.

    Is there something obvious I am doing wrong? Could the USB hub cause this? I can see the disk and browse it using WiiXplorer.
     
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    No obvious errors then, I suppose.
    Is anyone successfully running a disk powered by a USB hub, or should I try to get a Y-cable instead?
     
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    I think hubs are not working.
    You can try it on Wii to see if it works and see if the problem is the hub or the loader/hdd/power/cable on WiiU.
     
  4. josj

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    Good idea, I'll try that. The HDD is detected in both Wii U and vWii, but loaders aren't working.
     
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    I am having this exact same problem. Did you find a solution?


    EDIT: Solved. Heres how i did it.

    1. Google "FAT32_GUI_Formatter". Run it.
    2. Format your drive using 32768 Allocation unit size.
    3. Install/transfer games using Wii Backup Manager (i used build 79)
    4. Make sure you are NOT using a usb hub (i was and it didnt work), but instead a Y cable. In my case i used a Micro USB- female USB > Male USB-Dual Male USB.

    I'm using d2x-v10-beta52-vWii, worked, so i havent gone back to beta53, i see no need atm.
     
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    Thank's, I'll try that. I got a Y cable, but still had problems after that. Haven't been working on it lately though.
     
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    I tried formatting the disk as FAT32 instead, but it behaves exactly the same. WiiU detects the disk, and asks to format it. WiiXplorer finds the disk, and I can see wbfs folder with all games. WiiFlow finds the disk and all games, but when I try to start a game, it just goes black and after a while I am sent back to the system menu.
    USBLoader GX and cfg USB Loader don't find the disk or any games.
    I am now using d2x beta52 in slot 249, and beta53-alt in slot 250, but that hasn't made any difference either.
     
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    Seems to be working when I'm using an old 3.5" disk with external power. So either my 2.5" doesn't work properly with vWii, or there's somethin wrong with the Y cable
     
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