Hacking USBLoaderGx - Wii Games Black Screen

Annony

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I have been using USBLoaderGx to run some Wii games, but from the 5 games I tried, two of them didn't even load. I have tried many fixes but to no avail.
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The games that DO run:
  • Animal Crossing: City Folk
  • Super Paper Mario
  • Wii Party
Games that DO NOT run:
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess
My Flash drive is formatted to .wbfs and has a 3Gb storage(I suspect that is part of the issue)
My USBLoaderGx, cIOSes, and Wii seem up to date(as far as I can tell)
I am pretty new to all this modding stuff so please, cut me some slack,
Thank you, and I hope someone can help me
 

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"My Flash drive is formatted to .wbfs'' You mean Fat32? flash drives are known cause problems with the Wii, so it might be a reason why you're having trouble with launching the games. Also the size is 3Gb? SMG2 alone is 1.4 Gb or something, plus TP (at least 2Gb), AC:CF around 200mb,and 2 more games. I don't know what kind of compression did you do, but to fit all those on a 3Gb( which the real size is even lower than that) is the obvious reason why you can't play those 2 games. Also external HDD are highly recommended when it comes to the Wii, get one with Y cable and you're all set.
 
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"My Flash drive is formatted to .wbfs'' You mean Fat32? flash drives are known cause problems with the Wii, so it might be a reason why you're having trouble with launching the games. Also the size is 3Gb? SMG2 alone is 1.4 Gb or something, plus TP (at least 2Gb), AC:CF around 200mb,and 2 more games. I don't know what kind of compression did you do, but to fit all those on a 3Gb( which the real size is even lower than that) is the obvious reason why you can't play those 2 games. Also, external HDD are highly recommended when it comes to the Wii, get one with Y cable and you're all set.
1. I formatted it to the wbfs format which is the only one my Wii would read, I formatted it using WiiBackupManager
2. I have only been testing a single game at a time, thought that with the limited capacity it will be better than just stacking them all up.
3. Thank you, I will see if a hdd works, I have been using the flash drive just to try to get the gist of it, and decided to wait until I got the hang of it before buying or repurposing anything else
 
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1. I formatted it to the wbfs format which is the only one my Wii would read, I formatted it using WiiBackupManager
2. I have only been testing a single game at a time, though that with the limited capacity it will be better than just stacking them all up.
3. Thank you, I will see if a hdd works, I have been using the flash drive just to try to get the gist of it, and decided to wait until I got the hang of it before buying or repurposing anything else
Ah! I didn't know that the wbfs formatting is a thing to circumvent the issues related to flash drives.. You can try using different Wbfs game files this time, and always chech the hash in the WiibackupManager. Also make sure the HDD is formatted to Fat32 (use some app to do that), and with a Y cable preferably.
 

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Thank you, once again, and for further reference, I am pretty sure most computers do not only allow you to check a drive's format but also to format it to different formats, like Fat32, NTFS, etc.
 

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I realized I never posted my syscheck here, if it helps, here it is:
IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 5120): Stub
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
IOS60 (rev 6400): Stub
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 6912): Stub
IOS80 (rev 6944): No Patches
IOS202[60] (rev 65535Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha BugNAND AccessUSB 2.0
IOS222[38] (rev 65535Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha BugES IdentifyNAND AccessUSB 2.0
IOS223[37] (rev 65535Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha BugNAND AccessUSB 2.0
IOS224[57] (rev 65535Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha BugNAND AccessUSB 2.0
IOS249[56] (rev 65535Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha BugNAND AccessUSB 2.0
IOS250[57] (rev 65535Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha BugNAND AccessUSB 2.0
IOS251[37] (rev 21010Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha BugNAND AccessUSB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
BC v6
MIOS v10
Report generated on 10/08/2021.
Also, update: I got everything else working, Super Mario Galaxy 2, is the exception
 

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Not yet, I need a bit of help with it.
So, basically, This is what appears when I open it:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<app version="1">
<name> USB Loader GX</name>
<coder>USB Loader GX Team</coder>
<version>3.0 r1272</version>
<release_date>20210801175121</release_date>
<!-- remove this line to enable arguments
<arguments>
<arg>--bootios=58</arg>
<arg>--usbport=0</arg>
<arg>--mountusb=1</arg>
</arguments>
remove this line to enable arguments -->
<ahb_access/>
<short_description>Loads games from USB-devices</short_description>
<long_description>USB Loader GX is a libwiigui based USB iso loader with a wii-like GUI. You can install games to your HDDs and boot them with shorter loading times.
The interactive GUI is completely controllable with WiiMote, Classic Controller or GC Controller.
Features are automatic widescreen detection, coverdownload, parental control, theme support and many more.

Credits:
Coding: Cyan, Dimok, blackb0x, nIxx, giantpune, ardi, Hungyip84, DrayX7, Lustar, r-win, WiiShizzza
Artwork: cyrex, NeoRame
Validation: Cyan and many others
Issue management: Cyan
GameTDB / Covers: Lustar
USBLoader sources: Waninkoko, Kwiirk, Hermes
cIOS maintenance: davebaol, xabby666, XFlak and Rodries
Languages files updates: Kinyo and translaters
Themes website: Larsenv, Wingysam

Libwiigui: Tantric
Libogc/Devkit: Shagkur and Wintermute
FreeTypeGX: Armin Tamzarian

USB Loader GX (enhanced):
https://github.com/wiidev/usbloadergx
USB Loader GX (official):
https://sourceforge.net/projects/usbloadergx
Support (official):
https://gbatemp.net/threads/149922
GameTDB:
https://www.gametdb.com
Themes:
https://theme.rc24.xyz

Libwiigui:
https://wiibrew.org/wiki/Libwiigui
FreeTypeGX:
https://github.com/ArminTamzarian/freetypegx
Gettext:
https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext</long_description>
</app>
If I understood your instruccions correctly, I should fix it up to look something like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<app version="1">
<name> USB Loader GX</name>
<coder>USB Loader GX Team</coder>
<version>3.0 r1272</version>
<release_date>20210801175121</release_date>
<arguments>
<arg>--bootios=(cIOS desired)</arg>
<arg>--usbport=0</arg>
<arg>--mountusb=1</arg>
</arguments>
<ahb_access/>
<short_description>Loads games from USB-devices</short_description>
<long_description>USB Loader GX is a libwiigui based USB iso loader with a wii-like GUI. You can install games to your HDDs and boot them with shorter loading times.
The interactive GUI is completely controllable with WiiMote, Classic Controller or GC Controller.
Features are automatic widescreen detection, coverdownload, parental control, theme support and many more.

Credits:
Coding: Cyan, Dimok, blackb0x, nIxx, giantpune, ardi, Hungyip84, DrayX7, Lustar, r-win, WiiShizzza
Artwork: cyrex, NeoRame
Validation: Cyan and many others
Issue management: Cyan
GameTDB / Covers: Lustar
USBLoader sources: Waninkoko, Kwiirk, Hermes
cIOS maintenance: davebaol, xabby666, XFlak and Rodries
Languages files updates: Kinyo and translaters
Themes website: Larsenv, Wingysam

Libwiigui: Tantric
Libogc/Devkit: Shagkur and Wintermute
FreeTypeGX: Armin Tamzarian

USB Loader GX (enhanced):
https://github.com/wiidev/usbloadergx
USB Loader GX (official):
https://sourceforge.net/projects/usbloadergx
Support (official):
https://gbatemp.net/threads/149922
GameTDB:
https://www.gametdb.com
Themes:
https://theme.rc24.xyz

Libwiigui:
https://wiibrew.org/wiki/Libwiigui
FreeTypeGX:
https://github.com/ArminTamzarian/freetypegx
Gettext:
https://www.gnu.org/software/gettext</long_description>
</app>
Do I need to get rid of anything else?
P.S.: I apologize for my inconsistent response times, I have a really awkward schedule
 

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No, since your loader is seeing the games no need to change the ios used by the loader. Rather, in the game-specific settings for problematic games, change those ios settings. So start usb loader gx, navigate to your game, hit the settings button for that game, then change the ios there
 
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galaxy 1 had new ap, which is why the wiikey had to put out an update. I don't know if that would affect usb loader gx (i.e. settings) or something or not.
 
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