Hacking vWii EmuNAND Guide?

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I haven't seen any guides anywhere, and I won't risk following any Wii instructions and bricking vWii.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
 

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neek doesn't use cIOS at all.

there are two emuNAND method :
- cIOS
- neek

the cIOS method is easier, but doesn't have 100% compatibility. You only need d2x v10 (r52 is fine, don't use r53) and will need to dump your vWii NAND (using usbgx for example) then you can add wads to it and launch them.
If what you want is mess with the menus (themes, etc.) or playing remaining incompatible games then you need neek method. you can follow the guide posted above.
 

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I need help with emunand, I'm using cIOS method with USB Loader GX, installed the wads using US Loader on my emunand but when I run any channel installed on the emunand usbloader GX exits and I return to the wii sytem menu and I can't figure what I'm doing wrong.

I installed several NTSC-U Wiiware, but now I've read to test it with Cave Story Wiiware channel so that is what I'm doing, I flag every Wiiware I use as PAL using ShowMiiWads, otherwise the game won't work.

Edit: I tried some troubleshooting by deleting my emunand and trying everything again.

1. Installed cave story on my nand and tried the game to see if it was working -> it was.
2. Launched USB Loader GX and dumped my nand.
3. Tried to launch Emunand Cave Story -> it worked.
4. Deleted Cave story from Nand.
5. Launched USB Loader GX and tried to launch Cave Story from emunand -> I was sent back to Wii System Menu.

So unless I have the game installed on my Nand also I'm sent back to the Wii System Menu, what am I doing wrong?

Syscheck:
Code:
SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline Double_A R2-D2199
...runs on vIOS58 (rev 6432).




Region: PAL

System Menu 4.3E (v610)




Drive date: 08.21.2013

Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58




Hollywood v0x21

Console ID: 622829474

Console Type: vWii

Shop Channel Country: Portugal (98)

Boot2 v0

Found 61 titles.

Found 34 IOS on this console. 0 of them are stubs.




vIOS9 (rev 1290): No Patches

vIOS12 (rev 782): No Patches

vIOS13 (rev 1288): No Patches

vIOS14 (rev 1288): No Patches

vIOS15 (rev 1288): No Patches

vIOS17 (rev 1288): No Patches

vIOS21 (rev 1295): No Patches

vIOS22 (rev 1550): No Patches

vIOS28 (rev 2063): No Patches

vIOS31 (rev 3864): No Patches

vIOS33 (rev 3864): No Patches

vIOS34 (rev 3864): No Patches

vIOS35 (rev 3864): No Patches

vIOS36 (rev 3864): No Patches

vIOS37 (rev 5919): No Patches

vIOS38 (rev 4380): No Patches

vIOS41 (rev 3863): No Patches

vIOS43 (rev 3863): No Patches

vIOS45 (rev 3863): No Patches

vIOS46 (rev 3863): No Patches

vIOS48 (rev 4380): No Patches

vIOS53 (rev 5919): No Patches

vIOS55 (rev 5919): No Patches

vIOS56 (rev 5918): No Patches

vIOS57 (rev 6175): No Patches

vIOS58 (rev 6432): USB 2.0

vIOS59 (rev 9249): No Patches

vIOS62 (rev 6942): No Patches

vIOS80 (rev 7200): No Patches

vIOS249[56] (rev 21010 Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt-vWii): NAND Access USB 2.0
vIOS250[57] (rev 21010 Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt-vWii): NAND Access USB 2.0
vIOS251[58] (rev 21010 Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt-vWii): NAND Access USB 2.0
vIOS512 (rev 7): No Patches

vIOS513 (rev 1): No Patches

Report generated on 04/20/2017.
 
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neek doesn't use cIOS at all.

there are two emuNAND method :
- cIOS
- neek

the cIOS method is easier, but doesn't have 100% compatibility. You only need d2x v10 (r52 is fine, don't use r53) and will need to dump your vWii NAND (using usbgx for example) then you can add wads to it and launch them.
If what you want is mess with the menus (themes, etc.) or playing remaining incompatible games then you need neek method. you can follow the guide posted above.

Do you have any experience with this?
 

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Be sure you are using emuNAND channel full, and not partial.
Partial emuNAND access data on both NAND and EmuNAND.

it's maybe not your issue, but as you said it works as long as you have it installed on NAND, it's the first thing I can think.
 

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Be sure you are using emuNAND channel full, and not partial.
Partial emuNAND access data on both NAND and EmuNAND.

it's maybe not your issue, but as you said it works as long as you have it installed on NAND, it's the first thing I can think.

I was already in full but I will try it again, am I missing any ios from the syscheck?

Edit: I just checked and it was nand emulation set to full, I even went to the cave story specific game settings and set the emunand from global to full, same issue.

Edit2: Do you think I should try neek? The process seems complicated and I have little hope that it will be different.
 
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neek shouldn't be needed, a lot of games are working with the cIOS mode.

cIOS r53 is problematic, and maybe the redirection is not done correctly?
Try with r52.

I didn't read if you used USB or SD, try the other device for your EmuNAND path.
USB is maybe having issues (due to r53) and the game is launched from NAND instead of emuNAND because the console couldn't mount USB?

Using r52 is the second thing you should try. (the first one way to check that you had FULL mode instead of partial)
 
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Be sure you are using emuNAND channel full, and not partial.
Partial emuNAND access data on both NAND and EmuNAND.

it's maybe not your issue, but as you said it works as long as you have it installed on NAND, i
neek shouldn't be needed, a lot of games are working with the cIOS mode.

cIOS r53 is problematic, and maybe the redirection is not done correctly?
Try with r52.

I didn't read if you used USB or SD, try the other device for your EmuNAND path.
USB is maybe having issues (due to r53) and the game is launched from NAND instead of emuNAND because the console couldn't mount USB?

Using r52 is the second thing you should try. (the first one way to check that you had FULL mode instead of partial)

You are a godsend! How do you manage to mod this forum and also answer to all noobs like me? r52 worked :D
 

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I almost don't moderate the forum, I also help a LOT less than before.
Life takes too much of my free time now. (I'm even less present on the forum since my PC broke two month ago, I'm using someone else computer temporarily)

Glad it fixed your issue :)
Happy gaming
 
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Apologies for pumping but the guide link seems to be dead and I can’t seem to be able to be able to use NEEK2o with USB-Loader GX on vWii even though it works fine on Wii, running EmuNAND via cIOS works fine on vWii except of course certain games being incompatible which results on the consoles soft lock and I have to unplug the cord.
 

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Sorry again, I finally got EmuNAND working on vWii using USB-Loader GX as NEEK2o, however if I exit a game it crashes on black screen and doesn’t reboot, what am I doing wrong?
 

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Sorry again, I finally got EmuNAND working on vWii using USB-Loader GX as NEEK2o, however if I exit a game it crashes on black screen and doesn’t reboot, what am I doing wrong?

does the system have "return to" ULGX in usb loader gx? I think that might be a requirement. I've never encountered black screen/crash when exiting neek2o. my system doesn't reset when launching neek2o directly and exiting with "return to wii menu", I'm not sure if it's going back into neek2o or not, but it returns to the virtual wii homescreen. games, loaded through usb loader gx, do restart the system after exiting though. btw, I added red font a few days ago. it's half the size of the original font file, but everything works (tested everything):

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