What are cIOS? Why should I install it?

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  1. riahc3
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    I was trying out the gamma backup loader and it gave me a error about a cIOS (not too sure). I have a cIOS something also in my homebrew channel. What should I do?
     
  2. ChronixLeaf

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    for any version of backup loader it comes with the cIOS that is needed to run it, I am not an expert on
    what the cIOS does exactly but I know you need the bundled cIOS that comes with the backup loader in
    order to run the program. I think in order for some of the smart people to help you, you are going to need
    to give a little more info, like what version you are running, 3.1u, 3.2, 3.3 ect ect. and what cIOS you are
    currently running. I wish I could be more help but I am noobish as well. Good luck!
     
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    What cIOS is that for?
    I am clueless as to what cIOS's are used for.
     
  5. ether2802

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    it is the same for the Gamma loader but this was created by Waninkoko, who happens to be the creator of the first backup launcher ("ISO loader" back then)
     
  6. Jytach

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    cIOS are basically "custom" IOS.
    They are copies of the original ones, with some small changes to make something possible. Running a backup game I.E.

    IOS are fragments of the Nintendo Wii operating system. Your games need to load some of them to run.

    It's not EXACTLY that, but I hope it was easy to understand.


    If you want to install one, so you can use your backup loader, try searching the forums. I'm sure you're gonna find it.
    *EDIT* ether2802 just posted how to install them =)
     
  7. djtaz

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    A simple example is something on a PC .... for the program Limewire to run on a PC you need Java installed - for some other applications you need .NET installed.

    cIOS is a custom IOS that you need installed on your wii in order for the Gamma loader to be able tin interperate and run the commands on the wii.

    Usually you need to download the cIOS and it has been known to error while downloading quite a bit - the files in my signature have a predownloaded cIOS files so they install directly saving download times and errors and it makes life a little bit easier for your cIOS install.
     
  8. Metalix

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    you can't upload cIOS...rules says it o.o
     
  9. WiiPower

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    installers are ok, ok?
     
  10. CIJC

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    yeah, thats ok, ok? ok. i thought so. ok. is everyone ok? ok, thats ok.