Why was DIOS MIO(S) abandoned?

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Feb 6, 2011
  1. snowmanman
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    I usually abandon looking at Wii homebrew stuff for awhile so I can come back later and see all that has progressed in the few months I was away. This time I came back and was astounded to see DIOS MIOS, a USB loader for GC games. After some more searching I was able to ascertain that this incredible project was discontinued.

    Does anyone know why this happened? And is there any hope for the future about someone working on a similar project?

    EDIT: Sorry if this gets asked a lot, I didn't see anything else on the search.
     
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    Why? Because it was a dead end, and would never truly work. It patched the games so that they could work, and still no game worked 100%. It wasn't going anywhere, afaik. Now please stop asking for your damn GC USB-Loader, it won't happen. Get a WODE/Sundriver for GC USB-Loading, or leave it.

    You can also get an SDGecko and an Ide-Exi Adapter and use Swiss. Not USB-Loading, but you load from a HD. Maybe it even can get modified to use the SD Slot from the Wii, making any other hardware not needed (though, I wouldn't count on it). SD-Loading seems to have a Future...
     
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    There were apparently a lot of reasons.
    As I am a beginner when it comes to wii-hacking, I don´t have the correct terms, somone else may fill in if they like.
    But I remember it had something to do with when the Wii goes into GC mode, it also turns off all possibilites of using the machines USB-ports = Not at all, never ever possible to load anything from the USB.



    But you arrive in a time when better-compatibility GC-gaming on Wii is seemingly coming closer than ever before. Not by USB, but by SD.
    Check out this thread.

    http://gbatemp.net/t275370-swiss-announced...ssor-of-sd-boot
     
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    Thanks for pointing me to this.
     
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    You understood correctly. The point is: there is barely anyone with the needed knowledge. Add in that that this kind of project takes a lot of time, effort, debugging, testing, re-testing, and all that stuff...then the difference between "it is impossible" and "it is doable but takes a lot of work" is so small that you can just as well say that it's impossible.
    (from what I recall, dios mios was mostly a way to prove that it was possible...not an attempt to get it fully working).
     
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    External IDE, well yeah, that would be a near enough impossibility as an IDE connection is an internal connection. Its not hard to come by IDE hard drives at all, there thousands for sale on ebay. Get a 2.5 laptop IDE hard drive, will only cost a few quid for a few gigs. Yeah its not the prettiest solution, but if you make the ide exi yourself or adapt it to your needs, there is no reason you couldn't make a caddy out of it for example to be able to have it similar to a portable hard drive.
     

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