Wii softmod problem, Wiiflow won't load games from USB

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by sjogro, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. sjogro
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    sjogro Member

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    Hi all,

    I was updating some apps (HBC, Wiiflow Masterpiece set, some other homebrew tools) since I dug op my ol' Wii but after tweaking some paths in Wiiflow plugin ini files something strange happened: I was running Wiiflow, browsing GC games and suddenly the list of games disappeared, I went to Wii games and there were suddenly non there too. First I thought I messed with the settings in a bad way, but after I rebooted: still no games. So I took my USB HD to my laptop and the entire drive was wiped, only thing on there was a Wiiflow config folder. The drive still displayed available space as if it was still loaded with roms and data, but the filelist displayed non of it! (This was after I spent HOURS setting up all plugins with rom paths and matching coversets (of which many ware manually renamed!!) :-((

    Since then I've tried to get it up and running again but it isn't working so well. So after messing around a bit I decided to re-softmod the entire thing, cause a lot of the online help I found referred to a different (newer) config of cIOSes. So I used this tutorial for the softmod: https://sites.google.com/site/completesg/backup-launchers/installation

    It completed OK but I still can't get Wiiflow to run properly. Nor any other USB loader for that matter. The USB drive is working fine, reformatted and loaded with new stuff to test.

    So probably the worst thing, while I was desperately seeking a solution I also upgraded the System Menu from 4.1E to 4.3E in WiiMOD....... I don't even remember why I had the idea this was good, I had been trying to get this thing to work all day and night and it was bout to hit 6 in the morning. So anyway, I hope someone here with the knowledge could have a look at my current config and speak some wise words to guide me a step further, or back..... Here's a SysCheck dump I just made:

    SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
    ...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

    Region: PAL
    System Menu 4.3E (v514)

    Drive date: 09.07.2006
    Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58

    Hollywood v0x11
    Console ID: 45422161
    Console Type: Wii
    Shop Channel Country: Netherlands (94)
    Boot2 v2
    Found 159 titles.
    Found 50 IOS on this console. 1 of them are stubs.

    IOS4 (rev 3): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS11 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS16 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, Flash Access, NAND Access
    IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 3608): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
    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 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS56 (rev 5662): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
    IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
    IOS60 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS61 (rev 5661): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS80 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS90 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS202[60] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS222[38] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS223[38+37] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS224[57] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS236 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS245[37] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS246[38] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS247[53] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS248[55] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS249[56] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS250[57] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS251[58] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v2
    MIOS v65535
    Report generated on 02/03/2016.

    I hope there's light at the end of the tunnel.... If there's any extra info needed, let me know I will update the post.
     
  2. sjogro
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    sjogro Member

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    OK! I fixed my shizz!
    Here's what happened, some of these things are poorly documented so I will write 'em down here, hopefully to help others:

    - Reformatted my USB HD to FAT32 as Master Boot Record (instead of a GUID Partition table!). Using Disk Utility on a Mac.
    The GUID table made my USB files appear in Partition 2 (USB2 in WiiFlow) instead of Partition 1 (USB1 in WiiFlow) while my computer only displayed 1 partition. I stumbled upon this by checking out the File Explorer in WiiFlow's Home menu (Press Home Button once while in WiiFlow to see it).

    - I installed System Menu 2.3E using WiiMOD, and just as easily I re-installed System Menu 2.1E.
    Remember, I originally came from 2.1E, and never used the System Menu to update, I updated through WiiMOD and now I downgrade through WiiMOD. I would not advice to mess with this, I just accidentally happened to do so and apparently it was also easily undone this way.

    - I had installed IOS249[56] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt), but this was giving me trouble with WiiFlow. WiiFlow was crashing when I set it to force load IOS 249, therefor my suspicion lead to check this IOS and reinstall it. I tried a bunch of stuff, but it finally was IOS249[56] d2x-v6 that got me back running WiiFlow smoothly. I used the official d2x installer to do this.

    - Downgrading the system menu and re-installing cIOSes also deleted my Priiloader, so I re-installed it from SD from HBC.

    So conclusion; apparently my Wii doesn't like d2x-v10beta52 and d2x-v10beta53-alt. It does like d2x-v6 and works fine with this in IOS 249. I tested games such as Super Smash Bros and Zelda Skyward Sword and they all ran smooth without any extra configuring.

    — Posts automatically merged - Please don't double post! —

    For the sake of completeness, here's my current, problem free SysCheck dump:

    SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
    ...runs on IOS61 (rev 5661).

    Region: PAL
    System Menu 4.1E (v450)
    Priiloader installed
    Drive date: 09.07.2006
    Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS61

    Hollywood v0x11
    Console ID: 45422161
    Console Type: Wii
    Shop Channel Country: Netherlands (94)
    Boot2 v2
    Found 162 titles.
    Found 50 IOS on this console. 1 of them are stubs.

    IOS4 (rev 3): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS11 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS16 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, Flash Access, NAND Access
    IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 3608): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
    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 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
    IOS56 (rev 5662): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
    IOS58 (rev 5918): Trucha Bug, USB 2.0
    IOS60 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS61 (rev 5661): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS80 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS90 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
    IOS202 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS222[38] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS223[38+37] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS224[57] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS236 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS245[37] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS246[38] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS247[53] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS248[55] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS249[56] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS250[57] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS251[58] (rev 21008, Info: d2x-v8final): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v2
    MIOS v65535
    Report generated on 02/05/2016.