Hacking Homebrew app WiiFlow can't launch Wii games and just restarts

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Hello!

Some time last year I booted up my Wii and the Wii games off WiiFlow suddenly didn't work anymore. It would just restart. Gamecube games still work, of course.
It's been so long since I hacked my Wii and unfortunately I didn't think to note down how I got it to work when it did work, so now I'm trying to backtrack where I went wrong... In a panic I installed some random wads on 249, then I thought to slow down and do some research. First I ran a SysCheck:
IOS249[56] (rev 21010, Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[56] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS251[58] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0

Took a while to figure out, but it seems I mistakenly reinstalled the wrong wad on IOS249. I read quite a bit and assumed I had to use cIOS Installer to install cIOS249[56]-d2x-v10beta52 onto it. Wii's internet won't work for some reason (problem for another day), so I used NUS Downloader on the computer to download IOS56-64-v5661.wad and move it to root for cIOS Installer to use. I followed this cIOS Installation guide. (Also found this Wii cIOS base Compatibility List which proved it hardly matters if you have 56 on 249 and 57 on 250, or vice versa.)

But even with cIOS249[56]-d2x-v10beta52 on 249, 57 on 250, and 251 uninstalled, it didn't work. Here's the SysCheck:
SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

Region: NTSC-U
System Menu 4.3U (v513)
Priiloader installed
Drive date: 09.07.2006
Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS61

Hollywood v0x11
Console ID: 47820398
Console Type: Wii
Shop Channel Country: United States (49)
Boot2 v4
Found 109 titles.
Found 50 IOS on this console. 5 of them are stubs.

IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
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 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
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 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
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 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
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 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS80 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS90 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS202[60] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS222 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS223 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS224[57] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS236[36] (rev 65535, Info: rev 3351): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS249[56] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[57] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
BC v6
MIOS v65535
Report generated on 06/19/2021.

Then I found a couple suggestions from two threads:
To try deleting wiiflow.ini in the apps wiiflow folder since it might be corrupted.
To force Wiiflow to use cIOS slot 250. I tried forcing 249, too.
But these solutions didn't work either for me... I could install v8final instead of v10beta52, but the above compatibility guide says they're the same and I even saw a more recent thread that discouraged v8final.

Does someone have any other suggestions I could try? It's a bit hard to search through everything, information is either outdated or incorrect.
I was hoping to get this working by tomorrow so I can let my baby cousin relive his days playing Kirby's Epic Yarn when I visit him! :lol:

Thank you in advance!
 
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Thanks for the response!
So I finally updated WiiFlow to WiiFlow Lite, had found the WiiFlow wiki which linked to the latest version v.5.4.9 on GitHub. It's just that tad bit nicer! Unfortunately, the Wii games still don't work...
I could try a different loader, like USBLoaderGX maybe... But I was really hoping to get WiiFlow back working, I like its interface!

Maybe for now I'll just try to get USB Loader working so we can play Kirby tomorrow. :unsure:

EDIT
Ah, installed USB Loader but it said my USB (HDD) is not initialized...I will have to call it a day with all this troubleshooting.
 
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If this has not already been considered, it is also a possibility that your USB storage is simply plugged into the incorrect USB port.

If your Wii is placed horizontally on its feet, the bottom most USB port on the back is the correct one to use.

Force your base 57 cIOS, doesn't matter if it is placed in slot 249 or 250. Also, Reload Cache in WiiFlow's home menu.
 

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If this has not already been considered, it is also a possibility that your USB storage is simply plugged into the incorrect USB port.

If your Wii is placed horizontally on its feet, the bottom most USB port on the back is the correct one to use.

Oh my goooooosh
I just knew it was going to be the simplest solution right under my nose! I thought I had the USB in the right port since everything else worked! It's been so long since I learned the USB rule, for some reason I assumed wrong port=nothing works. Well, that's why they say what assumptions make people...

If anything, at least this whole fiasco re-familiarized me with the Wii hacking scene. I got to write better notes, organize the apps, update a bit, clean up my wads and other files, learn a bit more than I ever have before, and get more comfortable doing more complex mods. :D

Thank you and everyone else who've helped me out with this! This is a forum I can always depend on ✧・゚:*
 
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