1. Casper911

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    Bear with me as I'm kinda technologically challenged these days.

    I soft modded my Wii about ten years ago using the forums and tutorials on wiiso but looks like that site has now closed its doors.

    Fast forward ten years later ...the wii has been in a closet for the last 5 years ...kids took it out and dropped the harddrive that had all the games on it and broke it, okay no problem I have another 1TB harddrive (Western Digital Elementis ) and all the games backed up ...format a 32gb partition and format it FAT32 and use WIIBackupManager to put the games on and create a WBFS folder.

    Fire up the WII and plug USB drive into outter most USB port and click USB Loader GX, it loads for a second and shows 12 Wii symbols then throws me back to the homescreen. Tried CFG Loader as well and does same thing.

    The Wii is 4.3.

    Not sure where to go from here ....thank you so much for anyone's time in walking an old guy through how to fix for the grand kids lol
     
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    I'm currently reading the entire "the-ultimate-nintendo-wii-hacking-guide-for-seniors" HA! to see where I can try to update the usb loader maybe
     
  3. Cyan

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    12 wii symbol? not sure what you mean.
    how do you launch the loader? from HBC or from a channel located on your system menu? (it might be the forwarder, but it only forward to the actual program located on SD. if it's not on SD it will not load anything and return to system menu)

    you need to put the application in sd:/apps/ folder

    it might also be a good idea to check what you currently have and see if you need to update anything.
    look at the "syscheck" guide linked in my signature, follow it and post the result here.
    then we will help you more.
     
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    I'll make a suggestion based on my recent frustrations setting up the Wii (I used Wii for Seniors also):

    Try more than one hard drive. I had multiple 2.5" HDD's. I verified everything worked well with a 128GB drive, it worked, then said "Let's go!" and copied a bunch of games onto a 300GB drive. Hooked up the 300GB drive and nothing worked right. I spent several days screwing around with it only to find out that it was the 300GB hard drive that wasn't compatible. Same USB adapter, same file type (I used NTFS), same directory structure / game files, and the 300GB drive didn't work. If it works for one and not the other, you know it is the drive.

    Joe
     
  5. Casper911

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    Thank you both.

    I put the most recent version of USBloaderGX on a SD card along with syscheck and installed them with Homebrew.

    USBloaderGX now seems to be working properly and the settings tab is viewable now and it is looking for a hard drive and counts down from 20 but does not find the harddrive (the USB port puts power to the Harddrive but does not seem to read it).

    Syscheck on the other hand seems to go through its process and then crashes the Wii everytime it gets to the end.

    It did create a excel file on the SD card but all it reads is the following

    "sysCheck v1.6.2 by Erik Spyder

    Region: NTSC-U
    The system menu v513 is running under IOS58 (rev 6176)
    Hollywood v0x21
    Console ID: 152541310
    Boot2 v4
    Found 259 titles
    Found 34 IOS on this console
    Found 13 IOS Stubs on this console"


    Will usbloaderGX read games from the SD card if I chose to put them on there opposed to a HD?
     
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    be sure to plug your drive in bottom port.

    your syscheck is only that?
    it's missing the actual check for all your system files and version.


    USBGX can only play gamecube games or wiiware/VC from SD. not wii games.
    wiiflow and config loader can.
     
  7. Casper911

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    Good news bad news.

    I downloaded Hackdens syscheck and it worked. Also good news ...I downloaded and installed Wiiflow loader and it read the harddrive and booted the couple games i had on there.

    So it seems like USBloaderGX may be the issue somehow.

    "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: 12.18.2008
    Homebrew Channel 1.1.0 running on IOS58

    Hollywood v0x21
    Console ID: 152541310
    Console Type: Wii
    Shop Channel Country: Canada (18)
    Boot2 v4
    Found 259 titles.
    Found 47 IOS on this console. 13 of them are stubs.

    IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
    IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
    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
    IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
    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 5120): Stub
    IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
    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 6174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 6687): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS80 (rev 6944): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS222 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS223 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS236[36] (rev 65535, Info: rev 3351): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS249[56] (rev 21006, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS250[57] (rev 21006, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v6
    MIOS v1
    Report generated on 04/13/2020."
     
  8. Cyan

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    the most important part is these two lines :

    IOS249[56] (rev 21006, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS250[57] (rev 21006, Info: d2x-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0


    your slot249 and 250 are using cIOS d2x v6 (outdated), based on IOS 56 and 57 (good).

    I recommend to update to either d2x v8, or v10 r52 (NOT r53!).
    v8 and v10 (r52) are exactly the same cIOS.
    v10-alternative (r53) is beta and not working properly.

    since v6, you'll have lot of game fixes and better compatibility, for example all wiimote+ (zelda skyward sword, red steel 2, etc.) or "chapter" games (metroid prime trilogy, sam&max, etc.)

    full d2x pack for Wii

    run the installer from a network capable wii (it'll get files from nintendo's servers).
    select :
    - v10r52
    - slot249
    - base56
    -version: 21010

    press button to install, when succesful do the same with slot 250 and base57 instead.


    Some game require base57, some require base56. you'll base to change the game settings in the loader to set which slot to use.
    https://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/Wii_cIOS_base_Compatibility_List#IOS_Slots


    If you want USBLoaderGX, you can try to change the IOS too:
    loader's settings > Loader's IOS : 58 or one of the cIOS slot (249 or 250)
    try both, reboot to see HDD is recognized.
    usually, problematic HDD works only with IOS58.
    Attention, with IOS58 both USB Ports are working, but you still need to plug the drive in Port0 for Wii games. (gamecube games work in either ports)
     
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