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    What to do if a game is not working

    What to do if a game is not working:

    -For starters, make sure you have cios38rev14. If you don't, install it. (click here for the installer)
    -Then, you should make sure you have the most current version of your loader:
    Neogamma: Get the latest HERE
    UsbLoader GX: Get the latest
    HERE
    WiiFlow: Get the latest
    HERE
    Configurable USB loader: Get the latest
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    uLoader: Get the latest
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    -Make sure your HDD is configured correctly: (click here for a guide on using HDD for backup loading)
    -Make sure your game is not one of those which need "special care". A list of special care games exists at the bottom, if the game is one of them, take car of it accordingly.

    After that, you need to identify the problem:

    A)Green Screen
    Green screen is an easily identified problem. It means that the game you are trying to run is out of region, meaning that It is PAL while your Wii is NTSC or visa versa. Try messing with the regional options of the loader, it happens accessing the settings. Try to set "Force Pal or NTSC" depended on the re*gion you are (Europe/Australia is PAL, America is NTSC-U)

    B)Black and white picture
    Another easily solvable problem. Again it means that the game plays in the wrong regional settings. Solve like the previous

    C)Black screen
    Unfortunately black screen is a tricky one, as it could mean a lot of things. Most commonly, an IOS is needed (click here to read about IOSes in the FAQ) . Before assuming anything else you must do this:
    -Find out what IOS the game needs (click here for a list)
    -If the game is not on the list, you must do it manually (click here to learn how to do it, please submit the game you fin din the list above)
    -Get the IOS from NUSDownload (click here to find out how)
    -Install the IOS using wadmanager

    If this solution has not worked for you, try googling for the game and see if it needs any special care. There are many out there that need special settings to play.

    If that does not help then it might be a bad dump/download/disk or whatever...

    One more thing that is worth trying, if you are using a USB HDD is to change the ios used to 222/223. If you dont have them, install them using hermes installer (click here for the installer)

    D)Game freezes while playing
    If the game is NSMB then see this guide (click for the guide)
    For all others, then it must be a bad dump/download/disk. Re-dump/download/burn disk and so on.

    E)Error 001
    I thougth it was solved... install cios38rev14, forget about the newer ones. (click here for the installer)

    F)Error 002
    If you are getting this using a usb laoder, then you must go to settings and turn 002 error fix to on.

    G)Error 1048/1053/1101
    Only for disk loading. Use Verbatim DVD-r, burned at 4x. If still nothing, then unfortunately you have the new D3-2 chip that does not allow backups to be read. You can use an HDD though.

    SPECIAL CARE GAMES!
    These games needsomething special to run properly!

    a)Dual Layer games:
    I have made a list of them (alphabetical too) :
    Metroid Prime Trilogy
    Super Smash Bros Brawl
    (only the 9Gb version)
    These games are incompatible with ios249rev14. If you are using Disk loadinng, you will have to change the cIOS to cIOS38rev13a or 13b
    (click for: cios39rev13a, cios38rev13b try which ever works for you)
    b)Alt Dol games.
    RedSteel
    Medal Of Honor: Heroes 2
    The House Of The Dead 2
    SSX Blur
    Indiana Jones And The Staff Of Kings
    Mortal Kombat Armageddon
    Boogie
    Wii Sports Resort

    (click here the solution)
    c) ALL music games that have usb instruments!
    (Click here for instrument compatibility guide)
    (click here for Guitar Hero 5 guide)
    d)BCA games
    BCA is the new protection of the games that currently exists only in New Super Mario Bros (click for the guide)
    For any questions/suggestions feel free to post. Also submit any games that do not fall in the above categories
    Last edited by messie; 01-06-2010 at 01:49 AM.


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    GREAT STICKY MESSIE!

    Will be very helpful to alot of people out there.
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    Is there any solution for trying to run a gamecube backup that just restarts the wii upon disc channel boot?

    The game is Tales of Symphonia.

    EDIT: Please disregard my post, installing gecko fixed the problem.
    Last edited by arson340; 01-04-2010 at 05:09 PM.

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    What about games with "please eject disc" error, like SSBB? I still can't get it to work. Lol.

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    well ssbb is incompatible due to it being DL. rev14 of cios has broken compatibility with DL discs. either use the short version of ssbb or instal rev13a or 13b, or use ios222 if using usb loading

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    Still in trouble

    Hey, I have messed around with my Wii for about 4 days and still can't get games to work. I have softmodded my Wii according to messie's hacking guide for system menus 4.2.
    I have 4.2E and I use Neogamma r8beta7 and USBLoader GX.
    For game storage I have 4Gb Silicon Power Usb SD Reader(I use this as a memory stick, but able to use it as SD Card as well.
    I have 3 games on that: Wii Music, Wii Play and NSMB(patched). None of them loads as they should.
    I'm getting a blinking green screen then black screen and my wii hangs but wiimote stays on.
    I also hacked my friend's Wii(He has same system as I do) and he can run games easily from DVD and USB and gets the same blink of green screen and then black screen, but after black screen game starts normally.

    Any helping information is welcome.

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    thank messie. this looks like a great thread and i'm sure will be very helpful to lots of people.

    awiimad

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    Also submit any games that do not fall in the above categories
    Mediaator, isn't this already a category discussed in Messie's post? So why don't you try the solution for Black Screen before posting here.

    Messie, you'll get lots of silly posts like Mediaators which will make this brilliant thread a nightmare to moderate.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    Mediaator, isn't this already a category discussed in Messie's post? So why don't you try the solution for Black Screen before posting here.

    Messie, you'll get lots of silly posts like Mediaators which will make this brilliant thread a nightmare to moderate.
    I wouldn't have posted it if I had solved my problem with black screen solutions.
    But sorry, I missed a line
    If that does not help then it might be a bad dump/download/disk or whatever...

    I get a working disk tomorrow and if that doesn't work, I'll make my wii virgin and try everything again and if that doesn't work either then...I don't know, throw it out of my window

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    If i read again "I will make my wii virgin and try again" I will permanently send to RR anyone who says that... other than that, have you followed the NSMB thread?

    and Tealc, the entire forum is a nightmare to moderate, so no worries I just hope that someone reads it anyway...

    For game storage I have 4Gb Silicon Power Usb SD Reader
    also this is a crappy solution. Try to see if you can get them working with a decent usb drive

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