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    Trouble playing ripped games using USB loader gx

    I decided that I was going to jump into the whole Homebrew scene and I used this guide.

    Load Your Wii Games from a Hard Disk, Part II - Wii - Lifehacker

    Everything said it was a success on the install (although BootMii doesn’t work and as far as I can tell it is because my HP 4GB SDHC isn’t compatible because I am getting the blue light flashing on startup).
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    I am using 4.0U, a Western Digital WDH1U10000N, USB Loader (loaded using the Wad Manager so it comes out as a channel – the lastest version available).* The steps I use are listed at the link above.
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    I formatted my drive and burned some games to the drive using USB Loader GX.
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    I have burned Dokopan Kingdom, Punch Out, Legend of Zelda, and Mario Galaxy(all from original discs) and I am having a problem I wasn’t able to find really documented on any of the sites.
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    For Punch Out, Dokopan Kingdom and Legend of Zelda, they will load up from the USB drive.* Super Mario Galaxy however doesn’t, it hangs at a black screen forever and I have to do a hard reset on it.
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    The other thing that is rather odd is that after a restart, I can run Punch Out, Dokopan, and Legend of Zelda… but if I exit a game and go back into the USB Loader without an entire restart of the Wii system, it will fail to load just like Super Mario Galaxy does and I have to do a hard boot.
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    I tried looking through that huge thread at the top but I’ve only read about the 40 most recent pages (and was skimming at that), has anyone had a problem like this?* If so, is there a fix?* Should I try a different loader?* I have heard that it might have something to do with the USB drive spinning down… but I specifically bought the WDH1U10000N because so many people had good experiences with it.

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    I'm having the exact same problem and believe others are too.

    Wii: 4.0 USA
    USB Loader GX: Forwarder into the Rev 622 version
    cIOS35 rev 13 (not the B version).

    I can play any game after a cold boot. Then, I exit the game into the Wii System Menu, relaunch USB Loader GX and any game I select will result in a black screen even if I select the same game I was just playing.

    EDIT: I'm not sure what the source of the problem was so I decided to try different versions of USB Loader GX. Here are my results:
    Channel version Rev 516: Same problem
    Forwader + Rev 409: Same problem except I do not get a black screen. Instead, USB Loader GX goes dim and the music continues to play, however it's essentially frozen.

    Don't mean to hijack your thread Cru, but you're the first post I've seen that sounds like my problem too. I think the problem might be cIOS.
    Last edited by matt11601; 07-18-2009 at 07:50 AM.

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    The inability to load a second game without a cold boot is a 'feature' of the latest cIOS. You won't get around that issue unless you go back to ver 10 until Wanikoko releases ver 14.

    The USB drive spinning down issue would not be a problem upon first loading a game.

    I also had trouble with Mario Galaxy, that is I had trouble ripping the original disc and getting it to load. I decided to download an ISO instead, tbh I'm not sure if I tested it afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc99 View Post
    The inability to load a second game without a cold boot is a 'feature' of the latest cIOS. You won't get around that issue unless you go back to ver 10 until Wanikoko releases ver 14.
    Interesting. But I don't understand how that is useful? Also, if I revert to cIOS v10, do I uninstall version 13 using the wad manager and install version 10 using the wad manager?

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    he was being silly. It's a bug. No, just install rev10 the same way you did rev13. It'll overwrite it. Which is NOT with the wad manager. You run the installer through HBC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ossot View Post
    he was being silly. It's a bug. No, just install rev10 the same way you did rev13. It'll overwrite it. Which is NOT with the wad manager. You run the installer through HBC.
    Haha...I gotcha. Was he being silly or was I being dumb?

    I understand, cIOS is installed through HBC as it's a DOL file, not a WAD file. Thank you for that.

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    I was just being slightly sarcastic, maybe little quotes aren't suggestive enough. You are right though it's not a very useful feature
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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