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    Has anyone else noticed the high number of corrupt IOS cases lately?

    It really seems like it is become a frequent issue, at least when compared to the past. I have seen at least 5 this month (two which were through PM's). I don't know if it's just a lot of people downloading corrupt IOS packs, or if there is some other issue. I can't really find a common factor, other than people saying "it just happened", which really isn't helpful. They aren't able to play games, run channels, full syschecks, or (sometimes) use Priiloader.

    I'm not sure if it has actually becoming a frequent issue, or if I am only just now starting to notice. As many of you know, I wrote a tiny little guide on updating IOS's, and have been bragging about it as if it was worthy of the Recommended FAQ's section or as beautiful as Mountain Dew (which is impossible). The easiest solution I have been able to think of is just having them reinstall all IOS's, but it's not perfect. I have been trying to add launching cboot2 via bannerbomb to it without having to rewrite the entire guide. Until I figure that out I have had to write custom instructions for each person, which is rather time consuming. I love helping people, but I wish I could help them with less effort.

    Normally I'd be happy to blame emuhack (or any other staff member who's job I'm after) for this and problems in general, but this time I want to find the real cause instead of making ridiculous accusations with absolutely no proof or logic to back them up (perhaps I'm going soft).

    Edit: I forgot to mention that some of the people used guides outside this site to softmod.
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    I hadn't noticed that...
    do you think someone (or a group of people) should download and check all the packs here? or what do you think?
    to make sure that they aren't corrupt (I can help if needed when I have time, I have multiple wii's )
    how else would one know that a IOS is corrupt? Like, what's the easiest way to check and see?
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    Quote Originally Posted by us3rname View Post
    I hadn't noticed that...
    do you think someone (or a group of people) should download and check all the packs here? or what do you think?
    to make sure that they aren't corrupt (I can help if needed when I have time, I have multiple wii's )
    how else would one know that a IOS is corrupt? Like, what's the easiest way to check and see?
    Files can be corrupted during the download process, so the packs online could be fine. That's why I include an md5 file in my packs (got the idea from mauifrog's guides).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline View Post
    Files can be corrupted during the download process, so the packs online could be fine. That's why I include an md5 file in my packs (got the idea from mauifrog's guides).
    it couldn't hurt to check (or could it??)
    unless they got the stuff and did something somewhere else, then come here for help...
    any other ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by us3rname View Post
    unless they got the stuff and did something somewhere else, then come here for help...
    I know 3 of them used outside guides, but I don't know/remember if the others did. I just don't know how to check if files are valid without an md5 file, other than just installing them and seeing your Wii implodes.
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    It's called ZIP or RAR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline View Post
    I know 3 of them used outside guides
    that might explain it right there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krank View Post
    It's called ZIP or RAR.
    Maybe it's a Windows-only thing, but zip files opened with Explorer don't always detect if files are corrupt.
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    Opened with Explorer? As in windows explorer If the RAR or ZIP is corrupted it will not extract properly and error out. WinRAR WinZIP or 7-Zip should be used to extract or archive.

    I don't think this is what causes the issues. The IOS60 patched wad in the 4.1 guide has been there forever and it's just uploaded in .wad form. I think it has more to do with people installing old IOS on new consoles. I really don't know of course, but this has been my experience.
    Last edited by Krank; 02-03-2011 at 12:04 PM.
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    LOL. Your guide is nice but stop plugging it. I haven't noticed any complaints of corrupt IOS. I still don't see why someone would download an IOS pack to start with unless their Wii doesn't have an internet connection. Even then I don't see why they wouldn't just use NUSD themselves. But that's just my opinion, not taking away from your well written guide. I know you wrote it with the lazy noob in mind.
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