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    Help - preloader V0.29 errors ???

    Hi, anyone able to help me out with a bit off a tricky one here ??!!- okay a few weeks back I softmoded my wii which was running 3.1e using the guide on this very forum http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...tem-menus.html anyway all went well even managed to install bootmii as boot 2 so thats was fine.

    at the time off doing the various steps neccesary to softmod the wii I did notice when I installed / ran the preloader that I got the screen showing that it was version 0.29 and the message advising that " there was an important update v0.30"

    tried updating at the time and remember nothing happening ie. would never update, mentioned on these very forums off this fact and was advised that it was a flaw within v0.29 and not too worry about it.

    anyway forgott all about this preloader and installed everything else, anyway and as I say with the help off the above excellent softmod guide and the many very helpful forum members on here got everything up and running 100% including the installation off the wiiflow usb loader which is what I originally installed the softmod for in the first place !! also updated to 4.1e whilst doing all these steps.

    any back up discs that I have purchased have been run thru brick blocker etc had updates etc removed so all okay there. I am also running a Drivekey and stuppidly forgott that if you are running the games via the softmod method ie. usb loader etc then the safety menu off the drivekey ( block updates etc ) wont make the slightest bit off difference ie. you are not protected !!

    tried going into preloader earlier today to make the neccesary changes to settings ie. block updates etc and this is when I realised things were not right with the preloader installed.

    if I select Homebrew channel within the menu off preloader I get the message " error maybe title not installed " ??

    if I select system hacks I get the message " syntax error missing"[" before "n" at line
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    So okay is getting this preloader menu thing sorted out a top priority incase off things going wrong ?? as I say have a nand back up, have the bootmii backed up on pc also, just require the preloader sorting out now.

    if I was to ever encounter the wii bricking would it be a case off if the preloader was not working I would be left with a bricked wii or is the preloader just for blocking updates etc - bit confused ??

    bit lost if anyone could help me out with a newbie guide to rectifying the above sitaution and also advising me regards the few questions raised ??

    thanks.
    john

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    Preloader only works on fw 3.2 and 4.x which is why you're getting an error. You need to upgrade to a compatible firmware.

    Here's a guide for safely updating to 4.1 (Do not update to 4.2): http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...l-working.html

    Preloader has been abandoned and assumed by a new group. Here's more information on Priiloader: http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-gu...preloader.html
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    New HBC is installed to a different location to where Preloader 0.29 expects it to be. Preloader has now ceased development. Priiloader is now the new version and knows the new location. Preloader needs 3.2/4.0/4.1 or 4.2.

    For the syntax error, you probably have an error in your hacks.ini. Search google for Preloader hacks and make your own hacks.ini from the Wiibrew page that comes up.
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    Okay thanks guys, okay first off all already on wii firmware version 4.1 Quote from original post "also updated to 4.1e whilst doing all these steps" -

    so no further need to update. but okay on the fact that preloader 0.29 is no longer in development, and that priiloader is the new one to go for.

    can I simply d/load the new priiloader and now install this or am I too late to do that ??

    regards Quote "" For the syntax error, you probably have an error in your hacks.ini. Search google for Preloader hacks and make your own hacks.ini from the Wiibrew page that comes up.

    If I install this priiloader that you mentioned above will this take care off all this including the syntax error ??

    lastly, again am I treading on thin ice without having a preloader installed ?? even with having bootmii as boot 2 and having a back up off the nand ( ie. enough to try prevent / recover from a brick ) or is this something completely different ??

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    Just grab the latest Priiloader and run the application, it'll replace the existing install.

    You may need still to correct the hacks.ini as the installer does not ship with tailored hacks.ini files, it's not too hard to create a new file though by visiting the preloader hacks site on Wiibrew.

    If you do have bootmii/boot2 installed then Preloader/Priiloader is slightly irrelevant if all you need is brick protection. Preloader/Priiloader does have some nice hacks though. Up to you. I'm bootmii/boot2 and chose to remove Priiloader.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Hi again thanks so much for that feel a bit easier now as I honestly thought it was another must have... just incase the worst happened !!!

    so you yourself dont bother with it ?? as I say main thing was incase one off my backups had not had the neccesary changes applied ie. take out updates, region changes etc etc.

    I take it as long as you never just go ahead and press update if asked for by a disk then you are okay anyway, or do some discs automatically update themselves thus making the threat a real possiblty ??

    is there a particular reason you dont run a priiloader yourself ??

    lastly, appreciatte there is a seperate section for wii bricking etc on here but basically I take it the requirment to get into the HBC to start brick recovery is not neccesary via priiloader and that if the worst ever happened you could recover in most cases by this back up nand / bootmii - boot 2 I already have ??

    if you could just help me out with theabove questions raised then again that would be perfect but as I say bit more wiser now !! may still install this priiloader just to give me the auto update protection and whatever other safety settings I could select - any tips on what settings I should select if I do install ie. auto updates etc ?? but as I say the majority off my backups are suitably patched as supplied !!

    thanks again buddy, as always appreciatte your kind help.

    john

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    Boot2 will always be preferable over preloader. You could delete your System IOS and Menu and still bootmii/boot2 could recover. You can update using any region you fancy and bootmii/boot2 could recover it.

    I stopped running Priiloader because there was an error in the early version I has that sent me back to Helath and Safety every time I wanted to return to Wii menu. I also never use discs anymore and Wiiconnect24 is off, so no updates will come near my Wii.

    Maybe I will install it again one day to play around with the hacks.

    Preloader is must have only when you can't have bootmii/boot2 and you are stuck with bootmii/IOS.

    If you do brick your Wii, putting the bootmii files on your SD card will start bootmii, from there you can launch many apps with Gamecube controller support to fix your problem. Priiloader is handy because it supports Wiimote.

    Just don't brick and you'll never need either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    Boot2 will always be preferable over preloader. You could delete your System IOS and Menu and still bootmii/boot2 could recover. You can update using any region you fancy and bootmii/boot2 could recover it.

    I stopped running Priiloader because there was an error in the early version I has that sent me back to Helath and Safety every time I wanted to return to Wii menu. I also never use discs anymore and Wiiconnect24 is off, so no updates will come near my Wii.

    Maybe I will install it again one day to play around with the hacks.

    Preloader is must have only when you can't have bootmii/boot2 and you are stuck with bootmii/IOS.

    If you do brick your Wii, putting the bootmii files on your SD card will start bootmii, from there you can launch many apps with Gamecube controller support to fix your problem. Priiloader is handy because it supports Wiimote.

    Just don't brick and you'll never need either.
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    Okay perfect so glad I asked now as I say bit more educated about it now !!

    I am showing my ignorance here mate !!!! but take it this gamecube remote is another controler that was designed for an earlier games unit ?? and that the bootmii does not work with the standard wiimote thus requiring you to have to get hold off one off these gamecube controlers - easy enough to get if ever required ??

    my wiiconnect 24 is also always turned off but as I say may receive a disc that was not suitably patched ( could such a game automatically update without you getting any say in the matter and this cause bricking or do you have to manually update a disk update ?? )

    as you say sounds as if I am pretty well covered with my back up nand .bootmii 2 and as you say just be careful and I wont ever need to find out how to use the back up facility !!!!

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    Further to the above I notice that one off the options within the installation off the priiloader is to " Hold down B withany off the above options to use ios249 ( cios ) " do I want to use this option whilst installing ??

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    Just two points of reference I saw there. Firstly running priiloader will help if you enable no disc update check in the settings. For this alone it's worth running piiloader to ensure you never have to worry about updates. Secondly I find it easier to use bootmii with the power/reset buttons to move around. Power moves onto the next item and the resets accepts what icon it's on. Ensure you have a backup of your NAND first before going any further.

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