Does cMIOS overwrite MIOS or is it like cIOS?
I've heard about them in mods like SoftMii, but never fully understood. What is an MIOS and what does it do? What does the cMIOS modify?:confused::confused:
Q: What is a MIOS?
A: MIOS is a special version of IOS that runs when the Wii enters GameCube mode. The same MIOS is used for all GameCube games and software. It has seen minimal updates in the Wii's lifetime. It contains a full copy of the GC IPL, slightly modified for the Wii. It performs patching of some games when they load, presumably to enhance compatibility with problematic titles.¹
Q: What is a cMIOS?¹
A: A customized/hacked version of an MIOS, which allows one to play burned Gamecube game backups
If I only play backups from a HDD, should I install this? I dont plan on playing any gamecube games either (as of now) so does this have any other merit? Thinking no, but like confirmation before I remove it from the apps folder of my SD card. Thanks!
This is of no use to you, if that is the case.
It says MIOS v8, but on the bottom, it says rev1, rev2, rev3.
Can you please explain this a bit better?
Version 1 (rev1)
Version 2 (rev2)
Version 3 (rev3)
Version 4 (newer version NOT IN GUIDE)
Version 5 (also newer version)
Version 4 (v4)
Version 5 (v5)
Version 8 (v8)
Version 9 (v9)
Version 10 (v10, not in guide)
How to install cMIOS.
Copy any official MIOS revision and place it in the root of the SD card.
Copy the cMIOS installer into the sd:/apps folder.
Run the cMIOS installer using IOS36,222,249,202,223,224, or WHATEVER.
Thanks a lot! I finally understood.
The download links don't work anymore. Think you could update them? I really want to install the official mIOS over the cMIOS so I can just boot my gamecube games without having to go through all the troubles I'm having right now.