well the first and primary reason is that i have kids.....they just want to put a disc in.....i have gone through the softmod guide but, im afraid im lost about half way through....that's what my previous post was for....so, thanks for the constructive help.
I modded my bros wii for the same reason, his kids, and it was a concern for him as welll.
usb loader is the way of the future have to accept it...ive got 140 (at least) burnt wii dvdr games that are useless to me now, you have to patch damn near every game before burning or you waste a dvd, on top of the normal 1 outta 7 that fail during the burn.
what i would recommend is soft mod with usb loader, some usb loaders have "kid friendly" setts that make it easier for your kids to load games, as well as restrict certain setts so they cant screw up your wii or hard drive (delete games, change loaded preferences etc)... you can also restrict certain games from loading up in the menu.... for example my brother loves to play scarface but he doesnt want his young kids to play it so the game is hidden from view to them so they cant access it.
also, you can set up usb loaders with forwarders and channels to either load directly off wii home screen or even load the usb loader app when you first cut on the wii, bypassing the wii main menu.... my bro decided on this method as all his kids have to do now is cut the wii on, it loads usb loader in kid friendly setts automatically, all they have to do is pick the picture of the game they want to play (cover art is nice feature) and press 1 button. pretty easy all in all.
in my opinion disc loading is waste of time now you must get them trained to learn usb loader or load it for them for awhile until they understand the concept of it. with new wiis that cant play dvdrs, more patching required just to get em to work, and more multilayer dvdr games coming out that require you to have a dual layer dvd burner and media, it just seems more and more a hassle and I think will get dated (already is) with less and less developments.
I personally used dvdr backups for a year or so until swapped to usb loader....i held out for awhile..... i wish i had done it much sooner. its truly awesome. loads games literally like twice as fast, you can really tell on games like guitar hero and rockband where it has to load a audio track up before playing everytime.
well hope that helps you any.
yup - ok, point taken. I never said that a usb loader was not the way to go, you can get off of the soap box now....what im saying is that i quite happily concede that the fusion wasnt right, i was trying to get the usb loader working but all youve done so far is shout about the usb loader and how great it is....yeah, im trying to get it working myself...anyway since the last rant ive got a little further....ive got some custome ios's on but not the cios249 which is the one that the tutorial was saying that in neo gamma if it doesnt say cios249 then its not on....thats as far as ive got anyway....
actually what i did was bother to take the time out of my day to try to help a nitwit who cant follow easy instructions. I tried to point out the pros and cons of what your doing and offered advice, i thought that was what you were after.
Originally Posted by comfysofa
if youve got a problem with a soft mod issue, then you ought to be over in the soft mod part of the forum instead of busting my balls for trying to help you out. no one is gonna read this for soft mod help as its in the mod chip part of the forum. Duh.
hell you cant even be bothered to say what guide you are following, let alone link to hit to allow people to help you easily, you just sat back and whined about some mysterious guide and some vague ios 249 setts. Ive modded over 20 consoles and done every firmware # possible and KNOW these guides are legit as ive used damn near all of em. and theres like middle school kids doing it, so its clearly not hard.
You dont seem ginuininely interested in the problem or trying to fix it more so than just have someone hold your hand, since you took the easy way out the first time buying a mod chip i suggest checking out the section of the forum where you pay people to do mod it.
I really tried to help you, said my 2cents and then re read the posts looking for details to help you... like what guide you followed but no hints. also no firmware # so could be diff guides... i even went as far as tracking your posts to see if you asked for help in a soft mod thread, therefor i could find out what your doing and for what firmware console to help you, but nope there was of course nothing.
so ive put in enough time here i think im done now.
in the future if you need help I suggest 1- post in correct forum spot, 2- be much more descriptive 3- come off alot less like a douchebag when its you needing the assistance, not the other way around.
yeah, ok, youre right, really....i was asking for some help - the reason why it was here was because it started off as a fusion problem but migrated to this....idiot. i kept this thread running as the people that were posting knew what i was doing....and as for help, you havent offered absolutely squat. Im not saying the guides dont work im saying i dont understand them, ironically i have found one which has got me quite far. ive got the NEO gamma working. As for mods i was fitting modchips to ps1's 2' and ive modded wii 360's, loads of them i find the way that the installation of the ios's difficult to get my head around. As for busting your balls at what point have you said hey youre doing this wrong or hey if youve got this far you need to do this....exactly, rest my case, please dont post again as that will probably be pointless rant as well...probably best to close this one now...
well all i meant was to that help you with a softmod someone has to know what your system specs are as there are diff guides, good job with the 360 modding i found those much tougher than this, this is truly childs play.
if i knew what guide or exact step you talking about I or someone else could offer much more assistance.
and clearly my "rant" on usb loaders wasnt to your liking, i just assumed someone still doing something arachaic as burning discs just wasnt up to par with what the usb loader could do.... apparently you are well aware of it and choose the mod chip route.kudos.
its just when one doesnt say what they have or need exactly its hard to just assume wtf they are talking about, and frankly you came off as more than a bit abrasive after I offered some advice. it wasnt advice you needed appaently, but was still a nice gesture on my end and of a respectable manner and grammar. you just posted back like an arrogrant dick pure and simple like some kinda of high and mighty person around here who can mod ps1/2s xboxs etc with years of xp and cant somehow get a 2-3 paragraph guide right on here that 7th graders can do. lol mighty impressive.
but i digress and didnt post back to irrate you more, this will be my last post and be on my way. clearly im not the one who can help you, hope someone does or you get it fixed yourself. have a good one buddy
well, thanks for that, sorry if i sounded like i was on the offensive i wasnt, looking for help and not getting much but admittedly i was in the wrong area....anyway, as the night has drawn on ive got the wiiflow usb loader runnning but, again i found out that you need certain types of usb sticks - luckily ive got a 2gb one here that works, not big enough by any means but enough to test with...still dont think ive got it totally right but im getting there...
Hey, i dont know how - whoever is watching but its started working, if youve read through the thread i started to go down the route of getting a usb drive working.....this evening i just thought id try the fusion again and lo and behold its working so it must have something to do with the patched ios stuff that ive been fumbling through....i currently cant get NSMB working - i get the disc error but im now convinced it must be something ios related if someone could help....