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Thread: Soft mod'd wii followed correct walkthrough, but still black screen on wii USB backup

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    Soft mod'd wii followed correct walkthrough, but still black screen on wii USB backup

    So yeah, the title basically says it all... I've completely followed shadowsonic's softmod guide and i'm quite sure that the 2.5" USB 2.0 hard drive reader that i'm using isn't an issue because everything else seems to work fine on it... i haven't tried burning the wii game onto a DVD-R yet though because i'm not sure if DL DVD-R's will work and i don't particularly want to buy one if it's not...

    ok, that all being said, i can play backed up gamecube games using NeoGamma from DVD-R if i change the options in the gc menu from MIOS to internal and with the reloader set to yes

    ... i'm assuming that just because the gamecube backups work doesn't mean that the Wii (on dvd) games will?

    also, there are no wii ISO shrinker's are there? because the games seem to be about 8.7gb when i back them up onto my HDD

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    There should only be a few games that give you a file size that large, SMBB, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Metroid: Other M, and Samurai Warriors 3 are the only ones I know of. If other games are going that, you may have another issue to address first. Either way, I see that you did not post which USB Loader you are using. Try to use CFG USB Loader v60, see if that fixes your issue. I also recommend using a FAT32 setup, and in that guide it will show you how to make your ISO files into wbfs files, which act like scrubbed ISOs, in that they take up less HDD space.

    Edit: Post a syscheck if possible.
    Last edited by summersyn; 10-13-2010 at 09:13 AM.
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    On some games through Wiiflow (the usb loader I use) I would get a black screen when not loading with the proper iOS (some games require specific iOS to load). There is a guide by Krank Here that might be able to help you if it's a specific game.

    Depending on the USB Loader you are using (we need more information) You can change the Boot/Standard in the settings to iOS 222. Then if a game doesn't work you can change it to iOS 249 in the individual settings. That's what I had to do to get Wiiflow to properly work.

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    okay, seeing as i wasn't specific enough, i've halfed my USB hard drive (one part's WBFS and the other's fat32) the hard drive is a toshiba 30gb IDE drive (taken from a toshiba satellite laptop) the converter i'm using is a "USB2.0 to IDE & SATA cable" (that's all it says... no brand name or anything)
    The game i've copied is twilight princess for the wii using USB loader GX and then put it onto my computer through WBFS Manager (that's how i got the file size of 8gb because through WBFS manager it only says 1.08gb)

    the other boot loaders i've used to try and boot wii games are wii flow, Neogamma and uloader ... the all do the same thing :/

    at the moment i'm going to try with a Western digital 2.5" 300gb passport hard drive to see if i can get a different result, but i doubt it'll change anything...

    also, because it was asked for, here's the syscheck

    [SPOILER]
    PAL
    System Menu 4.2 (v482)
    Hollywood v0x11
    Console ID: 3367****
    Boot2 v4

    Found 72 titles.
    Found 36 IOS on this console. 8 of them are stub.

    IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
    IOS9 (rev 778): No Patches
    IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
    IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS12 (rev 269): No Patches
    IOS13 (rev 273): No Patches
    IOS14 (rev 520): No Patches
    IOS15 (rev 257): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, Flash Access, NAND Access
    IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
    IOS17 (rev 775): No Patches
    IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
    IOS21 (rev 782): No Patches
    IOS22 (rev 1037): No Patches
    IOS28 (rev 1550): No Patches
    IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
    IOS31 (rev 3349): No Patches
    IOS33 (rev 3091): No Patches
    IOS34 (rev 3348): No Patches
    IOS35 (rev 3349): No Patches
    IOS36 (rev 3351): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
    IOS37 (rev 3869): No Patches
    IOS38 (rev 3867): No Patches
    IOS50 (rev 5120): Stub
    IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
    IOS53 (rev 5406): Trucha Bug
    IOS55 (rev 5406): Trucha Bug
    IOS56 (rev 5405): No Patches
    IOS57 (rev 5661): No Patches
    IOS60 (rev 6174): Trucha Bug
    IOS61 (rev 5405): No Patches
    IOS70 (rev 6687): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
    IOS222 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS223 (rev 4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS249 (rev 17): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS250 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
    IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
    BC v6
    MIOS v1

    Report generated on 2010/10/14.
    [/SPOILER]
    Last edited by nokel; 10-14-2010 at 01:12 AM. Reason: syscheck

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    ok, looks like i did properly do everything and my hard drive was the issue... what a bummer... that means i've got to get my own western digital pocket drive >.<

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