Hi Im trying to come to grips with how my softmodded wii works and last night I felt brave and added an IOS (to try and get a particualar game to work). I have a few questions please. Im using CFG usbloader version 62 IOS 250 (r65535 frag), my wii is a 4.3E.

1) When I added a WAD using wad manager 1.7 it asked me to "select IOS version to use". Now I could alter this to a huge number of IOS, it started with 249 so I chose this. Should I have chosen this or should I have chosen 250 because i think my usbloader is 250 (it actually shows v62 249, then 250 frag when the usbloader is booting). What does this actually mean because the wad im actually installing is IOS 53...sorry im confused!

2) I only run games off an external hard drive as my wii will not play cd's/dvd's will adding IOS's help to make a game work or are they only used for the DVD run backup's. If im only using a loader is it necessary to find the IOS's that are needed?

3) I have a backup ISO Toy story mania, it ALWAYS freezes at the same spot where by the wii remote seems to disconnect and the music sticks on 1 note. Is this likely to be a faulty ISO or am i missing a hack. I have installed IOS53 (rev4113) as per listed advice. All my other back up games seem to work pretty perfectly so I dont think it is a problem with my softmod.

4) I wish to go on to wiishop to get some channels, I have priloader blocking disk and online updates......is it safe to use the shopping channel or will something happen to my wii?

5) I am using NUS downloader...is this a safe place to get channels, ios's etc?

sorry for the multiple questions but thanks in anticipation if I get a reply. In case it helps I have included a syscheck.

[SPOILER]sysCheck v2.0.1 by Double_A
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

Region: PAL
System Menu 4.3E (v514)
Hollywood v0x11
Console ID:
Boot2 v4

Found 104 titles.
Found 52 IOS on this console. 6 of them are stub.

IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, Flash Access, NAND Access
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
IOS53 (rev 4113): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): No Patches
IOS60 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS80 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS90 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug
IOS202 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS222 (rev 4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS223 (rev 4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS224 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS236 (rev 54321): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS247 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS248 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS249 (rev 17): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250 (rev 65535): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
BC v6
MIOS v65535

Report generated on 2011/01/13.[/SPOILER]