USB Loader GX Crashes constantly
I've pulled the wii from the drawer after stickin it in there for over a year and discovered the awesomeness of USB loaders.
I followed this guide: How to Store/Load Wii Games via USB Hard Drive on System Menu 4.0 [Slick Tricks Part 2]
and basically did every step.
I realize I probably didn't need to follow it exactly as I don't have 4.0 firmware.
I already had a modchip installed - either freewii or openwii, it was so long ago I don't remember and I figured that I couldn't play the newer backups anyway so I softmodded for the Homebrew Channel and all this other good stuff.
Anyway, I tried using USB Loader the first time and it worked fine, loading a PAL version of Mario Kart on my NTSC-U wii from a USB flash drive. I then tried to hook it up onto a HDD via usb-sata cable. USB Loader GX reads it fine, but then no games load! What's going on?
It also freezes after changing options then hitting save... the "back to menu" button is frozen out and the only button i can hit is the star that shows the credits screen. I have to hard-reset the wii before it responds again.
I'm running 3.2U firmware on a d2b machine from a long time ago... I installed the CIOS that was on the usb loader gX screen and tried all three methods of loading (hbc, installing a channel and using a forwarder). I'm now currently using the newest version of the forwarder that loads USB Loader GX r571.
Is there something I'm doing wrong? can I try to purge the CIOSes I've loaded? How do you do that? I just want to get Tiger Woods 10, Grand Slam Tennis and Ghostbusters to work properly!
Could it be my SD card is messing up? I'm using a 512 meg microSD with an adaptor. It didn't give me any trouble before.
any suggestions appreciated.
Try reinstalling the gx loader for chits and giggles. Also did you choose anti on the 002 game settings? The games should run fine. What cios version are you running?
uhh cios 13? then I tried cios 13b
I reinstalled GX loader a couple times already.. trying different versions. (you're just talking about deleting the channel, or copying a new version onto the SD card right? ... I always delete the config directory too, just to make sure)
It all seemed to work fine before! Never tried anti002 setting... I tried to force the games to NTSC but the isos were NTSC versions to begin with!
I think I want to reverse all the changes I made to the CIOSes and start over, is there any easy way to do that?
Ok for me I have to set the 002 settings to anti or the games won't play. You may need to do that.
turns out it was the stupid seagate drive I was using. I tried copying the isos onto my USB key and stuff works : / I guess everyone should stay away from using seagates!
What Seagate are (were) you using? I have a Seagate FreeAgent 500GB, yes it does have issues, but will work.
Originally Posted by soj89
a Barracuda 7200.7 160Gb version.
It may be because of the BlackX bridge I was using (thermaltake). It reads fine, but the game loads don't work.
I get mine to work this way:
1. if USB Loader is a channel and doesn't load from homebrew channel then I first turn on my wii (with Seagate off) then after the menu shows I turn on the Seagate. I have it plugged into a power strip with an on/off switch.
2. If USB Loader is on the Sd card and boots form Homebrew Channel then (with Seagate off) I turn on Wii, start Homebrew Channel then after that I turn on the Seagate.
after the Seagate is turned on and the light on it turns on I then start USB Loader and all works fine. If the Seagate is turned on before the Wii is turned on, USB Loader will not recognize the Seagate. My friend has a different seagate that works fine. So it may be just the different models that have problems.
Originally Posted by soj89
This might help you. USB Devices Compatibility List - WikiTemp
USB Loader GX is a very nice loader but it can get a bit much when they update versions more often than most people change their socks lol sometimes 5 times a day!
r550 seems to be the latest stable version before all the code dumps and crashing started taking place. There is a custom version of r550 available at awiibit.com that is set to download covers from that site (GX and some other loaders no longer use wiiboxart.com).
I'm gonna keep using that til another stable version of GX is released.