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    Overhauling Wii Mods, need advice prioritizing

    Hi all, so long story short my Wii has been sitting in a box after a move 6 months ago, and I recently decided that I would unpack all of my videogame stuff and get back into wii modding. Due to an unfortunate twist of fate, somehow WiiConnect 24 was enabled and my wii updated to 4.3U. I don't know why PriiLoader didn't stop this, but in all honesty it's because I haven't set it up properly. I use USB Loader GX, and while there are a few games that will still launch without problems, most crash at some point or other and require me to hard reset my Wii. Most of the information I need to get my wii up to speed is already posted in various points in this forum somewhere, but I need a little help knowing where to begin, and what order to do everything in. I'll post as much info as I can about my current system setup and what I want to get done, and if you guys can help me prioritize my list I'd be very grateful.

    So, first things first, here's what I'm working with now:

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    ...and here's what I need/want to do:


    • Do a nand backup. Pretty sure I've done one of these before, but I've really forgotten just about everything when it comes to previous Wii modding endeavors. This is probably the most important item on the list, but my question is this: If I've already installed CIOSs, is it any use to do another NAND backup?UPDATE: Done! I followed the softmod any wii guide, and did a NAND backup no problem. I followed the guide immediately after the Homebrew Channel install all the way to the end just to be sure my Wii was up to date, and it covered about half of what I had originally wanted to do with the Wii.
    • Reformat external HDD to FAT32. My HDD is currently in WBFS format, but I hear that FAT32 is the new way to go. I'm very okay with this; it makes it easier to manage on the PC end and hopefully will allow me to put GC backups on the same HDD. UPDATE: Done! I followed the FAT32 Guide and it walked me through the process with ease. It took a while to move all my backups on the HDD, but now my hard drive is up to date.
    • DIOS MIOS 2. Aww yeah, finally a way to load GC backups from an HDD. I've been waiting for something like this for years, and am very eager to test it out. UPDATE: Done! For the most part. I decided to use DML instead since I was able to get that working, with backups still on the HDD in case I ran out of room. Other than the time it takes to initially move the games to SD, this method works just as well. Gotta love that NMM hack!
    • Install new CIOS. I don't know, but I kindof get the feeling that I'm going to have to install a few new CIOS. A lot, actually. I'm still kind of shaky on how the whole CIOS thing works, (it's a little like drivers for a PC, right?) but I probably have to install a complete new set. UPDATE: Done! Once again, the softmod any wii guide on this forum is probably the most helpful guide on the site. Even if your Wii has already been modded, following the tutorial is the best and most thorough way to get your Wii back up to speed.
    • Configure/Update Priiloader. I'm pretty sure I was running 4.2U before I moved, so it's a little unsettling that my Wii updated, even with WiiConnect24 enabled. Also, to clarify, will I be able to do online things with the Wii once I have everything settled? Eh, answer if you like, I can find that in another thread I'm sure. UPDATE: Done! Softmod any Wii. This thread solves problems.
    • Install WiiFlow. I have USB Loader GX as stated earlier, but I'm thinking about getting WiiFlow as well, as a lot of people stand by it. I'm kind of on the fence as to whether I should actually do this one or not, if I can get every game working on USBLoader I won't worry about it. UPDATE: Done! WiiFlow is included in the app pack seen in the Softmod any Wii thread. After playing around with it a little bit, I still think I prefer USB Loader GX, but it's good to have other options.
    • Wii Linux. I remember several years ago going to a friend's house and seeing him run Linux on his Wii. While kind of pointless, I think it would be fun to have just to have it. UPDATE: Don't care anymore! I already have computers, getting DIOS MIOS to work properly is higher on my to do list than simply installing an OS just because I can.


    So that's about it for now, thanks much to angelsosa for pointing me in the right direction and giving me a reason to bring the Wii out in the living room again!
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    Here's the gist of what I'm getting from you: You want an overall GOOD/Great system, That's Great! We're here for you! This should be your priority list:

    Order Listing

    Taking the absolute best care I can of you, here's your listing of guides in respect to their operations listed above:

    Information-Gathering Listing


    Check this out, you asked a moderately LONG and detailing question, and I'm trying to sum it up for you best I can. This WHOLE process looks like a day of work:

    Time Listing, by Category



    Final Closure
    Bear with us, as we can only do so many issues concurrently. I will be here constantly updating on this post, since my listing is quite empty for now, and I'll try to keep it that way until your issue at hand is resolved. Again, I just want to inform you that this is a learning experience, so do not, and I repeat, DO NOT become discouraged if something fails like installing your WADS, which will be explained in the tutorial. All I hope for is that you have a great run with the documentation and filing I've provided for you, use it wisely, as this covers 99% of what you wish to induce into your Wii. Just take it piece by piece and work the system slowly, it will be your friend if you have patience. Good luck, and post ANY and I mean, ANY issue you have back onto this forum post, and anyone available will be GLAD to help
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    Wow thanks so much for the comprehensive reply! You've really gone above and beyond with this, and I really appreciate it. I seem to remember this kind of thing taking some patience to do, but with this it will feel less like stacking band-aids on an infected wound and more like giving it a clean dressing. I'll be sure to take things one step at a time, and let you know when I get everything working!
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    Anytime bud! You'd best post back here man! I want to know those results! HAHA! Happy modding man!

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    Hey, I'm back with hopefully one last question (I'm sure I'll have more later though, lol). So I've taken care of most of what I wanted to get done, but Dios Mios is still giving me some problems. I was having some problems with USB Loader GX earlier, but I've since updated to a revision that supports DM 2.2 and not DML (I'm running rev 1200). Converting my GC backups was no problem; DiscEx works like a charm. I'm using a 250 GB Seagate FreeAgent Go, which is a supported HDD, with FAT 32 and 32kb clusters with the "game" folder on the root of my HDD so I don't think that's my problem. GameCube games show up on USB loader GX as they should, but whenever I launch one, it hangs on the Dios Mios splash screen, or cuts to black and doesn't load. I think my issue is with the actual Dios Mios wad installation itself. The guide said to install the wad with d2x IOS249 base 56 using Wad Manager 1.7, but all I see when installing wads is just the IOS selection screen (I see IOS 249 but don't see the other stuff). Afterwards, I followed this guide, which had me install DM 2.2 to IOS 236 and extract my NAND to SD for NAND emulation purposes. I updated all my settings in USB Loader to what the guide said; the only difference being I put my nand and apps folder on the sd card rather than the HDD, and set the appropriate directories to reflect this. Another detail I noticed that may or may not be significant; when I loaded up IOS 249 there was an option to emulate NAND before you get to the wad selection screen; I selected "Disable" at the time since I wasn't familiar with what it did, but when loading IOS 236, there was no NAND emulation menu.
    Anywho, long story short nothing I do seems to work. If anyone has any information regarding this problem or can link me to a solution I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
    -Will

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    Try taking your games OUTSIDE of the games folder into the main folder...
    This had worked for a couple of guys... try it out, see if it helps.

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    Thanks for the tip! I tried it out, got rid of the games folder and reset the GC directory on USB loader, but still no dice. I also tried turning the no disc on and off (I know the original no disc setting doesn't work anymore, but I used no disc+) and I still can't get past the splash screen on Super Mario Sunshine. The games I have are compressed, but they all pass the compression test on the compatibility chart, so I don't think that's the problem. I still get the feeling it's something with the WAD, but I've installed, uninstalled, and reinstalled it on both IOS 249 and 236. Could there be some kind of cIOS that I'm missing? I'm running kind of low on things to do on my troubleshooting list for this, haha. Anyways, thanks again for the response!
    -Will

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    If your d2x shows version 8 in your system check, I believe you SHOULD be able to play the gamecube games... If you'd like, we could try a combination of DML, using your hdd for file transfer and your SD card for gameplay. All accomplished with what you have now, overwriting DM with DML and adding wiixplorer? If you.gd like to double check, you might repost your syscheck just to see if anyone else might have info besides me.

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    Alright, thanks for the advice and sorry I took so long to respond, I've been busy with other things lately and haven't had as much time to devote to wii business that I'd like. I'll try running DML and seeing if that solves any problems as well as run another system check. I'll post back here with an update once I do these things.

    UPDATE: Well. Got DML working just fine, and I think I may have figured out what my problem was before, although I'm not 100% sure. In USB Loader GX, there's a series of settings pertaining to Dios Mios, and they're all labeled DML, even with the latest revision. When it asked for DML version, and I saw there was a 2.2 option, I think I assumed that it was talking about Dios Mios 2.2, not DML 2.2. I'm not sure where the option to change USB loader from DML to DM is, or if there even is such an option. Either way, I've got a 16GB SD card in my Wii, so I don't think I'll be too worried about running out of space or getting Dios Mios working from the USB. Also, I can't thank you enough for everything you've done to help me get my Wii back up to speed, I have a fantastic machine now that does everything I could ever want it to, and you and everyone else at wiihacks to thank for it. So, THANKS!!
    -Will
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    Anytime bud, just if you ever stay overloading space, download the program wiixplorer for wii, it'll allow you to transfer games back and fourth through your usb and sd card.

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