Questions before proceeding with DM2.8...do I understand some of this right?
I have followed mauifrog's softmod guide and successfully softmodded my wii.
I have followed the FAT32 guide and have successfully used an external USB drive in place of the SD card and played a game from the drive using USB Loader GX.
However...just because I followed the instructions doesn't mean I really understand all that I did :>
Based on the guide, I currently have:
I have read (only once or twice so far) the DIOS MIOS 2.8 guide in prep for adding DM. I only have a couple GC games but it would be nice to play them from USB hdd instead of disc.
Neogamma R9 Beta 56
USB Loader GX v3.0
Configurable USB Loader v70 MOD r35
WiiFlow MOD r348
My USB drive is an older WD My Passport 500gb (WDBAAA500ABK) formatted FAT32 and yes, 32k cluster.
I installed Wii Backup Manager on my PC to convert my ISO files to wbfs which get placed in a wbfs folder on the usb hdd.
So...first up...updating the USB loaders to the version necessary for DM2.8.
Since I have folders existing on the USB hdd for each one of these, I think I understand that I can just copy the new .dol file into the respective folders? So WiiFlow will go from 3.1 to 4.1; USB loader GX from r1180 to r1209; and cfgloader from r35 to r51. Is anyone aware of any problems arising from updating to these versions? I mean, I want DM2.8 to work but would prefer not to break anything else?
Channels...following the softmod guide left me with channels for each of the loaders. If I update the versions of the loaders, the .dol files, will the channel still work or will I have to fuss with them as well?
Next...installing DM wad file...refers to Wad Manager 1.7...but I can use the Wii Mod (v3.2) that was used during the SoftMod process to install it, right?
d2x - as part of the softmod guide, I have d2x v8...am I going to need to update to one of the v9 or v10 betas?
Finally (I think!) I have been reading the USB Loader GX guide as well but I don't really understand the purpose of parts 1 & 2? Can anyone explain to me in plain english what those parts are for? Part 3 I already have done as part of the Fat32 guide. So I think for DM I just have to be aware of parts 4 to end along with the actual DM guide.
So, did I get some of my assumptions right? Have I read and understood enough to be dangerous? Am I good to go ahead with DM install?