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    Unhappy Need Help very frustrated with softmod for 4.2U

    Unfortunately I did not bump into this site before I started this mess. I found a very good guide (at least I thought it was) and followed it to the T but I am stuck. I am not sure how to ask for help being that my directions are different then some of the guides on the site. I will give it a go and see if someone can assist. I have gotten to the area where I am selecting the Cios38rev15 and per my directions I am suppose to select 249 and hit A. However my controller is not being recognized. All the prior steps the controller worked but out of no where this step is not recognized. I went out and grabbed a game cube controller because I thought this was definatley the solution, well guess what still nothing. If this gives someone enough information to guide me through great, if you need more detail I will just cut and paste the directions and explain where I left off. All I know is that I was close to the end (at least to me I was). I would start over but not really sure where to start when I have already followed a bunch of steps. I do not want to brick this obviously, not to mention the wife and kids will not be happy.

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    Is there anyone out there that can give me any help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by egg4019 View Post
    Is there anyone out there that can give me any help?
    sometimes it tells you to hit A but what they mean is B if it dont help go back and do the task before the step your on and do it again

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    I am not sure if this will help or what guide you are using but, after a few unsuccessful attempts I stumbled upon ShadowSonic's mod for the 4.2. I started over, reformatting my sd of course. I found it to be a very easy mod to follow and it works great. It only takes an hour and a half or so to do also. There is a link to it on tutorials (softmod any wii 4.2) I want to post it to my sig along with a cpl others but cannot figure out how. Anyway, hope this helps. I had an anxious 3 yr old and a wife who was skeptical waiting also, LOL.
    Last edited by thatfloorguy; 01-12-2010 at 05:44 AM.
    4.2U / Priiloader / CiosX d2x v6/1TB WD fat32/Wiiflow r415
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Softmod any 4.2 Wii

    Playing Games from USB

    NSMB level editor (Reggie)

    WiiFlow

    Problematic Games?

    Custom Game Channels


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    I do not mind starting fresh, but was unclear on what I have already done. Here is the guide that I followed. If you have a minute to look at what I have done and where I left off, and let me know if I can just reformat the card and use the guide you mentioned without screwing up the family fun.

    FYI, the step I got stuck at was step 3 in the second section. When I go to select 249 then hit A the controller is not recognized even with game cube controller.

    Guide:
    1. This is for wii using 4.2U, you can update to it if needed.

    2. Copy all of the files from Softmod 4.2 fixed Again folder over to your SD card.After files copied,
    put the SD card in your Wii.

    3. Click the SD card tab on the main menu screen.

    4. A message will then pop up, click yes.

    5. The "Hackmii Installer 0.5" will launch, and from there, you can install the HBC.

    Next step

    1. Rerun the hackmii installer and install Bootmii as an IOS

    2. Put the SD card in your PC.

    3. Navigate to the cboot2>try this 2nd folder.

    4. Drop the Bootmii folder, boot.dol, and startup.elf from the "try this 2nd folder" onto your SD card root.DO Not use the try this 1st, use the try this 2nd.

    5. Put the SD Card in your wii.

    6. Start the Homebrew Channel and press home, then select Launch Bootmii.
    The screen should trip out briefly then WAD Manager should start.

    7. Choose the SD Slot and press A on each IOS, then press left or right to uninstall the 4 IOS available: 222, 223, 249, 250.

    8. Exit the application.

    9. Put the SD Card in your PC.

    10. Go to your cboot2 folder and put the boot.dol there onto your SD card root to overwrite the one already there.

    11. Start the Homebrew Channel and press home, then select Launch Bootmii.
    This time it should start the cIOS installer.

    12. Press left until you see do not reload IOS and choose WAD install.

    Next set of files to be copied are from the folder labeled New Super Mario Bros, open the folders contained with in, until you see Apps, open it up also,
    copy the 3 folder inside it to your Apps folder on your SD card. Then put SD card back in your Wii.


    THEN

    1.Enter the homebrew channel

    2.Select Cios38rev15

    3.It will ask you which IOS to use, select 249 Then Hit A

    4.Select Network install Then hit A

    5.Wait for it to download and install

    6.Press any button to restart

    7.Now your at Homebrew again, choose CIOS 222 installer v4

    8.Select IOS 249 and hit A

    9.Then select Custom IOS 223 and Hit A

    10.Use IOS 38 merged with IOS 37 and hit A. When install completed, restart the Wii.

    Go to Homebrew Channel, click Start, click on Wad Manager,click Load, press A, Select IOS249 click A, Select Wii SD Slot, Click A,
    scroll down to USB Loader GX Forwarder Channel.wad then click A. Exit out all and go back to Wii Menu.

    To Play a copied game from disk, Insert the disk and Click on Usb loader gx, then Start button, hold down the 2 button on wii remote.
    If you have external hard drive attached, then a list of games will appear after you start the usb loader channel,(thats if you have loaded games onto it).

    To copy an original game to external hard drive, have hard drive attatched to wii, start the usb loader gx program, once started insert the game into Wii,
    button appears to install game, that will install it to your hard drive.
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    I placed the guide that I used in a post below. Was this guide okay to use or is it completely invalid.

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    it is not the best guide and i wold not use it... you should be able to start over with the guides from this site... and did you load the Cios38rev15 as i would not.... in the guides here, most of us use rev14

    Go HERE for the guide that i would use... and make sure that you format your SD card before you copy the new files, so that you dont have any remnents of the old crap... lol

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    To the best of my knowlewdge I have not installed the Cios38rev15. I will do all that you have mentioned. Will the rev 14 allow me to play off the hard drive? Again, thanks for all your help.

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    yes rev 14 will allow you to play as that is what i use at home... and just read the guide and then mod as reading the guide first will help alot...

    any ? just ask....

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    The guide recommended by Emuhack is the one I used and have no issues at all. Rev 14 plays great on the HDD also. 19 games so far and they all play
    4.2U / Priiloader / CiosX d2x v6/1TB WD fat32/Wiiflow r415
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Softmod any 4.2 Wii

    Playing Games from USB

    NSMB level editor (Reggie)

    WiiFlow

    Problematic Games?

    Custom Game Channels


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