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    Playing it safe with my new wii. Couple of questions.

    Ok well after I have foolishly bricked my previous wii by trying to update to 4.2 system menu from 3.4 back when you could only see 2-3 posts about how to do it and by downloading the wad needed from a random rapidshare link I learned the hard lesson "Do not rush and be patient!"

    I have successfully hacked my new black wii using messie's amazing and very detailed guide that he even keeps updated and now I am staying in here and playing it safe by taking small and slow steps. My first question would be about preloader. I am not blind ofcourse to see that in that guide it says about preloader step by step but I have some questions about it. I know after reading the wiki page and some threads from in here and all around that preloader is a program that starts before any software on wii and thus its a good unbricking measure. My first question is why there are 2 different ways to install it, not to mention more, but talking about wiihacks forums, I mean messie's and ShadowSonic's guides. ShadowSonic's way of doing it feels so easy to follow while messie's feels more safe except the warning he gives that people can brick their wii if they do something wrong which is the reason I am being a scaredy cat about doing so not wanting to mess my second wii. Also after I install preloader what are the measures I should follow. From different posts I collected that a)preloader can restore nand backups, b)preloader can't restore nand backups, c)preloader has its own way to restore wii. Frankly for my new wii and sadly for my old wii I never used preloader and thus I do not know its options except a vague idea. I would appreciate if someone would explain to me how preloader is and especially what I need to do so preloader will be able to save if my wii if something happens!

    My second question is just so I can wave off the fairytale fog of balance board having issues with some of the custom software (I mean everything used to hack my wii). Is there any custom software that can conflict with balance board and if yes which?

    Third question is about usbloading. I am using or at least I am trying to use, configurable usb loader. I am using the new way of loading games which is having in fat32 formatted hdd wii games with .wbfs extension. I have prepared my HDD with the games long before I was able to get hold of my wii and I used Wii Backup Manager 0.3.3 and W.U.I. 1.1 only to empty the isos from the updates be it they were older ones (the ones usually people put in so wii will not try to update) or their normal ones. CUSBLoader loads them just fine with the covers and all but there is a small problem. When I try to run them it just stucks. Ofcourse I try to load them with 222 like instructed but that doesn't help. The weirdest of all is that when I download the fat version of CUSBLoader the program stucks while it tries to load before it even shows the games be it i download it from the site or from online update. I want to just say I have not done anything more than follow messie's guide up to step C8. In Neogamma for me it doesn't say cIOS249 rev 14 but IOS249 rev14. The only reason I have not tried something is because up to step C8 which was the last one everything worked normally and installed correctly. Can anyone tell me if I have not installed cios correctly and if not what should I do after? Also do I need to install anything else so games will load like for example 222?

    Final question I have for now is about cioscorp and drd-r loading. I doubt I will ever use a dvd-r for a wii game but I read that CUSBLoader can load gamecube games. I have not tested it yet since it does not even loads the usb games but I just wanted to ask something considering the dvds that are used. I have some sony dvd-rs which their slowest write speed is 4. Well if no one can't answer (which is normal to not be able to) all I need is to try it as soon as usb loader works.

    Thanks for everyone willing to help and I hope everyone is having a great day =)

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    when Neogamam shows 249rev14, it's equivalent to say u've installed ciosrev14 successfully.
    hv no experience with sony 4x dvd-r. yet, burning iso's at 2x (even using 16x dvd-r) will result a reliable game play.
    that's all i could say atm. leaving ur other questions for the guru here

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyhome View Post
    when Neogamam shows 249rev14, it's equivalent to say u've installed ciosrev14 successfully.
    hv no experience with sony 4x dvd-r. yet, burning iso's at 2x (even using 16x dvd-r) will result a reliable game play.
    that's all i could say atm. leaving ur other questions for the guru here
    Thanks a lot for the reply billyhome At least I know now I have installed the cios correctly. Thanks for the dvd info too.

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    Well you do not have to worry about how to burn games or what media to use. You have a Black Wii which has the D3-2 board in it. That means no DVD-R playback. You have to load everything via USB loaders. That also includes DVD/mini-r for gamecube games. IOS222/223 is used for SSBB i believe. And you need IOS202 for USB2.0 loading on the wii for external HDD. After you finished with the softmod, you can install priiloader. It can help recover your wii from some bricks. It can't protect you from all bricks, so make sure you know what you are doing. If you have a problem, just ask for help. I'm sure someone might help you avoid another cool looking paper weight.
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    thucncao is right. if u got a D3-2 dvd-rom in ur black console, forget dvd-r.
    otherwise, do some experiement with usb-dvdRom + uloader, see if dvd-r playable on yours.

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    Its not playable at all. All black wiis have them.
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    You should definitely install Priiloader. It does offer some protection from bricking, but you likely will be in the same boat as many of us in the fact that you probably will not be brick proof as of yet because you probably did not have the option to install Bootmii as Boot2. Currently the only good way to really be brick proof is to have Bootmii installed as Boot2. That being said though, you should still install Priiloader as you will have the ability to do some nice hacks like disabling disc updates, which is very important. I recommend you do some searching on Priiloader and check out all the cool stuff it will give you.

    As far as USB loaders, I highly recommend using USB Loader GX. It appears to be the best of all of them, and has a really nice interface. I currently have 31 games on my hard drive and I do not have any issues loading them with USB Loader GX. There is a good tutorial on USB Loader GX in the tutorials section as well written by a member by a name of like gen3s or something similar..... it is a really good tutorial.

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    Ok up to now I finally realized that I should install hermes 202 or how it was called and after installing that custom ios all seem to work normally.. until up to starting the game since instead of the usbloaders stucking now the game stucks in a black screen. I will experiment a lil bit more to check what happens.

    As for priiloader yes sadly its not in boot2 but just as an ios. Well I will install it since thats all I can do for now. Hopefully soon they will make it go into bios2.

    I am gonna try the dvdrs only because its in human nature to want to see before believing although I have read that all new wii have a high chance on having these dvd-drives and the only solution for now is using external dvd-drives (i think).

    Thanks for all the answers. Time to install priiloader and hope for the best
    Last edited by weltall2; 01-28-2010 at 01:57 PM.

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